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Construction Site Accidents
Construction sites are dangerous places to work. People have died in fatal accidents in the construction industry and many more have suffered serious construction industry related injuries.
Employers have legal responsibilities to meet to protect their employees and others on site from accident and injury. When this protection is missing or flawed, serious injury or even death can result, so it is important that steps are taken to minimise the risk of accidents on building sites.
At NSW Compensation Lawyers we aim to achieve the best outcome for your claim. We understand the issues affecting you and your family due to injury and know what action to take.
Our personal injury specialists offer the highest level of professionalism, dedication and expertise.
Above all, we put your interests first.
NSW Compensation Lawyers has a team of specialists with a wealth of experience in handling claims in the construction industry, including life-changing injuries resulting from workplace accidents.
Over the years, NSW Compensation Lawyers has been involved in supporting Workplace Compensation claims for clients involved in:
•    falls from scaffolding
•    faulty or defective machinery
•    being hit by falling objects
•    electrocution
•    manual handling.
Building sites can be dangerous places to work. Employees often work at height with the danger that they might fall or encounter risk of falling objects whilst at ground level. There may be holes in the ground, heavy machinery, hazardous substances, and lifting – all of which can increase the likelihood of a potential injury.
Whilst WorkCover is deeply involved in trying to prevent accidents in the construction industry many sites still operate dangerous practices, despite various pieces of legislation being in place to protect employees on building sites. If injuries do occur, there is a good chance that employers or contractors have been at fault.
NSW Compensation Lawyers is one of the most experienced personal injury law firms in the country.
Our firm includes many of the country’s finest personal injury lawyers who offer the highest level of legal expertise in construction industry claims.
Our first commitment is to achieve the best outcome for your claim.

Falling Debris

Being struck by falling objects is a serious risk in certain industries. As an employee, you have the right to expect your employer to protect you adequately from the risks of being injured by falling objects. If that protection is not there, serious injury or even death could be the result.

At NSW Compensation Lawyers we aim to achieve the best outcome for you. We understand the issues affecting you and your family where you have been injured and know what action to take.

Our personal injury specialists offer the highest level of professionalism, dedication and expertise.

Above all, we put your interests first.

Injuries from falling objects account for many accidents at work and can occur when materials or items have not been stored properly causing them to fall. Employers have a duty to protect workers against injury from falling objects.

Certain workplaces might have a bigger risk of these types of industrial accidents (such as construction sites or warehouses) but injuries from falling objects can occur anywhere.

There are other occasions where falling objects may cause injury, such as in badly maintained premises where the building itself is unsafe.

Many work related injuries that are attributed to falling objects are a result of items that are ejected from machinery or parts that shear off unexpectedly. There is legislation that covers workplace accidents such as this.

Our dedicated personal injury specialists have experience in dealing with claims involving falling objects and will help you achieve the best compensation settlement possible. We have successfully represented clients injured in factories, building sites and many other locations.

NSW Compensation Lawyers is also one of the most experienced personal injury law firms in the country.

Our team includes many of the country’s finest personal injury lawyers who offer the highest level of legal expertise.

Our first commitment is to achieve the best outcome for your workplace compensation claim.

Falls from Heights

All workers have a right to be protected whilst at work and an area of particular risk in some industries is fall from height.  The results of a fall from height can be devastating – employees can be lucky to escape serious injury or even death in some circumstances.

At NSW Compensation Lawyers we aim to achieve the best outcome for you if you suffer from injury as a result of a fall from height. We understand the issues affecting you and your family due to injury and know what action to take.

Our personal injury specialists offer the highest level of professionalism, dedication and expertise.

Above all, we put your interests first.

With a team of specialists, NSW Compensation Lawyers can help you to make a compensation claim if you have suffered a fall at work.

Falls from height claims are not uncommon, especially in construction occupations where they are the largest cause of fatal and major work related injuries. Equally, falls from height can happen in warehouses and offices or simply as a result of a trip and fall down stairs.

Some common examples of falls at work are:

  • falls through fragile material such as skylights or unsafe tiles
  • falls from steelwork, ladders, stairs, edges, openings and scaffolding

Employers can reduce the risk of employees being injured in falls from height by investigating safer alternative working methods. For example, it might be possible to complete certain jobs from ground level if the correct equipment is available.

If a particular task has to be completed at height, suitable and sufficient measures must be in place to prevent an employee falling a distance likely to cause injury. Such measure might include barriers or harnesses.

