Metal Worker receives over $300,000 compensation due to burns suffered during the course of his employment
Published 22 Feb 2018
Our client received over $300,000 in compensation after an unfortunate incident at his workplace through a Workers Compensation Claim and a Work Injury Damages Claim (Common Law Negligent Claim). During the course of his employment as a metal worker, our client was exposed to spilt molten metal and as a result he sustained significant burns.
$775,000 workers compensation to a metal construction worker after he had sustained a severe back injury due to a fall at his workplace
Published 20 Feb 2018
Injuries can happen at any time during work. Sometimes it is because of a simple and unforeseeable accident and at other times due to the neglect of the employer or their employees. Injuries can occur as a result of defective machinery, tools or equipment.
Injured worker’s $950,000 compensation for injuries resulting from heavy and repetitive lifting
Published 19 Feb 2018
It is all too often where workers would sustain spinal injuries at work where they do heavy and repetitive lifting. For one of our clients that was exactly what happened. Fortunately for him the workers compensation insurer accepted liability for his workers compensation statutory entitlements. Although they did not accept liability on negligence, at GMP we were able to have his negligent claim resolved for a very considerable amount
Single Mother wins $177,500 in compensation against supermarket giant for injuries resulting from a 3 wheeled trolley
Published 17 Feb 2018
Our client instructed us to assist her with a claim for personal injury against a well-known supermarket giant as a result of injuries sustained from a 3 wheeled trolley falling on top of her.
Elderly Worker Succeeds Against Insurer in the Workers Compensation Commission for Lost Wages & Medical Expenses
Published 16 Feb 2018
Our client worked as a storeman for a manufacturing company for 20 years. His employment involved repetitive heavy lifting and carrying. As a result of the nature and conditions of his employment, our client developed a serious injury to his lower back.
NSW public servant awarded over $300,000 under common law proceedings
Published 14 Feb 2018
Our client was employed as an employee in the NSW public sector and during the course of his employment had developed a psychological condition that had derailed the quality of life significantly. After receiving instructions to act for this client, we at Gerald Malouf and Partners immediately proceeded with a Work Injury Damages claim (Common Law negligent claim) against the employer.
Elderly passenger awarded substantial damages as a result of driver disobeying roundabout rules
Published 13 Feb 2018
Our client was an elderly lady who was a front seat passenger in a motor vehicle driver by her husband on their way home in the evening along Pembroke Road, Minto, a suburb south-west of the central business district, in the local government area of the City of Campbelltown and is part of the Macarthur region.
Supermarket slip due to polished floor results in $125,000 payout for Newcastle woman
Published 12 Feb 2018
A woman has been awarded $125,000.00 after slipping in a supermarket in Newcastle. Our client was performing shopping duties and was walking through an aisle. As she was waking she has suddenly slipped and fallen heavily to the ground.
5 year old child receives $10,000 in compensation for a motor vehicle accident injury claim
Published 09 Feb 2018
A 5 year old child was being placed in her child restraint seat in the rear of her parent’s parked vehicle, when another car, driving down the street, collided into the rear open door of the parked vehicle.
Injured Worker Receives Over $350,000 in Compensation for Workplace Dermatitis
Published 07 Feb 2018
Our client worked at a hospital for over 30 years as a kitchenhand. Her employment at the hospital required constant exposure and contact to cleaning chemicals and detergents during the course of work.
Lump Sum Compensation for Construction Supervisor due to Psychological Injury
Published 06 Feb 2018
Our client worked as a construction supervisor for seven years. Over the period of his employment, he was exposed to various incidents of bullying and harassment by his superiors and colleagues, including verbal abuse.
Kogarah mother awarded compensation in a rear end motor vehicle collision late claim
Published 05 Feb 2018
Our client is a young mother who was driving along Gray Street, Kogarah, a suburb of southern Sydney when her motor vehicle was stuck in the rear by another vehicle which failed to observe the traffic conditions ahead. Our client was just driving along, not fast or slowly and the vehicle behind her collided into the rear of her motor vehicle causing damage to her vehicle and resulting in her suffering injuries.
Supermarket Employee Receives Over $450,000 in Workers Compensation for Neck Injury
Published 02 Feb 2018
Our client worked at a supermarket for over 15 years as a shop assistant. Her employment at the supermarket required constant and strenuous lifting, carrying, bending, pulling, pushing and carrying of various items.
Department of housing contractor ordered to pay damages to elderly tenant tripping over television antenna cable left lying across the walkway
Published 01 Feb 2018
Our client was an elderly lady who had been residing for some time in a housing commission residential housing block in the suburb of Gladesville being North West of the Sydney Central Business District and in the Local Government Area of the City of Ryde. Our client had been living in the residential housing block for many years with other elderly persons.
