Workplace Bullying and Harassment

Bullying and Harassment at Place of Work Leads to Negligence Claim and Substantial Damages Payout

Our client worked for a Government department here in NSW. She was a hard worker and committed to her job. Unfortunately, she suffered from a medical disability which did not prevent her from performing her duties. Arriving at a new place of employment, she began to experience episodes of ridicule and harassment because of her…

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Work Injury Damages Claim Burns from Explosion

Severe Burns From Chemical Explosion Worker Secures Compensation Payout

Our client left school at an early age. His education was very poor and he has had great difficulty reading and writing. Fortunately, his family were able to assist him with employment. For many years, he worked as a driveway attendant at a petrol station.  Eventually, the petrol station was sold and so our client…

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Workplace Bullying Negligence Claim

Lodgement of Legitimate Complaint Leads to Bullying and Harassment by Boss Resulting in Negligence Claim and Damages Payout

Our client had worked in the IT industry for many years. He obtained employment in a Government department servicing computers.   On one occasion, he was requested by his boss to service a particular computer. Whilst undertaking this job, he sighted various images which he felt were totally inappropriate and were greatly offensive. He lodged…

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Cherry Picker fall - Negligence Claim

Fall From Cherry Picker – Lucky To Be Alive And Walking

Our client worked as a boilermaker. He worked long hours, usually doing a night shift working up to 80 hours per week. On one occasion, he was sent by his labour hire company to a host employer to install cleats and purlins in a roof structure. This work had to be carried out overnight. Having…

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Construction Site Dogman Tower Crane Fall

Fall Onto Concrete Through Penetration Destroys Young Dogman’s Career

Our client was a young, physically fit dogman who loved working on building sites in and around cranes. He had successfully obtained a number of tickets which allowed him to work on mobile cranes and in a rigging crew which involved him in the erection and dismantling of tower cranes on building sites. On this…

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Injured Shoulder Bricklayer

Bricklayer Suffers Serious Shoulder Injury When Boss Ignores Plea to “Slow Down”

Our client was a bricklayer who had spent a lifetime laying bricks and blocks. On this particular day, he was assisting his boss in the dismantling of a scaffold that the bricklaying team had been working on. The boss was higher up on the scaffold and he was required to pass down to our client…

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TPD claim won by Ray McClenahan

Another TPD claim won by Ray McClenahan – expert in TPD claims here at Taylor & Scott Lawyers

Recently Ray McClenahan, Partner, Accredited Specialist and expert in TPD claims, was successful in prosecuting a TPD claim against two super funds and their insurers in respect to an injured maintenance worker. Ray’s client suffered an injury to his lower back, legs and feet whilst performing heavy maintenance work for his employer. As part of…

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Maintenance carpenter work injury damages claim

Maintenance Carpenter Suffers Permanent Back/Leg Injuries Substantial Compensation Payment Secured

Our client lived and worked in country NSW. He had spent his entire working life working as a maintenance carpenter for various Government departments. Several years ago, he suffered a very serious injury to his back. On this occasion, he was directed to load a truck with equipment needed for a job. No assistance was…

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Spare parts storeman back injury

Spare Parts Storeman Suffers Serious Bank Injury
Compensation Claim and Work Injury Damages Claim Successful

Our client was a storeman working in the truck spare parts industry. One day he was instructed by his boss to unload a pallet of truck bolts, each box weighing over 20 kilos. In all, there were 150 boxes on the pallet to be unloaded. No assistance was offered, he was simply told to get…

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Injured Worker Turns turns to Taylor and Scott After Claim Rejected

Injured Worker Turns to TPD Experts at Taylor & Scott When Claim Rejected

Recently, Michelle Meigan, Senior Associate and expert in TPD claims here at Taylor & Scott, acted for a client who had attempted to make a TPD claim by himself without legal assistance. Michelle’s client had suffered a very serious injury to his back when he had worked in the construction industry. He had been required…

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Refrigeration Mechanic Suffers Serious Injury

Young Refrigeration Mechanic Suffers Serious Injury ‘Offshore’ – Career Destroyed

Our client was a young refrigeration mechanic. He had mapped out for himself a career path. This involved chasing “big bucks” working offshore and in the mines with the aim of saving as much money as he could, then setting up a refrigeration business to support his young wife and family. Having obtained his trade…

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Sprinkler Fitter Suffers Serious Shoulder Damage

Sprinkler Fitter Suffers Serious Shoulder Damage

Our client worked as a sprinkler fitter. This work was very demanding. Most days involved a lot of carrying and lifting. Because fire sprinkler systems are fitted to ceilings, every day usually involved working with arms extended over his head. In order to support the metal piping, ceiling supports needed to be drilled into the…

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Dozer Operator Suffers Devastating Knee Injury

Dozer Operator Suffers Devastating Knee Injury

Our client left school at age 14 with very little education. A lifetime of operating heavy machinery such as dozers and scrappers followed. Having secured work with a large civil contractor, he was sent to a coal mine to assist in the opening up of a new mine in country New South Wales. The work…

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crane drivers fall in yard ends career

Crane Driver’s Fall in Yard Ends Career

Our client loved to operate cranes. Having left school at age 15, he had spent the whole of his working life around cranes. Initially, he had been a trainee crane driver and eventually, when he reached 18, he was able to secure his crane operator’s ticket. For the next 40 years, our client worked for…

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TPD CLAIM BY SHOP ASSISTANT SUCCESSFUL

TPD Claim by Shop Assistant Successful Large Payout Follows

Our client worked for many years as a shop assistant for a large supermarket chain. She loved her work and enjoyed the social contact with fellow staff and shoppers alike. Having finished a long day at the supermarket, she was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident when a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction…

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Fall from Scaffold – Worker Receives Large Payout

Fall from Scaffold – Worker Receives Large Payout

Our client was a Scaffolder. He had left school in Year 9 as he was dyslexic and had great difficulty reading. He spent his life doing heavy manual work but did manage to obtain a number of work tickets, such as operating forklifts, scaffolding, dogman, working at heights and in confined spaces. His job required…