If you feel your employer has not provided sufficient protection against your fall from height, you may be able to claim compensation.

NSW Compensation Lawyers has dedicated specialists with experience in handling successful claims involving falls from height.

NSW Compensation Lawyers is one of the most experienced personal injury law firms in the country.

Our firm includes many of the country’s finest personal injury specialists who offer the highest level of legal expertise.

Our first commitment is to achieve the best outcome for your claim

Lifting Injuries

Manual work often carries potential risks. However, it is the duty of an employer to provide protection for employees against those risks.  Employees often suffer injury when that protection is inadequate. Manual handling injuries can be devastatingly serious injuries.

At NSW Compensation Lawyers we aim to achieve the best outcome for you. We understand the issues affecting you and your family and know what action to take.

Our specialists offer the highest level of professionalism, dedication and expertise.

Above all, we put your interests first.

If you have suffered an injury from manual handling at work, we can assist you to make a Workplace Compensation claim.

Manual handling is defined as ‘any transporting or supporting of a load by hand or by bodily force’ which is extremely wide ranging and can result in:

  • back injuries
  • upper and lower limb injuries
  • muscular injuries
  • worsening of pre-existing conditions.

An employer is required to minimise the risk to an employee by firstly taking all reasonable steps to avoid the manual handling task. If it is unavoidable then an employer has to assess the procedure to be used and take any appropriate steps to reduce the risk of injury and take into account the individual employee’s suitability for the task and any affect this may have on decisions made. Each worker should be notified of any risks identified in the risk assessment.

We regularly find that employers fail to:

  • provide suitable lifting equipment
  • organise the work appropriately
  • provide adequate manpower
  • provide proper training

Many people suffer injuries as a result of this. NSW Compensation Lawyers can assist you if you have been involved in an accident in your workplace and wish to seek compensation.

NSW Compensation Lawyers is one of the most experienced personal injury law firms in the country.

Our firm includes many of the country’s finest personal injury specialists who offer the highest level of legal expertise.

Repetitive Injuries

Osteoarthritis is a painful and debilitating condition that can be a long-term consequence of traumatic joint injury or the long-term effects of certain types of work activity.

If you believe that you could have developed osteoarthritis due to an employment activity, you could be entitled to claim compensation.

At NSW Compensation Lawyers we aim to achieve the best outcome for your claim. We understand the issues affecting you and your family and know what action to take.

Our personal injury specialists offer the highest level of professionalism, dedication and expertise.

Above all, we put your interests first.

Osteoarthritis is, in most cases, caused either by traumatic injury or excessive use. It tends to affect the following parts of body:

  • hip and knee joints
  • elbow
  • fingers and thumbs,

caused by:

  • repeated impacts on the joint or
  • repeated forceful actions involving the joint, or
  • extreme movement on the joint resulting in strain.

People who regularly use percussive tools are particularly at risk.

If you have performed the above actions in your job on a regular basis, it is likely your employer should have foreseen that there was a potential risk to your health and taken appropriate steps to protect you. If they have failed to do this, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.

If you believe your employer should have known of the risk from your work. NSW Compensation Lawyers can assist you in pursuing a claim for compensation.

NSW Compensation Lawyers is one of the most experienced personal injury law firms in the country.

Slip and Fall Accidents

You have a right to expect your employer to provide protection against hazards in your workplace. If this protection is not available, a simple slip and fall can result in serious injury.

At NSW Compensation Lawyers we aim to achieve the best outcome for you. We understand the issues affecting you and your family due to an accident at work and know what action to take.

Our personal injury specialists offer the highest level of professionalism, dedication and expertise.

Above all, we put your interests first.

NSW Compensation Lawyers is one of the Australia’s leading legal groups for slip and fall claims.

Many people who slip and fall at work are uncertain whether they could make a compensation claim. However the legislation makes allowances for the fact that workers frequently injure themselves by tripping over obstructions left in inappropriate places or slipping on spillages that have not been mopped up.

Here are examples of slip and trip compensation claims that are often successful:

  • failure to repair or warn of a tripping hazard (eg a raised carpet tile or hole in the floor)
  • failure to properly illuminate an area
  • use of unsuitable flooring material
  • lack of handrails or other safety measures on stairs.

