Construction Injury Lawyer Perth

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A construction site can be a dangerous environment. Unfortunately, accidents resulting in injuries are all too common. When such accidents occur, construction workers must understand their rights and options for seeking workers’ compensation. The construction injury lawyers at Anvil Legal will help secure the workers’ compensation you are entitled to. 

At Anvil Legal, we specialise in assisting workers who have suffered construction-related work injuries. Our construction injury lawyers are dedicated to advocating for the rights of injured workers and helping them navigate the complex legal process.

Common Injuries in Construction Industry

Working on construction sites involves exposure to numerous hazards that can lead to severe injuries. According to Safe Work Australia, the construction industry made up 12.3% of serious claims in 2020-21. Some of the most common injuries in the construction industry include:

  • Body Stressing: shoulder, knee & back injuries from lifting or using tools
  • Falls & Trips: injuries caused by falling from ladders, scaffolding, buildings, roofs, etc.
  • Hit by Moving Objects: struck by machinery or equipment, forklift accidents, falling objects
  • Electrical & Heat Contact: severe burns, electric shock, etc.

These are just some of the possible injuries that can cause construction accidents in Australia.

Contractor Workers’ Compensation

Contractors and sub-contractors may also be entitled to workers’ compensation. Making a contractor workers’ compensation claim can be difficult as some insurers will reject the claim stating they don’t meet the definition of a “worker”. If defined as workers under the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981, contractors can make a workers’ compensation claim like traditional employer-employee arrangements.

If you are unsure whether you are eligible to claim workers’ compensation for your injury, contact Anvil Legal. We will review your case and determine if you are entitled to claim workers’ compensation if the insurer has determined you as a contractor.

Construction Injury Claims: How We Can Help

Anvil Legal are workers’ compensation lawyers in Perth that provide comprehensive support to our clients. We help workers at all stages of their construction work injury claims.

If you have been injured at work and want to make a compensation claim, Anvil Legal can provide an obligation-free review of your case. We will help you determine if you are entitled to compensation and what benefits you may be eligible for. Our lawyer will then help you build your case and make a compensation claim.

If your compensation claim is accepted, workers’ compensation will assist the injured worker with weekly payments for loss of salary and ‘reasonable’ medical costs while you are unable to work and in need of treatment. Anvil Legal will provide you with clear advice to prevent you from being forced back to work before you’re ready and to make sure you receive the proper workers’ compensation benefits.

If your construction injury claim is pending or being contested Anvil Legal can assist you in getting your workers’ compensation claim approved through applications to WorkCover WA, the common law path, or other avenues if available. Contact Anvil Legal today to schedule a consultation and let us help you secure the compensation you deserve.

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