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Country Solicitor Requests Taylor & Scott’s Help with a Client’s Bullying, Stress, Anxiety and Depression Negligence Claim

Here at Taylor & Scott, we are on occasion called on to assist country solicitors with complex negligence claims. We are happy to assist in these cases and always ensure that following completion of our work, the client is returned to the care of the country solicitor. In this particular case, we were contacted by…

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Special Needs Support Teacher Suffers Serious Back Injury at School

Our client worked as a special needs support teacher. She assisted teachers to look after children suffering from Cerebral Palsy, Asperger’s and behavioural problems. Needless to say, the work is extremely demanding. It takes a special type of caring person to cope with the demands of special needs children. On this particular day, our client…

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Plant Operator’s Fall From Machine Leads to Amputation of Leg and Large TPD Payout

Ray McClenahan, Partner and Accredited Specialist, recently completed a TPD claim for one of his clients. Back in the 90s, Ray’s client slipped as he exited a backhoe he was operating. Upon landing on the ground, he felt immediate pain in his right ankle. Little did he know that what seemed like a relatively minor…

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Stop/Go Lady Traffic Controller Receives Large Work Injury Damages Payout

Our client was employed by a company performing traffic control duties. Her company had a contract to undertake roadworks in various parts of New South Wales. On many occasions, our client worked through the night performing her duties. On this particular evening she was performing her traffic control duties on the Hume Highway. Her duties…

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Injured Formwork Carpenter Saved by Successful Total and Permanent Disability Claim

Our client was a formwork carpenter. He migrated from South America speaking very little English. Upon arrival, he secured work in the construction industry as a labourer and learnt the trade of formwork carpenter. He married and has a loving wife and children. His work as a formwork carpenter is extremely heavy. He is required…

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Scaffolder Suffers Facial Injuries Including a Fractured Eye Socket When Struck by a Scaffolding Plank

Our client was an advanced scaffolder working on a building site in Sydney. Being part of a scaffolding team, he and his workmates were directed by the builder where to erect and dismantle scaffolding on this site. Everything was a rush. The builder didn’t seem to pay much attention to the safety of the men…

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After 48 Years of Labouring “Bob” Turns to Taylor & Scott for Advice and Help with His Compo Claim

Our client “Bob”, has spent his entire working life employed in the building industry working as a builder’s labourer. His jobs have involved kneeling whilst helping with concreting and levelling, patching work, jackhammering, bending, squatting, tying steel bars, walking over steel mesh, carrying and lifting. Bob was on his feet all day every day. Several…

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Crane Operator Injured in Fall on Building Site Negligence Claim Results in Large Payout

Our client worked in the construction industry for many years. In the twilight of his career, he worked as a crane operator operating from an elevated cab atop a tower crane and also operating cranes by remote control. A few years ago he was sent by his employer to a construction company to operate their…

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Villaboard Asbestos Dust Inhalation Mesothelioma Contracted, Taylor & Scott Dust Lawyers Secure Large Settlement

Ivan Simic, who is an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury and an expert in dust disease cases, recently secured a large settlement for a client. Ivan’s client had left school in the late 60’s and then completed a five year apprenticeship obtaining his ticket as a wood machinist. For the next ten years plus, he…

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Large damages award for injured formwork carpenter

Large Damages Award for Injured Formwork Carpenter

Our client was born in Lebanon. He left school at 13 to help his family in a fruit shop and to help his brother in the construction industry. Life was very tough. At 18, he decided to migrate to Australia seeking a better life. On arrival, he set about working at any and every job…

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Shopfitter Suffers Serious Neck/Back Injury Lifting At Work – Substantial Damages Secured

Our client “Johnny” had worked as a shopfitter joiner most of his adult working life. He had been working for his current employer for more than ten years. Over the days leading up to his accident, he had been using a lot of vibration tools including routers, sanders and drills and he had been required…

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MULTIMILLION-DOLLAR SETTLEMENT

Multimillion Dollar Settlement – Results From Roof Fall

Our work injury negligence team led by Simon Meigan, Partner and Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury, recently secured a multimillion dollar settlement for an injured worker. The client had climbed onto a roof to carry out the re-roofing of a factory. He had been advised by his employer that another company had been contracted to…

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Work injury success

Harassed, Bullied and Threatened Shop Worker Wins Major Damages Payout

Every now and then you get to meet a client who has suffered just too much tragedy in their lives. This particular client worked as a shop assistant. During her life, she has had to deal with one crisis after another. The death of her newborn baby was a tragedy that she had to bear,…

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Railway Demolition Results in Serious Leg Injury and Large Negligence Payout

Our client worked as a labourer in the construction industry. His employer had loaned him out to other companies who were engaged in the demolition and renovation of railway stations in the Sydney region. Each day our client would attend work and be given instructions as to what his work would be for that day….

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How Does Informed Consent Work in Medical Negligence?

Everyone has to see a medical professional at some point or the other. On occasion, you or a family member may be told by the doctor that you will require invasive tests or even surgery as part of the treatment. You wouldn’t agree to something you didn’t fully understand, and it’s your treating doctor’s responsibility…

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Mesothelioma in Australia

Australia has one of the highest rates of mesothelioma in the world. But what is Mesothelioma? Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive form of cancer that develops in the thin layer of tissue that covers the lungs. This dust disease can progress rapidly with no known cure for it currently. Exposure to asbestos is the…

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Workers Compensation Success: Bricklayer Wins Substantial TPD Claim – Unaware of His Entitlement

Our client was a bricklayer. Upon leaving school at 16, he went straight into the bricklaying game. For the next forty years he worked laying bricks. During the course of the last several years, he started developing severe pains in his elbows and shoulders. He put up with the pain and tried to carry on….

