Mine worker denied further compensation after work accident

A machine operator who was awarded $413, 082 after a being injured at a mine site has had his appeal for further compensation knocked back.

Lawrence Phillips, 55 appealed a compensation deal, and tried to claim more than $1 million in compensation.

Phillips has been working as a machine operator for just eight days at a Moranbah site when the scraper he was driving lost traction and slid down a hill in August 2008, Daily Mercury reported.

The accident injured his back, forcing him out of MCG’s workforce.

Phillips returned to court this week to fight for $630,000 in future lost earnings.

Queensland Court of Appeal reviewed testimony from the original case, including medical experts who gave conflicting evidence about the injuries suffered.

One described Phillips as having a long history of back problems and being "reliant on long term narcotics for pain relief" suggesting his back problems likely existed before the crash.

A second expert, which was relied on by Phillips' legal team, found he may have worked through to this early 60s had this incident not occurred.

After revisiting the evidence, the result remained the same.

Each of the three judges, Hugh Fraser, Margaret White and Martin Daubney, agreed there was no case for further compensation.

The appeal was dismissed.

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