Mining and Construction Accident Lawyers

Experienced construction accident lawyers help claim compensation for a work-related injury when your employer breaches occupational safety standards, putting your life, physical & psychological well-being at risk.

When you have a physical injury, illness or workplace psychiatric disorder because of a mining or building site accident, our construction injury lawyers provide expert legal advice. You could claim workers’ compensation benefits (WorkCover), get a lump sum payout, or make a common law damage claim. 

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Splatt Lawyers have been helping construction and mine workers understand their legal rights for nearly three decades. Our experienced work injury lawyers provide informed legal advice on a 100% no win, no fee basis. Starting costs nothing, and you owe us nothing until we win your case. Call Now – 1800 700 125.

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What Are the Safety Rights for Mining and Construction Workers

According to workplace injury data, people employed in the construction and mining industries are vulnerable workers with a heightened risk of industrial accidents. You could be exposed to many workplace injury risks, like moving vehicles, falling objects, sharp and powerful tools, and working in confined spaces or heights.

All employers (regardless of industry) are legally obligated to provide a healthy and safe workplace, particularly in high-risk industries. Queensland workplace legislation states all construction and mining employers have work health and safety (WHS) obligations, including:

  • Providing a healthy and safe work environment
  • Taking reasonable steps to manage work health and injury risks
  • Providing relevant job training
  • Having compulsory workers’ compensation coverage (WorkCover)

These obligations extend to all construction and mining employees, whether employed full-time, part-time or temporarily, as contractors or site visitors. If there is a breach of duty and the business owner’s negligence injures you, you have the legal right to seek compensation for your loss.

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How Much Can I Claim for Construction Injury Compensation?

When injured in a workplace accident on construction sites or mining, you should get urgent medical assistance and then file a work accident report with your employer. When approved, workers’ compensation claims give you benefits like:

  • A weekly payment
  • Lost past and future wages
  • Lost future and past superannuation
  • Medical costs and rehabilitation expenses
  • Injury-related travel costs
  • Lost enjoyment of life
  • Cost of home modifications for severe injuries
  • Domestic costs
  • A lump sum payment (for WPI claims)
  • Your legal costs

Construction Accident Claims QLD

All Queenslander workers are entitled to a safe and healthy workplace, regardless of their industry. If you have been physically or mentally harmed in a mining or construction accident, you could be entitled to make a construction accident claim. For free, our Queensland personal injury lawyers will advise you of your compensation entitlements, which include the following :

Can I Claim Compensation for a Construction Site Injury?

Your circumstances will determine if you can make a compensation claim for a construction site injury. Key factors include:

  1. Where and how your workplace accident happened
  2. The severity of your construction site injuries
  3. How your medical conditions have impacted your life

Our expert lawyers will provide you with a comprehensive legal case review at no charge. You will know:

  1. Your personal injury claim eligibility
  2. Chance of a successful outcome
  3. The approximate value of your legal matters

It’s free to start, and you owe us nothing until we win your case. Call Us – 1800 700 125.

100% No Win, No Fee Mining and Construction Injury Claims

I have heard of No Win, No Pay, but what is 100% No Win, No Fee?

You may be concerned about the costs of hiring an expert personal injury lawyer when you have a construction accident injury at a mine or building site. We understand the cost of protecting your legal rights with effective legal representation may be a concern when you cannot work. So, you will be happy to know that when you choose Splatt Lawyers for your claim, you have no financial risk. Our No Win, No Fee, No Risk guarantee means that:

  • It costs nothing to start your case.
  • There are no legal costs or fees during your claim.
  • You pay legal fees when you win.
  • You pay nothing if you lose.
  • We fund your medical reports and assessments.
  • We support your rehabilitation costs.

Our experienced compensation lawyers will gladly show you our 100% No Win, No Fee policy when you contact us for your free claim review. Contact us to know your legal options.

Who Funds My Mining or Construction Accident Compensation?

If you have been injured as a mining or construction worker at construction sites or building sites, you might question who funds your work injury damages claim. In Queensland, co-worker or employer negligence is the most common cause of someone being injured on a construction site.

Sometimes, several businesses can operate on a building or mining operation with a complex network of employment relationships. In this situation, the Civil Liability Act 2003 (QLD) allows you to lodge a claim against a contractor who might not be your employer. 

QLD Workers Compensation Insurance Scheme

Regardless of who has liability for your work related injury or illness, there will be an insurance company protecting the financial interests of the negligent party.

All Queensland employers must have workers’ compensation insurance (WorkCover), and most commercial property owners have public liability insurance. Your compensation would be lodged as a legal insurance claim (public liability claim), depending on where and how your occupational accident occurred. 

Our experienced construction injury lawyers will help you identify who is liable for your loss and provide expert legal advice on your next steps in the claim process. Call Now – 1800 700 125.

