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Industrial accidents at work

Workers' compensation

If you have been injured in an industrial incident  at work, you may be able to make a claim for compensation for industrial injury under Australian law. Serious accidents in industrial workplaces can have a huge impact on your life and often the only way to pay for ongoing medical and rehabilitation treatment and recover lost income is through a workers' compensation claim.  

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

What is a factory or industrial accidents at work accident? 

An industrial accident is an incident in an industrial workplace, such as a factory, plant, refinery or other facility. Industrial facilities tend to use some or a combination of: 

  • Heavy equipment and machinery 

  • Hazardous chemicals or substances 

  • Repetitive processes 

Industrial incidents can happen at any time, by accident or through negligence.  Serious injuries  or loss of life can be the outcomes of such incidents.

What are some serious injuries caused by industrial accidents? 

Industrial accidents can result in serious injuries such as: 

Do you have a compensation accident claim? 

Do you have a factory or industrial accident at work claim?  

Compensation for an industrial injury is typically made via a workers’ compensation claim in your state or territory. If you have suffered an injury and may have an accident at work claim, it’s important to seek expert legal help. Industrial accidents at work claims can be quite complicated to successfully resolve.  

Depending on the circumstances of your accident on an industrial facility, you may have a claim against third parties other than your employer. You may be able to seek compensation for the industrial injury you’ve suffered from tradespeople, head contractors or cleaners.  

The value an expert work accident lawyer can provide is to ensure you don’t miss potential entitlements and maximise the amount of compensation that may be available to you. 

To progress an accident at work claim, your work accident lawyers will need to prove that your employer and/or a third party caused your injury.

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 can you claim industrial accident compensation for?  

If you have suffered from an industrial accident at work, then you could be entitled to compensation for an industrial injury.  What you can claim depends on the circumstances of your injury and the state or territory your incident occurred, but could include:  

  • Medical, rehabilitation and hospital expenses  

  • Loss of wages  

  • Travelling expenses  

  • Return to work services, such as retraining and education  

  • Pain and suffering  

  • Death compensation claims  

 To determine compensation, in most instances,  a monetary value is placed on the gap between your projected life path before injury, and your actual life path since the injury.

Superannuation and Disability Insurance

If you can’t work due to illness or injury suffered because of your industrial workplace, you might also be entitled to benefits through your superannuation or other insurance policies. Our expert work accident lawyers can make 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 with your workers' compensation claim

We have helped thousands of Australians right wrong and access more than $1 billion 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 an accident at work claim however, doing so successfully will likely require a thorough understanding of: 

  • The relevant law  

  • Time limitations for making an accident at work claim in your state or territory 

  • Your legal rights and entitlements 

  • A commitment to actively pursue the case to move it forward 

Without experienced work accident lawyers in your corner, it can be difficult to identify and highlight the strengths of your case. You then may not receive the compensation for your industrial injury that you're entitled to.

Why trust Shine to be my industrial accident lawyers?

At Shine Lawyers, we put you 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 can’t 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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