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Henry Carus

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
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Success Stories

Walter contacted us after a fall at his retirement village. He suffered a nasty fall in circumstances we thought could have been avoided by those managing the village. We commenced proceedings for him, and soon thereafter the Defendant’s insurance company made an offer to settle the claim. We advised Walter to wait and seek more, and the more came later at a mediation. Walter showed great patience and willingness…

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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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Michael and his sister Jenni came to see us in January 2011. Michael was a bricklayer and had suffered nasty leg fractures when he was forced to jump off a collapsing brick wall. Michael’s injury severely affected all aspects of his life, especially his ability to return to work as a bricklayer. Without his career as a bricklayer, Michael had no real job options. We asked WorkCover for certificates…

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Sabrina came to us after suffering a significant injury to her neck at work. For these injuries Sabrina underwent a cervical spine discectomy and spinal fusion – an extremely invasive procedure.

After receiving weekly payments for almost 4 years, the WorkCover claims agent decided to stop Sabrina’s payments on the basis that they say her work was no longer a cause of her injuries and she could return to work!

To…

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Phillip was riding a motorcycle when a vehicle turned right into his path. He tried to steer to avoid the vehicle but clipped the back of the car and suffered a serious injury to his left leg. As a result, he received a serious injury certificate. The TAC, acting for the driver, accepted the driver was at fault for turning in the path of the motorcycle but…

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Chloe was on her way to work driving on the Westgate freeway. She was in the left-hand lane when the driver of a B-Double truck travelling in the next lane suddenly crossed into her lane and hit the right rear wheel of her car. She spun across the front of the truck and the truck continued to push her car sideways along the freeway until she spun again into…

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Chi Hong is an example of us persisting with a claim, no matter how small the claim may be.

Chi Hong came to us after she slipped on liquid at a well-known shopping centre in her community. She landed on her knee after the fall, resulting in a fracture that required surgery.

Fortunately for Chi Hong, she recovered well from her injury. The Medical Panel found that she…

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Allison was injured in an motor vehicle accident and come to us for help with her TAC claim. Her life was affected in such a way that it took years to recover and to feel like things were starting to be normal again. We were able to get Allison the compensation she needed to recover and take care of her children.

In her words:

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Caiying was a pedestrian who was struck by a passing car and injured while crossing the road in 2013. At that time she was 83 years old and was already having early signs of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Witnesses to her accident indicated she was solely responsible for walking out in front of the car that hit her. She sustained multiple serious injuries and spent an extensive period of time in hospital…

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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…

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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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