Case studies

We know that every case that comes to us is unique, just like your personal story is also unique. We know workplace injuries can harm workers and their families very deeply and in a very personal way. These facts are precisely why we offer a free consultation process to get to the heart of your situation.

With all of this in mind we have selected the following case studies to give you an understanding of the types of workers compensation claims that have driven us to success. They act as a guideline for you to consider whether you may have a workers compensation claim. And we encourage you to contact us if you have even the slightest belief that you do.

Work accident claim – case study 1

Construction sites can be very dangerous places if safety is not taken extremely seriously. Even small oversights can have disastrous health outcomes for workers and they can result in long and complicated legal proceedings.   

Robert, was employed as a carpenter on a multi-level construction site. On the day he was injured Robert was standing on a scaffold which had been assembled by a subcontractor to his employer. The subcontractor did not install a spreader bar and this caused the scaffold to become unstable. Robert’s employer inspected the scaffold before Robert worked on it, but he failed to notice the problem. As Robert was standing on the scaffold it collapsed underneath him causing him serious injuries

 

Work accident claim – case study 2

Working in and around machinery can be dangerous and the potential for serious injuries very high if employers aren’t vigilant in the management and maintenance of their machinery.

Jill, who was employed by a labour hire company that provided casual workers to food manufacturing businesses. Jill was working at a food manufacturer’s premises when a machine that she had to use as part of her job role exploded. Through no fault of her own, Jill received catastrophic injuries that had a serious impact on her life.

Expert engineers found the explosion was caused by the food manufacturer’s failure to conduct regular maintenance. But the failure to protect Jill in her workplace did not stop there. Her labour hire employer also took some responsibility. This company had previously expressed concerns about poor maintenance standards to the food manufacturer before Jill’s accident, but they failed to ensure these practices improved before sending Jill to work there.

Ultimately both the labour hire employer and the food manufacturer were liable for Jill’s damages for personal injuries.

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