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Farm Accident Compensation Lawyers

Australian Outback | Shine Lawyers

The Agriculture industry has the highest incidence rate of workers' compensation claims per worker in Australia. If you are injured while working and it was somebody else’s fault you may be likely to claim accident compensation.

Shine Lawyers are experts in workers’ compensation law and can advise you on your legal options and ability to make a claim. Click here for more information on why it's important to have one of our workers compensation lawyers on your side.

Agricultural and Farming Injury Compensation

Accident compensation is awarded to cover lost earnings, medical costs and personal loss.

Workers in the agricultural industry are more at risk because of the nature of their work, which includes heavy machinery, unpredictable animals and distance from medical help.

Types of accidents in the agricultural industry include:

  • Accidents involving farm vehicles and machinery
  • Falls from height on a farm
  • Injuries caused by falling objects
  • Injuries and illnesses caused by chemicals and other hazardous substances
  • Accidents involving silos, slurry stores or pits
  • Illnesses caused by high levels of noise
  • Illnesses caused by exposure to dust
  • Dangerous livestock

Making a worker’s compensation claim

You must make a claim within three years of the date of the accident. It is best to make a compensation claim with the assistance of a lawyer.

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. Learn more about how we'll handle your case with our step-by-step guide to compensation claims:

 

How compensation is calculated

The amount of compensation you receive depends on a number of factors. 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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