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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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Anthony T.
00:50 16 Apr 24
Thank you Matthew and his team who guided me through the legal process, a truly positive experience with total professionalism.
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
Sigrid W.
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
01:09 09 Apr 24
Highly recommend Matthew & Allison at Garling and Co ! Quick response ! helpful every step of the way ! If you want the best compensation lawyer, Matthew @ Garling and co is the bestDoesn’t waste... time. Very informative ! excellent guidance! They get the job done ✅Website is perfect guide5 Star ⭐️ is not enoughI’m so grateful to Matthew, Allison and team for my outcome so far !Thank you 😊 Garling and co are awesome 👏 🤩read more
Jaimie K.
06:11 02 Apr 24
Have had a rollercoaster ride with Garling and Co over the several years we have been battling the system that injured workers are faced with. The wheels of progress are slow within this system.... However Garling and co have always stood by me. Calls are returned and matters are always followed up in a timely more
Tyson Langanke (Five Star W.
00:30 02 Apr 24
I cannot recommend Matthew highly enough for anyone seeking a compensation lawyer. From the moment I reached out, Matthew went above and beyond to ensure that I felt supported and informed throughout... the entire process. No question was too simple for him, and he patiently took the time to explain every step we were taking, alleviating any stress or confusion I had.He not only provided expert legal guidance but also ensured that I fully understood the intricacies of my case. His clear communication made me feel confident and reassured during what could have been a daunting experience.Thanks to Matthew's exceptional expertise and personalized approach, I was able to navigate the complexities of my compensation claim with ease. His professionalism and genuine concern for my well-being truly set him more
Shaylee C.
09:54 27 Mar 24
I recently had the pleasure of working with Garling and Co on my case, and I must say that their service was truly outstanding. From the initial consultation to the resolution of my case, they... displayed unwavering dedication and professionalism.The outcome of my case exceeded my expectations, and I am incredibly grateful for the hard work and diligence exhibited by Garling and Co. I have no hesitation in recommending this law firm to my family and friends, knowing that they will receive the same level of exceptional service.- Traceyread more
Simona M.
05:11 26 Mar 24
Emma and Rebecca have looked after my husband's workers compensation claim over the last 3 years now. We have had positive outcomes from these claims and are now pursuing a work injury damages claim.... They have been amazing to deal with. They are genuine and empathetic over what has been a very stressful time for myself and my family over these last 3 years. Nothing is ever too much for Emma and Rebecca and they are always available to communicate with. We would highly recommend Garling and Co! Thank you Emma and more
Donelle L.
01:16 26 Mar 24
So very happy with the service Garling has provided the care and help has eased a lot of worry I had when going through this process . Many thanks to the entire team

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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