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5 Common Questions about Medical Negligence Claims in Australia

Anyone could experience medical negligence at some point. If care provided by a healthcare professional (such as a doctor, nurse or surgeon) or organisation (such as a hospital) falls below a reasonable standard, leaving you with physical, mental or emotional loss or injuries, it is called medical negligence. As the patient at the receiving end…

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Korean Tiler Injured in Fall on Building Site Negligence Case Settled With Large Payout

Our client migrated to Australia from South Korea.  He worked in the tiling industry in Sydney.  His job took him to many building sites across Sydney working a six-day week.  On this particular day, he was directed by his employer to attend a building site in Western Sydney.  He and his workmates arrived at the…

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Severely Injured at Work, 3 Back Operations – Still Trying His Best

We often feel very privileged here at Taylor & Scott to help injured workers who just won’t give up. Our client is an electrical fitter by trade.  Over the years he has had his fair share of bad luck.   Having achieved his School Certificate, he went on to study at TAFE completing an apprenticeship…

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Construction Worker Injured at Coal Mine Receives Large Settlement Payout

Our client was a formwork carpenter by trade.  He had spent his entire working life working on the tools doing very heavy manual work.  This work involved lifting and carrying large timbers, formwork and working at heights.  With a partner and young children to support, he finally secured employment in the coal mines in country…

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What Does a Compensation Lawyer Do?

Accidents can strike out of the blue, anytime and anywhere, leaving you injured and traumatised, both physically and mentally. While you’re dealing with the aftermath of your injuries, you may not always realise that you are entitled to seek compensation to help with your recovery. That’s where Taylor & Scott compensation lawyers can help. What…

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Scaffolder Sues Employer – Seeking Damages For Serious Knee Injury

Our client is a Kiwi who has worked as a scaffolder since his arrival from across the ditch thirty five years ago. His work as a scaffolder involved a lot of lifting and carrying of materials such as braces, ledges and transoms.  These materials weigh between 30-60kgs.  One day he was sent by his company…

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Abusive Boss Taken To The Cleaners

Our client is a single mum. She has always been there for her child making sure there is food on the table and a loving caring home environment to grow up in.   As her child grew older, mum wanted to get back into the workforce on a part-time basis. Being an unskilled worker, she…

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Can I Get A Second Opinion With Compensation Lawyers?

The answer is a definite YES! Here’s why you should. You may think that with matters regarding your health it’s worth getting a second opinion for your peace of mind. When it comes to personal injury suffered due to someone else’s negligent actions, like in a car or motorcycle accident, getting a second objective opinion…

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There’s a Rising Threat to Tradies, and it’s Called Silicosis

While most people know about the health hazards of the dust borne disease Asbestosis – caused by exposure to asbestos, there’s potentially not enough awareness about Silicosis. Silicosis is caused by breathing in fine particles of silica, a mineral found in sand, rock and mineral ores such as quartz. This could lead to a life-threatening…

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‘Tis The Season For a Rise in The Slip, Trip and Fall Holiday Rental Injuries

It’s the most wonderful time of the year; family gatherings, gifts and treats and of course the much-awaited holiday escape. Whether you’re headed overseas or keeping it local to make the most of the summer weather it’s interesting, yet not surprising to note that the number of injuries goes up during the Christmas holiday season….

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Shop Assistant Wins Damages After Being Injured at Supermarket

Recently, the work injury damages team here at Taylor & Scott led by Simon Meigan, Partner and Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury, successfully concluded a claim for a shop assistant working for a large supermarket chain. Our client is a middle aged lady who was required to do a large amount of heavy lifting and…

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Fall at Supermarket: Substantial Slip & Fall Settlement Secured

Our client had gone to do her weekly shopping for her family at the local shopping centre.  It was raining as she drove into the shopping centre carpark.  Before doing her grocery shopping, she visited several other shops over the course of an hour.  Having completed the other shopping, she headed to the trolley bay…

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TPD Success: Delicatessen Assistant Awarded Lump Sum

Our client was employed by one of the large supermarket chains here in Sydney.  She had worked diligently for her employer for many years.  One day she was lifting a large container of produce from a trolley with the intention of placing the produce in a refrigerated display cabinet.  As she stepped forward to do…

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School Student Injured in Motor Vehicle Accident – Settlement Achieved

Our client was a secondary school student living with her family in country NSW. Following a motor vehicle accident, her mum and dad had approached their local family solicitor who recommended that Taylor & Scott should look after the case as they have a great deal of experience acting in motor accident cases and for…

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Worker Receives Settlement After Suffering a Severe Eye Injury That Could Have Been Prevented

Our client was a formworker. He was working on the renovation of a building on the south coast. His job entailed working at heights using hammers to nail timbers, crowbars and circular saws. It is dangerous hard work but our client loved his job. On this site, the workers had complained to their boss that…

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Rigger Crushed by Panel Receives Large Damages Payout

Recently Simon Meigan, Partner and Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Claims, successfully completed a negligence case in the District Court. Our client was a rigger who was sent by his company to a worksite to assist another company who had the job of placing large noise reduction panels on the side of a roadway. When…

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Gyprock Fixer’s Severe Back Injury Leads to Failed Back Surgery and Damages Payout

Our client is a relatively young man working in the construction industry as a gyprock fixer. He was part of a gyprock fixing team working on a hospital renovation. The team were instructed to fix gyprock panels to various walls. Scaffolding was provided but unfortunately no thought had been given by the employer as to…

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Fall at Work Destroys Rigger Dogman’s Employment – Large Damages Payout Secured

Our client is in his late 40s. He has always worked doing hands-on hard physical yakka. Working an average of 60 hours per week, he was earning big money as a rigger dogman in the construction industry. His world fell apart when he suffered severe injuries at work. Working on a construction site, our client…

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Worn Out Brickie Succeeds in Workers Compensation Lump Sum Claim

Our client has spent his lifetime laying bricks. He was a “gun” bricklayer laying several hundred bricks a day. He has spent nearly fifty years constantly bending, lifting and carrying bricks. He has been on his feet up to ten hours a day. In 2014, he started suffering pain in his knee and thigh. He…

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Injured Labourer Wins Hernia Claim After Being Denied by Workers Compensation Insurer

Our client was a construction labourer working in the building industry in Sydney. His job entailed repetitive lifting and carrying of building frames, trusses, beams, together with cleaning up duties which involved the use of shovels, brooms and jackhammers. Last year whilst performing his duties, he developed pain in his abdomen. Initially he didn’t think…

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Bullying & Sexual Harassment of Cleaner at Work Leads to Large Damages Payout

Our client came to Australia from overseas, she had very limited English. She attended English classes and eventually was able to obtain employment as a cleaner. At work she started experiencing bullying and harassment from various male co-workers and supervisors. She spoke up and made a number of complaints but these fell on deaf ears….

