Sabrina Jones and Henry Carus + Associates

The Story about this WorkCover Claim

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 say Sabrina’s matter was complex would be an understatement. Legal proceedings were issued in the Magistrates’ Court and the Supreme Court – twice!

However after the lengthy battle, we were eventually successful. Sabrina’s payments were reinstated and she received back-payment from the date that they were ceased.

Here is what Sabrina had to say about our services:

Actual Client Testimonial

I met with Henry about 8 years. At first, they assisted me with my first hurdle, the permanent impairment benefit.

Approximately a year later, Workcover decided to cut of my salary, based on an unethical report from an Independent Medical Examiner (IME). My case was by no means a simple one, as it was extremely complex. Workcover were relentless and had no intentions of giving up on paying me what I was rightfully entitled to. We were dragged through 2 supreme courts and 3 medical panels, which include appeals and much, much more. It certainly wasn’t a typical process but my lawyer, Ryan was absolutely fantastic in supporting me through the years of fighting and suffering. He not only supported me via legal matters but also in a personal capacity. He really took the time to discuss my injury, my feelings of the case being dragged on and on. If it wasn’t for Ryan’s support I am not sure if I would have been able to get through this horrendous time of my life.

I have a few slipped discs in my neck and severe compression of my nerves and server compression on my spinel cord, and dealing with the pain and legal battle took a toll on me. Henry and Ryan never once gave up on me and fought to the very end to get the result I deserved.

We actually won a Supreme Court ruling that had never been done in Australia before, setting a new president with regards to the workcover law.

Ryan is a delightful person to speak with and is extremely professional but still down to earth. He is an extremely hard working lawyer who is unbelievably dedicated to his profession. He made me feel like a friend and not just a number. He always took the time to take my calls and I can assure you that I called him numerous times. He took the time to explain the legal process and answer any questions that I had. That is one of the great things about Henry Carus & Associates. They never left me in the dark as to my case and always provided updates when necessary. They made me feel as though I was part of their team by asking my opinions and sending me all relevant documentation regarding my case. This allowed me to always be up to speed as to the process they were following and also allowed me to give my opinion on certain matters.
This after all, this was my livelihood that was on the line.

They worked tirelessly and at the end, although I went through an incredible difficult time, it was absolutely worth it as we finally won. 4 and a half years it took but we finally won.

Words cannot express my gratitude towards Henry Carus & Associates and especially Ryan. I am so thankful to them for giving me my life back.

Henry is an absolute gun! He knows the workcover law.

I would recommend Henry Carus & Associates in an absolute heartbeat. It’s an amazing law firm and they certainly know their stuff.


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