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Whole Person Impairment Claims

Some work injuries are severe and lead to lasting or permanent disability. When you are nearing the conclusion of your workers’ compensation claim, an injured worker will have a WPI assessment. You could be offered a lump sum payout when you have a:

  • A physical injury WPI of 11% or higher
  • A psychological injury WPI of 15% or higher

You might also be eligible to make a common law claim. Essentially are suing your employer’s insurance company for legal damages. Try our permanent impairment calculator>

Wrongful Death Claims

Queensland construction and mining labourers risk dying on the job more than in most other occupations. The common causes of work-related fatalities among mine workers and construction site labourers are:

  • Colliding vehicles
  • Falling from a height
  • Struck by a falling object
  • Workers also became terminally ill due to exposure to substances causing illness and cancers like silicosis (caused by asbestos exposure).

You could claim if someone close to you has suffered a wrongful death due to a workplace accident or illness. The Civil Proceedings Act 2011 determines who can seek legal damages for wrongful death. A group of family members and dependents can submit one case and share the personal injury payout.

Who Is Injured In Mining and Construction Accidents?

In Queensland, there is legislation that protects the rights of a variety of mine and construction workers like the:

  1. Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act 1999
  2. Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999
  3. Civil Liability Act 2003 (QLD)
  4. Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003

Despite this legislation, people are still injured on the job in Queensland, particularly in the mining and civil construction industries. Statistics show you have a higher-than-average risk of being harmed. If you are male, over 45 years old and work in one of these industries:

  • Agriculture, forestry and fishing
  • Transport, postal and warehousing
  • Civil construction industry
  • Manufacturing and Mining Industries

The top 3 causes of worker injury are:

  1. Traffic collisions
  2. Hit by a falling object
  3. Falling from a height

You can also be injured as a bystander, with common causes being:

  1. Vehicle collision bystander
  2. Bystander bit by a moving object

Occupational Health and Safety is a crucial focus for building & mining industry employers. Workers employed in these occupations have a higher fatality rate and risk of harm. Thankfully, there has been a decline in work-related deaths in these industries. However, employees experience an unexpected yearly loss for simply doing their job.

The Queensland workers’ compensation system is a no-fault scheme. There is no requirement to prove who was to blame when you have a mining or construction injury or illness. Common accident types for mining workers and construction employees include:

  • Insufficient protection when working at a height
  • Injury from falling objects
  • Slips and Trip hazards from debris and materials
  • Power tools and equipment with missing injury guards
  • Unsafe and poorly maintained equipment
  • Insufficient protection when working close to power lines
  • Not enough protection when working in trenches
  • Coal dust and methane explosions
  • Blasting related injuries
  • Occupationally acquired illnesses and cancers
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Experienced Construction Accident Lawyers

Wherever you work, you should expect management responsibility for a work environment free of risk—a safe and healthy workplace that is unlikely to cause you psychological and physical harm. Things sometimes go wrong, and your employer may be breaking occupational health and safety rules. If this is your circumstance and you are ill or injured, please get in touch with our workers’ compensation lawyers for expert legal advice. It’s free to know your options and you pay nothing until we win your case.

Call Now – 1800 700 125.

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Mining and Construction Site Accident Compensation FAQS

Where and how your accident occurred, and the nature of your physical or psychiatric injuries will determine your eligibility to claim compensation. A key component for a successful outcome is establishing who was liable (sometimes more than one person or party) and if you have vicarious liability (if you were partially responsible). You will need expert medical assessments and reports that create a compelling case that makes it difficult for the insurer to minimise or deny your claim. An experienced injury compensation solicitor has the skill and expertise to manage this complex process. Splatt Lawyers work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis, so you only pay our fees and costs when you win and nothing if you lose.

Splatt Lawyers has supported injured mine workers and construction labourers in Queensland for nearly three decades. Regardless of where you live, you can access informed legal insights. We are based in 8 handy locations, including Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Ipswich, Toowoomba, Caboolture and Bundaberg. Most of our clients enjoy the convenience of managing their claims by phone or online – from Cairns to Tweed Heads.

When you have suffered an injury due to a mining accident or construction incident, you should seek personal injury legal advice immediately. The steps you take now will impact your legal outcome. Understanding the workers’ compensation process and your eligibility for other legal claims will give you the best opportunity for your desired result. 

There are strict time constraints for lodging injury claims in Queensland, and these vary depending on the type of case, where and how you were harmed. You must seek legal advice immediately if you think you have a claim. It costs nothing to know your legal position.

Any workplace injury, whether a work-related illness, physical impairment or psychological disorder, can be the basis of a successful WorkCover claim. This includes conditions such as depression, anxiety or PTSD, a back injury, sprained ankle, damaged leg, shoulder, broken arm, head impact, brain damage and more.

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