Falling Steel Plate – Foot Amputation Large Compensation Payout Secured

Our client was a formwork carpenter who after many years in the construction industry decided to retrain as a crane rigger and dogman. His employer sent him to work on various construction sites. At the time of his accident, he had been working on a large commercial building site in the Sydney CBD. On this…

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Lifetime of Heavy Lifting Results in Permanent Back Injury Large Payout Secured for Migrant Worker

Our client migrated to Australia in the early 70s. With a young family to support, he secured employment with a scaffolding and plant hire company. Over the next several years, his work required him to continually bend, lift and carry heavy scaffolding, construction equipment and materials. Never one to complain; by the end of the…

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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…

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Fall into concrete tank leaves young worker badly injured

Our client was a young man who loved life. At school, and after leaving school, he lived an active life playing rugby league, cricket, golf, exercising at the gym and jogging. Life was good. He worked as a scaffolder six days week. His company had a contract on the Lower North Shore. He had been…

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Run over by excavator; Young worker receives large damages payout

Recently, Simon Meigan, Partner and Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury, acted for a “dogman” working for a crane company in the construction industry. Simon’s client was working on a construction site where a demolition company was completing the demolition of a building. Our client’s job was to drive a crane and assist in the “dogging”…

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TPD claim rejected: Client abandoned by previous lawyers turn to Taylor & Scott seeking help

Our client came to Australia twenty years ago. He spoke very little English. He worked as a kitchen hand, briefly, and then secured labouring work in the construction industry. The work was hard, physical work. He was required to work a six-day week lifting and carrying heavy timbers and scaffolding components. By the end of…

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Bus accident – long road to recovery passenger receives large payout

Our client worked in the travel industry. One day he was riding on a State Transit bus in Sydney. Whilst seated on the bus; a taxi pulled up in front of the bus to collect passengers. Unfortunately, the bus driver was travelling too fast and failed to brake in time crashing into the taxi and…

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Serious injury sustained whilst working for host employer. Labourer succeeds with Negligence Claim

Our client worked for a labour-hire company as a construction labourer. This employer loaned our client out to various building companies where he performed labouring jobs. On this occasion, he had been sent to work for a construction company here in Sydney. The job the company had contracted to build was nearing completion and our…

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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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