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What is A Work Injury Damages Claim?

Often workers who are injured on a building site sustain most serious injuries to their back, legs, knees and hips. These injuries are generally very serious requiring surgery to undertake spine fusion, hip repair due to fractures and breaks and bilateral knee replacements.

As a consequence, other parts of the body are also subsequently damaged or eventually sustain wear and tear aggravating the original condition. These injuries generally result in a whole person impairment [WPI] greater than 15% which would then entitle an injured worker to claim not only a lump sum for loss to various parts of the body but an additional claim for negligence against his employer resulting in a large damages claim covering wage loss known as a work injury damages claim – WID.

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Construction injuries typically cause secondary delayed bodily problems generally arising in arms, legs and lower back, general movement, home-care problems and difficulty performing sexual activities.

Of course, along with these physical and emotional ailments, very significant wage loss will eventually occur.

A construction accident lawyer of our team will expertly assess the superannuation and wage loss and make construction accident claims on behalf of the injured worker based on negligence against the employer.

Often on building and construction sites, there may be an alternative party that can be sued apart from a person’s employer such as the head contractor or a scaffolding company and in New South Wales, subject to Section 151Z of the Workers Compensation Act, there may be an opportunity to claim for pain and suffering as well as full wage loss. Under South Australia’s Return to Work Act 2014, injured employees there could claim damages for pain and suffering and wage losses. Common law in each of Australia’s four other states allows injured employees to claim damages for pain and suffering and lost wages.

Let a construction accident lawyer from Gerard Malouf and Partners prepare your building worker compensation and negligence claim on a no win no fee basis.

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In September 2020, we helped a school teacher who had a slip and fall on the job get a much-needed compensation package of $530,000 in damages. Our team was able to show that uneven ground at work was a major contributing factor to the school teacher’s injured back and knees. 

For decades, the team at Gerard Malouf and Partners have managed work injury claims for our clients. Contact us today for no obligation legal advice. 

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