Does your employer owe you compensation for a workplace injury?

Published by Marshall & Gibson Lawyers on the 02 June 2017

If you've gotten yourself injured at work, it's unlikely that the blame for the accident rests with you alone. Even if you made a clumsy mistake or a mental error, there's still a good chance that your employer is partially responsible for what happened. Did they give you a 100 per cent safe environment to work in? Did they fully train you for your job? If there are any doubts, your bosses might deserve some blame.

If this is the case, there's a good chance you're entitled to some compensation. In fact, if you take a glance at the news, you'll quickly discover that cases like this arise in New South Wales all the time.

Major incident at a glass company in South Hurstville, Sydney

Incidents of employee injury can be very costly for employers. For example, according to The Leader, a glass company with a construction site in South Hurstville, Sydney was recently fined $1 million because of an injury suffered by a contract worker. The individual was working on a window ledge when the power system spiked unexpectedly and he sustained an electric shock.

Matt Kean, minister for innovation and better regulation, told the newspaper that he applauded the hefty fine.

"No matter what kind of work you do, everyone who has a job in NSW has a right to a safe workplace," he said.

If you've been injured at work, there's a good chance the law is on your side, just like it was in South Hurstville.

Your employer has a responsibility to you

When a workplace accident or injury happens, the employer involved is obligated to handle it in a responsible fashion. According to the NSW Ministry of Health, this means working with the employee to help them get healthy and return to work soon.

If the organisation has any shortcomings in this regard, that may well strengthen your legal case against them. Talk to a workers compensation lawyer if you have any questions about this.

Why you can trust our legal experts to help

The time following a workplace injury can be hectic and confusing - you're thinking about your safety, your work and the people around you. Eventually, though, it's time to think about getting legal representation and seeking compensation for your injuries.

Working with our expert workers compensation lawyers, we pledge to deliver you not only results, but peace of mind as well. To learn more, simply contact us and get a free case evaluation.

Workers compensation lawyers Sydney

At Marshall & Gibson Compensation Lawyers Sydney we specialise in workers compensation claims resulting from workplace accidents.

We have a proven track record having won over 99% of our work accident injury cases. We’re so confident in our legal expertise with workers compensation claims that with our “No Win-No Fee” basis, you only pay if we win your claim for you.

Call us today on 1800 675 417 or send us an email for your free, no obligation case evaluation by one of our expert compensation lawyers.