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Level 11, 456 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne,
Victoria 3000
45 Gheringhap Street, Geelong,
Victoria 3220
62 Kepler Street, Warrnambool,
Victoria 3280
Occupational Health and Safety (Workplace) Prosecutions

Worksafe & Occupational, Health & Safety Prosecutions

  • Employers, directors and employees investigated and/or charged with committing offences pursuant to the Occupational Health & Safety Act in circumstances where an employee or contractor has been injured or killed in a work related accident.
  • Workplace Manslaughter
  • Failure to comply with improvement notices and warnings
  • Workplace injuries
  • Workplace safety breaches

We defend Worksafe and Victoria Workcover Authority prosecutions

Being responsible for your employees’ safety and wellness is a heavy weight to bear, especially when things go wrong. But it’s not a burden you have to carry alone. We’re here to help you navigate this difficult time.

The challenges and risks ahead of you when facing an investigation or prosecution in work safety cases is daunting, and if you haven’t partnered with the right team, it can have a devastating impact on your life. Beyond the personal uncertainties you have around the proceedings, you also have long-term business consequences to think of as well. 

Not only could you face hefty financial penalties or the risk of being held criminally liable and serving a prison sentence, but your business can also face significant risks, even if you’re found not guilty. The damage to your reputation that can come from a case like this can be long lasting if it’s not managed well – affecting your customers, your employees, your ability to hire and retain staff, your livelihood and your financial security moving forward. 

Occupational Health and Safety (Workplace) Prosecutions Services
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Gallant Law’s workplace prosecutions legal expertise includes:

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You need a specialist legal team who are there for you every step of the way, not only in the courtroom. A team who can guide you through the technical legal terms, the complex procedures, and the implications of each step, as well as the personal struggles and the impact on your business and reputation. Everyone at Gallant Law knows your emotional needs are as important to you as your legal defence, consequently, we guarantee you’ll be provided with a service that supports you on all fronts. 

  • Workplace manslaughter
  • Failing to provide and maintain a safe working environment for employees
  • Failing to eliminate or reduce health and safety risk
  • Failing to monitor the health of employees or the conditions at a workplace
  • Failing to provide information to employees about health and safety
  • Failing to ensure that people other than employees are not exposed to risks to health and safety
  • Failing to provide or maintain plants or systems of work that are safe and without risks to health
  • Failing to provide adequate facilities for the welfare of employees
  • Failing to make arrangements for ensuring safety and the absence of risks to health in connection with the use, handling, storage or transport of plant or substances
  • Failing to provide the information, instruction, training, or supervision to employees that is necessary to enable them to perform their work in a way that is safe and without risks to health.

Our lawyers are experts in WorkSafe matters, with years of experience defending clients in a wide range of circumstances. We have helped our clients, including trade or farm managers, small business owners and directors of large companies, to have their charges discontinued or reduced. We also assist our clients by ensuring their businesses can continue to operate while proceedings are ongoing - allowing them to continue earning an income and providing employment for their staff.

Beyond practical experience in the courtroom, we are also regarded as authorities in WorkSafe law. Our WorkSafe lawyers have appeared in various publications and presented on the subject to other lawyers, corporations, and business owners at several events across Australia.

Because we specialise in this area of law, we can offer you offer a strong, thoroughly researched, and sophisticated defence. Our team take the time to understand all the circumstances around your case, your business, and work to ensure our defence strategy incorporates protection for your business needs outside of the courtroom as well.

I cannot praise Lauren and her colleagues enough for the professional, supportive, compassionate, and effective representation she provided to me. Every effort was made to reduce the burden upon myself and ensure I was freed from stress and suffering throughout a protracted period. At all times I was well informed, engaged directly and where queries arose these were addressed very quickly. In every respect Gallant law is a “5 star” legal team. HECTOR

In addition to our highly qualified legal team, we work with expert witnesses to bolster your defence, and support networks to provide you and your employees with the necessary advice, support and reassurance setting you up for the future beyond this case.

We guarantee that the lawyers assigned to work on your defence will work to understand your short-term objectives, as well as the long-term goals you have for your business. We will tailor your defence to your unique circumstances. This often involves visiting your business premises to gain a complete understanding of all the issues relevant to the case, and how we can address them.

Our compassionate team will take a lot of the stress away that you are dealing with through regular and clear communication, ensuring you feel comfortable and informed every step of the way.

Gallant Law provides affordable rates for a superior service. Our fixed fees mean you don’t also have to worry about the bill for legal services you will receive at the end of the trial. You can focus solely on your case.

Protect your future now by contacting our team today by discussing how we can defend your case.

We will work closely with you and our network of experts to help you put your best foot forward at every stage of the proceeding, and in your journey ahead after the case.

Don’t forget, our initial consultation is free of charge. Contact us today and find out how we can help you on: (03) 9070 9885 or welcome@gallantlaw.com.au

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