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Builders and construction workers, by nature, work in a very hazardous industry, and injuries are a common occurrence.

We have dealt with hundreds of workers compensation claims involving injuries on construction sites and have extensive experience in managing these claims.

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Injuries on construction sites are common

What should I do if I am injured on a construction site?

You should immediately seek medical assistance. You are also likely to be entitled to claim workers compensation. You need to obtain a medical Certificate of Capacity from your general practitioner or the hospital you attended and provide it to your employer as soon as possible.

This certificate is medical evidence of your injury and or illness. Your employer is required to forward the medical certificate to the workers compensation insurer to commence your claim.

Previous claims have included;

  • falls from and collapsing of scaffolding
  • heavy lifting injuries
  • trips and falls
  • lacerations, amputations and crush injuries caused by equipment and power tools
  • electrocution or electric shock caused by faulty machinery switches or overhead power lines
  • being hit by falling objects
  • exposure to chemicals that may result in burns, poisoning or respiratory illness
  • injuries caused by other trades on-site or being struck by machinery, including forklifts and cranes.

We have a team of experienced construction compensation lawyers who can assist you with your claim.

Can I sue for negligence?

If you have sustained an injury on a construction site as a worker, then you may have a right to claim common law damages against your employer. This claim is a Work Injury Damages claim. A Work Injury Damages claim is made when an injured worker sues their employer for damages due to negligence. This claim is to cover past and future loss of income.

To claim Work Injury Damages, your injury must be as a result of the negligence of your employer, and you must have a whole person impairment of at least 15%. You will need the assistance of an experienced lawyer to make this type of claim.

Your injury could also be the fault of another trade or builder on-site. You can sue the company responsible for your injury; this is a public liability claim.

What is the claim process?

  1. If you think you may have a claim, then please contact us by email or phone to discuss your matter. We provide you with free advice on your options.
  2. If we believe you have a claim for workers compensation, we will assist in ensuring you obtain appropriate compensation for your injuries.
  3. We obtain the necessary evidence to win your claim. This is done by one of our experienced injury lawyers.
  4. We pursue your claim and fight until you receive the compensation you deserve.
  5. You receive your compensation in your bank account.

Would you like assistance with your claim?

Complete our free, no obligation confidential case assessment form and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

Alternatively, we are available to talk through phone and email. Please contact our experienced workers compensation lawyers to find out how we can help.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What will it cost me?

There are no upfront legal fees payable in workers compensation matters. We provide free advice to see if you have a claim. If you do have a claim, then workers compensation costs are covered by a Government scheme, like legal aid, known as ILARS. This scheme will fund the payment of your legal costs and disbursements.

2. Why Garling & Co Lawyers?

Garling & Co Lawyers are one of NSW’s leading work-related injury law firms and have experienced lawyers acting on behalf of construction workers. We have a 98% success rate and are here to help you through the entire claims process.

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