Tanya suffered a serious injury to her knee when a fellow student tackled her from behind without warning during a self-defence class at school. Tanya was young at the time, and it was hoped her injury would pass but it did not. She was left with knee problems that will plague her for the rest of her life. When her mother first consulted us she did not know what could be done, and thought about the responsibility of the school. We suggested that the girl who did the tackling, then aged 16, was responsible for the event herself. We were lucky to find the girl and find that she was covered under a home insurance policy for accidents wherever they may occur in Australia. We made a claim against the responsible student and fought for Tanya against lawyers hired to say the accident happened in a totally different way. Eventually we were able to obtain a settlement for Tanya that gives her financial support for the rest of her life.
Actual Client Testimonial
I was involved in a martial arts accident, I was injured and suffered a serious knee reconstruction and hours of physio and counseling. I lost my modeling contract and was away from school for a while. I couldn’t do my hairdressing apprenticeship and lost my confidence with work, sport and just life altogether. I want to thank all the team at Henry Carus who were involved in my civil law claim and helping me reach my settlement. I want to especially thank Wendy and Henry Carus for making this possible and putting in all the hard work. I have some confidence with my future and am very grateful.