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Construction injury workers’ compensation lawyers

Construction and building sites can be dangerous places to work, with the heavy machinery and materials, tools, working at height and people coming and going. The construction industry is one of the largest sources of injury claims in Australia, accounting for around 10% of all workers' compensation claims.

Construction Accident Compensation

If you are injured on the construction site and it was somebody else’s fault (including poor training or inadequate safety standards), you may be able to claim accident compensation. Accident and injury compensation is awarded to cover lost earnings, medical costs and personal loss.

Accidents in the construction industry may include:

  • Collapsing scaffolding
  • Back injuires
  • Faulty lifts
  • Falls
  • Power tool and machinery injuries
  • Asbestos related illness
  • Illnesses from cement containing chromium

It is important to note that every employee is entitled to workers' compensation, whether they are working casual, part or full time.

Shine Lawyers are experts in construction injury compensation law and can advise you on your legal options and ability to make a claim.

Common injuries

The most common injuries on construction sites are joint and muscle injuries and diseases, as a result of body stressing, falls/trips and being hit by moving objects.

When hospital treatment is required, fractures and open wounds are more common. These are generally result of falls and/or contact with machinery – small and large.

If you received a more serious injury are now unable to work permanently, then in addition to a workers’ compensation claim you might be entitled to make a TPD claim as part of your superannuation.

Making a workers’ compensation claim

Strict time limits apply to lodging a workers' compensation claim.

It’s best to make a compensation claim with the assistance of a lawyer, as they often have the knowledge and experience to offer a time frame and to get a successful outcome.

Shine Lawyers work on a No Win No Fee basis for all workers’ compensation claims. This means you will only pay our legal fees if we win your case at the end of the process.

When it comes to the legal costs at the end, these vary as it depends on the amount of work required to resolve your claim.

How compensation is calculated

Compensation is calculated based on depending on a number of things. These include state laws, seriousness of your injury, loss of earnings, pain and suffering and any expenses as a result of your injury.

There are many things you may be able to claim for following your injury. Once a lawyer knows your specific situation they should be able to give you a good indication of what you may be able to claim for.

Our offer to you

  • Obligation-free consultation to assess your case confidentially

  • Claim assessment process where we will explain all of the options available to you

  • We can come to you - if you can't make it into the office we're more than happy to come to you

  • No Win No Fee arrangement

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