Slip on grape at supermarket results in Public Liability settlement

Recently, we acted for a client who suffered a fall at a supermarket. Our client had gone to the supermarket to do the weekly shopping. As he was walking through the supermarket, he slipped on what turned out to be a grape, fell to the concrete floor striking his knee. Fortunately, there were three elderly…

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Worn Out Concrete Labourer – Successful Workers Compensation and TPD Claim

Our client worked in the concrete industry as a labourer. He had spent a lifetime doing extremely heavy work.  His day involved physically demanding tasks including shovelling, pouring and finishing concrete, wheeling wheelbarrows full of concrete, bending, lifting, twisting and squatting. A few years ago, he started to feel symptoms of pain in his back….

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Scaffolder Wins Negligence Claim and Substantial Damages Payout

Working as a scaffolder/rigger is heavy, physically demanding work. Our client worked long hours six days a week constructing and bracing scaffolds, lifting and carrying scaffolding pipes, hammering metal in odd awkward positions and angles and erecting and dismantling scaffolding in all sorts of environments. By the end of the day he was exhausted. At…

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Defective Seat Causes Serious Back Injury, Large Compensation Payout

Our client was educated to Year 10. Having left school, he obtained various labouring jobs in the building and construction industry. Eventually, he secured employment driving dump trucks. His job required him to drive up to ten hours a day over very rough terrain. The seating in the dump truck was a specialised pneumatic design….

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Fall Through Unsecure Formwork Deck – Lucky to be Alive

Our client worked as a concreter. He loved his job. Working long hours six days a week was tough. Physical fitness is a pre-requisite as his days were spent kneeling, squatting, screeding and walking over decking and reinforcing. On this particular day, our client was engaged with a team of co-workers on a concrete pour….

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ENS Visa, Cancer, Health Waiver Successful

Recently, Andrew Woo (Lawyer and Migration Agent) has successfully helped clients obtain a health waiver and ultimately Australian Permanent Resident visas.  Andrew’s primary applicant had been previously diagnosed with advanced colon cancer. BACKGROUND TO THE CASE Andrew’s client and her partner were young and wanted to explore the world. They made a fateful decision to…

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Run in with boss results in back injury and successful work injury damages claim

Our client was a labourer and machine operator working for a company in country NSW. His work involved operating excavators and dump trucks. The work was reasonably light, and our client loved his job. At one point our client came into a verbal conflict with one of the company’s foremen. Believing that he was being…

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Employee Receives Payout Following Fall On Icy Steps – Taylor & Scott

Our client has spent his life labouring in the construction industry. On this particular morning, it was very cold and icy. A team of men had been sent to the roof of a new construction to continue with the work. At one point, our client was directed to climb down from the roof using the…

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Struck by falling box, shopper wins compensation

Our client is married with two young children. One day she dropped her children at school and arranged to meet a girlfriend at the local shopping centre for some “retail therapy”. They entered a kitchen shop at the centre, hoping to purchase some saucepans. As our client was bent over with her girlfriend looking at…

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Labourer Suffers Injury At Work, Gets Compensation – Taylor & Scott

Our client is a young labourer. He was working for a labour-hire company. On this particular occasion, he had been sent to work for a “host employer” that handled the recycling of heavy-duty batteries. The batteries were very heavy, weighing approximately 80kgs each. Our client was required to lift these very heavy batteries by himself…

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