Trip Slip Fall Solicitors - Miners Accident Compensation ClaimsAUSTRALIA LAWYER HELPLINE: ☎ 1800 339 958
Our Australian mining accident solicitors are specialists at handling workers compensation claims. If you have suffered a slip, trip, fall or other accident, our solicitors can help you obtain the compensation that you deserve.
For obligation- legal advice and No Win No Fee representation, call our advice line today, or complete the contact form. Time limits apply when making a claim for compensation, so do not delay in seeking legal advice.
Trip Slip Accident
Most walking and climbing areas in surface mining are subject to weather elements making the surfaces hazardous to walk on.
Uneven ground surfaces found in both underground and surface mines increase the risk of trips and slips. In some areas, handrails and handholds are necessary.
Slips can occur where there is mud or water buildup, grease or oil in walking or working areas.
Environmental conditions in mines including heat and humidity affect worker concentration leading to incidents involving cuts, slips, trips and falls. Increased temperature and humidity help promote irritability, discomfort and lethargy which may result in careless behaviour or loss of concentration.
Miners (especially drillers) who work around high walls could fall off the top of the highwall edge.
Equipment operators climb on and off equipment such as excavators and loaders, many times each day, which increases the risk of a slip and fall.
Equipment operators and mechanics who service mining equipment, machinery and plant structures are especially vulnerable to slips, trips and falls. Mechanics typically use ladders to gain access to work areas that may be slippery.
Poor lighting and poor visibility in underground mines can contribute to trip accidents.
Blasting sites present tripping hazards related to tubing, wires, and blast-related tools, materials and equipment.
Hoses, cables, rope or tape across walkways are trip hazards. Steps, stairs, ladders, walkways and access platforms should be kept clear and safe to use.
Surface mine workers involved in clearing the land of trees may trip over tree limbs, logs and stumps.
Injuries that may be sustained as a result of a slip, trip or fall include:
- Sprains or strains
- Bone fractures and dislocations
- Spinal injury
- Nerve injury
- Lacerations, cuts, bruises
- Brain injury, if head hits the ground or other object
- Burns if the miner is near hot surfaces or substances
Trip Slip Fall Solicitor
Our solicitors represent clients on a No Win No Fee basis (also known as a contingency agreement). This basically means that there is no upfront cost to you. Our trip slip fall solicitors do not get paid unless your compensation claim is successful, and even then it is the insurance company that will pay the majority or all of your legal fees. For further explanation on how we can help you obtain compensation under the No Win No Fee scheme, contact our lawyers.AUSTRALIA LAWYER HELPLINE: ☎ 1800 339 958