Trip Slip Fall Solicitors - Miners Accident Compensation Claims

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Our Australian mining accident solicitors are specialists at handling workers compensation claims. If you have suffered a slip, trip, fall or other accident, our solicitors can help you obtain the compensation that you deserve.

For obligation- legal advice and No Win No Fee representation, call our advice line today, or complete the contact form. Time limits apply when making a claim for compensation, so do not delay in seeking legal advice.

Trip Slip Accident

Most walking and climbing areas in surface mining are subject to weather elements making the surfaces hazardous to walk on.

Uneven ground surfaces found in both underground and surface mines increase the risk of trips and slips. In some areas, handrails and handholds are necessary.

Slips can occur where there is mud or water buildup, grease or oil in walking or working areas.

Environmental conditions in mines including heat and humidity affect worker concentration leading to incidents involving cuts, slips, trips and falls. Increased temperature and humidity help promote irritability, discomfort and lethargy which may result in careless behaviour or loss of concentration.

Fall Accident

Miners (especially drillers) who work around high walls could fall off the top of the highwall edge.

Equipment operators climb on and off equipment such as excavators and loaders, many times each day, which increases the risk of a slip and fall.

Equipment operators and mechanics who service mining equipment, machinery and plant structures are especially vulnerable to slips, trips and falls. Mechanics typically use ladders to gain access to work areas that may be slippery.

Trip Accident

Poor lighting and poor visibility in underground mines can contribute to trip accidents.

Blasting sites present tripping hazards related to tubing, wires, and blast-related tools, materials and equipment.

Hoses, cables, rope or tape across walkways are trip hazards. Steps, stairs, ladders, walkways and access platforms should be kept clear and safe to use.

Surface mine workers involved in clearing the land of trees may trip over tree limbs, logs and stumps.

Accident Injuries

Injuries that may be sustained as a result of a slip, trip or fall include:

  • Sprains or strains
  • Bone fractures and dislocations
  • Spinal injury
  • Nerve injury
  • Lacerations, cuts, bruises
  • Brain injury, if head hits the ground or other object
  • Burns if the miner is near hot surfaces or substances

Occupiers Liability

Occupiers liability law and public liability law both rely on the general law of negligence which requires owners or occupiers of property to take reasonable steps to ensure that visitors are not put at risk of personal injury. Our Sydney accident solicitors can claim compensation for injuries caused in a tripping and slipping accident which occurs both in public and private places including shops, offices, leisure and sports facilities. In many cases the owner or occupier of land or property in Sydney will have taken out a policy of occupier’s liability insurance and an insurance company will indemnify the owner or occupier of the property against any injury claim which will eventually be paid out by the insurers rather than by the owner or occupier.

No Win No Fee Solicitors

Our public liability solicitors deal with accident compensation claims involving trips, slip and falls and all manner of other accidents caused by defective premises using the no win no fee scheme. Whilst tripping and slipping accidents remain the most common incidents involving personal injury associated with defective premises there are many other accidents including those caused by defective services, especially the electrical supply. If you have been injured in public or private premises including someone else’s home and you would like advice on accident compensation claims please don't hesitate to contact us. Our solicitors offer advice over the telephone with absolutely no further obligation. Do yourself just and give us a call.

LAWYER HELPLINE: ☎ 1800 633 090