Looking to make a Mining Accident Claim? Trust the Best team.

If you’ve been injured in a mining accident and you need help with the claims process, our expert mining accident lawyers are here for you – every step of the way.

What do you need to know about making a Mining Accident Claim (and how Best can help)?

If you were injured in a mining accident, be it at your local workplace or as a FIFO worker, the Best Injury Lawyers team can help you through the claims process and ensure you get your Best possible result.

We understand that the nature of your injuries might be quite severe, as we see many more serious injuries due to accidents at mines – be it crush injuries, burns or electrocutions, chemical exposure or due to a vehicle onsite (or anything else) our team can ensure you achieve the compensation you deserve. 

Depending on what happened and where it happened, our team will talk you through the various time frames and limitations as well as answer any questions you have about the process, compensation and upfront costs.

Should you choose to trust the Best team with your case, we will explore every avenue and fight hard to get you your Best possible result. 

Talk to our team today to understand your options.

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.
Forever.

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 mining accident claim?

Yes. Conditions like black lung, resulting from prolonged exposure to coal dust, and other chronic diseases tied to mining activities can be grounds for compensation. If you suspect your health condition is related to mining work, seek legal and medical advice.

Yes. Contractors, sub-contractors, and even some non-employees injured within a mining environment might be entitled to compensation. The specifics of employment and the accident’s circumstances play a role, so consulting a lawyer is essential for clarity.

Yes. In Brisbane, there’s generally a three-year limit from the date of the mining accident to initiate a claim. Some circumstances might extend or reduce this timeframe. Prompt legal advice is crucial to ensure you adhere to the required time limits.

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.

To best ensure your rights:

  • Report the incident to site management immediately.
  • Document all details related to the accident, including location, equipment involved, and any safety breaches.
  • Gather witness statements and their contact information.
  • Seek immediate medical attention and keep all records of treatment.
  • Engage with a lawyer experienced in mining accident claims for comprehensive advice.

The compensation amount varies based on injury severity, lost earnings, medical expenses, and future care needs, among other factors. For a specific evaluation related to your case, it’s advisable to speak with a lawyer familiar with mining claims.

The claim duration can differ based on its complexity, clarity regarding fault, and the nature of the injury. While some claims may conclude within several months, more complicated cases can take longer. Engaging with an experienced lawyer can offer a better estimate.

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 Mining 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?

1

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.

2

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.

3

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

4

We bring our Best
while you rest.

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

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