Fall at Work in Factory, Process Worker Turns to Taylor & Scott Compensation Lawyers for Advice and Assistance

Our client immigrated from overseas in the 70’s. On arrival, she set about securing employment, learning English and bringing up her young family. She was able to obtain a job as a process worker which meant working very long hours on a process line.  For the last twenty-six years, she worked for one company. She worked the night shift, normally from 11.00 p.m. to 7.00 a.m. Monday to Friday plus on weekends whenever overtime was offered. She worked hard and never complained.

One evening she was on a machine manufacturing plastic buckets. Seated at a large table she carried out quality control and then secured the handles to the buckets. The work was fast paced. The design of her work station was extremely dangerous. She was surrounded by pallets. Under her table, the company had placed a smaller table. After processing a number of buckets, she stood up to carry the stack of buckets to a pallet.  As she turned away from her work station, her foot was caught under the smaller table causing her to fall to the concrete floor. She landed heavily on her side. She was in extreme pain and couldn’t get up. She called out to her supervisor who came to her assistance.

An ambulance was called and she was taken to hospital. She had suffered a serious fracture involving the top of her leg and her hip. Initially, she was treated with bedrest but after a few days, she was told she needed a total hip replacement. She was transferred to another hospital and came under the care of a specialist orthopaedic surgeon. Following the hip replacement surgery, she was transferred to a private hospital and then eventually to a rehabilitation hospital where she remained for several weeks. After discharge from the hospitals, she moved to one of her children’s homes as she needed assistance 24/7 for several months. She remained in a great deal of pain. Injections into her hip and lumbar region didn’t help. She underwent hydrotherapy and exercise programmes. She now needs constant pain medication and uses a walking stick for stability. She has constant pain in the hip and she gets stabbing pains in her back. She has stiffness in her back and pain which radiates down her legs into her knee and foot. Climbing stairs, doing the housework, looking after her husband are all now nearly impossible to do.

Needless to say, her job as a process work is now totally beyond her. With a sick husband, no job and worried about her future, she turned to the experts in workers compensation and work injury damages claims here at Taylor & Scott for advice and assistance. 


Initially, our client was seen by Ray McClenahan, Managing Partner and expert in workers compensation. Ray is also an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury.  Ray took great care to explain to his client her rights under the Workers Compensation Act. He was able to secure an amount under section 66 of the Workers Compensation Act which gave her a lump sum for the permanent injury that she had suffered. As her whole person impairment was greater than 15%, Ray then introduced her to his partner, Simon Meigan, who is an expert in work injury damages and negligence claims. Simon is also an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury. 

Simon met with his client on numerous occasions. He explained her rights and undertook to bring a work injury damages claim for her in an attempt to secure her lost wages right up to retirement. 

Simon launched a work injury damages claim against the employer alleging negligence for an unsafe place of work which had caused her accident. Simon conducted the case on a no-win/ no-pay basis.

We are very pleased to report that Simon has secured a substantial settlement for his client compensating her for her loss of wages right up to retirement age. Needless to say, our client is greatly relieved to know that she now has financial security which had been causing her great anguish and concern. 


If you or someone you know is injured at work leaving you with permanent injuries which may also affect your ability to work, we invite you to contact our team of workers compensation and work injury damages legal experts here at Taylor & Scott. Our team will conduct a free case assessment with you. If we pursue a workers compensation claim, it is done with a grant of legal aid from WIRO, meaning you do not incur any costs whatsoever.

Our team will also assess if you have a work injury damages claim. If we act for you in a work injury damages claim, it will be on a no-win/no-pay basis, meaning you do not pay Taylor & Scott any costs whatsoever unless and until you win your case.

Our highly experienced compensation and negligence lawyers will do everything they can to ensure that you receive maximum compensation for your injuries.  Ring us on 1800 600 664 or email us at info@tayscott.com.au. Remember Taylor & Scott travel throughout NSW assisting their clients with workers compensation and negligence claims.  If you can’t come to us, we will make arrangements to visit you.


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