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WorkCover Claim Success Stories

Ben Mitchell

(WorkCover Claim)
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Sharon Jenkins

(WorkCover Claim)

Sharon was working two jobs in the disability support sector. One day while adjusting the seatback of a client’s wheelchair she felt something go in her back. Sharon took time off for conservative and specialist treatments, returned to work on modified duties, experienced an increase in symptoms and needed to take time off again.

Sadly, she then experienced a common sequence of events in WorkCover claim; her entitlements were…

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Emily De Groot

(WorkCover Claim)

Emily suffered a significant injury to her shoulder at work. For her injury, Emily underwent multiple surgical procedures. Despite being able to return to alternative work, she has continued to suffer from ongoing pain and restriction Emily came to us after she had been told by her previous lawyer that they could not assist her further with a claim.

We were pleased to be able to assist Emily with…

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Sabrina Jones

(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…

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Pantelis Giannenas

(WorkCover Claim)

Pantelis suffered injury to his upper body in the course of his employment whilst performing repetitive work. He reported the injury to his employer. Instead advising him to lodge a workers compensation claim, his employer referred him to the onsite physiotherapist. The treatment did not assist him. When the injury worsened his employer terminated his employment. After the termination Pantelis, lodged a workers compensation claim, and that claim…

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John Feng

(WorkCover Claim)

John had just found a job as a curtains and blinds installer. He loved it and he was doing a great job. However he was not provided with just after a few weeks, he had an unfortunate accident. That day, he was at a customer’s house, installing some blinds upstairs. He then went down a set of narrow stairs, carrying his work ladder in front of him. His…

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Stavros Andonopoulos

(WorkCover Claim)

Stavros has been working as a mechanic for his entire life and worked hard to provide for his family. Whilst he was employed with his employer he sustained an injury to his shoulder which required operative procedures and extensive treatment. His health unfortunately deteriorated and due to his injury he was eventually forced to sell his home and draw money from his superannuation fund.

He was in a…

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Clinton Wilde

(WorkCover Claim)

Clinton is a bus driver and met with us after being involved in a collision at work.

The driver of a car travelling in the opposite direction to Clinton’s bus lent over to pick up a cigarette that had been dropped the passenger floor. The car veered onto the opposite side of the road and hit Clinton’s bus head-on.

Clinton immediately felt pain in his lower back and was taken by…

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Victoria Cooper

(WorkCover Claim)

Victoria has worked in the aged care sector for approximately 15 years and thoroughly enjoyed helping the residence. She was employed as a personal care assistant and before her incident worked with division 2 nurses on her shifts. She had a good work ethic and enjoyed working at the aged care centre.

Unfortunately, she was rostered with an employee (a male division 2 nurse) who has put her…

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Garry Hosking

(WorkCover Claim)

After having previously suffering a serious motor-vehicle accident in 2010, Garry was starting to get his life together. He had just obtained full time employment for the first time in years, and was enjoying life with friends and family once again.

Sadly, Garry was involved in another motor-vehicle accident in October 2018. Whilst waiting to perform a delivery, a stolen vehicle rear ended the back of his Ute,…

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Catherine Cook

(WorkCover Claim)

Catherine was unfortunately injured after a fall at work, and as a result suffered a left shoulder and left wrist injury. She was off work for some time and was required to use her right arm more than normal. Her left arm and wrist eventually resolved but her right shoulder subsequently became painful.

The insurer refused to fund any treatment for the now injured right shoulder and she was referred…

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Qiang Ruan

(WorkCover Claim)

Mr Ruan sustained an injury to his right wrist whilst lifting a box during the course of his employment.

Following the injury, his employer terminated his employment on the grounds that there were no restricted light duties available for him.

As a result of the injury and language barrier, Mr Ruan was not able to find alternative employment that he could manage with his restrictions to his wrist, so he sought…

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Ben had worked with the same employer for most of his working life and loved his job. Over the years he had worked his way up to an assistant store manager position at a busy supermarket, but unfortunately was involved in multiple accidents during the course of his employment.

The nature of his role required him to perform repetitive manual handling tasks which placed stress and strain on his lower…

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Steven Riddell

(WorkCover Claim)

Before his workplace injury, Steven was an experienced concreter. He had worked in the concreting industry for over ten years.

His injury occurred after his employer changed the system of work without ensuring the new system was safe.

As a consequence Steven suffered a serious back injury preventing him from working and enjoying his life.

Steven came to Henry Carus + Associates for assistance in understanding his rights under the…

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Wayne was involved in a high speed truck accident whilst at work.  Another driver crossed on to the wrong side of the road and hit Wayne’s vehicle, causing it to run off the road, hit a tree and trap Wayne inside the crushed cabin.  Wayne suffered fractures to his knee and lower leg, had extensive surgeries, lengthy bouts of rehabilitation and return to work programs, but was eventually made…

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Philip came to us after an injury, we were able to help him through his claim to success. He wrote to express his gratitude:

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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,…

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David Kin Lai

(WorkCover Claim)

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…

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Victor Chircop

(WorkCover Claim)

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…

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Michael Owen

(WorkCover Claim)

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…

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