Successful resolution of work injury claim

11 Jan 2017


  • Compensation
  • Personal Injury

Our client injured his back due to unsafe work practices involving heavy lifting duties. He was unable to return to his pre-injury work and required significant treatment and rehabilitation and re-skilling for new employment. His workers compensation claim was accepted by the insurer but his common law negligence claim was denied. We obtained expert evidence as to the issue of liability and filed proceedings in Court on our client’s behalf and engaged a barrister to assist in fighting our client’s case. We were ultimately able to negotiate with the insurer to settle our client’s work injury claim on favourable terms prior to the Court hearing.  See our client’s word of thanks to Tanya Herbertson of our office in relation to his matter:

“I have received all the settlement amounts and reimbursements now. I want to commend you for your efforts on my case.  My special thanks to you and your team for the wonderful job you did on my case.  I appreciate for the time and efforts you put in with the attention to the detail which were certainly worthwhile. It was a smooth experience for me to have you my solicitor who looked after everything and worked so hard and with such a dedication. Please convey my special thanks to the barrister Steven Hausfeld for using his vast and invaluable experience in giving my case the best direction resulting in the best outcome. I am proud to have you my solicitor and will definitely recommend to anyone needing advice on legal matters relevant to you.”