Driver awarded substantial compensation as a result of being hit by an out of control vehicle travelling onto the incorrect side of the roadway
Published 30 Jan 2018
Sydney Man’s motor vehicle accident compensation claim settles for $200,000
Published 29 Jan 2018
A Sydney man was stationary on his motorcycle at a set of traffic lights at an intersection. When the light turned green, he proceeded to ride through the intersection when a vehicle, which was travelling in the opposite direction, turned right without signalling and collided into our client’s motorcycle.
40 Year Old Man From Central Coast Region Awarded $90,000 After Fall At Local Supermarket
Published 26 Jan 2018
In this matter, we acted for a client who sustained injuries after falling on a slippery area of floor in the fresh produce area of the supermarket. As our client was walking through this area, he slipped on what he later discovered to be oily food on the floor. Consequently, our client fell heavily to the floor and sustained injuries to his back, left knee and ankle.
30 Year Old Woman From Northern Sydney Awarded $260,000 After Sustaining Significant Injuries as a Passenger in a Motor Vehicle Accident
Published 25 Jan 2018
In this matter, we acted for a woman who was involved in a motor vehicle accident whilst travelling as a passenger on a winding road north of Sydney. The accident occurred as the driver was coming around a large corner on a raining night, subsequently losing control and colliding with a pole on the passenger’s side of the vehicle.
Homebush Bay resident who sustained shoulder injury in bus accident receives $130,000 in compensation
Published 24 Jan 2018
The claimant was a 37 year old Homebush Bay resident who was a homemaker but also worked a casual role as a furniture sales person. On 1 September 2016, Mrs N was a passenger on a bus to which there was standing room only.
$450,000 awarded to North-Western Sydney woman who suffered multiple bowel perforations during laparoscopic surgery
Published 23 Jan 2018
Our client attended upon a hospital as a public patient to undergo laparoscopic surgery in relation to removal or her ovaries and fallopian tubes. Prior to undergoing the operation, our client advised the treating hospital staff that after undergoing a previous surgery she had been cautioned that she was prone to adhesions which may cause complications in any future surgical procedures.
Inner-Western Sydney woman receives over $200,000 in compensation due to injuries resulting from elective cosmetic surgery
Published 22 Jan 2018
This matter involved a young woman who consulted with a plastic surgeon for the purpose of advice and treatment in relation to excess skin and tissue in her stomach area. The plastic surgeon recommended a “tummy tuck/abdominoplasty”, and our client accepted that recommendation and agreed to undertake that procedure.
Western Sydney woman receives $275,000 in compensation after delay in treatment at public hospital leads to cardiogenic shock
Published 19 Jan 2018
We recently acted for a young woman who suffered from hyperthyroidism and took daily medication to control her condition. On this occasion, she was admitted to a local public hospital with a variety of symptoms including abdominal pain and vomiting, with increasing shortness of breath and distress.
Student settles claim for injury at private school from leaking roof - $80,000 plus costs
Published 18 Jan 2018
Our client, a student at a prestigious private high school, suffered injury during a sports class when he was advised to play sport in an indoor gym due to wet weather.
Injured finance worker succeeds in a further deterioration claim against her employer
Published 16 Jan 2018
Our client was employed in a finance company when she sustained a back injury in the process of moving some equipment at work. The injury has left our client with limited movement and often experiences significants pain in the lower back region.
NSW public servant awarded over $400,000 under common law proceedings after sustaining a psychological injury during the course of her employment
Published 15 Jan 2018
Our client was employed as a public servant at the time of her injury. She developed a psychological illness during the course of her employment due to the nature and conditions of her work. Unfortunately due to the emotional constraints of her job, her psychological illness affected the quality and comfort of our client’s life significantly. She was subsequently unable to work as a result of the injury.
Injured worker compensated for physical injury sustained during the course of her employment
Published 12 Jan 2018
Our client was employed in the retail fashion industry when she injured herself during the course of her employment. Our client suffered a terrible fall from a ladder, resulting in our client sustaining injuries to her back and both knees. Our client following the incident sustained multiple injuries. This has had significant ramifications on our client’s financial wellbeing and social life.
Machine Operator receives $90,000 Workers Compensation for hand injury
Published 11 Jan 2018
Our client was employed as a machine operator and sustained an injury to his hand as a result of a malfunction in the machine he was using. His right hand was caught in the rollers and he lost all the fingers except for the right thumb.
Illawarra Man Settles Medical Negligence Claim Against Local Hospital for $185,000
Published 10 Jan 2018
This matter involved a man from the Illawarra region on New South Wales who suffered from a condition his entire life that prevented his oesophagus from properly relaxing and letting food into his stomach. This required intermittent medical attention throughout his life. He was booked in to a major local hospital to undergo a gastroscopy. This procedure was conducted without general anaesthetic.
