Work accidents and injuries can occur in any occupation and workplace throughout Australia. If you have received an injury while at work, then you could be entitled to claim a significant compensation payout for your work injuries. Even if you have suffered a minor injury, you should still make a claim. Your claim is covered by your employer’s workers compensation insurer. Work injuries can occur to any part of the human body, including back/spine, hands, feet, arms, legs, head, neck and shoulders. To find out if you are entitled to make a workers compensation claim, please complete our Free online enquiry form.
Many different injuries can occur at work. The most common injuries that occur at work include back injuries caused by lifting and bending.
Whilst you are in your work, your employer has a legal obligation to maintain certain health and safety standards to minimise the risk of workplace accidents. To offer adequate protection from the chance of an accident at work, employers must:
- Carry out regular health and safety assessments and risk assessments of working conditions and equipment and correct any problems.
- Ensure that adequate safety measures are in place and being followed.
- Provide proper equipment for the job.
- Provide proper safety instructions and directions for carrying out the job.
- Provide proper supervision at all times whilst at work.
- Provide correct and adequate training for all employees to ensure they can carry out the requirements of their job and use their equipment safely.
Every employer must ensure that it’s employees exercise care and follow all safety procedures and wear or use the appropriate safety equipment at all times. Your employer should address all health and safety issues in the workplace so as to prevent accidents and injuries occurring. Issues could include worn out equipment, lack of training or personal health problems which could impair the employee’s ability to do his or her job and which could lead to a work accident or injury as a result.
Where negligence or a breach of care leads to an accident at work, the victim is eligible
to make a compensation claim.
Workers compensation claims include many different types including: Back Injury At Work Claims; Neck Injury At Work Claims; Shoulder Injuries; Soft Tissue Injury Claims; Repetitive Strain Injury Claims; Workplace Slip And Trip Claims; Acoustic Shock; Burns, Scars And Laceration Claims; Bursitis; Carpal Tunnel Syndrome; Construction Industry Accident Claims; Defective Work Equipment Claims; Dermatitis; Falling Object Claims; Falls From Height Claims; Fractures At Work Claims; Head Injuries At Work Claims; Inadequate Protective Equipment Claims; Inadequate Training Accident Claims; Industrial Disease Claims; Manual Handling Claims; Noise Induced Hearing Loss Claims; Occupational Asthma; Osteoarthritis Claims; Psychological Workplace Claim; Retro-Peritoneal Fybrosis; Silicosis; Spinal Cord Injury At Work Claims; Tendon Injury Claims; Tinnitus; Tiredness Claims; Ulnar Neuropathy Claims; Vibration White Finger; Welding Illness Claims; and Workplace Accident Amputation Claims as well as other serious injuries suffered at work.
Work Related Accidents: What Steps Should I Take?
If you suffer a work related injury, you should immediately notify your employer about the accident as your company may have an established work accident compensation claim procedure. Your employer is legally required to keep an accident book with a record of all work-related accidents both in case of a compensation claim and to help avoid future workplace accidents. To find out what your lawful entitlements and whether you are entitled to claim compensation, please complete our Free online enquiry form today!
If you have suffered an injury or illness on the job, then you should complete our Free online enquiry form to see if you have a valid claim for compensation.