Workplace injury compensation claims
There are various types of injuries that can occur at a workplace. Our Work Injury Lawyers have experience in litigating compensation claims involving a wide range of workplace injuries from hearing loss to catastrophic brain injuries giving you the workplace injury compensation you deserve. Workplace injuries often arise in the following common scenarios:
Operating and maintaining heavy machinery
Operating and maintaining heavy machinery can cause a whole range of injuries. Machinery can sometimes malfunction causing injury to the operator and those in the close vicinity of the machine. Maintaining heavy machinery can cause injuries if you are required to operate in confined spaces.
Construction site accidents
Injuries are often sustained by workers who work on construction sites as they are constantly surrounded by various types of risks to their health and safety. These risks can include the inherent risks associated with operating power tools as well as the risks arising from unsafe systems of work.
Noise induced hearing loss or Industrial Deafness
It is also common for workers who operate machinery and power tools to suffer from hearing loss. Hearing loss is a compensable injury and workers suffering from hearing loss may be able to make a claim for monetary compensation and the costs of the supply and fitting of hearing aids. We have a specialised team of lawyers that are experts in this area who have litigated hearing loss related matters in the NSW Supreme Court.
Falling from heights
Working at heights poses a significant risk to workers. We often act on behalf of workers who have suffered catastrophic injuries after falling form heights during the course of their employment. This includes workers who have fallen off ladders and workers who have fallen from defective scaffolding.
Common injuries that occur in a warehouse environment include overuse injuries of the spine and limbs, injuries caused by forklift accidents and injuries caused by repetitive lifting and bending. It is not uncommon for workers to be injured by negligent acts of fellow employees, including the unsafe stacking of boxes and/or pallets.
Work-related car accidents
If your role requires you to travel during the course of your employment, you will likely be covered under the Workers Compensation scheme should you be involved in a motor vehicle accident whilst at work. However, it is important that you obtain specialised legal advice from an experienced personal injury lawyer as these claims can be quite complex. Your rights and entitlements will differ depending on whether you are deemed to be “at work” whilst travelling. It is vital that your claim is handled with care from the outset so as to ensure that you make a claim under the correct scheme.
Psychological injuries can be as debilitating as physical injuries. There are multiple reasons why you might suffer a psychological injury whilst at work. Common causes of psychological injuries are unreasonable management action, bullying and harassment, assault, discrimination and workplace accidents.