Liverpool woman receives $60,000 compensation after garage roof collapses
Published 09 Jan 2018
A Liverpool woman has been awarded $60,000.00 in damages after the roof of her rental property collapsed on her head. There had been some damage to the roof prior to the accident which she had notified the landlord of via telephone. Nothing had been done to repair the damage. One day, our client walked into the garage and as she was walking, a part of the roof has fallen on her causing her to sustain injury.
Late claim driver in large damages award as a result of a pile-up on the M1 freeway
Published 08 Jan 2018
Our client was the driver of a motor vehicle travelling in the afternoon along the M1 Freeway at Mount Keira underpass in the Wollongong Area which lies on a narrow coastal strip between the Illawarra Escarpment.
Granville supermarket chain ordered to pay shopper substantial damages in compensation for slipping on grapes left on the floor
Published 06 Dec 2017
Our client was attending a large shopping centre in Granville, in the City Of Parramatta, in Western Sydney New South Wales, for the purposes of shopping. The supermarket is one of the largest supermarkets in NSW, mostly specialising in selling groceries and other items.
Woman from Orange awarded $115,000 after slipping in supermarket
Published 05 Dec 2017
A woman has been awarded $115,000.00 after slipping in a supermarket in Orange. Our client was performing shopping duties and was waiting in the line at the cash registers. As she was in line, she has slipped on what appeared to be melted ice cream leaking from a nearby tub. This caused her to fall heavily and sustain an injury.
Worker in hospitality industry succeeds in a Work Injury Damages claim after being seriously assaulted at work
Published 04 Dec 2017
Our client was in the role of a monitoring patrons’ behaviour in a well renowned club when he was unceremoniously assaulted by youths. The assault had significant ramifications on our client’s financial wellbeing and social life.
Woman from Penrith receives over $250,000.00 after slip in food court
Published 01 Dec 2017
A Penrith woman has received a payout of over $250,000.00 following a slip and fall in a food court. Our client was performing her shopping duties. She was walking through the food court when she has slipped on a hot chip which had been left on the floor.
Western Sydney woman receives $30,000 settlement after falling in carpark
Published 30 Nov 2017
Our client was a 60 year old woman who injured herself when she tripped and fell in the carpark of a shopping centre in Western Sydney. Our client was walking to her car when she stepped into a depression in the asphalt and fell to the ground.
Shopper tripping over unsecured mat paid substantial damages in compensation from shopping centre
Published 29 Nov 2017
Our client was an elderly lady attending with her friend for the purposes of general shopping at a large shopping centre in the Guildford area which is a part of the Greater Western Sydney Region.
Home owner of defective stairs ordered to pay substantial damages in compensation to visitor for accident
Published 28 Nov 2017
Our client was a lawful entrant and visitor at a residential premises located on the Mid North Coast Region of NSW. The owner was the occupier of the premises and was vested with the care, control and maintenance of the premises.
Passionate worker receives over $500,000 for psychological injuries arising from workplace bullying and harassment
Published 27 Nov 2017
Our client, sustained a psychological injury during the course of his employment as a result of workplace bullying and harassment. Under the current Workers Compensation Scheme, in order to seek lump sum compensation for a psychological injury arising from a workplace incident, a minimum threshold of 15% Whole Person Impairment (WPI) is required to be reached.
Pedestrian’s substantial damages award after being struck by a motor vehicle ignoring green walk sign for pedestrians
Published 23 Nov 2017
Our client was a pedestrian who had driven from her home to do some shopping at Thirroul, a Northern Seaside Suburb of the City of Wollongong NSW.
Bankstown jogger receives significant compensation after being struck by driver cutting the corner in the early hours of the morning
Published 22 Nov 2017
Our client was and elderly gentlemen jogging in the early hours of the morning for his 6 am usual jog in the Canterbury Bankstown area, which is south west of the Sydney Central Business District in the state of NSW.
Large furniture store and warehouse ordered to pay substantial damages in lifting accident to worker
Published 15 Nov 2017
Our client was a young worker who was employed by an employment agency as a general labourer and packer. The employment agency sent our client to a furniture store and warehouse located in Auburn, a suburb in Western Sydney NSW.
45 Year Old Man From Regional New South Wales Compensated After Head-On Car Collision
Published 14 Nov 2017
In this matter, we acted for a man who was involved in a motor vehicle accident whilst travelling along a main road in regional New South Wales. The accident occurred as a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction failed to remain in his lane, veering into our client’s path and ultimately leading to a head-on collision with our client’s vehicle.
80 year old lady compensated $43,000 following injuries she received in a motor vehicle accident 6 months earlier
Published 13 Nov 2017
In late 2015 a 80 year old lady asked us to help her following injuries she had received in a motor vehicle accident which occurred when a car turned right in front of her without warning in Wentworthville. She had suffered injuries to her leg and shoulders.
