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Have you been injured through your line of work in the mining industry? Our worker’s compensation lawyers can help. Get a free claim assessment today.

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Mining Accidents and Injuries Compensation

If you’ve been injured through the course of your employment in the mining industry, you may be entitled to damages.

Our worker’s compensation lawyers have helped numerous clients claim for injuries sustained in mining accidents. 

Designed to protect employees, worker’s compensation falls under employment law so by providing you with financial support in the wake of an accident, which can help you get your life back on track. 


What is covered by worker’s compensation?

Worker’s 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


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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. 

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How much compensation will I get for my injury?

In three simple steps, get a basic indication (minus loss of earnings and other possible extras) of how much compensation you may be due. Click the green button to use our new compensation calculator today.


What type of mining accident and injuries can I claim for?

You may be able to claim worker’s compensation for the following mining accidents and injuries:


  • Mining collapse

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.


  • Machinery accidents/faulty machines

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.


  • Motor vehicle accidents

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.


  • Slips and falls

Slips and falls can occur in any mining environment. Common contributing factors include uneven surfaces and poorly lit workspaces.


  • Gas explosions

Triggered by a build-up of methane in underground coal mines, gas explosions can cause burns, broken bones and other devastating injuries.


  • Chemical accidents

If not stored or handled correctly, mining chemicals can cause burns, breathing difficulties, and even blindness.


  • Black lung, asbestos exposure and other respiratory diseases

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.


  • Back, neck, knee and other physical injuries

Mining can be a physically demanding job, making workers prone to chronic muscle and bone injuries.


  • Noise-induced hearing loss injuries

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.


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