It is not uncommon for employers to put their own interests first when a member of their workforce becomes injured. For this reason, after an accident at work, it’s important to seek independent legal advice as soon as possible.
Firstly due to the contrast in legislation throughout Australia, if you had an accident at work in any of the states below, please follow the relevant link to view location specific information.
What is a workplace accident?
There’s no single definition of a workplace accident, it often refers to a situation where you are injured at work and your employer did or failed to do, something. It’s sometimes referred to as an “employer’s liability claim.” Your employer is legally responsible and if your injuries result from an accident at work, then you will likely have a case.
It is your employer’s responsibility to keep you safe at work. If you think they have failed in their duty of care towards you and want to speak with a WorkCover solicitor call 1800 106 107.
Who is liable?
If your employer didn’t do their job properly in keeping you safe as reasonably possible, then they may be liable for the pain, suffering and other factors that may have occurred. Often employers aren’t directly responsible for your injuries. If something wasn’t done right by another employee, even if that’s the way it’s been done for years, you may still be eligible for work injury damages. This is known as vicarious liability, and you may still have a claim against the employer. Insurance companies will usually pay this out, ensuring that your fellow employee is not potentially held liable for thousands of dollars. If the company hasn’t completed a regular safety check, for example, this can be evidence of a company’s negligence.
There are no hidden fees, no upfront payments and no obligations when you contact us about your work injury compensation. So call us today on 1800 106 107 to find out how we can help.
Injury at work claims we can help you with
Our work related injury lawyers can help you make a risk free claim for any type of injury at work:
Some of the most common types of cases we deal with are:
- Wrong PPE
- construction site accidents
- factory incidents
- fly in fly out
- burns or scalds
- eye injuries
- manual handling
- slips and trips
- machinery accidents
- chemical injuries
Why Millner and Knight?
We are committed to getting you maximum compensation. Every day we help people who have been injured at work start their journey to compensation.
When you call us, we’ll never ask or pressure you into starting your claim with us. You will receive tailored advice regarding your situation and be able to speak with a lawyer who specialises in cases like yours.
At the end of our phone call, it’s up to you whether you wish to take things further or not. If you do, we can provide you with first-class legal representation anywhere in Australia.
We handle all claims on a strictly no win, no payment basis so win or lose, you won’t be left out of pocket.