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, it’s important to seek independent legal advice as soon as practically 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 or start the claims process online.
- View New South Wales information or claim online here,
- visit our dedicated Victoria page or start online,
- click here for Queensland specific info or lodge online now,
- select Western Australia or make a claim here.
Alternatively, call our work injury lawyers for free impartial advice on 1800 106 107. All calls are strictly advisory in nature and you will not be pressured into taking things further.
Speak to a work injury lawyer today
If you’ve suffered a workplace injury we understand what you’re going through. You don’t deserve to feel anxious about money or whether or not you will still have a job when you return to work.
When you speak to the experts at Millner and Knight we will help you understand your rights as an employee and clear up any misinformation you may have heard from colleagues. We’re here to provide you with free impartial advice without any pressure to proceed. However, if you want to take things further we can provide you with immediate no win no fee legal representation anywhere in Australia.
Please call 1800 106 107 now. All calls are free and held in a strictly confidential environment.
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 you may be able to make a common law claim 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 workplace injury compensation. So call us today on 1800 106 107 to find out how we can help.
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.