More Client Success Stories
Lorraine came to us after tripping on the tarmac at Brisbane Airport as she was boarding an airplane. She sustained a painful knee injury which caused her distress and pain. Unaware of her legal rights, Lorraine approached our firm regarding any entitlements to compensation. Accidents which occur in flight, boarding or disembarking from a plane are unusual claims. Such claims are governed by legislation and procedures many lawyers are…Read Success Story »
Walter contacted us after a fall at his retirement village. He suffered a nasty fall in circumstances we thought could have been avoided by those managing the village. We commenced proceedings for him, and soon thereafter the Defendant’s insurance company made an offer to settle the claim. We advised Walter to wait and seek more, and the more came later at a mediation. Walter showed great patience and willingness…Read Success Story »
This is one special story at Henry Carus + Associates.
Lily had a slip and fall on a floor at a dance class. Her claim to us was that the floor was just too slippery and she had suffered a significant injury to her wrist.
The dance company involved had leased the premises. After the accident, the dance company moved to a new premises. Our Henry Carus and Eliza Tan got…Read Success Story »
Emma came to our office after suffering a fall at work. She worked in a busy laundry business where no one seemed to care about leaving items scattered all over the floor. Yes, Emma was aware of the problem but unfortunately one day a drawstring to a bag caught her foot and down she fell. She was given a serious injury certificate by WorkCover for her pain and suffering,…Read Success Story »
Natasha came to us after a fall at a hardware superstore in Cranbourne. She had consulted another law firm who did not wish to take on her matter, as they did not believe she could win. We told her we could win for her.
At the time of her accident in June 2014, Natasha was a 33 year old mother of 3. She was walking in between two stacks…Read Success Story »
Jan came to our office at the end of 2015, seeking some advice. She had been involved in a public liability accident some 3 years before.
She was walking to a corner of a street to wait for her husband to pick her up to go home. The area she was in was a commercial area with no clearly defined footpaths. So, Jan walked on a grassed area alongside the…Read Success Story »
Jana is a retired teacher with a love and passion for playing the piano and for teaching languages. She continued to tutor kids of all ages post retirement.
On the date of accident Jana had just dropped off her car for servicing and as it was a lovely day she had a tendency to go for a stroll back home. On her way home she was approaching a construction site…Read Success Story »
Whilst engaging in a favorite past time, a long bike ride, DP was injured. The accident happened when the driver of a motor vehicle opened his door causing DP to collide with the door and suffer a number of serious injuries. Some of these injuries were immediately evident, but others that proved very serious only developed with time. DP made a claim with the TAC and received the normal…Read Success Story »
Paul was involved in an unusual accident involving a trailer and a loose load not correctly secured to the trailer. Paul kindly went to the assistance of another motorist and unfortunately ended suffering an injury to his arm / bicep which caused him significant pain, affected his ability to work, to provide for his family and to run his business. Paul’s injuries were not immediately considered serious and it…Read Success Story »
David Kin Lai
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…Read Success Story »
Adam contacted our office seeking advice on behalf of his father Chris who was 66 years old at the time. Chris had participated in a clinical trial for a chemotherapy drug as an option for treatment of his cancer, after it was recommended to him by his doctor. Unfortunately this drug had devastating consequences for Chris, leaving him a quadriplegic and significantly reducing his life expectancy to approximately 1…Read Success Story »
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 another vehicle whose occupants had committed a crime.
Tekeste suffered injuries that left him unable…Read Success Story »
Keith is a lovely 90 year old gentleman who had an unfortunate fall at a golf club. He fell heavily on his left shoulder and sustained a left rotator cuff injury. Keith consulted another law firm who were not prepared to take on his case. When he came to us, we believed that we could do more for him . We made the 120 km return journey to the…Read Success Story »
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 treated appropriately. Martin’s doctors were insisting he get surgery but due to complications and…Read Success Story »
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 expanded to match the growing amount of stock which meant that he often had…Read Success Story »
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 in a separate accident. We assisted Dave with public liability claim process and issued…Read Success Story »
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 of her claim. After attending an informal conference with the TAC we were able…Read Success Story »
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 spine and also with headaches. The doctors all said that she should be fine…Read Success Story »
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 proceedings on his behalf seeking compensation. After taking necessary steps to prepare his claim…Read Success Story »
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 became apparent that there was an unidentified vehicle involved in the accident. The unidentified…Read Success Story »
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 come good, being such a young person. Over time her injury did not come…Read Success Story »
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 by a turning car which failed to give way. Unfortunately, as a result of…Read Success Story »
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 complete his work duties, unable to have any enjoyable life outside of work….Read Success Story »
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 and asked us if he could receive compensation for his loss. We believed he…Read Success Story »
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 was dark and Geoff had never been up there before. He was not given…Read Success Story »
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 at a VCAT hearing.
