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…Read Success Story »
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…Read Success Story »
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…Read Success Story »
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…Read Success Story »
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,…Read Success Story »
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…Read Success Story »
Nora Moran de Orellana
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…Read Success Story »
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…Read Success Story »
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…Read Success Story »
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…Read Success Story »
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…Read Success Story »
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…Read Success Story »
Philip came to us after an injury, we were able to help him through his claim to success. He wrote to express his gratitude: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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »