Over 40% of farm workers fatalities are caused by vehicle accidents, such as rollover accidents, car accidents, tractor accidents, aircraft accident, utes accident, car accident, motorbike accidents, quad bike accidents.
The remaining common causes of death of workers in the agriculture industry include falls, hit or bitten by animals, and electrocution.
The law in Western Australia states that the dependents of fatally injured workers may claim compensation through Workcover and potentially make a common law claim. This applies to all dependents of farm workers (as defined by the workers’ compensation legislation), even they live outside of Australia, or live outside of Western Australia.
If you have made a workers compensation dependency claim and live outside of Australia, workplace injury lawyers at Foyle Legal can help you to manage the dependency claim from Western Australia.