Our firm works closely with both our clients and their medical professionals to achieve outstanding results. The following is a selection of letters that we have received from our clients after working in partnership with us on their case:

Angela Clarke

Angela was 15 years old when she was injured in a car accident in May 2007. She was a passenger in a car driven by her mother. Her mother was seriously injured, and a lot of attention was given to her mother. Angela suffered an injury to her hip and everyone believed that she should…

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Leika Chlaen

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…

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Angela

Angela was driving one day when the car in front of her suddenly hit the brakes. Even though Angela managed to initially avoid hitting this car, a third car ran into the back of Angela, forcing her into the lead car. After the accident, Angela noticed she was having trouble with her neck, down her…

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Edwin Pach

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…

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Kaycee Clark

Kaycee is a young lady who was a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle that failed to give way while she was on her work lunch break. She suffered a right knee injury which substantially resolved post surgery, however she was left with surgical scarring. We assisted Kaycee through both the WorkCover and TAC aspects…

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Victor Chircop

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…

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David Maddock

David is a hardworking father who was unfortunately involved in a public liability accident when he was taking his dog for a walk. He slipped on his neighbour’s driveway which did not have enough slip resistance. He sustained significant injuries, including a 2nd injury to the left ankle, having injured it only 9 months before…

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Martin Maguire

Martin was riding the bus on his day off and was returning from buying some groceries. A pedestrian wandered out in front of the bus he was riding, the driver slammed on the brakes and Martin was thrown out of his seat. The accident caused a very nasty neck injury that was identified quickly and…

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Keith Hamilton

Keith is a lovely 90 year old gentleman who had an unfortunate fall at a golf club. He had just finished his round of golf when he tripped up a step underneath a door while stepping through. He fell heavily on his left shoulder and sustained a left rotator cuff injury. Keith consulted another law…

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Tekeste Andermeskel

Tekeste Andermeskel came to our office seeking help after being injured in a motor vehicle accident. Tekeste is a highly educated man, who due to circumstances found himself driving a taxi in Melbourne for a living. He was injured when a police vehicle collided into his taxi while taking part in a police chase of…

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Nujuma Ebrahim

Nujuma was an immigrant with limited English. She was studying English at a nearby school hoping to progress her language skills so she can obtain employment. One day, on her way back from English class, Nujuma was crossing an intersection as a pedestrian with a green man light in her favour when she was struck…

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Key Teak Goh

Key was involved in a horrible crash where his vehicle was hit by a truck that had run a red light. He suffered multiple injuries but was able to return to work as a self-employed chef of a family take away food business. He had ongoing pain and limitation of movement and struggled to just…

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John Burch

John came to our office after a very tragic accident. His son was killed while playing basketball at his neighbour’s home when the brick wall against which the basketball hoop was attached came down upon him. He was killed instantly, and sadly John watched it all happen. He suffered a psychiatric reaction to the event…

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Geoff Stuart

Geoff came to us after suffering an injury to his back whilst volunteering at a working bee at his local archery club. Geoff was injured when he was directed by another member of the club to go up into the roof area of the clubhouse to retrieve some equipment for a tournament. The roof area…

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Alyssha Batson

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…

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Lei Lei

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…

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Jianzhong Ju

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…

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Greg Lucas

Greg was a lovely gentleman whose primary mode of transport was his scooter. Sadly, in 2013 Greg was seriously injured in an accident when he was struck by a car who failed to give way at an intersection while riding his scooter. Greg suffered serious injuries to various parts of his body, which significantly impacted…

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Alexandre Vasilev

Alex was seriously injured when he was forced to stop his vehicle on the highway because of a tyre puncture. He trusted that those on the highway would perceive his situation and safely avoid him as he went about to fix the puncture. A car came to a stop behind him while he was working,…

