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Darren joined Henry Carus + Associates in November 2017, shortly after completing his Bachelor of Laws/ Bachelor of Arts degree at Deakin University.

Whilst Darren was undergoing his studies, he underwent work as a volunteer Paralegal for Social Security Rights Victoria, where he helped assist a number of people with disabilities gain access to social security benefits.

This inspired Darren to start a legal career in personal injury law, in order to help vulnerable members of the community gain access to justice.

Darren initially started working as a member of the firm’s New Client Services team, and then progressed into both Legal Assistant and Paralegal roles.

Whilst working as a Paralegal under the tutelage of Principal, Henry Carus, and Associate, Jessica King, Darren gained extensive experience in drafting WorkCover and TAC serious injury applications.

Now as a Lawyer, Darren independently manages a combination of WorkCover, TAC and public liability matters under Henry’s supervision.

Darren prides himself on clear and effective communication and explaining complex legal matters in a simple and straightforward manner.

He is passionate and determined about ensuring that our clients achieve the most optimal outcome.  

Outside of work, Darren can be found competing on the soccer pitch for his team, Old Trinity Grammarians, or cheering on his beloved Essendon Football Club.

September 2020 – Present
Henry Carus + Associates
Lawyer

July 2019 – August 2020
Henry Carus + Associates
Trainee Lawyer

December 2018 – June 2019
Henry Carus + Associates
Paralegal

October 2018 – December 2018
Henry Carus + Associates
Legal Assistant

November 2017 – October 2018
Henry Carus + Associates
Client Intake Paralegal

March 2016 – November 2017
Social Security Rights Victoria

October 2015 – March 2016
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Adriana is very close to her mother. Her mother has a number of age-related health issues and is effectively chair-bound. Adriana visits her daily to help out.

One evening, during one of her visits, Adriana walked her mother’s dog around the neighbourhood.

The area is residential with Council trees planted along the nature strip adjacent to the footpath.

Suddenly, the front of her foot caught a raised section of the footpath, causing her…

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Victoria came to us after years with another firm. Her WorkCover compensation claim was going nowhere, and she was told that she would not be able to obtain a serious injury certificate. Within a short period of time, we obtained a certificate for Victoria and settled her common law claim.

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Nora was employed as an Office Commercial Cleaner who suffered injuries to her shoulder and back in the course of her employment.

She underwent right shoulder surgery but had limited benefit and could not see any hope of improvement with further surgery. In the end she was left with a total inability to return to employment.

She came to us for advice noting she only really speaks Spanish. Fortunately, we have…

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Carolyn is a lovely person, who was in excellent health, enjoying her retirement years with her husband when hit as a pedestrian by a car. She made a relatively good recovery but was left with serious physical consequences that we could see warranted a TAC serious injury certificate and compensation. We were fortunate to achieve such for Carolyn without the need for any litigation.

Carolyn now writes to us…

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Alyssha is a young lady who shared a great passion for horse riding. Unfortunately she was involved in a transport accident where she was struck by a negligent driver. Although the TAC accepted her claim at first instance, they eventually stopped funding treatment for her lower back injury. We disputed the decision and were successful at a VCAT hearing.

Although her injuries did not rate high enough to receive an…

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Mary Coburn and her husband were well and truly retired and enjoying their retirement years. One day they decided to travel on their local tram. After getting onto the tram with her husband, Mary stepped across the tram to touch on with her MYKI card. As she did so the tram accelerated rapidly, causing Mary to fall and injure her wrist.

The incident and the driving of the tram driver…

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Sharon was working two jobs in the disability support sector. One day while adjusting the seatback of a client’s wheelchair she felt something go in her back. Sharon took time off for conservative and specialist treatments, returned to work on modified duties, experienced an increase in symptoms and needed to take time off again.

Sadly, she then experienced a common sequence of events in WorkCover claim; her entitlements were…

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Nadia came to our office after a horrible experience at a hairdressing salon. She was an extremely genuine person whom we felt we could assist. We could not believe other law firms had turned her away. We acted for her and obtained her an excellent outcome in compensation. Nadia wrote to us afterwards to say –

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Dee came to our office after suffering serious injuries in a tram accident. Dee is a senior who, sadly, was thrown across a tram when she was trying to get to her seat. The tram driver took off, as though driving a race car and not as a means of transport for our community. We achieved for her a serious injury certificate and compensation that was generous. What Dee remembers in…

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Robert and Margaret were outside their home, when a woman they knew as a neighbour appeared quite distressed. Margaret went to her aid, and at the same time, a man driving a car came out of a nearby home, and went straight for them. Margaret went to protect the woman but in the end was seriously injured. Robert watched the event unfold and went to his wife’s aid only…

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