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Henry Carus Lawyer

Henry Carus

With 40 years of experience practising law, Henry Carus is approachable, caring and determined. Going to great lengths to understand his clients’ stories, personal situations, concerns and goals, Henry is able explain their options and the legal process in a simple and easy to understand way. Being able to explain complex legal ideas in such a manner can really help clients to fully understand what is happening throughout the legal process. Over the years, this approach has dramatically changed how an injured person sees the compensation process, shifting the feelings from being lost and out of control, to that of being back in control of their lives which has paved the way to establishing a trusting working relationship. By establishing this trusting working relationship, we are able to achieve our goals, which is not only to win, but also achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.

His approach is not only effective but having been a former New York City Trial lawyer and having acted for several insurance firms in Melbourne Victoria, Henry’s varied work experiences give him a unique insight into each and every aspect of the legal process. This unmatched combination is what ensures excellent outcomes, winning over 98% of cases.

*Read about my life story – click here

Legal Career History

2001 – present
Henry Carus + Associates
Principal

1999 – 2001
Ligeti Partners
Partner ( Melbourne )
Clients: HIH Insurance; CIC Insurance; AAMI; City of Melbourne

1995 – 1999
Phillips Fox
Senior Associate ( Melbourne )
Client: TAC; HIH Insurance; CIC Insurance; AAMI; City of Melbourne

1992 – 1994
Henry Carus Esq
Independent Trial Lawyer ( New York )
Clients: Plaintiffs injured in compensation matters

1986 – 1992
Diamond, Paino, Cardo & King
Independant Trial Lawyer ( New York)
Clients: Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.

1984 – 1986
Waxman, Miller & Trautwig
Associate Litigation Lawyer (Barrister and Solicitor) ( New York )
Clients: Plaintiffs injured in compensation matters; AETNA Casualty and Insurance Co.

1983 – 1984
Honourable Burton R. Lifland – Bankruptcy Judge
Student Clerk ( New York )
Matter: Reorganisation of James Manville Co.

Professional Qualifications

  • 2009 Accredited Specialist – Personal Injury Law, Law Institute of Victoria
  • 1998 Accreditation Courses, University of Sydney
  • 1995 Accreditation Courses, University of Melbourne
  • 1980 – 1983 Juris Doctor, St John’s University – New York
  • 1976 – 1980 Bachelor of Arts – Political Science, Manhattan College – New York

Professional Associations

  • Australian Lawyers Alliance
  • American Association for Justice
  • National Trial Lawyers Association (USA)
  • Southern Solicitors Group of Victoria
  • Medico-Legal Society of Victoria
  • Law Institute of Victoria
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Success Stories

Gloria was a working professional at a big company. She was on her maternity leave at the time of her accident. One day, she was doing some shopping at a supermarket. After grabbing some milk and juice, she saw bags of grapes being displayed on a “Specials” table. She decided to get a bag of grapes as well. As she was approaching the “Specials” table, she slipped and fell hard...

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Carl and his wife Margaret were driving home when a car turned in front of them. Carl was 87 at the time of his accident with many age related health conditions, but still able to travel about and drive his car. As a result of his accident, he and Margaret were injured. We were able to quickly obtain a serious injury certificate for Margaret who had suffered a fractured cervical...

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Marty chose Henry Carus + Associates on the recommendation of a family friend. He was seriously injured when out on his motorbike for a ride. Marty was a keen and very experienced motorbike rider and he was on his way down to Phillip Island with his partner Vicky to meet some friends. They were on the South Gippsland Highway when a car pulled out of a side road without seeing...

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Dawn was injured when she slipped and fell in a nightclub. She suffered a painful injury to her ankle requiring surgery. The nightclub where the accident occurred closed down soon after the incident. The closing of the business didn’t mean that Dawn could not seek compensation.  After some perseverance Henry Carus + Associates were able to locate the insurer for the club and make a successful claim for Dawn.

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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...

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Our client Dhruvil is a well-educated individual and has spent recent years working as a Production Engineer in steel fabrication. Dhruvil was asked by his employer to install a metal beam for the construction of a garage, despite knowing that he did not hold the necessary qualification to carry-out this particular task. While on the job, as Dhruvil was helping his work mates to install the beam, the structure gave...

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Geoff came to us after suffering an injury to his back whilst volunteering at a working bee at his local archery club. Geoff was injured when he was directed by another member of the club to go up into the roof area of the clubhouse to retrieve some equipment for a tournament. The roof area was dark and Geoff had never been up there before. He was not given any...

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Isabel was the very unfortunate victim of a 2 car accident, as a passenger of a workmate’s vehicle. She suffered extensive injuries and was granted a serious injury certificate. Isabel had worked as a hairdresser, both in her home country, and in the few years since her migration to Australia. Unfortunately, her serious injuries prevented her return to work. We were able to achieve an excellent outcome for Isabel and...

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Peter had been a truck driver for many years when he injured his back whilst working. As a result of his injury Peter suffered great pain and had to undergo surgery. Although the surgery significantly reduced Peter’s pain and allowed him to return to work, he continued to suffer pain. We assisted Peter throughout the claim process and achieved a settlement to compensate him for his pain and suffering.

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Before her accident, Fiona was a happy and healthy person. On the day of the accident,  Fiona was completing her grocery shopping at her local supermarket. She was walking through the fruit and vegetable section when she slipped on a piece of spinach, causing her to fall and suffer injuries to her knee and her outstretched hand. Months after the accident took place, Fiona found that the injuries she suffered...

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Published Articles
High-speed crash occurs out front of service station on Tuesday night

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August 15, 2017

According to the Herald Sun, a car may have been travelling at over 100km/h when it slammed into a pole […]

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TAC and Teen Accidents

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November 28, 2016

There has been unfortunately a recent rash of accidents caused by young unlicensed teenagers in Victoria. The TAC (Transport Accident […]

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What Is Income Protection?

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August 30, 2016

Personal income protection policies are generally taken out by individuals seeking some security for their families should they be unable […]

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