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Dawn Spyridis

Dawn was injured when she slipped and fell in a nightclub. She suffered a painful injury to her ankle requiring surgery. The nightclub where the accident occurred closed down soon after the incident. The closing of the business didn’t mean that Dawn could not seek compensation.  After some perseverance Henry Carus + Associates were able…

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Mary Coburn

Mary Coburn and her husband were well and truly retired and enjoying their retirement years. One day they decided to travel on their local tram. After getting onto the tram with her husband, Mary stepped across the tram to touch on with her MYKI card. As she did so the tram accelerated rapidly, causing Mary…

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Michael Owen

Michael and his sister Jenni came to see us in January 2011. Michael was a bricklayer and had suffered nasty leg fractures when he was forced to jump off a collapsing brick wall. Michael’s injury severely affected all aspects of his life, especially his ability to return to work as a bricklayer. Without his career…

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Cai Ying Gu

Caiying was a pedestrian who was struck by a passing car and injured while crossing the road in 2013. At that time she was 83 years old and was already having early signs of Alzheimer’s Disease. Witnesses to her accident indicated she was solely responsible for walking out in front of the car that hit…

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Paul Schulze

Paul came to us after suffering a serious injury to his knee while holidaying on a houseboat on the Murray River.  His knee was injured when the houseboat decking gave way from under him, resulting in his leg falling through a hole.  The decking had broken previously during the same charter and the houseboat owner…

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Sharon Grey

Sharon came to us after suffering a work injury while employed as a nurse in a hospital.  Sharon was moving a patient on a trolley when another worker blocked her path. In an effort to avoid a collision, she seriously injured her wrist. The injury led to chronic pain and an inability to effectively use…

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Tony Lee

Tony Lee suffered a serious injury to his back in a motor vehicle accident. At the time of his accident he ran an automotive repair shop and took great pride in his work. His customers were both appreciative and loyal. Following the accident, Tony’s ability to do the repair work suffered, but he was fortunate…

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Nicholas Yovanche

Nicholas had a passion for restoring old vintage cars – a past time he had enjoyed with his brother since his younger days. It was therefore not surprising that a large part of his working career included employment as a truck driver. He particularly loved working on cars from the pre-war era, such as an…

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Karina Kane

Karina was employed as an activities coordinator.  Her employer thought because she was young, fit and healthy they could ask her to do a task outside of her normal job description without training or sufficient instructions. Unfortunately whilst doing this task Katrina suffered an injury. Her injury was caused by her employer not instructing her…

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Robert Mineo

Robert was involved in a nasty road accident when a truck failed to give way at an intersection. He was riding his motorcycle at the time and suffered a neck injury and fractures to both of his wrists. Robert suffered other injuries and eventually the TAC agreed that he was entitled to a serious injury…

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Tristan McGlade

Tristan was riding his motor bike only a short distance from his home when another motorist drove through a stop sign and collided with him. As a result of the accident, Tristan suffered serious injuries to his right knee. He has since undergone numerous operations and lengthy rehabilitation, but has been left with a permanent…

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Judith Hester

Judith came to Henry Carus for advice after a fall at work. Prior to the fall Judith worked with people with disabilities. On the day of her accident Judith had been on an outing with a client when they had a seizure and collapsed, landing on Judith and causing her injury. What made Judith’s claim…

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Olivia Boezalt

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. Following the settlement of her claim, Olivia wrote to us expressing her gratitude:

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Leonie Good

Leonie suffered a serious injury to her back when working in NSW as a hairdresser. After being with another solicitor for years with her file going nowhere Leonie came to Henry Carus + Associates. We were able to get her claim started within a short time and settle her common law claim quickly without the…

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Rosie Cua

Rosie came to us with a very difficult Workcover claim. After taking the time to hear her story and review her case notes, we came to the conclusion that we unfortunately could not succeed with it and that it was not worth her time and emotional effort. We let Rosie know this and she wrote…

