Claiming Compensation for Construction Accidents

While workplace accidents can happen anywhere, such as warehouses and factories, working on construction sites can be one of the most dangerous places to work. There are dangers and hazards present everywhere, so it is essential that employers and contractors ensure that the workplace is as safe as possible to minimise these dangers. Employers are legally responsible to protect their employees, however sometimes that protection is missing or flawed and they could be operating with unsafe work practices.

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Some of the dangers and potential accidents that can be present on construction sites include:

  • Falling from heights such as scaffolding and rooftops
  • Being struck by falling objects and debris
  • Holes in the ground
  • Heavy machinery and machinery operation accidents
  • Lifting of large or heavy objects
  • The presence of hazardous substances and toxic exposure
  • Building collapses
  • Trip and fall hazards
  • Falls into trenches and shafts
  • Forklift and crane accidents
  • Demolition, explosions and fire
  • Electrical hazards, resulting in electrocution
  • Lifting of equipment and materials
  • Welding accidents
  • Window washing accidents
  • Utility workers accidents
  • Trench-related accidents
  • Work-related brain injuries

There can also be dangers from unsafe equipment, as all equipment is required to be maintained and training should be provided in correct operation, along with notifying employees if there are potential risks from operating the equipment.

If you have become injured or ill due to an incident on a construction site, you could be entitled to making a workers’ compensation claim. This could provide you with financial assistance for any medical bills, loss of wages and to cover damages for suffering and psychological stress.

What if I’m involved in a construction accident?

At NSW Compensation Lawyers, we have significant experience in workplace compensation claims within the construction industry, having worked on cases for

  • Falls from scaffolding
  • Faulty or defective machinery
  • Being hit by falling objects
  • Electrocution
  • Manual handling

To find out if you are entitled to making a workers’ compensation claim, speak to our experienced construction accident lawyers today, so that you can receive the maximum compensation you deserve for your suffering.

How do I find a construction accident lawyer?

Need help? Speak to one of our experienced compensation lawyers today on 02 9601 0088 and receive obligation-free advice on your compensation claim, with no upfront costs. If your compensation claim proceeds, our No Win, No Fee policy* means you will not have to pay our legal costs unless your claim is successful and you receive your compensation.

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