There is legislation in place that enforces obligations on employers and owners of premises to protect against slips and falls. Where this obligation may not have been met a claim for compensation may be available.

NSW Compensation Lawyers are personal injury specialists who can assist you with your claim.

NSW Compensation Lawyers is one of the most experienced personal injury law firms in the country.

Our firm includes many of the country’s finest personal injury specialists who offer the highest level of legal expertise.

Our first commitment is to achieve the best outcome for your claim.

Our specialists at NSW Compensation Lawyers understand the real impact of personal injury. We have the skills, tools and experience to give you clear advice about pursuing a successful claim and will guide you through the claims process. We understand the issues affecting you and your family and know what action to take.

At NSW Compensation Lawyers we aim to give you the greatest chance of winning your case with the best possible outcome while supporting you every step of the way.

Unsafe Equipment

You have a right to expect your employer to protect you adequately from any risks when using the equipment required for your job. If the protection you need is inadequate, injury can often result. Injuries caused by faulty or defective work equipment can be serious and even cause death.

At NSW Compensation Lawyers we aim to achieve the best outcome for you if you have suffered injury as a result of defective work equipment. We understand the issues affecting you and your family due to an injury and know what action to take.

Our personal injury specialists offer the highest level of professionalism, dedication and expertise.

Above all, we put your interests first.

NSW Compensation Lawyers can help you to make a claim for compensation following an accident that was the result of using faulty equipment at work, with a team of dedicated specialists on hand to advise on a wide range of work related accidents including those involving defective industrial equipment.

Every employer must take steps to ensure that their employees do not use defective work equipment. This includes:

  • ensuring that work equipment is maintained in efficient working order and in good repair. Regular inspections of machinery must take place.
  • ensuring that employees are adequately trained in methods of use, risks and precautions. Measures must be taken to protect employees against dangerous machine parts and protective equipment should be provided if necessary.
  • notifying employees of the potential dangers when a risk assessment has highlighted specific risks.
  • withdrawing faulty work equipment from service immediately until it has been repaired so as to prevent injury to employees.

If you have had an accident involving work equipment that you believe to have been faulty, you may be entitled to bring a Workplace Compensation claim.

Sometimes an inspection of the faulty equipment is needed. In these cases one of our specialists will visit your place of work to inspect the faulty item and if, necessary, will consider the use of an expert to help test equipment.

NSW Compensation Lawyers is one of the most experienced personal injury law firms in the country.

Our firm includes many of the country’s finest personal injury lawyers who offer the highest level of legal expertise.

Our first commitment is to achieve the best outcome for your claim.

Employers are required by law to supply workers with the correct protective work equipment, in full working order. When an employer fails to provide their employees with adequate safety or protective equipment, injuries can happen.

At NSW Compensation Lawyers we aim to achieve the best outcome for your workplace compensation.  We understand the issues affecting you and your family and know what action to take.

Our specialists offer the highest level of professionalism, dedication and expertise.

Above all, we put your interests first.

If you have been injured at work due to inadequate protective equipment or even a total lack of equipment, you may be able to claim against your employer. NSW Compensation Lawyers has extensive experience in handling Workplace Compensation claims where employers have provided inadequate safety equipment.

Although employers must do what they can to eliminate risks which may lead to an accident at work, some risks can only be dealt with in the supply of ‘personal protective equipment’ including:

  • hard hats
  • safety boots
  • high visibility jackets
  • welding masks
  • goggles
  • ear protectors
  • breathing apparatus
  • protective gloves

Given the many different types of personal protective equipment, this type of accident can occur in many different types of workplace.

The risk to employees resulting from poor work protective equipment might relate to almost anything but a few examples would be:

  • risk of being injured by hot substances
  • risk of being hit by falling objects
  • risk of being cut by sharp components
  • risk of inhaling harmful substances.

Employees must be given suitable protective equipment that fits properly and can be worn whilst doing the job in hand. It should be maintained and replaced whenever necessary. Employers must enforce the wearing of protective equipment.

We have a dedicated workplace compensation team that has experience in many successful claims as a result of defective or missing protective equipment. The team are prompt and efficient, as well as being approachable, so if you approach us you can be sure that your claim is in the best possible hands.

NSW Compensation Lawyers is also one of the most experienced personal injury law firms in the country.

Our firm includes many of the finest NSW workers compensation specialists who offer the highest level of legal expertise.

Our first commitment is to achieve the best outcome for your claim.

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