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Tower Crane Loses Control of Load – Worker Suffers Crush Injuries & Wins Large Payout

WORKERS COMPENSATION SUCCESS STORY Our client worked for a formwork company who were contracted to construct formwork on a building site. On this day as our client carried out his duties, a crane was slewing a load nearby. As the load was slewed the crane lost control of the load crushing our client. As a…

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Casual Nightfiller Injures Back – Lump Sum Compensation Awarded

Our client was a casual nightfiller at a supermarket. Her job involved working through the night filling the shelves with grocery items. Prior to our client’s injury, the procedure adopted by the supermarket was to break down the boxes and place individual items on the shelving. At one point, our client’s supervisor instructed that from…

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Carpenter Required to Lift Heavy Door Frames Suffers Severe Back Injury

SUCCESSFUL DAMAGES CLAIM AGAINST HEAD CONTRACTOR Our client was a carpenter who worked for a labour hire company. His employer would send him out to work for various other contractors who needed carpenters for limited periods of time. On this occasion, he was sent to assist a contractor who had a contract to replace all…

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Injured Steelworker Obtains Substantial Settlement for Several Injuries at Steelworks

Our client worked in the steelworks. He had always worked doing labouring type jobs and had managed to start training as a crane operator. The steelworks is a dangerous environment. On several occasions, our client suffered injuries to various parts of his body. On one occasion he stepped into a blob of grease and fell,…

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Diver Electrocuted – Taylor & Scott Fight to Have Workers Compensation Insurer Pay For Needed Surgery

Our client had always worked in construction. He also had a passion for diving. Eventually, he secured employment with a dive company that specialised in underwater construction. On this particular occasion, our client and his team were given the job of removing and replacing metal plates that were attached to a slipway underwater. This work…

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School-Team Building Event Leads to Large Compensation Payout

Our client attended a high school in Sydney. One day the class were told that they were all going to participate in a team building exercise. A tug-of-war was proposed but as luck would have it, the teacher could not find the ropes used for this exercise. The teacher then proposed a tyre rolling team…

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Road Worker’s Fall Leads to Million Dollar Compensation Payout

Our client worked in construction mainly concentrating on steel fixing associated with concrete barriers. His employer sub-contracted to other construction companies. On this particular job, he was involved in the construction of concrete safety barriers along a roadway. On the site, our client took directions from the head contractor who usually gave him daily directions…

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Needlestick Injury Leads to Worker’s Major Depressive Illness

LONG FIGHT TO SECURE WORKERS COMPENSATION ENTITLEMENTS Ray McClenahan, Partner and Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury, has recently secured substantial workers compensation payments to a client who suffered a needlestick injury at work. Ray’s client was working in the building industry for a company where he was required to assist in the pumping of water…

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Lifetime of Labouring Results in Three Compensation Claims

Our client worked in the construction industry all of his working life. He usually worked around sixty hours per week. Over the last fifteen years, he had suffered a number of injuries and noticed that his physical condition was deteriorating. In the early 2000s, he injured his knee. He consulted Ray McClenahan, Partner and Accredited…

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Large TPD Payout Secured For Client by Ray McClenahan

Our client lived in country New South Wales and worked in the state public service. A few years ago, she developed severe polyarthritis and a depressive psychiatric condition. At one time, she was receiving injections for her arthritis and suffered a severe allergic reaction to the injections. The result was a form of paralysis of…

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Above Knee Amputation Leads to TPD Claim

Ray McClenahan, Partner and Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury, recently concluded a TPD claim for a longstanding client of his. Ray’s client was a labourer working in the construction industry. Many years ago, he had sought Ray’s assistance in a workers compensation claim when he suffered an injury to his shoulder. At that time Ray…

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Working Near Jackhammers Leads to Eye Injury & Compensation Payout

Our client was an older labourer who had migrated to Australia in the 80s. For several years prior to his accident, he had worked as a construction labourer on various building sites in & around Sydney. He worked hard. He enjoyed his work and the camaraderie of his workmates. One day he was working about…

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Refractory Bricklayer’s Work Leads to Work Injury Damages Settlement

Our client had spent twenty years working as a refractory trades assistant. This was hard, hot, dirty work. It was very heavy. It required working inside furnaces, demolishing, rebuilding and relining furnaces, kilns and other vessels. It required carrying, lifting and cutting heavy carbon blocks. Our client had to work in extremely confined spaces. It…

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Leg Amputated in Work Accident

TAYLOR & SCOTT ACHIEVE LARGE SETTLEMENT FOR THEIR CLIENT Our client was a rigger dogman employed by a labour hire company. He worked a six day week and earnt big money. He worked hard to secure the financial welfare of his wife and children. His employer hired him out to assist a company which operated…

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Dog Attack Results in Compensation Payout

Our client was a country lady living in a small country town. Her son lived nearby. She went to visit him in his home. After the visit, she decided to walk back home. As she walked along the street, she noticed a man alighting from his ute and a dog jumping out and going into…

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Client Wins TPD Claim After Being Initially Knocked Back by The Insurance Company

Our client was in his 50s and had spent his whole working life employed as a rigger dogman when he suffered a severe injury at work. This crush injury to his arm led to multiple operations and a long period of rehabilitation. He was determined to try and get back to his old job. He…

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Formworker Wins Substantial Damages After Being Hit by a Load on a Crane

Our client was a hardworking man with a wife and young family. He lived away from Sydney but travelled to Sydney six days a week to carry out his duties as a formworker. This work was heavy physical work. It required strength and agility. On this day, he and a fellow formworker were bolting together…

