Have you been charged with a WorkSafe offence?
We can help you.
If are involved with a WorkSafe investigation or have been charged with a workplace offence, we are criminal lawyers who can help you.
The Workplace Safety Legislation Amendment (Workplace Manslaughter and Other Matters) Act 2019 (the WSLA Act) is expected to come into effect in July 2020, introducing harsher penalties for negligently causing a death in the workplace. This charge can affect an individual, body corporate, body or association, partnership or government entity and officers of these entities (not employees or volunteers) whose duty it is to ensure the health and safety of another person in the workplace.
Our involvement in WorkSafe investigations and prosecutions is specific to criminal law and the possibility that you may face serious criminal charges relating to a death or serious injury, providing advice as to how to respond to requests, attend interviews or defend a workplace manslaughter charge by looking into issues such as;
- Was the accused is a person who is not an employee or volunteer?
- Did the accused breached duty of care consciously or voluntarily?
- Did the accused take reasonable action to fix a dangerous situation?