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
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 injury it’s important you seek expert legal help as these claims can be quite complicated to resolve successfully.
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.
Industrial accidents fall under employment law, which is a broad area of law that focusses on most areas of the employer/employee relationship.
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.
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
- 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.
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.
In industrial accident claims there are strict time limits which govern your right to make a claim for compensation so it’s very important you seek legal help as soon as possible following your injury.
Shine Lawyers provide all industrial accident and personal injury legal services on a No Win No Fee guarantee, 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:
New South Wales
- Gold Coast
- Hervey Bay
- North Lakes
- Stones Corner
- Sunshine Coast
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.
Shine Lawyers also has accredited specialists in personal injury law in Australia:
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