We will ensure your claim is constructed for maximum compensation. Find out if you’re entitled to make a no win no dramas claim for your construction site accident today. If you are eligible we can provide you with immediate legal representation anywhere in Australia.
If your construction site accident took place in any of the states below, please follow the appropriate link so we can show you the most relevant content.
- 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.
Common construction accidents
Safety on construction sites in Australia has come a long way in the past ten years. Reports from leading authorities and government organisations show that injuries on site have decreased significantly. However, construction sites are still very dangerous places, and accidents still happen.
If you’ve been injured, then you could be entitled to compensation. The specialist WorkCover lawyers at Millner and Knight can help you make a successful construction site compensation claim.
Employees must have their wits about them at all times as there are many hazards on construction sites that can cause injury. Some of the most common causes of injury include:
- Working at heights resulting in a fall
- Crushed by a moving vehicle
- Hit by falling objects
- Slips, trips and falls
The most common injury resulting from the accidents listed are injuries sustained to the hands, fingers and thumbs. followed closely by upper leg/knee injuries and arm and shoulder injuries. In many cases, the wrong PPE is to blame for many hand finger and thumb injuries on site.
2020 update: If you have been injured on the road on your way to or from a site in any of the states below, please follow the relevant link.
As mentioned above the hands, fingers and thumbs are most susceptible to injury. However, workers on construction are at risk of suffering more severe injuries.
Some of the common serious injuries our lawyers help people claim for include:
- Back and spine injuries
- Broken bones and fractures
- Cuts and lacerations
- Amputation and loss of limb
- Head injuries
- Asbestos-related diseases
Please don’t worry if we haven’t mentioned your injury in the list above as we will probably still be able to help you.
You can speak to a WorkSafe expert regarding your accident or injuries on 1800 106 107 or learn more about our process here. All calls are free, and you won’t be pressured into starting your claim with us
Most dangerous trades and occupations
On construction sites, some trades and occupations are more dangerous and prone to accidents than others. According to research by safety regulators, these are the percentage of claims made on construction sites.
- Carpenters & joiners 13%
- Plumbers 8%
- Electricians 7%
- Building & plumbing labourers 6%
- Concreters 4%
- Structural steel construction workers 4%
- Truck drivers 3%
- Plasterers 2%
- Painting trades workers 2%
- Earthmoving plant operators 2%
What to do if you have been injured
Depending on the severity of your injury you may need to seek first aid or medical attention. If you’ve been injured on site no matter how minor or serious you believe your injury to be, you should report it immediately.
Not only will your injury be recorded if we need it in the future for evidence but it might prevent someone else sustaining an injury like you.
Then and only when your health isn’t at risk you should give Millner and Knight a call. Our experts can help you with any type of claims whether it be weekly payments or lump sum payouts.
The number to call is 1800 106 107, all calls are free and you won’t be under any obligations when you call us.
You can also try our online claims checker to find out if you qualify.
How much compensation can I get?
The amount of compensation owed to you will depend on the severity of your injuries and the State in which your construction site accident happened.
Some of the main variables your lawyer will look at when calculating your compensation will include.
- Time off and lost earnings
- Future lost earnings
- Changes in your ability to work
- Care or support, even if given to you for free by family or friends
- Adaptations you might need to your home or motor vehicle
- Travel and accommodation expenses
Before your claim has been properly assessed by a lawyer, we can’t give you an exact settlement amount. However, you can make your own calculation using our totally online claims value checker.
What to do next
Then based on the type of construction site accident and injuries you have suffered they will connect you to one of our lawyers who specialise in claims like yours.
Remember when you call us you won’t be under any obligations, our advice is free, impartial and we will never pressure you into starting your claim if you aren’t ready.
Once we have transferred you to one of our lawyers, they will discuss your case in more details. Please don’t worry if you don’t have all the exact dates and details as we can help you to get all that information at a later date. The main things that you will discuss will be:
- What your chances of success will be
- Whether or not you’re entitled to a CCA
- What you could achieve from claiming
They will also discuss their legal fees with you in great detail before you sign any paperwork. This way you know exactly what to expect and there won’t be any hidden surprises when you receive your payout.
At this stage, you are still not under no obligations and it’s totally up to you whether you want to make a claim or not.
There are two easy ways in which you can contact us.
Call us free on 1800 106 107 or start your claim online.