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WorkCover Claim Success Stories

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 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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Andrew Tuschewski

(WorkCover Claim)

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…

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Adam Care

(WorkCover Claim)

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…

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Elizabeth Fay

(WorkCover Claim)

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…

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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…

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Danny Dutton

(WorkCover Claim)

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…

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Sharon Jacob

(WorkCover Claim)

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…

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Peter Cole

(WorkCover Claim)

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.

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