Claiming a Loss of Income following a motor vehicle accident when receiving Centrelink Carer’s payments
Published 10 Nov 2017
This was an issue considered in the case of Insurance Australia Ltd t/as NRMA Insurance v O’Rourke  NSWSC 494. We acted for Ms O’Rourke in this case.
Woman receives $350,000 injury compensation from a motor vehicle accident
Published 09 Nov 2017
A Sydney woman was hit from behind whilst driving her vehicle in slow moving traffic. She was awarded $350,000 by way of compensation for the injuries she sustained.
Sydney Nurse awarded over $500,000 after suffering a major back injury after slip and fall at local supermarket
Published 08 Nov 2017
This matter involved a nurse from Sydney who was involved in a slip and fall accident whilst doing her grocery shopping at a local super market. As she approached the dairy aisle, she slipped on some cream which was spilt on the floor and she unfortunately suffered injury to her lower back.
Western Sydney man wins $320,000 in compensation after rear-end motor vehicle accident
Published 02 Nov 2017
This matter concerned a 50 year old man who was rear ended while waiting at a red traffic light.
Supermarket giant ordered to pay substantial damages to elderly lady who slipped and was injured on a mashed banana left on the floor
Published 30 Oct 2017
Our client is an elderly lady who was attending a large supermarket store in the Emu Plains area, being a suburb in the city of Penrith. Emu Plains is on the western side of the Nepean River, located at the foot of the Blue Mountains, Sydney in the State Of New South Wales.
Central cost woman awarded over $210,000 in compensation after developing sepsis following surgery at Sydney hospital
Published 27 Oct 2017
This matter involved a woman who was diagnosed with and treated for Chron’s disease many years ago and at the time of the subject treatment was asymptomatic. After beginning to experience recurring abdominal pain in 2013, a gastroenterologist recommended that she have an appendectomy.
Time is critical, but not an absolute barrier to pursue a claim, following a Slip and Fall in Merrylands shopping centre
Published 26 Oct 2017
Ms SD was an elderly lady. Despite her age, she continued to be the caretaker of a prominent Church. In December 2012 she attended a shopping centre in Merrylands with a friend. As they were walking past the shops, SD stepped into a liquid substance causing her to fall heavily. There was a security guard nearby and assistance was called.
Child struck by a car when crossing road in Greenacre NSW recovers from a horrific accident
Published 25 Oct 2017
RG was only eight years of age when she was struck by a car when crossing the road just outside of her home.
Nursing home pays $135,000 to a 91 year old lady who was knocked down by a swinging door
Published 24 Oct 2017
Our client was a 91 year old woman who was injured at her nursing home residence on 14 January 2016. At the time, she was walking past a swinging door in the vicinity of a common room, when a staff-member opened the door, hitting the plaintiff and knocking her to the floor.
Sydney woman awarded $250,000 in compensation after suffering complications from cosmetic surgery
Published 23 Oct 2017
This matter involved a woman who attended a private hospital to have a breast lift and breast augmentation. Unfortunately, this simple and common cosmetic procedure resulted in our client suffering from complications and remaining in hospital for a period of two weeks.
54 Year Old Man From Newcastle Region Compensated After Slipping On Liquid In Shopping Centre
Published 20 Oct 2017
In this matter, we acted for our client who suffered injuries after falling on a slippery area of floor contaminated with liquid in the fresh produce area of a supermarket. As a result of the fall, our client fell heavily to the floor, causing him to suffer physical trauma to his lower back and psychological injury.
75 Year Old Woman From Central Coast Compensated After Being Hit By Vehicle in Shopping Centre Driveway
Published 19 Oct 2017
In this matter, we acted for a woman who was hit by a vehicle whilst crossing at the entrance to a shopping centre driveway on the Central Coast. As a result of the impact, our client sustained a number of physical injuries to her left side, the most severe of which being her hip injury.
Home Owner ordered to pay substantial damages in owner builder permit accident to young worker on their premises
Published 18 Oct 2017
Our client was a young man employed by his employer to attend to an owner builder premises in Villawood in the Canterbury-Bankstown Area, 25 kilometres west of Sydney Central Business District.
Client receives compensation payment from Liverpool hospital following the inappropriate administration of anti-coagulation medication
Published 25 Sep 2017
Our client claimed damages arising out of a stroke which he sustained whilst he was being treated for a fracture of the left femur. He had fractured his femur when he feel off a ladder whilst attending to domestic chores.
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital pay compensation to grieving family
Published 22 Sep 2017
Our clients were the Mother, Father and sister of the patient who on 18 May 2010 sustained injuries to her right leg at home when a neighbour stumbled and fell onto her, causing her to twist her right ankle.
The patient was taken to the emergency department at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital where x-rays were performed.
