What are you entitled to for your work injury? Our workers compensation lawyers can provide you with free advice and immediate legal representation anywhere in Australia.
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.
This might be referred to as an “employer’s liability claim.”
If your employer is legally responsible and your injuries result from the accident, then you will likely be eligible to claim work injury damages.
It is your employer’s responsibility to keep the workplace clean and tidy, to provide you with suitable tools and protective equipment to enable you to do your job safely and to ensure you are fully trained to safely perform any tasks you are asked to do.
If you think this is the case, your employer might have failed in their duty of care towards you and you might qualify to make a no win no pay claim.
Call our workers compensation lawyers on 1800 106 107 to find out if you can make a risk-free claim with us today.
Workers compensation claims we can help you with
Our solicitors can help you claim for any kind of accident in the workplace.
Some of the most common types of injury claims our solicitors deal with are:
- Slip or trip claims
- Work-related fatalities
- Claims relating to dangerous machinery
- Claims relating to hazardous substances
- Burns or scalds
- Eye-related injuries
- Manual handling incidents
- RSI, vibration white finger and hand-arm vibration syndrome-related claims
After we determine the extent of your injuries over the phone, we can let you know how much damages you may be entitled to.
We can also organise for an independent medical to assess your injuries to ensure that no stone is left unturned in regards to your claim.
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.
How much workers compensation can I get?
When negotiating compensation our worker’s compensation lawyers will fight for every penny you deserve.
Some of the main things that will be taken into consideration are:
- Lost earnings and future loss of earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Expenses related to travel (eg. Hospital transport)
- Care costs – these may include the costs to care for you, your loved one, or your children
- Any adaptations you might need to your home or motor vehicle
We will also ensure that your job is safe if you can return, if you can’t, then you have the right to claim future lost earnings.
The legislation makes sure that you have certain rights when you are involved in a workplace accident.
How much compensation can I get for my work injury?
There is no one size fits all when it comes to calculating your compensation.
The amount of damages owed to you will depend on the severity of your injuries and the State in which your accident took place.
Although at this stage we can’t give you an exact amount of what you will receive, however, you can make your own assessment using our work injury compensation calculator here.
Can I make a No Win, No Drama work injury claim?
At Millner and Knight, we handle all personal injury claims on a No Win, No Fuss basis.
When you call us, you will speak with a legally trained advisor who will ask you a couple of questions regarding your accident and injuries.
They do this so they know which one of our lawyers are best suited to assess your claim.
Once established our legally trained advisors will transfer you to a lawyer for a no-obligation consultation regarding your claim, (usually on the same call).
The lawyer will then ask you for more details about the accident which caused your injuries and how they are have affected you to this day.
If you have grounds to make a claim and are eligible for our no win, no fee guarantee, the lawyer will let you know what your chances of success will be.
They will also discuss their fees and let you know what you’re likely to achieve.
Remember at this point you are under no obligations and you won’t be pressured into starting a claim with us at any time.
Our compassionate guarantee
Although some employees may be in a position of greater risk at work, all employees are entitled to work injury damages if their employer is negligent.
In order to help you understand whether you can make a claim or not, we will need to ask you some questions.
- When did the accident take place?
- Who was involved in the incident?
- Whether somebody was to blame for the accident?
- What the impact of the incident is?
If you feel uncomfortable answering any of these questions, we will never rush you to make any decisions or to answer straight away.
There is no obligation to make a claim either, so don’t feel pressured.
How to start your claim with our worker’s compensation lawyers
The best way to get the ball rolling with your compensation is to give our legal advisors a call for a free, no-obligation consultation.
Why Millner and Knight?
Our lawyers are committed to getting you maximum work-related injury compensation. Every day we help people injured in no-fault accidents 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.