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Michael Constable

Michael joined Henry Carus + Associates in 2014 as a trainee lawyer. As a long-term staff member, he truly understands the core values of our firm which focus on personal service and maximising outcomes for clients.

Michael holds an Arts degree from the University of Melbourne and a Law degree from LaTrobe University.

Since leaving university, he has worked exclusively in personal injury and in June 2019 Michael admitted as a lawyer. His experience ranges across TAC, VWA and Public Liability matters, with an emphasis on his TAC portfolio.

He is responsible for statutory benefits disputes, serious injury applications and common law damages claims from VCAT and the Magistrates Court, through to the County and Supreme Courts.

Michael has represented a number of clients who have sustained catastrophic injuries in transport accidents, as well as minors or people with a disability who are represented by litigation guardians. These claims can be challenging and delicate to manage, but his experience allows him to handle them with confidence.

Outside of work Michael enjoys playing piano and heading out for a hit of tennis whenever the Melbourne weather allows.

Legal Career History

November 2019 – Present
Henry Carus + Associates
Senior Associate

June 2019 – November 2019
Henry Carus + Associates
Lawyer

Sep 2014 – June 2019
Henry Carus + Associates
Trainee Lawyer

May 2014 – May 2014
Slater & Gordon
Legal Assistant

Feb 2014 – Apr 2014
Slater & Gordon
New Client Services Consultant

Professional Qualifications

  • 2013 Bachelor of Laws, La Trobe University, Melbourne
  • 2010 Bachelor of Arts, University of Melbourne, Melbourne

Professional Associations

  • The University of Melbourne Alumni
  • La Trobe University Alumni
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Success Stories

Leika is a retired lady who was unfortunately involved in an accident last year whilst traveling on her local tram. Unaware of her legal rights, Leika approached our firm for advice on whether she had any entitlements to compensation. We investigated the accident circumstances and obtained witness statements who were present on the tram. It became apparent that there was an unidentified vehicle involved in the accident. The unidentified…

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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…

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Olivia came to Henry Carus + Associates after suffering a serious injury to her back when the chair she was sitting on at a restaurant collapsed. Olivia’s life and her ability to continue running her business was severely impacted by the injury.

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Edwin is a young man who was unfortunately involved in a terrible transport accident when he was only 19 years old. He sustained serious injuries, including a traumatic brain injury which required him to remain in hospital and attend rehabilitation for over 6 months. We assisted Edwin through the TAC claim process and issued legal proceedings on his behalf seeking compensation. After taking necessary steps to prepare his claim…

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Victor was a career butcher who loved his work. He had spent decades in the industry and eventually was promoted to being a Meat Manager at a busy supermarket. The department he was managing was very successful and so the amount of meat being delivered increased steadily over time. Unfortunately, Victor’s work space was not expanded to match the growing amount of stock which meant that he often had…

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Lei was injured in a motor vehicle accident when she was walking to pick her son up from school. Crossing on a green pedestrian light she was hit by a driver who failed to give way because she was distracted. The high speed impact caused a nasty injury to Lei’s neck. Following consultations with two different surgeons and attempts at conservative treatment Lei decided not to undergo major…

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Jianzhong was working as a warehouse worker when he injured his back. It was a significant injury, but Jianzhong tried to continue working but was eventually unable to work without considerable pain in his back. He remained hopeful he could be retrained, but as an older worker with almost no English skills, he slowly realized that he would not be able to work again.

He asked us to help him, and…

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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,…

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Felicity came to our office after having suffered massive injuries in a head-on collision while driving a work vehicle in the normal course of her work activities.

She was being looked after by Workcover for her medical and related expenses, and loss of income, and looked to our firm to support her with such benefits and seek common law compensation for the pain and suffering she had endured and…

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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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Published Articles
Testing the limits of drivers’ duty of care

Michael Constable

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July 10, 2016

Most people have some idea of what the phrase ‘duty of care’ means. In the world of the TAC, motorists […]

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The Concept of Contributory Negligence

Michael Constable

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July 1, 2016

The circumstances around an accident can often be complicated. Whether it be in a motor vehicle accident, during work or […]

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What Sort of Compensation Can I Get For Whiplash After a Car Accident?

Michael Constable

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May 26, 2016

What is Whiplash? Whiplash is an injury to the neck involving a strain of the muscles and structures around the […]

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