Blacktown front seat car passenger awarded substantial damages in accident as a result of out of control motor vehicle
Published 21 Sep 2017
Our client was a front seat passenger in a motor vehicle driven by the insured driver along Wilberforce Road, Wilberforce towards Windsor which is located in the North West of Sydney in the City of Hawkesbury region.
Passenger injured in NSW motor vehicle accident receives $260,000 in compensation
Published 20 Sep 2017
Our client was a passenger in a vehicle where the driver of that vehicle lost control. As a result, our client sustained several injuries including Injuries to his cervical spine, left shoulder, nose, left thigh, head and facial fractures. He was also suffering from anxiety and depression as a result of this accident.
Client with Serious Injuries makes a Motor Vehicle Accident Claim and receives over $574,000 Compensation
Published 18 Sep 2017
Gerard Malouf and Partners was approached by our client who was involved in a Motor Vehicle Accident. She sought advice from Gerard Malouf and Partners about compensation, damages and how her rights could be protected under the Motor Accidents Compensation Act.
Rural NSW woman receives $250,000 in damages after suffering fall while getting lunch at local pub
Published 15 Sep 2017
This matter involved a woman who went to her local pub with her partner for a Sunday lunch. After eating lunch, she left the dining room and stepped outside into the beer garden. As she was walking through the beer garden, she slipped on some jelly-like material and fell, landing heavily on her ankle.
NSW South Coast woman receives $225,000 in compensation after tripping on a damaged telecommunications pit lid
Published 14 Sep 2017
This matter involved a NSW South Coast woman who suffered injury after tripping over a damaged pit on a footpath which belonged to a well-known telecommunications company. At the time our client tripped, she was walking a short 5 minute walk home after spending time with friends at a local restaurant.
Man from Ryde receives compensation payout after rear end motor vehicle collision
Published 13 Sep 2017
A man from Ryde has been awarded a payout after being involved in a rear end collision. Our client was stationary at a red light when the accident occurred. The vehicle at fault has failed to stop behind him, and has collided with the rear of our client's vehicle. As a result, our client sustained injuries to his neck.
54 Year Old Man From Newcastle Area Compensated $110,000.00 After Fall At Supermarket
Published 12 Sep 2017
In this matter, we acted for a client who suffered injuries after falling on a slippery area of floor in the fresh produce area of the supermarket, caused by spilt liquid. As a result of the fall, our client fell heavily to the floor, causing him to suffer a number of injuries.
Balmain man awarded $80,000 compensation after being injured on a bus
Published 11 Sep 2017
Our client was on his way to work, travelling on a bus as a standing passenger. As the bus was travelling along, the driver has suddenly slammed his brakes. Our client was holding one of the straps at the time and managed to stay upright, however, as a result of the sudden jolt, he sustained injury to his upper arm which required a surgery.
Parramatta woman awarded over $50,000 car injury compensation after insurer threatens to close file
Published 08 Sep 2017
A Parramatta woman has been awarded over $50,000.00 following a motor vehicle accident. Our client was driving her vehicle whereby the driver at fault has failed to adhere to a give way sign, colliding with the side of our client’s vehicle.
Woman from Northern Beaches receives $60,000 after slipping near cash register at a supermarket
Published 07 Sep 2017
A Northern Beaches woman has receive a payout of $60,000.00 after slipping near the cash register of a supermarket. Whilst walking through the cashier area to get into the store, our client has slipped on a substance that appeared to be water, causing her to fall heavily and injure her left ankle and foot.
Parramatta man receives $80,000.00 after slipping on ice cream at a supermarket
Published 06 Sep 2017
A Parramatta man has slipped on ice cream in a supermarket and has received $80,000.00 by way of compensation for his injuries. Whilst walking near the freezer section, there was some melted ice cream on the floor. Our client did not see the melted liquid and has inadvertently slipped, causing him to fall heavily and sustain injury.
Blacktown woman awarded over $40,000 after rear end car collision
Published 05 Sep 2017
Our client was travelling along a road when a car has stopped in front of her suddenly. To avoid a collision, our client has slowed down before coming to a stop. The car behind our client’s vehicle has failed to take the same precaution, colliding with the rear of our client’s vehicle and causing her injury.
Supermarket slip and fall injury for 73 year old man results in $80,000 compensation settlement
Published 04 Sep 2017
Our client was a 73 year old man who injured himself after slipping on water at a Coles Supermarket. While on holidays, he attended the store to do some quick grocery shopping on a rainy day. The floor near the entrance to the store had become very wet due to the rain and wet trolleys being brought in and out of the store.
Large Shopping Centre pays $100,000 in compensation following womens slip and fall accident
Published 01 Sep 2017
Our client was a 66 year old woman who slipped and fell at a large shopping centre in Southern Sydney. She was walking along a pedestrian concourse in the centre when she slipped on an organic substance that had been left on the floor. As a result she fell into the window of a nearby store and onto the floor.