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Use of Sledgehammer Leads to Large Damages Payout

Our client was a rigger who had spent his adult working life doing heavy physical work. As one would expect working in this industry, he suffered the occasional injury. Fortunately after having a short period off work following one injury, he managed to return to his full time rigging work. Unfortunately, tragedy struck for our…

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Insurance Company’s Attempt to Escape Liability Under Income Protection Policy Defeated

TAYLOR & SCOTT SECURES LARGE PAYOUT FOR THEIR CLIENT Our client was a young married man with a family. He worked in the electrical industry operating his own business. Appreciating the need to make sure he had proper financial cover should he ever suffer an injury or an illness, he took out a policy of…

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Why Some Work Injury Damages Negligence Claims Take Time to Develop

Here in New South Wales, bringing a claim for negligence against your employer is no easy matter. Unfortunately state governments have over time changed the rules for being allowed to bring a negligence claim. The basic rule to remember is that you may have the most glaring example of negligence against your employer, but in…

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Mesothelioma Victim Wins Substantial Damages

Our client is a retired builder’s labourer who came to Australia in the 1970s. On arrival, he secured employment in the building industry where he spent the next fifteen years working on the construction of kitchens and bathrooms in high rise residential buildings. This work brought him into contact with compressed asbestos sheeting. As a…

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Senior Citizen’s Visit to Shopping Centre Ends in Broken Hip & Torn Shoulder

Our 90 year old client enjoyed outings with her son and daughter. A fiercely independent lady, she was able to maintain her own home and care for herself. An outing to the local shopping centre ended in “disaster” when our client and her daughter, who were walking arm in arm through the shopping centre, both…

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Uncaring Boss’ Actions Lead to Large Work Injury Damages Payout to Injured Worker

Our client was a concreter by occupation with very limited education. He had spent his entire working life doing heavy manual work. He and fellow employees had been assisting in the breaking up of concrete slabs in order for another company to lay new cabling. The work was very heavy but manageable as a machine…

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TPD Claim Successful When Employer Placed in Liquidation

Our client, Mr W, was employed as a pipe layer and supervisor. Doing this employment, he sustained a serious injury to his back when he was required to move an oxygen gas bottle at work weighing more than 86kgs. The injury suffered by Mr W resulted in a long period off work, two back surgeries…

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Stable Hand Injured Whilst Riding “Dodgy” Quad Bike

Our client was a young female stable hand working at a riding school. She loved horses. Her days were long and involved a lot of heavy work including the cleaning out of the stables, exercising and grooming the horses. One of her jobs was to move various horses from one paddock to the other. To…

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Dust Compensation Payout Achieved for Retired Roof Labourer

Recently, Ivan Simic, Partner and Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury and an expert in dust asbestos exposure, secured a sizeable pay-out for a retired roofer who had contracted pleural plaques, pleural fibrosis and asbestos related pleural disease from his time working with asbestos sheeting in the roofing industry. Thommy had retired from work many years…

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Kiwi Scaffolder Compensated for Unsafe System of Work

Our client was a Kiwi scaffolder/labourer. He was used to hard work and had a very high tolerance to pain. Working for a labour hire company, he had been sent by the company to work on a high rise building where a substantial amount of maintenance work was needed. Part of his job was to…

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Labourer Wins Damages for Serious Back Injury

Our client ‘John’ worked in the construction game doing heavy labouring work. Unfortunately, he had a limited education because of learning difficulties and accordingly, had only been able to do labouring type jobs since he left school. Working on a building site, he was required to carry a machine up a ladder. The machine was…

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Workers Compensation Win – Medical Expenses Argument About Injury in The Course of Employment

  Facts About Workers Compensation Claim Our client was a bulldozer driver working and living away from home. Having finished work for the day, he returned to his room at the campsite, cleaned up and then walked to the mess area for dinner. On the walk, he slipped on wet grass severely injuring his right…

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Tragic Mine Death – Compensation Payout to Mum And Children

Recently our workers compensation team, led by Michelle Meigan, was requested to represent a young child in a workers compensation death benefit claim. Our client’s Dad was tragically killed in a mine accident. Lawyers were appointed to protect the interests of the deceased’s wife, who was the mother of our client and another child. Because…

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Motorcycle Accident Rider Seeks Accident Compensation Out of Time

Motorcycle Accident Facts Our client came from Chile. Having completed his shift at work, he was heading home. A vehicle travelling behind him struck our client throwing him from his motorcycle. In the motorcycle accident, he was thrown about seventy metres down the road. Fortunately our client was wearing full leathers, a full face helmet…

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Labourer Severely Injured Due to Employer’s Negligent Work Practices

The work injury damages team here at Taylor & Scott recently successfully concluded a negligence case for a labourer who was severely injured on a building site. Our client was required to cut, lift and carry sheets of reinforcing steel mesh. On this particular day, a load of steel mesh was delivered to the building…

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Leaky Supermarket Roof Slip & Fall Claim

Our client was walking through a supermarket in order to buy his lunch. Heading into the supermarket he made for the deli section. It had been raining heavily outside. As he walked along, without warning his feet flew out from under him. In the fall he suffered an injury to his back. NEGLIGENCE OF THE…

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3 Things To Look For In A Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

If you’ve been injured physically or physiologically or exposed to a dangerous chemical at work, you need to speak to a workers’ compensation lawyer right away. Sometimes your injury may not at first be obvious eg. If your work is heavy or repetitive it may take many years for your condition to affect you. You will…

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Injured In / Around A Coal Mine

Our client was an electrician injured whilst working in/around a coal mine. FACTS OF ACCIDENT IN/AROUND COAL MINE Our client and his crew were instructed to replace electrical cabling which had been damaged in the coal mine.  The cable to be replaced was extremely thick and very heavy.  The length of cable weighed around 3…

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Retiree Brings Public Liability Insurance Claim Following Slip And Fall In Supermarket

