Sometimes, punishing work schedules and the drive to lower costs can put mine workers and construction workers at risk of a work-related injury. Your employer could compromise occupational safety standards, and your life, physical well-being and psychological health are at risk.
When you have a physical injury, illness or workplace psychiatric disorder because of a mining industry or building site accident, our mining and construction injury lawyers can help. You could claim workers’ compensation benefits (WorkCover), get a lump sum payout or make a common law damage claim.
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.
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:
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.
When you are injured in a construction site or mining accident, you should get urgent medical care and file a work accident report with your employer. A valid workers’ compensation claim could give you benefits like:
All Queenslander workers are entitled to a safe and healthy workplace regardless of their industry. If you have been physically or mentally harmed on a construction site or mine site, or any other type of work-related accident, you could be entitled to:
√ Workers’ compensation benefits
√ A whole-person impairment claim with a lump sum payout
√ A TTD claim (temporary disability)
√ Mental illness or psychological disorder claim
Your circumstances will determine your eligibility to seek compensation and insurance benefits. Key factors include:
Splatt Lawyers will provide your comprehensive legal case review at no charge. You will know:
It’s free to start, and you owe us nothing until we win your case. Call Us – 1800 700 125.
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 work-related 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:
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.
Your safety and health at work are paramount, so you can rightly feel disturbed when an unexpected incident compromises your wellness. When construction employees and mine workers are injured, it could be due to the negligence of someone other than their employer. Several businesses can operate on a mining operation or job site 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.
Regardless of who has liability for your work-related illness or injury, there will be an insurance company protecting the financial interests of the negligent party. All Queensland employers must have workers’ compensation insurance, and most commercial property owners have public liability insurance. Your compensation would be lodged as a legal insurance claim depending on where and how your occupational accident occurred.
Our experienced personal injury compensation lawyers will help you identify who has legal liability for your loss and provide expert legal advice on your next steps. It’s free to understand your circumstances. Call Now – 1800 700 125.
Some work injuries are severe and lead to lasting or permanent disability. When you are nearing the conclusion of your workers’ compensation claim, you will have a WPI assessment. You could be offered a lump sum payout when you have a:
You might also be eligible to make a common law claim. Essentially you would be suing your employer’s insurance company for legal damages. Try our permanent impairment calculator>
Australian 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:
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.
In Queensland, there is legislation that protects the rights of a variety of mine and construction workers like the:
Despite the existence of 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:
The top 3 causes of worker injury are:
You can also be injured as a bystander, with common causes being:
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 loss every year 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 constructions employees include:
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 contact our workers’ compensation lawyers for expert legal advice. Knowing your legal options is free, and you pay nothing until we win your case. Call Now – 1800 700 125.
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.