Hurlstone Park Licensee’s breach of his responsible service of alcohol duties result in severe brain damage
Published 30 Aug 2017
Mr MG was a seasoned drinker. He had been a heavy drinker most of his life, and a regular at many hotels. As a consequence he was already starting to suffer from those effects at the age of 57.
South Coast Council ordered to pay substantial damages in beach accident
Published 29 Aug 2017
Our client was an elderly gentleman who was walking down a beach in the South Coast Region of NSW. He was walking along a south coast beach walkway to the beach to catch some worms when he tripped and fell over matting which has been placed upon the instructions of the local council.
Inner City bartender wins $350,000 in compensation after motor bike accident
Published 28 Aug 2017
This matter concerned a bartender who, after a late night shift at a licensed premises in Sydney city, decided to accept ride on the back of a motorcycle which was driven by a friend who had attended her workplace earlier that evening for drinks.
Cleaners ordered to pay customer substantial damages in slip and fall accident
Published 25 Aug 2017
Our client was an elderly female shopping at a Seven Hills Shopping Centre in the City Of Blacktown on or around November, 2013 when she slipped and fell on water which was on the ground.
40-year-old Liverpool lady receives $75,000 compensation after falling into pothole
Published 24 Aug 2017
In 2009, our client was walking her dog around the housing complex where she resided. The complex was managed and controlled by a major housing corporation. The housing corporation contracted a maintenance company to conduct maintenance of the lawns. As she was walking on the grass lawn, she suddenly fell into a pothole.
Western Sydney lady receives $200,000 compensation after poor dilation and curettage operation
Published 23 Aug 2017
Our client was 7 weeks pregnant in April 2008 and she sought treatment at the Defendant Hospital. An Ultrasound was performed and the report indicated the pregnancy but there was no foetal heart movements. The Plaintiff was advised that this was considered an incomplete abortion.
Central West NSW Man Successfully receives modest compensation in excess of $230,000 for failed surgery
Published 22 Aug 2017
Our client was a 40 year old invalid suffering from cerebral palsy and osteopenia who was a public patient of a Western NSW District Hospital with a history of emergency admissions for falls.
High School Girl Loses Mother Due to Delays in Diagnosis Receives $140,000 Compensation
Published 21 Aug 2017
Our client suffered the loss of her mother when she was still in high school in 2012 as a result of breast cancer.
$120,000 Medical Negligence Compensation for Orange lady for fatal delay of treatment to relative
Published 18 Aug 2017
In late 2012, the aunt of our client presented to the Emergency Department of a Western NSW Hospital (the Defendant Hospital) with nausea. On presentation, the Defendant Hospital knew that the aunt was a diabetic.
Coffs Harbour Lady Wins $350,000 Settlement for Gynaecologist Failure to Warn
Published 17 Aug 2017
Our client was a lady from Coffs Harbour who was referred by her local general practitioner to a gynaecologist for treatment following an abnormal pap smear. The gynaecologist conducted numerous medical examinations on our client within three consultations over a 9 month period.
$275,000 for failed diagnosis by hospital of terminal cancer of Central Coast man
Published 16 Aug 2017
In this medical negligence matter, Gerard Malouf & Partners successfully obtained financial compensation for a 48 year old Central Coast male after a hospital failed to diagnose his cancer.
Sydney man compensated for failed Beauty Clinic laser treatment
Published 15 Aug 2017
We acted for a 27 year old Sydney man who underwent laser treatment at a beauty clinic for minor sun damage, acne scarring, pigmentation and moles on his face. At his initial consultation and on several other occasions our client asked whether the treatment would have any effect on his ability to grow facial hair.
Pedestrian receives $140,000 in compensation after being hit by a passing motor vehicle
Published 14 Aug 2017
We represented Mrs G who was involved in a motor vehicle accident in 2015. Mrs G was a pedestrian standing on the footpath next to a busy Sydney road with her husband, when a motor vehicle driving past our client, drove too close to the kerb with the side mirror of the vehicle hitting our client’s wrist, causing injuries to her neck, shoulder, hand, wrist and back, as well as psychological injury.
Woman receives $370,000 in compensation after sustaining neck, chest, back and psychological injuries from Car Accident
Published 11 Aug 2017
Our client, Mrs M was a passenger of a vehicle being driven by her husband. As Mrs M and her husband travelled along a busy road in Sydney, they noticed that there was smoke coming out from the front of their vehicle. As Mrs M tried to investigate the cause of the smoke from the engine, the vehicle rolled backwards. Mrs M was sandwiched between the car door and a telegraph pole, causing her to suffer significant injuries.
