Mining Accidents and Injuries Compensation in Queensland
If you’ve been injured through the course of your employment in the Queensland mining industry, you may be entitled to damages. Our worker’s compensation lawyers have helped numerous clients claim for injuries sustained in mining accidents.
We've pulled together some helpful Mining injury compensation questions & answers below...
Do I Have A Mining Injury Compensation Claim
Frequently Asked Questions About Mining Injury Compensation Claims
What Is Covered By Worker’s Compensation?
Designed to protect employees, workers compensation falls under the area of employment law.
Workers compensation covers work-related injuries caused by negligence. If you can prove your employer failed in their duty of care to protect your safety, you could be entitled to claim:
- Medical expenses (including ongoing rehabilitation costs)
- Loss of income
- Return to work support
What Is A No Win No Fee Mining Accident & Injury Compensation Lawyer?
Our expertise in Mining injury cases means we are able to assess your situation and identify whether you have a solid case to make a claim quickly.
Our no win no fee guarantee means if you don’t win your case, you don’t pay the legal fees.
Can I claim Injuries From A Mining Collapse In Queensland?
Yes. Mining collapses can occur when the walls and ceiling of an underground mine haven’t been secured properly. This type of accident can cause life-threatening injuries.
Can I claim Injuries From Machinery Accidents/Faulty Machines In Queensland?
Yes. Many jobs in the mining industry rely on heavy machinery. In the absence of proper training and maintenance, this kind of equipment can put workers at risk of sustaining a range of injuries, including crushed extremities and electric shocks.
Can I claim Injuries From Motor Vehicle Accidents On Mining Sites In Queensland?
Yes. Given the size and power of the motor vehicles often used in mining, even low-speed accidents can cause significant harm to the people involved.
Can I claim Injuries From Slips, Trips Or Falls On Mining Sites In Queensland?
Yes. Slips and falls can occur in any mining environment. Common contributing factors include uneven surfaces and poorly lit workspaces.
Can I claim Injuries From Gas Explosions On Mining Sites In Queensland?
Yes. Triggered by a build-up of methane in underground coal mines, gas explosions can cause burns, broken bones and other devastating injuries.
Can I claim Injuries From Chemical Accidents On Mining Sites In Queensland?
Yes. If not stored or handled correctly, mining chemicals can cause burns, breathing difficulties, and even blindness.
How Much Compensation Did Other People Get Awarded For Their Injuries?
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How much compensation Will I get for my Mining injury Compensation Claim?
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Can I claim Injuries From Black Lung, Asbestos Exposure And Other Respiratory Diseases On Mining Sites In Queensland?
Yes. Even though safety equipment has improved in recent years, miners are still more likely to develop conditions like black lung as a result of being exposed to dangerous materials.
Can I claim Injuries From Back, Neck, Knee And Other Physical Injuries On Mining Sites In Queensland?
Yes. Mining can be a physically demanding job, making workers prone to chronic muscle and bone injuries.
Can I claim Injuries From Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Injuries On Mining Sites In Queensland?
Yes. Many miners struggle with industrial deafness after being exposed to the noise of drills and high-powered mine blasts. Resulting in permanent hearing impairment, this condition can be extremely debilitating.
If you’ve been injured on a mine site but are unsure whether you qualify for damages, our worker’s compensation lawyers can assess your claim for free.
How Long Do I Have To Claim Worker’s Compensation From A Mining Accident?
The amount of time you have to make a claim will depend on the nature of your injury. Strict time limits apply to all types of personal injury claims, so it’s important to begin legal proceedings quickly.
Will I Need To Go To Court For A Mining Accident And Injury Claim?
There is a small chance you may need to go to court, but only if your testimony is deemed vital to the outcome of your case. Most mining accident compensation claims can be settled out of court.
Who Pays For The Worker’s Compensation Injuries?
Your employer’s insurance company will usually pay for the compensation. By law, all employers in Australia must be insured.
Do I Need A Worker’s Compensation Lawyer To Make A Claim?
You can try to manage your case without legal assistance, but engaging with a worker’s compensation lawyer can simplify the claims process and increase your chances of a swift, successful case.
Claims Have Time Limits
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Frequently Asked Questions
- How much compensation will I receive for my injuries?
- How is past and future economic loss compensation calculated?
- What injury compensation or damages am I entitled to claim for?
- If I go back to work after my injury will this hurt my claim?
- When does my workers' compensation claim come to an end and what happens then?
- What injury compensation or damages am I entitled to claim for?
- What are emotional distress damages in personal injury cases?
- Are there time limits for bringing a claim for injury compensation in Queensland?
- How will my common law claim run and how long will it take?
- Is my compensation or damages payment taxable?
- What care and assistance can be claimed for in a personal injury claim in Queensland
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- What if I don't receive a 6% DPI in my Notice of Assessment but I want to sue my employer for my work injuries?
- What's the difference between workers' compensation claim & a common law claim for damages?
- What is a common law claim for damages for work injury in Queensland?