FACTS OF SLIP AND FALL CLAIM Our client who is retired, had accompanied his wife to the supermarket to do the weekly shopping.  As he walked down an aisle, his feet flew out from under him causing him to fall backwards.  In an effort to break his fall, he put out his arm causing a…

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Nurse Catches Patient Suffers Severe Back Injury

The work injury damages team here at Taylor & Scott Compensation Lawyers recently resolved a negligence claim on behalf of a nurse.   Our client was asked to assist another nurse lift a patient from a very low chair back into bed.  The patient was a very large heavy man.  No mobile lifting device was…

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Slip And Fall Victim Brings Public Liability Insurance Claim

Recently our litigation team acted for a heavily pregnant mum who suffered a Slip and Fall in a shopping centre. THE SLIP AND FALL FACTS Our client was walking with her mum in the shopping centre when her feet flew out from under her.  She fell heavily to the floor, injuring her knee.  At this…

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Golfer Survives Savage Dog Bite Compensation Awarded

Our client and several friends had arranged a weekend of golf in the mountains.  Having played their round one day, late in the afternoon they set off for a walk around the nearby streets. DOG ATTACK As they walked along, a dog leapt a fence and attacked one of the golfing party.  It was a…

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Cyclist Seeks Dog Attack Compensation

Our client was a keen cyclist who enjoyed riding his bike after work each day.  On this particular afternoon, he set off for a long ride through the hills near his home.  Nearing the end of his ride, a dog charged out onto the road and attempted to bite him.  In an effort to avoid…

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Serious Heart Condition

TPD CLAIM SUCCESSFUL Recently Michelle Meigan, Associate at Taylor & Scott and an expert in TPD claims, acted for a labourer who was forced to cease work at the age of 60 due to a serious heart condition.  Her client’s medical advisers had told him not to return to any form of manual labouring work….

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Crane Driver’s Wild Ride Results In Large Compensation Payout

Our client was a crane driver who had been instructed to drive his mobile crane from one country town to another. He set off early one morning and upon reaching the top of a hill, suddenly found that the mobile crane had lost power. Heading down the hill, our client hung on for dear life,…

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Tongan Glass Worker Compensated For Employers Unsafe Lifting Practises

Our client, Mr O, had worked in the glass manufacturing industry since arriving from Tonga many years ago. One day, his boss directed him and a fellow worker to lift approximately 90 sheets of glass each weighing up to 40kgs. This was an urgent job. No thought was given by the boss as to how…

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Kiwi Forced Home Due To Back Injury

Our work injury damages team here at Taylor & Scott Compensation Lawyers, recently completed a work injury damages claim for a New Zealand formwork carpenter.  Simon Meigan, Partner, Accredited Specialist and expert in work injury damages claims acted for our client. Having arrived from “across the ditch”, our client had secured work with a construction…

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Fall Down Stairs At Work Leads To Psychological Problems

Kimberley Becker, Associate at Taylor & Scott, reports. Recently I acted for a lady who fell down a flight of stairs at work. As a result of the fall, she suffered a severe injury to her ankle. Following two bouts of hospitalisation and surgery, she developed a regional pain syndrome which has resulted in a…

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Injured Worker’s Long Fight With Government Department Employer Finally Succeeds

Ray McClenahan, Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury at Taylor & Scott, recently concluded a claim for an injured government department worker. Mr D had worked for this department for most of his adult lifetime and had unfortunately suffered a number of injuries during his employment there. The insurance company had played “hard ball” cutting off…

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TPD Insurance Claim Brought By House Painter

Michelle Meigan, an expert in TPD Insurance and TPD Claims, recently completed a TPD claim for a painter. Michelle’s client had suffered a serious injury to his neck when lifting a heavy ladder at work. As a result of the injury, her client needed surgery and was unable to return to his occupation as a…

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Income Protection Insurance Claim Successful After Court Action

Our client brought an Income Protection Insurance Claim having suffered serious injuries to his back, hips and knees whilst working as a spray painter and sand blaster. He had an income protection insurance policy which agreed to pay the difference between workers compensation payments and 100% of his normal weekly wage for a period of…

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TPD Insurance Claim Succeeds for Shop Assistant

Our client worked as a shop assistant. She spent many hours on her feet packing boxes, stocking shelves, sweeping, mopping and cleaning. After many years, she suffered from chronic pain in her shoulders, neck and back. She was worn out. Unsure of what to do, she consulted Michelle Meigan here at Taylor & Scott Lawyers…

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Dogman Loses Leg Negligence Claim Brought By Taylor & Scott

Recently, the litigation team at Taylor & Scott Lawyers completed a claim on behalf of a crane dogman who had his leg amputated below the knee when it was crushed by a falling steel frame. Our client was part of a team who were brought onto a factory site to assist in the dismantling and…

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Fall From Ladder Ends Labourer’s Career

Recently, the litigation team here at Taylor & Scott led by Simon Meigan, Partner and Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury, completed a work injury damages claim for a labourer who was injured in a fall from a ladder over ten years earlier. Our client was assisting a fellow worker carry out repairs to a tank….

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Walking On REO Destroys Concreter

Our client was a concreter who had spent many years working on building sites. On this particular day, the boss had directed our client and a couple of fellow workers to carry a trowel machine weighing over 100kgs across steel reo reinforcing rods. Beside the machine being very heavy and difficult to manhandle, the workers…

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Labourer Injures Back Lifting 80kg Oxygen Cylinder

Our client was required to access an oxygen cylinder in a storage shed. No assistance, trolley or lifting device was provided. As a result of the lift, our client suffered serious injury to his back which has required two operations and left him with ongoing pain in his leg, numbness in his foot and an…

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Unreasonable Demand On Workers To Lift Steel Beams Has Tragic Consequences

Our client, a labourer, was one of a team of men called on to lift, carry and manoeuvre into a confined space, a number of steel beams each weighing over 600kgs. As a result of this unsafe system of work, he started experiencing pins and needles and numbness in his back. Our client sought treatment…

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Shop Assistant Suffers Permanent Injuries From Fall At Work