60 year old woman from Turkey awarded compensation after she was involved in a motor vehicle accident
Published 10 Aug 2017
Our client, Mrs T, who was travelling from Turkey was involved in a motor vehicle accident whilst she was on holidays in Australia visiting her children. Mrs T was a passenger in a motor vehicle which was travelling along a busy road in Wollongong. The vehicle Mrs T was in indicated to turn right into a private business, when suddenly the vehicle behind failed to stop and collided with the rear end of the vehicle Mrs T was in, causing her to sustain significant injuries to her neck, back and arm as well as psychological injury.
59 years old woman receives $600,000 in Compensation for Injury from Serious Car Accident
Published 09 Aug 2017
We acted on behalf of Mrs H who was involved in a very serious motor vehicle accident in early 2014. Mrs H was driving along a busy Sydney road when she approached a roundabout and her vehicle came to a standstill. At the same time, another vehicle failed to slow down and collided into the back of Mrs H’s vehicle, causing her to suffer serious injuries to her cervical spine, right arm, right shoulder and psychological injury.
Young apprentice awarded $580,000 in compensation after Motor Vehicle Accident
Published 08 Aug 2017
We acted on behalf of Mr A, a 21 year old apprentice from Western Sydney. Mr A was involved in a motor vehicle accident while he was riding his motorcycle along a quiet road in Penrith NSW.
Western Sydney Woman awarded Compensation after slipping on a Cabbage leaf at Supermarket
Published 07 Aug 2017
We represented Mrs X who sustained serious injuries when she slipped on a cabbage leaf in her local fruit and vegetable supermarket and sustained serious injuries.
Man from South Coast NSW awarded $565,000 in compensation for serious motorbike accident
Published 04 Aug 2017
Gerard Malouf and Partners Compensation Lawyers acted Mr T who was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident in 2015 in Shellharbour. Mr T was riding his motorbike home along a busy highway when another motor vehicle ignored a “give way” sign and came through the intersection and collided into our client’s bike, causing him to suffer serious and life threatening injuries to the neck, spine, left arm, left wrist, left leg and psychological injury.
Late claim accepted and insurer ordered to pay injured driver substantial damages in compensation arising from car accident
Published 03 Aug 2017
Our client was an elderly driver from Avoca Beach on the Central Coast of NSW, when he was involved in a motor vehicle accident in April 2015.
59 Year Old Sydney Man Compensated After Fall At Local Supermarket Due to Slippery Floor
Published 02 Aug 2017
In this matter, we acted for a client who suffered injuries after falling on a slippery area of floor at supermarket caused by a leaking fridge. As a result of the fall, our client fell heavily to the floor, causing him to suffer a number of injuries.
79 Year Old Woman From Rural New South Wales Compensated After Another Driver Failed to Give Way Causing Accident
Published 01 Aug 2017
In this matter, we acted for a woman who was involved in a motor vehicle accident whilst driving in Nyngan NSW, sustaining a number of physical and psychological injuries. The accident occurred when another vehicle failed to give way, colliding with the driver’s side of our client’s vehicle.
Maroubra woman receives over $350,000 compensation following rear end car collision
Published 31 Jul 2017
A woman from Maroubra has received over $350,000.00 following a rear end collision. Our client was stationary at a set of traffic lights. As she was sitting at the lights, the vehicle at fault in the accident has failed to stop and has collided with the rear of our client’s vehicle at speed.
Family Of Five Receive Combined Pay Out Of $340,000.00 Due To Negligent Medical Treatment Provided To A Family Member
Published 28 Jul 2017
A family of five were left deeply distraught and personally affected by the loss of a beloved family member which was caused by mistreatment provided by a prominent New South Wales Hospital and a local General Practitioner. The psychological distress suffered by the family as a result of losing a loved one was significant and warranted a combined payout of $340,000.00.
Head on crash with a semi-trailer truck results in passenger receiving substantial damages award of compensation
Published 27 Jul 2017
On or around June, 2014 at around midday our client was a 16 year old front seat passenger in a motor vehicle being driven by her boyfriend along Chichester Dam Road, Bendolba, being a country town in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, when he veered onto the incorrect side of the roadway and collided head on into an oncoming semi-trailer causing a substantial accident and injuries to our client.
Cowra woman receives compensation after sustaining injuries as a passenger in car accident
Published 26 Jul 2017
Our client, Mrs S was a passenger in a motor vehicle being driven by her husband in a quiet street in Cowra. As a result of poor visibility caused by poor street lighting and heavy rain, the Claimant’s husband lost control of the motor vehicle and collided into a side barrier of the road.
Irish Man awarded Compensation after sustaining injury in a Motor Vehicle Accident
Published 25 Jul 2017
Mr E, an Irish national, was driving his motor vehicle along a busy road in Port Macquarie. Our client’s vehicle came to a standstill as he waited for the vehicle in front of him to turn right, when suddenly, another vehicle collided into the rear of Mr E’s vehicle, causing him to sustain serious injuries to his back, neck, right shoulder, and serious psychological injuries.
