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

At Garling, our construction accident lawyers, have dealt with hundreds of workers compensation claims involving a construction site injury and have extensive experience in managing construction industry 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 if you are involved in construction accidents. 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 from a construction accident 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 construction accident 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 construction accident 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 for a construction site injury?

  1. If you think you may have a claim from a construction accident, then please contact us by email or phone to discuss your matter. Our building accident lawyers provide you with free advice on your options.
  2. If we believe you have a claim for workers compensation, on 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 construction accident lawyers.
  4. We pursue your claim and fight until you receive the compensation you deserve.
  5. You receive your compensation in your bank account.

What types of workers are covered under construction site workers compensation claims?

NSW Workers Compensation covers injured construction workers who are employees including part-time and casual workers and, in many cases, sub-contractors are also entitled to receive workers compensation for injuries sustained whilst on a construction site. If you work for one contractor, you can be deemed to be an employee and able to recover workers compensation.

How long do I have to make a construction site workers compensation claim?

You should report any injury sustained to your employer and the head builder as soon as possible following your injury.

You should then consult your general practitioner and obtain a medical certificate of capacity which outlines the injuries you have sustained, the treatment you require and your capacity for work. This should be provided to your employer as soon as possible following your injury. Any substantial delay, usually over six months, may prevent you from making a claim.

What type of compensation can I receive if I am injured on a construction site?

If you make a claim for workers compensation, you are entitled to receive money for loss of income and payment of medical expenses.

You are also entitled to receive a lump sum amount of compensation if you have sustained a permanent impairment because of your injuries. This is known as a claim for whole person impairment. A percentage of whole person impairment is determined by a doctor. You are entitled to a lump sum amount of money depending on the level of your impairment (it must exceed 10% whole person impairment) and the date of your injury.

Lump-sum compensation for impairment is usually somewhere between $30,000.00 and $60,000.00 depending on the nature and extent of your injury.

Payment of lump-sum compensation for whole person impairment is paid in addition to receiving the weekly payments and medical expenses.

Do workers compensation entitlements vary between states and territories?

Yes, workers compensation laws and entitlements vary between states and territories in Australia. Each state has its own worker’s compensation scheme, and the compensation payable varies greatly depending on which state your injury was sustained.

At Garling & Co our building accident lawyers only act for people who have sustained an injury in NSW.

Why Garling & Co Lawyers?

At Garling & Co Lawyers, your claim will be handled by an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law who have at least 10 years plus experience in Workers Compensation Law. You will be looked after by an expert in construction workplace injury law.

We also offer no win no fee arrangements for these types of claims which means that you do not have to pay for our legal services if you do not win.

Please contact us today to book a free consultation with our personal injury lawyers and find out how we can help you.

Would you like assistance with your construction accident claims?

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 by phone and email. Please contact our experienced accredited specialist personal injury lawyers to find out how we can help.

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Ray H.
07:33 13 Jun 24
Matthew Garling and Team are kind, patient, polite, professional, empathetic and efficient. I was treated terribly by the at fault insurer. Garling and Co. had my back. Matthew gently and patiently... kept me up to speed on all the steps to go through. From my personal experience I recommend these guys. They are safe hands. Thank you more
Jo L.
05:58 07 May 24
So very impressed with the professional team who looked after me throughout the last 4 and 1/2 years. A special mention to Kerry and Nathan who navigated each request to fight for my right to gain... access to further treatments and physio and to ensure medical treatment would be covered moving forward. I was so grateful I could hand it all over to you and not have to go through this very challenging time without your support.I thank you for the compassion you have provided to me, from the first contact with Matthew and Natasha, to finalisation with Kerry and Nathan.I highly recommend the team at Garling and Co for any third party compensation claims. You are in good hands with them more
Linda O.
21:53 06 May 24
Emma, Rebecca and the team at Garling and Co have worked diligently throughout my workers compensation claim. The level of professionalism, support and communication has been faultless. Of particular... note has been the sensitivity displayed to me throughout the lengthy process. Worker’s compensation claims are complex and not easy to navigate, particularly when you are unwell. I do not hesitate to recommend Garling and Co to help you find a way through this otherwise unfathomable more
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20:51 23 Apr 24
After my case stalled with another firm, I decided to give Matthew Garling a call. He took my case and not only won, but achieved an outcome that far exceeded my expectations. This firm is the best... in the business in my opinion and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to more
Anthony T.
00:50 16 Apr 24
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Mikaele N.
03:01 15 Apr 24
Garling &Co Lawyers were awesome, I called every compensation law firm and was told that I couldn't claim for compensation.The whole experience and process was simple and stress free.Mr Matthew... Garling and Allison deserve an accolades for the very best in client service. I would highly recommend their service to more
Tamara L.
02:10 15 Apr 24
I want to thank Garling & Co so much for all the help they have given me and helped with my claim. We got the win last week and it was the best news I have gotten considering how much my life has... been turned upside down the past 2 years. Emma and Rebecca have been incredible to work with and explained everything from the start even when I had hesitation to go ahead regarding how much everything would cost or how fair it could go or even if I had a chance, but they explained everything thoroughly, so I understood it all. Thank you for making this process seamlessly easy and helping me get the win it will make things a little easy for me that's for sure financial thank you for all your help I cannot recommend you and your services enough. Thank you more
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05:01 11 Apr 24
Utter professionalism from first phone call to final settlement. It was a pleasure to be represented by a firm that actually cares for their clients. From office staff, to paralegal and solicitor... Rebecca, Emma and Matthew thank you for your support and expertise throughout my claim. No wonder your firm has won many awards. I'm extremely happy with my outcome and can confidently recommend your more
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06:11 02 Apr 24
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What will it cost me?

Working in the construction industry and need to speak with a construction accident attorney? Luckily, there are no upfront legal fees payable in workers compensation matters. We provide a free consultation to see if you have a claim from a construction accident or building accident. 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 with a construction accident lawyer.

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 for construction accidents and building accidents. Reach out to a Garling & Co construction accident lawyer today!

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