The Story about this Public Liability Claim

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.

On her property there was a tree that her daughter had requested to be removed. The local council denied her daughter’s requests, so Maree assumed that the tree was safe.

One day, she received a notification that property owners had to remove fire hazards from their property in preparation of the bushfire season.

To comply with the direction, she was cleaning around the base of the tree when an 8 metre long branch fell on her. Maree suffered from multiple trauma injuries. She closed her business. Her retirement plan fell apart.

We formed the belief that the council had failed in their duty of care.

We put up a vigorous fight for Maree and we were finally successful in obtaining compensation for her.

Maree has the following to say:

Actual Client Testimonial.

I was involved in a very complex public liability claim against a government department, most lawyers would not have taken on my claim due to the complexities however from the first call to Henry Carus & Associates and the first meeting with Ben  who came out to my home a month after returning home from hospital. From that point I knew I was in good hands with my claim. Everything was explained in such detail with the evidence which I provided to them. My file then got handed over to Eliza Tan and her assistant Amy Wu who were absolutely fantastic, any questions I had were answered and they made me feel at ease in such an emotionally stressful time of my life.

My claim was settled out of court as the leg work Eliza, Amy and Henry had done made the day of mediation go seamlessly. I am thrilled with the outcome Henry Carus & the team achieved for me.

Though I will never be the same, I can now comfortably move forward with no financial stress, and with out being able to do what I used to be able to do.

I would highly recommend Henry Carus & Associates and can’t thank them enough for what they achieved for me.


Maree Beswick

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