Can I sue my employer for health and safety breaches?

Yes, but only for personal injury.

A claim against your employer about a breach of health and safety regulations must normally be brought by a Safety Inspector. You can sue your employer for compensation for personal injury and illness (including psychological injury or illness) that results from a breach of those regulations.

See the workSMART section on Personal Injury Claims.

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