The Story about this WorkCover Claim
David was a hardworking man employed as a delivery driver who unfortunately sustained injuries to his hand in the course of his employment.
On the date of his accident he parked his truck on the premises of the Defendant to make a delivery. He had been there many times, and the normal process was for the Defendant’s forklift to remove the pallets of goods from his truck. That so occurred but in the process of doing so, the forklift jammed his index finger in such a way that it was permanently seriously injured.
Although the accident happened at work TAC eventually granted David his serious injury certificate. The TAC did so on the basis it accepted the forklift was covered by the Transport Accident Act.
Proceedings were commenced, and the matter strenuously defended on the basis that essentially David was the author of his own accident. We ended up at mediation and eventually our arguments as to liability and value of his injuries was accepted.
Actual Client Testimonial
I am very happy with Henry Carus and Associates for all that they have done for me these few years. Around 4 years ago, I was recommended to seek advice from Henry Carus and Associates by a friend. I got my son to look up the firm’s contact details. We got in contact with the firm and Henry came out to my home to see me on a Saturday. After I told him of my situation, he said that I had a good claim and he is happy to take on my matter. Staff members of the firm, especially Jessica Zhang took care of me whenever I called them with questions. Due to language barrier, there are things that I often don’t understand, but I know that I can call the firm and they will explain things to me, and also help me out with any problems that I am facing. I am also very happy and satisfied with the outcome of my settlement as I know that my lawyer and the firm has worked hard to achieve this for me. Now that the matter has settled and is finalised, I am much happier and more relaxed . This would not have happened without the support of HCA and I would like to thank everyone at the firm.