Machinery Accident Solicitors - Injury Compensation Claim Lawyers
If you have been injured in a machinery accident in the mining sector, our solicitors can help you obtain the compensation that you deserve. Call our legal advice helpline, complete the contact form or send an email to receive advice from our legal team. No Win No Fee legal representation is also available.
Machinery Accident Injuries
Accidents involved with machinery can often result in injuries such as fractures, spinal injury, head injury, amputation of fingers, severe soft tissue damage, nerve damage, crush injuries, burns, lacerations and strain. Extremities can get caught between moving parts of the equipment; heavy machinery can tip over and trap people underneath; machinery can crash into a building or other obstruction; faulty machinery can cause electric shocks and burns.
Examples of Machinery Accidents
Examples of accidents involving machinery in the mining sector:
- A driller suffered a partial amputation of a finger while undoing an air swirl on a rotation head.
- An employee caught his hand between the clevis and the feed frame of a drill rig resulting in the loss of a fingertip.
- A miner suffered very serious arm injuries when it became entangled in steel rib mesh and a rotating drill steel.
- The operator of a crushing plant sustained major hand injuries when trapped under the head drum of a moving conveyor.
- An opal miner lost a foot when it was caught by a drive shaft that was not protected by guards.
- A welder, cutting with an angle grinder, received a severe laceration to his hand when the angle grinder kicked back.
Duty of Care
Employers have a duty to ensure the health, safety and welfare at work of all their employees. An employer must at least ensure that any machinery provided for use by the employees at work is safe and without risks to health when properly used. Employers must also provide such information, instruction, training and supervision as may be necessary to ensure the employees health and safety at work.
Workers compensation provides protection to employees in the event of a work related injury. Injured employees may be able to claim compensation for loss of earnings, medical expenses, rehabilitation expenses and lump sum payments for permanent impairment.
Strict time limits apply in making a claim for compensation, so you should not delay in seeking legal advice. Speak with our legal team today to find out about our No Win No Fee scheme and how we can help you maximise your compensation entitlements under the law.AUSTRALIA LAWYER HELPLINE: ☎ 1800 339 958