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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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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