Recently David Hartstein, Special Counsel at Taylor & Scott and an accredited specialist in personal injury, acted for a young woman who suffered a serious fall at work. Briefly, whilst walking from one part of the shop to another, our client slipped on a wet substance that had been left on the floor. She suffered…

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Eye Injury Devastates Formwork Carpenter

Recently Simon Meigan, Accredited Personal Injury Specialist, acted for a formwork carpenter who was required by his employer to strip formwork. To perform this task, our client was given a pinchbar and a hammer and told to remove the timbers surrounding a concrete pillar that had recently had concrete poured into it. Whilst striking the…

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Unsafe Work Practices Cause Major Injury To Backhoe Driver

Our client was employed to drive a backhoe at a coal mine. This meant that for many hours every day, he was bouncing around over rough and uneven ground and straining his neck to reverse the backhoe as he moved coal around the site. Over time doing this job all day every day, our client…

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Injured Stonemason Is Awarded Weekly Compensation

Recently, Ray McClenahan, partner and head of our legal team at Lidcombe, completed a compensation claim for a client who had been greatly affected by a number of injuries received whilst working for several employers. Whilst working as a stonemason, our client suffered injuries to both his wrists and his back resulting in continual pain…

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Trip On Cable Wires Destroys Mechanic’s Life

Our client is a mechanic who prepares new cars for delivery. As part of his job, he carries out wheel alignments. He had complained to his boss that the exposed cabling around the hoist where the work is done was dangerous. Unfortunately the boss ignored his protests with predictable consequences. Whilst carrying some equipment, our…

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Heavy Lift Causes Severe Injury

Recently, Simon Meigan and his litigation team at Taylor & Scott, acted for a young man who was pursuing a career as a landscape gardener. One day whilst working with fellow employees at a site, he was instructed by his boss to lift a bag of rubbish from the boss’ ute. Thinking that the bag…

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Young Sportsman Devastated By Work Injury

Our client was a very keen sportsman, playing soccer at least three times a week and also attending his gym on other days. Working as a boilermaker, he was required to carry out an installation at a high rise buildings air conditioning plant room. Whilst carrying sheets of galvernised steel, he steeped into a penetration…

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Tunneller Injured – Unsafe System Of Work

Recently the litigation team led by Simon Meigan acted for a tunneller whose job was to service tunnel boring machines. This was very heavy, dirty, dangerous work requiring our client and his team to work in very restricted confined spaces and to lift and carry parts well in excess of 100kgs each. Prior to our…

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Dogged Fight For Father Of Four To Get Workers Compensation Justice

Kimberley Becker and her team at Campbelltown have recently completed a claim for a father of four seeking back payments of weekly compensation. Our client was a labourer who was injured in a lifting accident way back in 2000. Since then, he has suffered from severe back pain radiating down into his legs. Doctors’ opinion…

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Painter Lifting Heavy Fire Door Suffers Back Injury

A 60 year old painter suffered a serious back injury when he was required to carry a fire door weighing more than 80kgs up several flights of stairs. At one point the door had to be lifted over his head and in doing this, he suffered a serious back injury. This injury has required two…

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Need For Hip Replacement Leads To Heart Surgery And TPD Claim

Michelle Meigan, an expert in TPD claims, recently acted for a factory hand who suffered a very serious injury to his hip at work. Following a period of conservative treatment, our client was advised that he required a total hip replacement. The workers compensation insurer wasn’t happy, so first up Michelle had to fight the…

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“Gone Bush” Bus Driver Injured Changing Tyre In The Outback

Taylor & Scott have recently settled a claim for a bus driver who had a flat in the outback. Our client was on a bush tour when he noticed a tyre had punctured. “There was no help out there and my employer had not provided me with the correct tools to remove and replace the…

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Trip On Carpet Costs Contractor

Recently, Simon Meigan (Partner) and his team at Taylor & Scott acted for a plasterer. Our client had been instructed by his boss to install ceiling tiles at a shopping complex. Arriving at the site with his offsider, our client was faced with the job of removing various items from the area he had to…

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“Wear And Tear” Entitled To Compensation

David Hartstein, Special Counsel at Taylor & Scott, recently acted for a construction worker who over many years of performing hard heavy physical work, developed pain and restriction of movement in his elbows and arms. David Hartstein investigated the claim with our client’s doctors who confirmed that our client was suffering from a work related…

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Change Of Occupation Has Disastrous Results

Recently, Taylor & Scott acted for a bricklayer who decided to change occupations to that of roof tiler of pool heating systems. Our client enjoyed his work and on average was doing 75-80 hours per week installing the heating systems. Unluckily, on one installation our client had to climb up and install the system on…

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Labourer Falls 10 Metres

Recently, Simon Meigan, Partner at Taylor & Scott, completed a claim for a labourer who fell 10metres after his boss instructed him to remove a safety rail to perform a task. As a result of the fall, our client has been left with ongoing pain in his back (the result of fractures in 3 vertebrae)….

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Back Injury

Our client worked as a picker for a large furniture store. The job of a picker requires him to do a lot of heavy lifting and manoeuvring of various items out of the company’s racking system. In 2009, whilst doing a heavy lift our client suffered an injury to his back. Eventually he came to…

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Fall From Work Stool Destroys Ability To Work

Taylor & Scott recently acted for a plasterer who fell about 1 metre from a work stool injuring his shoulders. What started out as a painful shoulder quickly deteriorated into a chronic shoulder condition requiring several operations leaving our client with chronic ongoing pain, an inability to lift his arms above shoulder level and preventing…

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Concreter Falls 5 Metres

Our client was assisting with a concrete pour when without warning the slab started to move. As a result of his fall “Mick” suffered a serious injury to his leg. “I thought I was suffering heat stroke until I realized the whole slab was collapsing” Mick said. WorkCover investigated the accident and determined that the…

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Demolition Worker Obtain Significant Compensation From Employer And Other Parties Following Work Injury

