Are you suffering an injury or illness due to a workplace chemical accident? Best can help.

The Best Injury Lawyers team are experts in all types of claims, including chemical injury claims. Talk to us today for free, confidential advice.

What do you need to know about chemical injury or illness claims?

Workplaces can be dangerous places, especially on worksites where there is heavy machinery, chemicals and all manner of things that can result in accident, injury or illness. At Best we help clients with all types of accident claims, including chemical accident claims, for injuries or illness that occur due to a chemical spill or fumes. 

Exposure to chemicals, be it because of a spill or via exposure to fumes (possibly because of poor quality PPE or an uncontrolled spill) can result in both external and internal injuries – and it can be tough to understand what your rights might be.

At Best, we have expert chemical injury claim lawyers standing by to review  your case, for free, and provide clear, honest advice about the next steps. Your lawyer will talk you through the various time limitations, what the claims process is like and what your options are – and they will answer any questions you have, in plain english.

Talk to our team today to better understand your rights. 

How do you get our Best?

These are our promises to you, every case, every client.

Free Case Review,
by our Principal

We put our Best on your case from day one, and we take on cases others won’t – because we really are the Best.

No Win, No Fee.

If we can’t win your case, you owe us nothing. We never let you walk away in a worse position.

30% +GST
Fee Cap

Because your Best outcome only matters if it’s in your pocket and goes towards your Best life.

Your Case,
Our Best

We hire the Best industry professionals and place senior lawyers on all cases, so you get your Best result.

What other questions do you have about making a chemical injury or illness claim?

Yes. Claims can address both immediate injuries and long-term health implications resulting from chemical exposure. If you believe you’ve been affected by prolonged exposure, even if symptoms appear much later, consult legal counsel.

After ensuring your immediate safety and seeking medical attention, report the incident to your workplace. Document everything, including the chemical details, how exposure occurred, and any safety measures (or lack thereof). Then, seek legal advice to understand your rights and potential compensation.

Yes. In Brisbane, a typical three-year limit exists from the date of the chemical accident to file a claim. However, some exceptions can apply, especially if symptoms manifest later. It’s essential to obtain legal advice promptly to navigate the specific time constraints. If your injury happened of a protracted period, strict time limits can apply so you should get in touch with us right away.

You have 6 months from the date of injury or the date of diagnosis of injury as work related by a medical professional, to make a statutory claim with WorkCover. However, our experience is that the longer you wait, the more likely it is WorkCover will question your claim. We strongly recommend you make a WorkCover claim as soon as possible, even if the injury seems minor.

For comprehensive entitlements:

  • Report the incident to the relevant supervisor or manager immediately.
  • Document the accident, noting the chemicals involved and the conditions.
  • Secure witness details and gather their statements.
  • Seek medical attention right away, ensuring all medical documentation is preserved.
  • Engage a lawyer with expertise in chemical injury claims for tailored guidance.

The compensation amount can vary, influenced by factors like the injury’s severity, medical costs, potential future treatment, lost income, and overall impact on quality of life. It’s best to consult with a lawyer for a specific assessment of your situation.

The duration of your claim can be influenced by several factors, including its complexity, the severity of your injury, and clarity surrounding liability. While some cases resolve in a few months, others might extend for a longer period. An experienced lawyer can offer a more precise timeframe.

The types of damages you can recover, include:

  • General damages – for pain and suffering;
  • Past and future loss of wages;
  • Loss of superannuation;
  • Past and future medical expenses;
  • Other past and future out of pocket expenses;
  • The cost of past and future care; and
  • Legal costs.

For more information about what you can claim, click here.

We know it can be overwhelming to know which firm to trust with your road accident claim, there’s a lot of us out there! We also know it can sound a little biased when we tell you to choose Best.

There are a few reasons we think you should choose Best as your Chemical Injury Accident Claim lawyers:

  1. We hire the Best people: our team aren’t only some of the sharpest legal minds in Queensland (no really, we win awards for it) but they’re also genuinely good people, who care about their clients. When we say we hire the Best, we mean we hire people who care about every case and every client, people you’d want fighting for you that you’d also happily catch up over a cuppa with.
  2. We will never leave you out of pocket: how so?
    • No Win, No Fee. Forever. You will only be charged if we win your case, so you can rest easy that we will be doing everything we can to put you in a better place than when you started your claim with us.
    • 30% Fee Cap. Some firms take around 50% of your compensation claim, we cap at 30% +GST to cover our fees (so even if our fees are more than that, we won’t charge you for it).
    • We cover out-of-pocket expenses. There are necessary expenses that must be incurred to successfully run your claim, because we want you to focus on your recovery and not the cost of your case. We will cover the cost for outlays needed to run your case, and you will only be expected to pay for these if your case is successful (these will be added as a part of your compensation claim, for the insurer to pay for).
  3. We take on cases other firms won’t, and we win them: we have a history of taking on claims other firms won’t, because we’re not afraid of hard work and because we know the difference a successful claim will make to you and your life.

Would you like to learn more about why you should choose Best? You can read more about our firm and our promises to you here.

How can Best help you get started?


We review your
case for free

You can talk directly with our team today to understand if you have a claim. We’ll give you honest, free advice about the Best path forward.


Our Principal
reviews your case.

Ryan will sit with your team, review your case and ensure they have the Best plan, focused on your Best result.


We cover your
out of pocket costs.

We ensure all the out of pocket costs required to run your claim are covered, so you can focus on your recovery while we focus on your case


We bring our Best
while you rest.

Our team goes to work on your case, exploring every avenue for compensation.

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