If you have been involved in a forklift accident or forklift injury at work, it’s possible you may have a claim for workers compensation.

Shine Lawyers are expert forklift accident lawyers that can help you determine if you have a claim for compensation and bring it forward on your behalf. All our workers compensation lawyers operate on a No Win No Fee basis, which means you don’t have to pay our legal fees unless we win your claim at the end.

Common questions about forklift accident compensation claims

What is the forklift accident and workers compensation legal process?
How do I bring about a forklift accident claim?
Who pays the compensation to me following my forklift accident?
How much does it cost for me to make a forklift accident compensation claim?
What can I claim workers compensation for after my forklift accident?
How much compensation could I get after my forklift accident?
Do I have to bring a forklift accident compensation claim forward within a certain time frame?
Is there a time limit on when I can bring forward a workers compensation claim?

What is the forklift accident and workers compensation legal process?

If you have been involved in a forklift accident at work and choose to bring about a claim for compensation, the below image generally represents how a client moves through the legal process with Shine Lawyers.

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How do I bring about a forklift accident claim?

If you have been involved in a forklift accident and have suffered an injury as a result, you may be entitled to workers compensation following what has happened. To make a forklift accident compensation claim, its best to seek legal advice for your particular situation.

Shine Lawyers are expert workers compensation lawyers that can help you determine your rights and can bring about a claim for compensation on your behalf.

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Who pays the compensation to me following my forklift accident?

All employers are required to have workers compensation insurance. It is compulsory by law. It’s through this insurance that compensation is paid following your forklift accident or injury, should your claim be successful.

When you make a compensation claim it’s not your employer, the individual driver of the forklift, or person at fault that may have caused your injury that pays the compensation. It is the insurer that is responsible for paying the compensation to you.

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How much does it cost for me to make a forklift accident compensation claim?

If you bring forward a forklift accident compensation claim with Shine Lawyers, as part of our No Win No Fee service offering, unless we win your claim at the end you won’t have to pay any of our legal fees. All our forklift accident lawyers operate on a No Win No Fee guarantee.

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What can I claim workers compensation for after my forklift accident?

Every forklift accident compensation claim is different. If lawyers are successful in proving your employer was negligent, then you can claim for things like:

  • Loss of earnings
  • Travelling expenses
  • Return to work services
  • Medical and hospital expenses
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Permanent impairment compensation
  • Death compensation claims

If you can never return to work in the same capacity you were prior to your injury, it is possible you may have an additional claim under your superannuation policy through total and permanent disability (TPD).

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How much compensation could I get after my forklift accident?

Every forklift accident is different and could result in various injuries, some more serious than others. It depends on your situation and the facts of your particular case as to how much workers compensation you can receive. Once a lawyer knows the ins and outs of your case they should be able to give a good indication of how much you can expect.

As part of our service offering, Shine Lawyers have an obligation-free first consultation which can help you find out if you have a case.

Depending on the nature of your workplace injury, in most instances a monetary value is placed on the gap between your predicted life path before the injury, and your actual life path since the injury.

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How long does a workers compensation claim take?

How long a workers compensation claim can take following your forklift accident depends so much on your situation and the facts of your case that it is impossible to give you an indication of how long a claim may take.

Generally speaking, most forklift accident claims can take around 18 months to resolve, but it depends on your case. Once a lawyer has reviewed your case they should be able to give you a good indication of how long it might take.

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Do I have to bring a forklift accident compensation claim forward within a certain time frame?

There are strict time limits when it comes to making a forklift accident compensation claim. In most instances in Queensland, you need to make a claim within three years from the date of the forklift accident.

In the aftermath of your injury, it’s important you get legal advice as soon as possible so as to not miss out on your rights to bring about a claim due to a missed time limit.

Shine Lawyers have expert forklift accident compensation lawyers that can help you find out if you have a workers compensation claim, and help you bring it forward under Queensland law.

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