More often than not, accidents happen in the workplace, especially if you work in a factory that handles dangerous materials and chemicals. Apart from exposure to poisonous gases that could lead to health complications, a machine malfunction could cause several types of accidents, causing workplace injuries.
Beyond factory work, workplace injuries can occur in any type of work environment, even in offices. The most common types of workplace injuries in Australia are:
Many people don't realise that worker's compensation laws also cover mental health conditions in Australian workplaces. If you have experienced an incident such as bullying or harassment, being overworked, discrimination or other abuse at the workplace, you have a right to seek help from a workers' compensation lawyer.
Your employer must make sure the workplace adheres to all the critical safety regulations, including a mentally positive work environment. If this isn't done and an accident or incident happens, the victim can pursue a claim for workers' compensation benefits. Typically, workers' compensation settlement includes medical benefits for injured workers, which helps you cover any medical bills incurred during your treatment.
Specifically, you should claim workers' compensation if:
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