If you have acquired an illness, or been injured in a coal mine or on a coal mining site, then you are entitled to compensation. You may also be entitled to compensation if you were contracted by a mining company, or you were a third-party worker, like an earthmover, boilermaker, electrician or engineer.
Coal miners insurance, a specialised coal miner compensation scheme for the NSW coal industry, is intended to support workers and their families throughout the stages of recovery and return-to-work. Workers compensation for coal miners differs from compensation for other workers, and coal miners have particular rights that allow them to receive increased benefits. However, coal miner claims can be complex, and miners compensation claims fall under a specialist area of compensation law. Therefore, it is vital to seek legal advice so that you can ensure you are receiving your full entitlement.