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Industrial accidents at work

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 WorkCover workers compensation claim. For legal information about chemical exposure claims specifically, click here.


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.

The video below provides a simple, step-by-step guide to bringing a claim for compensation with Shine Lawyers, so you know what to expect from the legal process.

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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.

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Common Questions

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. 

Industrial accidents at work typically fall under WorkCover 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.

The industrial accident claims legal process can be quite complicated depending on the facts of your case. The below image is a good representation of how someone can move through the legal process with Shine Lawyers.

Claims Process Diagram

If you’ve suffered from an industrial accident in the workplace and your employer is found responsible, it will be your employer’s insurance company that will pay you the compensation.

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.

Compensation Diagram

Each claim is different so it’s hard to give an indication of how long your specific claim may take. How long it takes for your injuries to stabilise and how complicated it is to establish liability are just some of the factors which impact the speed at which your claim progresses.

Once a lawyer knows more about your situation, they will be able to give you a good idea of how long the industrial accident claim may take to finalise.

Shine Lawyers provide all industrial accident and personal injury legal services on a No Win No Fee basis, which means you won’t have to pay our legal fees unless we win your claim at the end of the process.

The legal costs themselves really depend on the work required to make successful conclude your case and this can vary depending on the complexity of your case.

It is possible to legally represent yourself when making a compensation claim. 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.

Most people making industrial accident compensation legal claims choose not to act for themselves and instead engage an expert compensation lawyer. The best compensation lawyers can provide the knowledge and experience required to help guide a case to a successful outcome.

Shine Lawyers has offices in the following locations across Australia. As part of our service offering, home or hospital appointments can be arranged at your convenience.

Our compensation experts are in the following locations:

Shine Lawyers has expert WorkCover lawyers that can help you determine your rights and bring forward a WorkCover claim on your behalf. The below links contain further information regarding your legal options.

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