Work Injury Compensation

Workers Compensation Win – Medical Expenses Argument About Injury in The Course of Employment

  Facts About Workers Compensation Claim Our client was a bulldozer driver working and living away from home. Having finished work for the day, he returned to his room at the campsite, cleaned up and then walked to the mess area for dinner. On the walk, he slipped on wet grass severely injuring his right…

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Crane Driver’s Wild Ride Results In Large Compensation Payout

Our client was a crane driver who had been instructed to drive his mobile crane from one country town to another. He set off early one morning and upon reaching the top of a hill, suddenly found that the mobile crane had lost power. Heading down the hill, our client hung on for dear life,…

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Tongan Glass Worker Compensated For Employers Unsafe Lifting Practises

Our client, Mr O, had worked in the glass manufacturing industry since arriving from Tonga many years ago. One day, his boss directed him and a fellow worker to lift approximately 90 sheets of glass each weighing up to 40kgs. This was an urgent job. No thought was given by the boss as to how…

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Kiwi Forced Home Due To Back Injury

Our work injury damages team here at Taylor & Scott Compensation Lawyers, recently completed a work injury damages claim for a New Zealand formwork carpenter.  Simon Meigan, Partner, Accredited Specialist and expert in work injury damages claims acted for our client. Having arrived from “across the ditch”, our client had secured work with a construction…

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Fall From Ladder Ends Labourer’s Career

Recently, the litigation team here at Taylor & Scott led by Simon Meigan, Partner and Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury, completed a work injury damages claim for a labourer who was injured in a fall from a ladder over ten years earlier. Our client was assisting a fellow worker carry out repairs to a tank….

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Walking On REO Destroys Concreter

Our client was a concreter who had spent many years working on building sites. On this particular day, the boss had directed our client and a couple of fellow workers to carry a trowel machine weighing over 100kgs across steel reo reinforcing rods. Beside the machine being very heavy and difficult to manhandle, the workers…

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Labourer Injures Back Lifting 80kg Oxygen Cylinder

Our client was required to access an oxygen cylinder in a storage shed. No assistance, trolley or lifting device was provided. As a result of the lift, our client suffered serious injury to his back which has required two operations and left him with ongoing pain in his leg, numbness in his foot and an…

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Unreasonable Demand On Workers To Lift Steel Beams Has Tragic Consequences

Our client, a labourer, was one of a team of men called on to lift, carry and manoeuvre into a confined space, a number of steel beams each weighing over 600kgs. As a result of this unsafe system of work, he started experiencing pins and needles and numbness in his back. Our client sought treatment…

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Shop Assistant Suffers Permanent Injuries From Fall At Work

Recently David Hartstein, Special Counsel at Taylor & Scott and an accredited specialist in personal injury, acted for a young woman who suffered a serious fall at work. Briefly, whilst walking from one part of the shop to another, our client slipped on a wet substance that had been left on the floor. She suffered…

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Eye Injury Devastates Formwork Carpenter

Recently Simon Meigan, Accredited Personal Injury Specialist, acted for a formwork carpenter who was required by his employer to strip formwork. To perform this task, our client was given a pinchbar and a hammer and told to remove the timbers surrounding a concrete pillar that had recently had concrete poured into it. Whilst striking the…

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