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Industrial accidents at work

Workers' compensation

If you have been injured in an industrial accident, you may be able to make a claim for compensation under Australian law. Serious accidents in the workplace can have a huge impact on the injured person and often the only way to regain enough money to pay for the ongoing costs of treatment and the loss of income is through a workers' compensation claim. 

Shine Lawyers are expert industrial accident lawyers who can help you establish your rights and entitlements following an incident in the workplace. As part of our service, we provide all workers' compensation claims on a No Win, No Fee* basis.

Check if you have a claim with our simple, free online tool.

What we will ask: 

  • Details about the accident and injuries that have happened to you or your loved one 

  • Basic personal information that is relevant and necessary for your claim

What happens next:  

  • Either book a no obligation appointment with a compensation law expert right away or,    

  • Speak with our team about your options

What is an industrial accident? 

An industrial accident can happen at any time and is explained as an event that has been caused by an industrial company either by accident or negligence. Great damage, injury/s or loss of life can be the outcomes of such incidents. 

Industrial accidents can result in serious injuries such as spinal injuries, neck injuries, back injuries, psychological injuries, burn injuries, ailments from toxic chemical exposure amongst many other things.

Do you have a compensation accident claim? 

Industrial accidents at work typically fall under workers’ compensation legislation and claims are made via these means. If you have suffered an injury, it’s important you seek expert legal help as these claims can be quite complicated to resolve successfully. 

Sometimes on building sites and other industrial sites there can be potential claims against third parties other than your employer. Including other tradesmen, head contractors or cleaners. It is important that you seek legal advice so that you do not miss any potential entitlements that can arise, as these claims can often increase the range of damages available to you. 

For an industrial accident claim to progress, your legal team will need to prove that as a result of your employment you have suffered an injury due to an industrial accident. 

What can you claim industrial accident compensation for? 

If you have suffered from an industrial accident caused at work, then you could be entitled to compensation under Australian law. What you can claim for really depends on your situation, but generally speaking, claims can involve recovering compensation for: 

  • Medical and hospital expenses 

  • Loss of wages 

  • Travelling expenses 

  • Rehabilitation expenses 

  • Return to work services 

  • Pain and suffering 

  • Death compensation claims 

In most cases a monetary value is placed on the gap between your life path before injury and your life path since the injury. 

Superannuation and Disability Insurance 

If you are unable to work due to illness or injury you might be entitled to benefits through your superannuation or other insurance policies. We recommend speaking to one of our experts for a quick, obligation-free analysis of your situation to determine your rights and ability to make a claim. 

Learn more about Superannuation and Disability Insurance Claims

How Shine can help 

We have helped thousands of Australians right wrong and access more than $1 billion per year in entitlements and compensation through our expert services.  

95% of the cases we represent are settled without the stress of going to court. 

We offer access to affordable legal advice including on a No Win, No Fee* basis and an obligation free initial consultation so you can understand your rights and know where you stand.  

*Conditions apply  

We are ready to take action to get you access to compensation, protect your future and right wrong.  Find out more today:

Industrial accident FAQs

Can I represent myself, or do I need an industrial accident lawyer? 

It is possible to legally represent yourself when making a claim however, doing so successfully will likely require a thorough understanding of the law, your legal rights and entitlements, and a commitment to actively pursue the case to move it forward.   Without an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer in your corner, it can be difficult to identify and highlight the strengths of your case. 

Without the right legal advice and support, you then may not receive the compensation you're entitled to. A lawyer can help you maximise your lump sum entitlements. 

Why trust Shine to be my industrial accident lawyers?

At Shine Lawyers, we put your first. We’ve been standing up for the rights of everyday Australians for over 45 years. As one of Australia’s largest litigation law firms, we are here to help you get the justice you deserve.  

Our empathy, understanding and expertise is why we’re ahead of the pack. We’ll stand with you and guide you through every step of the way.

Where are Shine industrial accident lawyers located? 

With more than 40 branches across Australia and 1000+ team members, location is no barrier when it comes to accessing Shine Lawyers legal advice and support. 

If you’d like to speak to our workers’ compensation team in person, you can see our full list of locations here. 

If you aren't able to find a location near you, we can easily arrange an obligation-free virtual appointment. No matter where you are located, we will always provide the same, expert advice and manage your claim with the same level of quality and commitment.

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