Taylor and Scott Lawyers, recently acted for a worker who sustained a significant and unusual injury in the course of his employment. At the time of the accident and for a long time afterwards, our client’s injuries were assessed under 15% whole person impairment. This was significant because until it was found that her client…

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Worn Out Sand Blaster Properly Compensated

Mr L was a 57 year old sandblaster who had been with his employer for about seven years. He had always worked doing heavy physical jobs and had worked as a sandblaster for the majority of his working life. The sand blasting work was hot, dirty and very heavy physical work. Mr L would on…

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Employer’s Lack Of Concern For Injured Worker Leads To Major Physical And Psychological Problems

Recently, our litigation team at Taylor & Scott Compensation Lawyers completed a claim for a worker who suffered injuries to his back and ribs when he fell at work. Initially our client received treatment for his injuries and eventually was able to present himself back at work with a request that he be given his…

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Scaffolder Injured By Falling Planks

Recently, the compensation team at Taylor & Scott Compensation Lawyers successfully completed a work injury damages claim for a scaffolder who had been injured more than ten years ago. Bruce worked for a scaffolding company. He came onto a building site, was not given any site induction and simply instructed by his boss to dismantle…

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TPD Claim Succeeds Even Though Worker Continues To Work

Recently Ray McClenahan, Partner and Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury at Taylor & Scott who heads our TPD Department, brought a very unusual TPD claim on behalf of one of his clients. Mr M worked in the construction industry all of his life. As a result of injuries received at work to his neck, shoulder…

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Successful tpd claim brought by injured worker

Ray McClenahan, Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury, who also heads our TPD Department at Taylor & Scott, reports on a very happy ending. Ray reported: “Paul came to see me with a compensation claim. He was in his 50’s and had suffered a variety of injuries over the years. He needed a knee reconstruction and…

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Worker Injured In Mine Accident. Country Lawyer Calls On Taylor & Scott’s Expertise To Assist With Negligence Claim

Recently, the litigation team at Taylor & Scott finalised a negligence claim for a mine worker who had gone to his local country solicitor seeking assistance following an accident at work. The country solicitor took details of the accident but advised his client that he thought it would be in the client’s best interests to…

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Ex-Footballer Contracts Mesothelioma

Recently Ivan Simic, Partner at Taylor & Scott and expert in dust diseases claims, acted for a client who had contracted mesothelioma. Our client’s family moved to Warragamba and both our client and his father worked in and around the dam environment. The township that grew up at Warragamba consisted mainly of cottages and workplaces…

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Migrant Worker Devastated By Mesothelioma

Recently Ivan Simic, expert in dust disease claims, completed a matter for an English migrant worker. Ivan’s client spent his early working life in England doing assembly work and assisting laggers place insulation around hot water and steam pipes. In the 1960s our client migrated to Australia. Various jobs followed from car assembly to tyre…

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Exposure to Asbestos Strikes Down Three Members of One Family

Recently Ivan Simic, Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury and expert in Dust Diseases Litigation, acted for a client whose dad and brother had both died of asbestos related diseases. Ivan’s client grew up in a large loving family who had migrated to Australia in the 1950s. Dad went to work at James Hardie. He would…

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Asbestos Dust Exposure From The Factory Next Door

Recently Ivan Simic, Accredited Personal Injury Specialist and expert in Dust Diseases, acted for a retired electrician who had been diagnosed with a dust related disease. Ivan’s client had completed an electrical apprenticeship and then worked as an electrical tradesman back in the late 1940s and 1950s. During this time, he had some exposure to…

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Medical Negligence Claim From Brain Scan Misdiagnosis

David Hartstein, Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury at Taylor & Scott reports. Our client had a CT scan of the brain 2003.  The radiologist failed to detect a brain tumour and reported that the scan was normal. Subsequently, our client developed severe headaches and underwent further scanning in 2009 which demonstrated the presence of tumours…

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Missed Diagnosis By Doctor Exposes Young Client To Near Death Experience

Our medical negligence team led by David Hartstein and Gervase Liddy recently concluded a claim brought on behalf of a young lady whose doctor failed to diagnose a severe kidney condition. Our client had been sick for weeks. Kept home from school by her parents, a doctor was called on several occasions to examine her….

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Slip On Water In Shopping Centre

Our client was shopping at her local shopping centre when she slipped on water in the car park. She sustained a fracture to her toes and needed to wear a cam walker for some six weeks and had a number weeks off work. Our client’s specialist advised her that she may need surgery in the…

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Injured Government Worker Finally Wins Long Fight With Employer

Ray McClenahan, Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury law at Taylor & Scott, recently concluded a claim for an injured government department worker. Mr D had worked for this department for most of his adult lifetime and had unfortunately suffered a number of injuries during his employment there. The insurance company had played “hard ball” cutting…

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Workplace Injury Claim – Nozzleman Wins Substantial Make Up Pay

Mr F was employed as a refractory nozzleman which involved the spraying of concrete mix on cement kilns, oil refineries and other industrial areas including underground mines and powerstations.  This work was extremely heavy and highly specialised. As a result of the nature of this work Mr F developed epicondylitis and bursitis of the elbow,…

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Witness To Train Accident Receives Substantial Monetary Compensation Due To Employer’s Negligence

Recently, our litigation team at Taylor & Scott Compensation Lawyers completed a matter for a train employee who witnessed a horrific accident at a suburban railway station.   Following the accident, our client comforted the injured person whilst he waited for the ambulance and Police to arrive.  Needless to say, the injured person suffered horrific injuries…

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Not Enough Hands Destroys Carpenter’s Career

Recently, the litigation team at Taylor & Scott led by Simon Meigan successfully concluded a claim brought by a young carpenter. Our client had been sent by a labour hire company to a big construction company in Sydney. He was working as part of a team building various stages for the company. One day, his…

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Insurance Company Denies Need For Back Operation

Recently Michelle Meigan, workers compensation lawyer at Taylor & Scott, acted for a leading hand carpenter. Her client suffered a serious injury to his back in a fall at work. He was required to gain access to a part of the job by standing on a retaining wall and whilst doing this he lost his…

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