Nora Moran de Orellana

WorkCover Claim

Nora was employed as an Office Commercial Cleaner who suffered injuries to her shoulder and back in the course of her employment.

She underwent right shoulder surgery but had limited benefit and could not see any hope of improvement with further surgery. In the end she was left with a total inability to return to employment.

She came to us for advice noting she only really speaks Spanish. Fortunately, we have…

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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 Hill

WorkCover Claim

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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Nathan Kidd

WorkCover Claim

Nathan suffered an injury whilst working as a truck driver. He was injured due to his employer failing to provide him with safe, appropriate equipment. The only witness to the accident was Nathan himself. His employer denied that the equipment they provided was faulty. However, we believed in Nathan and his claim. We helped him through the claims process from beginning to end, and we were able to obtain…

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Wayne

WorkCover Claim

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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Phillip

WorkCover Claim

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

WorkCover Claim

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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Sharon Grey

WorkCover Claim

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…

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Nicholas Yovanche

WorkCover Claim

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…

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Karina Kane

WorkCover Claim

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…

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Judith Hester

WorkCover Claim

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…

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Rosie Cua

WorkCover Claim

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.

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James Richardson

WorkCover Claim

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.

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Mitchell

WorkCover Claim

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.

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Victoria Brichko

WorkCover Claim

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.

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Rebecca Motyer

WorkCover Claim

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…

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