Struck in Back by Metal Pipe – Labourer Wins Substantial Damages

Our client was employed by a labour-hire company who then sent him out to work for various construction companies. On this occasion, he had been sent to assist a demolition company who had the contract to demolish a building in the Sydney CBD. At one point, he had been using oxy equipment to cut through steel. Having completed this particular task, he was walking over to talk to his boss to receive further instructions. As he walked, the demolition team who were using heavy machinery to break up a concrete floor were working nearby. At one point, the operator of one of the machines attempted to free up a steel pipe. As he did so, the pipe broke free and flew a distance striking our client in the back. He fell to the floor and was in immediate pain. His fellow workmates came to his aid and assisted him down to the First Aid shed. He rested, iced his back and eventually was able to make his way home. That night he remained in a great deal of pain but had hoped to try and work through the pain. 

He attended work the next day, but his pain was so bad that he was taken to Accident and Emergency at a nearby hospital. Having been examined in triage, he was admitted and came under the care of a Professor. The Professor diagnosed a disc and facet joint injury to his lower back. He recommended a conservative treatment of regular physiotherapy sessions, which included injections of a steroid into his back, as well as hydrotherapy. As a result of his severe ongoing pain, our client has not been able to resume his duties which include heavy physical work involving a lot of bending, lifting and carrying. Greatly concerned about his financial future, he turned to the experts in work-related negligence claims here at Taylor & Scott Compensation Lawyers

How Taylor & Scott Compensation Lawyers Assisted Their Client

Arrangements were made to meet with our client and obtain detailed instructions concerning the facts and circumstances surrounding the accident. At the interview, our lawyer laid out a plan detailing the steps necessary to ensure that maximum compensation would be received. Taylor & Scott Compensation Lawyers offered to run the case utilising our no-win/no-pay fee arrangement, meaning that our client would not pay any legal costs whatsoever unless and until he had won his case.

Simon Meigan, Partner, Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury; acknowledged as one of Sydney’s leading personal injury negligence lawyers; launched a claim against the demolition company (not the employer), as they had been responsible for causing the accident in which our client was injured.

Simon made arrangements to gather medical reports from all medical experts who had treated our client. He arranged for independent medical experts to examine his client and provide expert advice on the future treatment that he may need. Arrangements were made for an expert in rehabilitation medicine to examine our client and give an opinion on the type of work he may be able to undertake in the future. Simon also arranged for a forensic accountant to calculate his client’s losses of income right up to retirement age.

Once all this information had been obtained, reviewed and served on the lawyers acting for the demolition company; Simon was ready to call for a settlement conference to try and negotiate a settlement of the case. We are pleased to report that Simon has secured a very substantial settlement, ensuring financial security for his client and his family. He also secured a lump sum to cover the cost of future operations that his client may have to undergo. 

Taylor & Scott Compensation Lawyer’s Offer To You

If you are injured at work, you are welcome to contact our team of expert compensation lawyers by phoning 1800 600 664 or emailing us at will arrange a face to face meeting, completely free of charge, with you anywhere in NSW. If we take on your case, we will offer you our no-win/no-pay fee arrangement, meaning you do not pay Taylor & Scott any costs, whatsoever, unless and until you win your case. You can have complete confidence in our team of senior expert compensation and negligence lawyers. We will do everything we can to ensure that you receive maximum compensation for your injuries. 

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