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, which means you don’t have to pay our legal fees unless we win your claim at the end.
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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Common questions about Industrial accidents at work
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.
In order for an industrial accident claim to progress, your legal team will need to prove that as a result of your employment you have suffered 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.
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
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
Our compensation experts are in the following locations:
New South Wales
- Gold Coast
- Hervey Bay
- North Lakes
- Stones Corner
- Sunshine Coast
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Shine Lawyers also has accredited specialists in personal injury law in Australia:
Stuart Le Grand, Melbourne
Ron Kramer, Fairfield
Susan Newman, Sydney
Zlatko Mackic, Liverpool
Jodie Willey, Brisbane
Kathryn Rayner, Townsville
Lisa Kinder, Toowoomba
Melissa O'Neill, Brisbane
Michelle Wright, Springwood
Peter Matus, Bundall
Roger Singh, Brisbane
Simon Morrison, Brisbane
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