Fall at Work in Factory, Process Worker Turns to Taylor & Scott Compensation Lawyers for Advice and Assistance

Our client immigrated from overseas in the 70’s. On arrival, she set about securing employment, learning English and bringing up her young family. She was able to obtain a job as a process worker which meant working very long hours on a process line.  For the last twenty-six years, she worked for one company. She…

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Labourer Wins Damages Claim Against Non-Employer for Serious Foot Injury

Labourer Wins Damages Claim Against Non-Employer for Serious Foot Injury

Our client was employed by a labour-hire company. He was sent out to various worksites to assist other companies. On this particular occasion, he had been sent to assist a civil contractor who had a contract to install various road drains. He was directed to assist workers install very heavy metal drain covers. To do…

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Self-Employed Carpenter Secures Large Payout

Self-Employed Carpenter Secures Large Payout Following Injuries on Building Site

Our client dropped out of school before obtaining his School Certificate. He completed an apprenticeship doing carpentry and joinery. Over the years he has worked for numerous employers and became highly skilled in doing high rise residential and commercial installations. Several years ago he was contracted to do installations on a high rise project in…

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Workers Compensation Lifting Injury

Series of Lifting Injuries at Work Results in Workers Compensation Lump Sum Payout

FACTS Our client worked as a picker/packer for a large supermarket chain. His job involved him constantly bending and lifting boxes weighing from 10-20 kgs. His wife and four children are all dependent on him. During the course of his work, he has suffered a number of lifting injuries which have resulted in permanent injuries…

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Personal Injury Claim Lifting Injury

Lifting Box From Overhead Shelf Leads to Life of Pain and Misery for Shop Assistant

Our client has spent a lifetime working as a shop assistant for a leading supermarket chain.  Her job involves a mixture of physical work by way of assisting customers and managerial work supervising others. On one occasion, our client was assisting a shopper. She needed to climb a ladder and retrieve a box from a…

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Negligence Claim Hand Injury

Shop Assistant Suffers Serious Hand Injury – Successful Lump Sum Compensation and Negligence Claim

Our client was a shop assistant working for one of the large supermarket chains. At this time, she was working at a check-out register serving a customer. The register conveyor belt was faulty. At one point it moved forward causing an item to fall from the conveyor. Our client tried to save the item from…

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Severe Foot Injury Negligence Successful Claim

Labourer suffers severe foot injury when crushed by a roller

Our client is a young man who loves the outdoors. Having left school, he obtained employment doing various activities most of which were working outdoors. Being a keen sportsman, he loved surfing and tried to head to the beach after work every day.   Having pursued a number of outdoor jobs, he eventually secured work…

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Supermarket Employee Bullied & Harassed Successful Compensation Claim

Supermarket Employee Bullied And Harassed Wins Negligence Claim

Our client was employed at a supermarket. Over the years, she had worked hard and was promoted. She loved her job and enjoyed working. Once her children had grown up and left home, she was able to take on an evening role at the supermarket and again received a further promotion. At one point in…

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Negligence Success Story Bricklayer Serious Injuries

Serious Injuries to Bricklayer Brings an End to Lifetime of Laying Bricks

Our client spent the whole of his working life laying bricks. He loved his work. Even though he was well past retirement age, he just loved to go to work and build.   On this particular day, he was instructed by his boss to assist a team to build a wall. It was a windy…

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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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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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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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Supermarket Shop Assistant Workers Compensation

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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Work injury safety glasses

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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GYPROCK FIXER WORKERS COMP

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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Compensation Payout Rigger Dogman

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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Bricklayer

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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workers compensation hernia claim

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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Back Injury Supermarket Night Filler

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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Injured Steelworker

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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Workers compensation needlestick injury

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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Knee Injury Compensation

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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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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Shop Assistant “Bullied And Harassed” Wins Weekly Workers Compensation Payments And Medical Expenses

Recently, Kimberley Becker, Associate at Taylor & Scott, finalised a claim for a shop assistant. Our client had worked for a large supermarket chain for several years. Originally she worked the night shift, finishing work around midnight. Fortunately her husband had been able to change his shifts at his employment to the nightshift so he…

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