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Ken Deng

Ken came to us after being seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident. He was pushing a trolley across the road when the accident happened. Ken was moving house at night and was using the trolley to transport his possessions when it tipped over onto the road. While standing on the road collecting his items,…

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Mitchell

Mitchell was the sole director of his own company when he suffered a serious back injury at work. Although a very difficult WorkCover claim given his director status, we worked with him to get a great resolution. Mitchell wrote to us expressing his gratitude:

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James Richardson

James suffered a significant back injury in the workplace and came to us seeking assistance with his WorkCover claim. We helped him reach an early settlement, leaving James free to get on with his recovery and his life. James wrote to Henry Carus expressing his gratitude:

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Victoria Brichko

Victoria came to us after years with another firm. Her WorkCover compensation claim was going nowhere, and she was told that she would not be able to obtain a serious injury certificate. Within a short period of time, we obtained a certificate for Victoria and settled her common law claim. Victoria told us:

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Andrew Tuschewski

Andrew was a qualified refrigeration maintenance worker who truly enjoyed his career. At the age of 63, he was hired to provide his skills on a worksite and set to work to fix an air conditioning unit located on the roof. The repair required him to ascend a very unsafe ladder with equipment. Andrew injured…

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Rebecca Motyer

Rebecca suffered an injury to both her hands as a result of repetitive, heavy and fast paced work in a large supermarket’s butchery. She was not provided with mechanical assistance, even though this was provided in other stores. After going to well-known lawyers and waiting for months, Rebecca’s case seemed to be at the bottom…

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Kapiti Henry

Kapiti was involved in a motor vehicle accident in July 2009.  The vehicle at fault for the accident was unknown as the driver fled the scene following the accident. Kapiti came to Henry Carus and Associates when one of the large firms told him they did not think the court would find he had a serious…

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David Comerford

David, a self-employed painter and decorator, was involved in a motor vehicle accident and sustained a number of injuries. Severe lower back pain meant that his ability to work was substantially restricted and, as a result, he experienced a significant loss of earnings. David went to a known firm of solicitors who asked TAC for…

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Jianping Chen

Jianping, an older Asian woman, was injured very badly while working in a factory. The assembly line was too high for her and her employee addressed the issue by giving her a milk crate to stand on. One day while working on the assembly line she slipped off the crate and shattered her knee, never…

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Nina Kogan

When Nina had a fall at a medical practice in Melbourne her life changed forever. She was attending the clinic to get a hearing check but stumbled on an unmarked rise in the floor level, fracturing her left arm and leg. Nina was 74 at the time of the accident but was a very active…

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Adam Care

Adam was referred to our office while still recovering after a major truck accident. He was driving his truck in NSW when the cabin filled with smoke and he lost control of the vehicle. Whilst in hospital he informed us that the truck had just recently been repaired by his employer. We located the truck…

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Tanya Keselj

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…

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Lee Morris

In the evening of New Years Eve 2005, Lee was driving with his wife Karen and their eight year old daughter when a car failed to give way entering a roundabout and crashed into their vehicle. Lee’s vehicle rolled onto its side and Karen died tragically at the scene of the accident. Lee suffered both…

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Huanxi Hu

Huanxi was walking with her husband and carrying her grandson in the Box Hill Shopping Centre. She slipped on a food item on the floor and suffered a fracture to the knee that caused her significant disability. Her claim become complicated when, just before a mediation a year ago, she fell off a chair and…

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William Pout

William came to Henry Carus + Associates a few years after his accident. He was renting a home at the time of the accident and fell through an external staircase, suffering a severe shoulder injury. According to William, the wooden staircase had rotted and, although he and his partner had complained about it, the owner…

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Dr. B. Goloub

Dr Goloub has a number of patients who are clients of Henry Carus + Associates. He wrote to us to express support for the services we provide to his clients:

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Ken Ho

Ken came to our office after having a fall at a restaurant while working as a chef. What made Ken’s claim different was that he was 69 years old when his accident happened. He had been asked by his employer to return back to work after his retirement to help out when he was short…