Although her injuries did not rate high enough to receive an…Read Success Story »
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 different surgeons and attempts at conservative treatment Lei decided not to undergo major…Read Success Story »
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 that he would not be able to work again.
He asked us to help him, and…Read Success Story »
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 upon his life. We assisted Greg through the TAC claim process and achieved a…Read Success Story »
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, and he felt safe. Unfortunately, another car came along and did not stop, colliding…Read Success Story »
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 to locate the insurer for the club and make a successful claim for Dawn.Read Success Story »
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 as a bricklayer, Michael had no real job options. We asked WorkCover for certificates…Read Success Story »
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 to fall and injure her wrist.
The incident and the driving of the tram driver…Read Success Story »
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 her. She sustained multiple serious injuries and spent an extensive period of time in hospital…Read Success Story »
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 her hand.
We obtained a serious injury certificate for her, but WorkSafe Victoria took the…Read Success Story »
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 took no action, allowing Paul and his friends to continue to use the houseboat.
After…Read Success Story »
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 to be able to hire others to do the work while he took on a…Read Success Story »
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 old 1929 Chevrolet he and his brother had purchased from a friend.
Unfortunately for…Read Success Story »
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 properly on what they considered to be an easy job. We felt the employer…Read Success Story »
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 certificate and, with it, access to common law damages. The TAC obtained medical reports…Read Success Story »
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 injury to his right knee.
Before the accident, Tristan was busy establishing a promising career…Read Success Story »
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 different was that her injuries started out minor but developed over time to be…Read Success Story »
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.Read Success Story »
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.Read Success Story »
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, he was hit by a vehicle. One could say Ken should not have been…Read Success Story »
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.Read Success Story »
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.Read Success Story »
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.Read Success Story »
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 of a big pile of clients. Rebecca decided to get a lawyer who would…Read Success Story »
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 his back in the process and was unable to return to work.
We helped Andrew seek compensation for…Read Success Story »
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 injury as a result of injuries he sustained.
An application had been made to the TAC…Read Success Story »
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 to be able to walk normally again. Trusting Henry Carus and Associates with her…Read Success Story »
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 a serious injury certificate so he could get compensation. TAC said no and David’s…Read Success Story »
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 and capable person. Her injuries, however, resulted in her having to severely restrict all…Read Success Story »
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…Read Success Story »
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 in a NSW car yard waiting to be sold for salvage and arranged for…Read Success Story »
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 physical and psychiatric injuries.
A British national, Lee returned to England with his two children…Read Success Story »
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 of the property had done nothing about it.
A maintenance man by trade, the shoulder…Read Success Story »
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 suffered a fractured spine.
The issue was whether the fall off the chair was connected to her…Read Success Story »
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.Read Success Story »
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. After being told by other solicitors that she did not have a claim, Kylie…Read Success Story »
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 affected including her ability to work. We settled Elizabeth’s claim for her pain and…Read Success Story »
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 of staff.
Ken suffered a nasty hip injury which led to a total hip replacement…Read Success Story »
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 enjoy her retirement activities – both of which she had been doing prior to…Read Success Story »
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 as a Chinese medicine practitioner. We explained how the TAC system worked and how…Read Success Story »
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 to quickly obtain a serious injury certificate for Margaret who had suffered a fractured…Read Success Story »
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 to secure him after further work on his behalf an agreed lump sum payment of…Read Success Story »
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 her job and had dedicated many years caring for her patients in various international…Read Success Story »
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.Read Success Story »
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 insurer unwilling to approve the additional medical treatment that he needed. He came to…Read Success Story »
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 general handyman for various investment properties. He was a hands-on man, who…Read Success Story »
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 injury, we advised her that she should submit two separate WorkCover claims seeking compensation…Read Success Story »
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 the accident, Hope had just commenced studying and was looking forward to enjoying an exciting journey…Read Success Story »
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 was at fault for turning in the path of the motorcycle but…Read Success Story »
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 and a closed head injury.
We first met Fang at the Epworth Rehabilitation Centre. We…Read Success Story »
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 claim process and achieved a settlement to compensate him for his pain and suffering.Read Success Story »