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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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