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Elizabeth Fay

Elizabeth suffered a fractured ankle after falling from a ladder at work. During her treatment and recovery it became clear that Elizabeth had a complicated injury which did not heal well. She was left with chronic pain and reoccurring problems and the increased possibility of arthritis in her future. Every aspect of her life was…

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Kylie

Kylie suffered an injury to her ankle when she attended a nightclub with some friends and was knocked over by other patrons who were fighting in the club. Those same patrons had been involved in an earlier altercation and the club and its security staff failed to eject them from the premises following that incident….

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Carl Cornelius

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…

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Jennifer Sargeant

Jennifer came to us after she had a fall outside of a hotel she visited regularly. Jennifer’s injury occurred as she was leaving the hotel via a pedestrian ramp. As a result of her injury Jennifer had to have surgery to her knee. After her injury Jennifer could not take care of her grandchildren or…

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Sharon Zhou

Sharon Z contacted our office after being discharged from a rehabilitation centre. She had suffered extensive serious injuries when she was hit by a car crossing a road. The accident happened near her home and she gave us a description of how it occurred. She was concerned about her future and her ability to work…

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Trevor McMaster

Trevor suffered a serious injury to his right hand at home. He came to our office after seeing two other personal injury solicitors who told Trevor he had no claim. We disagreed and won Trevor a settlement sum of $160,000. Trevor sent this letter to Henry Carus after hearing of the settlement:

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Clifford Montgomery

Cliff was a pedestrian who was struck by a car and injured while crossing the road in 2008. He suffered a serious knee injury and has not been able to return to his employment as a specialised bricklayer or find other suitable work. Cliff was offered an early settlement of $225,000.00, and we were able…

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Ama

Ama was struck by a motor vehicle, in which she sustained very nasty injuries. Following her accident she contacted our firm seeking legal advice for her injuries. At that time in her life Ama was in good physical condition, she was in her 70, and was a part time nurse for the aged. Ama loved…

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Sharon Jacob

Sharon came to our office after suffering an extensive back injury at work. Her matter was complicated by a prior WorkCover incident, some 8 years before, and the nature of her work environment at the time that her accident had occurred. Once we had an opportunity to review all of Sharon’s history, including her recent…

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David Angelo

David was a motorcyclist injured in Queensland. He was riding his Victorian registered motorcycle when a car turned right and struck him on the side. He suffered extensive injuries to his right lower leg and fought hard to save the lower leg from being amputated. David worked in his family business as a caretaker and…

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Danny Dutton

Danny fell through a hole in a concrete roof at his work and sustained a serious injury from the fall. He required surgery to his arm and had ongoing problems with day to day and work activities. After the accident in 2006 he attempted to handle his claim with WorkCover himself but, found the WorkCover…

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Fang Yu

Fang was an overseas student. On the way to school one morning she took a tram to the Arts Centre tram stop. She exited the tram and crossed over to head towards the sidewalk. As she did so she did not see a tram to her left and was struck down, suffering serious physical injuries…

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Phillip Batistich

Phillip was riding a motorcycle when a vehicle turned right into his path. He tried to steer to avoid the vehicle but clipped the back of the car and suffered a serious injury to his left leg. As a result, he received a serious injury certificate. The TAC, acting for the driver, accepted the driver…

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Hope McMahon

In 2005, Hope was involved in a car accident. Aged 17 years at the time, she was travelling as a passenger in a vehicle which collided with a light pole in rural Victoria. As a result of the accident, Hope suffered serious injuries and spent considerable time recovering from those injuries. At the time of…

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Peter Cole

Peter had been a truck driver for many years when he injured his back whilst working. As a result of his injury Peter suffered great pain and had to undergo surgery. Although the surgery significantly reduced Peter’s pain and allowed him to return to work, he continued to suffer pain. We assisted Peter throughout the…

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