Adviceline Injury Lawyers are assisting a worker who sustained a significant injury to his left leg caused by the cutting wheel of a 9 inch grinder. We helped the client to complete his WorkCover claim form and also contacted the Employer to ensure the injury was registered with WorkSafe.
After the Employer notified Worksafe of the injury, a WorkSafe investigator attended the workplace. The investigator found that the grinder did not meet Australian Safety Standards. WorkSafe investigations provide Employers with information and try to prevent the same injury happening to another worker.
It is an Employer's obligation to notify WorkSafe of any serious incidents or injuries which occur at the workplace. An Employer can be subjected to penalties if they do not notify WorkSafe of a serious injury or incident.
An Employer must also keep a register of injuries and make it readily available to all workers. An Employer must keep a record of any injures a worker sustains at work, including details of the time, date and location of the incident and an exact description of how the injury occurred.
If you have been injured at work and want to know whether your Employer has notified WorkSafe or you have any questions about your WorkCover entitlements, contact Adviceline Injury Lawyers on (03) 9321 9988.