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The Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (NSW) (“WHS Act”) imposes a number of health and safety duties on employers. The primary duty imposed on employers is to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of its workers. An employer, in discharging its primary duty, must ensure that they:
- Provide and maintain a safe system of work;
- Provide and maintain safe plant and structures;
- Provide and maintain a work environment that is without risks to health and safety; and
- Provide information, training, instruction and supervision to protect workers from risks to their health and safety.
SafeWork NSW, formerly known as WorkCover, is the government authority charged with enforcing the WHS Act. SafeWork NSW enforces the WHS Act by issuing improvement notices, prohibition notices and on the spot fines. SafeWork NSW also regularly prosecutes individuals and employers who have breached their relevant health and safety duties.
Whilst a breach of the WHS Act does not necessarily create civil liability, our highly experienced WorkCover lawyers can investigate whether you can sue your employer after you have suffered an injury as a result of a breach of the WHS Act. We are able to determine whether you have a WorkCover claim against your employer or the owner of a site on which you work.
If you have been injured at work and may have a case for a compensation claim, it is vital that you obtain further advice from an experienced lawyer. Our experienced WorkCover lawyers will advise you whether you are able to bring a claim for compensation. Call us today to get more information about workplace injuries. We would be more than happy to help turn your life around.
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