Isabel Maketa

Isabel, our Financial Reporting Manager, joined the firm as a support person in 2017 and is now turning her attention to financial reporting. In her current role she plays an integral part in maintaining the firm financial health, supported by her valuable insight gained through years of service to our firm. As a self-proclaimed data nerd, Isabel is very passionate in this role as it brings across much of her background and experience in dataand analytics. Yes, Isabel is an ex-pat from America but also received her bachelor’s in business management with a focus on finance and financial information from the University of Westminster in London, UK. Since becoming a new mum in 2022, she doesn’t have much free time, but loves hiking and going on adventures.

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Rosa is a lovely elderly woman who was enjoying her retirement life. A night of family birthday celebration at a commercial premises turned into an accident, when Rosa slipped on a set of steps at the premises. As a result of the accident, she fractured her pelvis and lumbar spine. Her condition worsened and deteriorated with pain. We pursued Rosa’s claim against the premises on the basis that the steps...

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Emma came to our office after suffering a fall at work. She worked in a busy laundry business where no one seemed to care about leaving items scattered all over the floor. Yes, Emma was aware of the problem but unfortunately one day a drawstring to a bag caught her foot and down she fell. She was given a serious injury certificate by WorkCover for her pain and suffering, and...

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Maria suffered a badly broken ankle when she was picking up her twin grandchildren from kindergarten She had adopted the twins and another one of her grandchildren as infants, when Maria’s adult daughter (the kids mother) tragically passed away due to a sudden medical episode a couple of years prior The accident happened during the Covid-19 pandemic, and the kindergarten had asked everyone to collect the kids from a side...

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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 also argued that...

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Tracy had just picked up her daughter from school when her car was struck from the side and she was pushed across three lanes onto the opposite side of the dual carriageway. She could not recall much of the accident except for an incredibly loud noise and being violently shook before coming to an abrupt stop on the wrong side of the road. Both Tracy and her daughter were injured...

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Our dear client Joan came to us following a slip and fall accident on a footpath near her home. Joan was out taking her dog for a walk. It had been raining and the footpath was wet. Joan was only a hundred metres or so from her home when walking down a slope towards an intersection when she stepped onto the metal cover of a service pit in the footpath...

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Anna came to our office after a nasty fall at a Supermarket. She fell on some fatty substance on the floor and the claim centred on a failure to properly clean and maintain the floor safety at the store. We advised Anna that she had a good claim, and though met with considerable resistance by the insurance company for the supermarket, we were in the end able to achieve an...

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Sharon came to our office after suffering an extensive back injury at work. Her matter was complicated by a prior WorkCover incident, some 8 years before, and the nature of her work environment at the time that her accident had occurred. Once we had an opportunity to review all of Sharon’s history, including her recent injury, we advised her that she should submit two separate WorkCover claims seeking compensation –...

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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,...

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Huanxi was walking with her husband and carrying her grandson in the Box Hill Shopping Centre. She slipped on a food item on the floor and suffered a fracture to the knee that caused her significant disability. Her claim become complicated when, just before a mediation a year ago, she fell off a chair and suffered a fractured spine. The issue was whether the fall off the chair was connected...

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