Personal Injury Engineer Expert Witness

Forensic Mechanical Engineers for Personal Injury -Australia Wide Service

Personal injuries caused by equipment failure or negligence can have a devastating impact on anyone. Gilmore Engineers are forensic engineers. We understand the importance of identifying the cause of such injuries and provide lawyers with expert mechanical engineers to investigate and substantiate claims of personal injury and fatalities throughout Australia


Our team of mechanical engineers is highly skilled in investigating a range of personal injury incidents, including workplace injuries, machinery failure injuries, slip and fall injuries, crush injuries, the effects of noise and vibration over time, ergonomics, ladder failures, and injuries sustained by the failure of amusement rides. 

We are dedicated to providing accurate and reliable analysis to support legal arguments and ensure that our clients receive the justice they deserve.


With over 30 years of experience in the investigation and analysis of various types of incidents, Gilmore Engineers has provided over 1,500 reports to members of the legal profession for matters before District, Supreme, and Federal Courts. 

Our team of mechanical engineers will examine the available evidence and provide you with an initial engineering assessment in the form of a verbal opinion. If necessary, this opinion can be provided in the form of a comprehensive report for the Court. Our experts are also available to present their evidence to the Court in person on your behalf if required.

At Gilmore Engineers, we are committed to providing the highest standards of professionalism, ethics, and quality in all aspects of our work. If you are in need of a personal injury expert witness, do not hesitate to contact us. Our team is always ready to assist you with your engineering investigation needs.

Gilmore Engineers is a mechanical engineering consultancy firm in Brisbane with experience with personal injuries. 


Contact us if you are looking for a personal injury expert witness.


Types of Personal Injuries

  • Workplace incidents
  • Cumulative trauma disorders
  • Slip & falls
  • Crushing impacts
  • Amusement rides
  • Ergonomics
  • Noise and vibration effects
  • Ladder failures
  • Swimming injuries

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Personal Injury Case Studies

Amusement Park Ride

Dr Duncan Gilmore was engaged to assist the Coroner with investigations and safety assessments of an amusement park ride following multiple fatalities. He advised the Coroner on the design and maintenance of the ride in relation to Australian Standards and Workplace Health and Safety requirements. Dr Gilmore also reviewed the reports and evidence from expert witnesses acting for other parties in the case.

Workplace Machinery Injury

A worker suffered a severe injury while operating machinery at a manufacturing plant in Brisbane. Our engineers investigated the incident and provided expert evidence to the court on the design and maintenance of the machine in relation to Australian Standards on Safety of Machinery and Workplace Health and Safety requirements.

Work Site – Manslaughter

An excavator operator was charged with manslaughter, after a death on a work site. Our engineer investigated the available evidence and was able to identify an excavator failure mode that was not identified by either Workplace Health and Safety or Police investigators. Our engineer provided evidence to the Supreme Court in person. The client was found not guilty of all charges.


Flying Fox Personal Injury

A father who was carrying his child on a flying fox was injured when the cable broke. Gilmore Engineers were engaged in analysing the evidence and providing expert engineering evidence for the court. Our engineer identified an area of the flying fox design which did not comply with Australian Standards and was able to explain why this resulted in the premature failure of the cable.

Conveyor Belt Crushing Fatality

A worker went to inspect a clogged loading system on a conveyor belt at a cement factory in NSW. The worker did not follow the safety procedure, climbed over the conveyor stop cable and up onto the conveyor to get a better look. The moving loading mechanism then crushed the worker. Our engineer inspected the conveyor system and provided advice to the instructing solicitors to assist with their case. 

Slip and Fall Friction Testing

Gilmore Engineers have investigated numerous slip and fall incidents on surfaces including ceramic tiles, wooden floors, concrete paths and around swimming pools. Wet surfaces are tested with a pendulum friction tester which is designed to simulate the heel strike of a walking person. Dry surface testing is done with a testing device which crawls along the surface measuring the frictional resistance of the surface. 

Truck Seat Vibration

A truck driver was suffering back problems. It was claimed vibrations radiated through the seat of the truck he drove causing discomfort. Gilmore Engineers installed vibration sensors on the seat of the truck and logged the vibrations while the truck was in motion. The tests and results were presented in an expert report for the court.

Swimming Pool Diving Injury

A young girl was injured diving into a swimming pool during a swimming lesson. Gilmore Engineers was engaged to determine the contribution of the depth of the pool to the incident. Computer simulations were undertaken using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software to determine the difference that the depth of the pool would make on the impact force.

Nail Gun Cumulative trauma

A worker suffering Carpal Tunnel syndrome claimed it to be as a result of repeatedly using nail guns and screw guns in the manufacture of wooden boxes. Our engineer fitted force gauges and accelerometers to the nail guns and screw guns to measure the level of forces and vibrations to which the worker was exposed.