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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

Joanne, a professional working in the law, chose our firm to represent her in her personal injury claim. Aware of the challenges that may arise from seeking a claim for her injury occurring on her way to work, she engaged our firm with knowledge of reputation of our commitment and ability to achieve an outcome in her circumstances. Her review speaks for itself.

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Maree is a lovely woman who had been working hard all her life. She ran a demanding water truck business 4 days a week and also worked in an administrative role 2 days a week. She was excited about a piece land that she had just bought. She intended to keep her other property as an investment property. Her retirement plan was working out for her, and life seemed good....

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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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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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Craig engaged the services of our firm after he suffered a serious back injury from years of physical work and heavy lifting. Unfortunately, Craig’s claim was initially rejected, and he wasn’t able to access his no-fault entitlements under the Workers’ Compensation Scheme. We were able to assist Craig in getting his claim accepted, which enabled access to the treatment that he needed and weekly payments to help alleviate financial strain....

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Nujuma was an immigrant with limited English. She was studying English at a nearby school hoping to progress her language skills so she can obtain employment. One day, on her way back from English class, Nujuma was crossing an intersection as a pedestrian with a green man light in her favour when she was struck by a turning car which failed to give way. Unfortunately, as a result of the...

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Kaycee is a young lady who was a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle that failed to give way while she was on her work lunch break. She suffered a right knee injury which substantially resolved post surgery, however she was left with surgical scarring. We assisted Kaycee through both the WorkCover and TAC aspects of her claim. After attending an informal conference with the TAC we were able to...

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Gwen is a 73-year-old retired Mother and Grandmother who lives in rural Victoria with her husband John. In November 2017, Gwen attended hospital for back pain and difficulty walking. She sought neurological treatment to try ease her symptoms and she opted to have surgery performed. Whilst the first surgery went to plan the second did not and was seen as quiet inappropriate. This ended up being the second of 7...

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Calvin injured his back whilst working at a building site.  At the time of the workplace accident his co-workers were unwrapping steel which fell on Calvin. Calvin tried to return to work however, as a result of the injuries he was unable to return to preinjury carpentry duties. Not being able to return to work hugely impacted on Calvin’s mental wellbeing given his young age.After a prolonged negotiation, we resolved...

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Shuling came to Australia on a tourist visa, to help her daughter and son-in-law to look after their child. On the day of incident, she was walking to pick up her grandchild from primary school. As a naturally cautious person, she always watched where she was stepping, so she looked down as she stepped off a kerb. When she looked up, a Labrador had appeared out of nowhere and jumped...

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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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