Chef Receives Over $270,000 in Compensation for Back Injury
Published 21 Jul 2017
Our client was employed as a chef by a major Sydney company. He had nearly 30 years’ experience as a chef and was employed with the company for 18 of those years. Our client sustained a severe injury to his back at work through engaging in repetitive and unsafe lifting.
Sydney Metal Fabricator Receives Compensation for Loss of Fingers in Workplace Accident
Published 20 Jul 2017
Our Client was employed as a metal fabricator by a manufacturing company in Western Sydney.
Truck Driver Who Suffers a Fall From Truck Recovers Over $120,000 in Compensation
Published 19 Jul 2017
Our client suffered a work injury when he fell off the back of a truck at work attempting to pull down a roller door and sustained several injuries.
Lump Sum Compensation Payment for Dermatitis Contracted in the Workplace
Published 18 Jul 2017
Our client worked at a hospital for over 30 years as a kitchenhand. Her employment at the hospital required constant exposure and contact to cleaning chemicals and detergents.
Child Receives $45,000 in Compensation after a Motor Vehicle Mounted Kerb Killing Cousin
Published 17 Jul 2017
Ms P was walking to school with her sister and cousin when another driver lost control of his motor vehicle resulting in the motor vehicle mounting the kerb and striking the cousin killing him at the scene. Ms P was not injured physically but she did suffer psychological trauma as a consequence of seeing her cousin on the ground.
GMP clients receive $68,000 settlement after exposure to asbestos
Published 14 Jul 2017
Our client was a 75 year old man who worked as a labourer in the 1960s and 1970s. During the course his employed he was required to regularly handle, unload, load clean and sweep asbestos dust and fibres that were released during the course of his employment and used in his employers’ factories. As a result of his work he experienced a direct exposure to asbestos dust and fibres which he inhaled causing him injury.
Hotel restaurant pays $25,000 in compensation following slip and fall accident
Published 13 Jul 2017
Our client was a 56 year old woman who suffered a fall during dinner at a hotel restaurant in Sydney. The dinner was buffet style and while returning to her table from the buffet she slipped on a contaminant on the ground. The contaminant had caused the tiled floor to become slippery and hazardous.
Young girl receives $50,000 in compensation after falling in an inadequately covered drain
Published 12 Jul 2017
Our client was an 8 year old girl who fell into a drain on private property. She was walking to her mother’s car after her dance class when she travelled across a drain that was covered by a rusty sheet of metal. As she stepped on the piece of metal it gave way and her leg fell into the drain.
73 year old Man Awarded $197,500 in Car Accident Compensation
Published 12 Jul 2017
We acted for Mr T, a 73 years old man who was involved in a motor vehicle accident in late 2014. Mr T was reversing his motor vehicle from his drive way in Western Sydney. As he stopped in the middle of the footpath to let the traffic pass, Mr T checked if there was any incoming traffic towards his left side.
Irish Man in his Early Thirties Receives $200,000 in Compensation Following Injury on Building Site Whilst on Working Visa in Australia
Published 11 Jul 2017
In this matter, we acted for a client who suffered injuries after tripping over building materials and rubbish left in a common thoroughfare of a building site. As a result of the incident, our client fell heavily on the concrete ground, causing him to suffer a number of injuries.
Central Coast Woman sues surgeon $58,000 for Jaw Injury during Surgery
Published 11 Jul 2017
Surgeons are required to inform patients of surgery and to provide them with due care and skill. This case involved a Central Coats woman who sued her treating maxillofacial surgeon for $58,000 for failure to warn and provide competent clinical practice.
South Sydney Woman Compensated After Collision With a Vehicle Suddenly Exiting Driveway
Published 10 Jul 2017
In this matter, we acted for a 53 year old woman who sustained a number of injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident. The collision occurred as our client was driving along a road when another vehicle suddenly exited a driveway and collided into the front of our client’s vehicle.
Port Macquarie Woman receives modest compensation for surgeon failing to remove lump
Published 10 Jul 2017
Surgery is invasive for a patient. It is therefore necessary that a surgeon follows the procedure that the patient consented to, in order to address the patient’s condition and prevent the need for further unnecessary surgery. This case involves a Port Macquarie woman against her treating surgeon for failing to remove a lump in her right hip.
Elderly pedestrian struck at pedestrian crossing awarded substantial damages
Published 07 Jul 2017
Our client was very elderly gentleman who on around August 2015 was crossing a pedestrian crossing in Chester Hill New South Wales being in the Canterbury-Bankstown and Greater Western Sydney Region.
Large retailer in Newcastle region pays $26,000 in compensation for slip and fall accident
Published 07 Jul 2017
Our client was a 41 year old man who slipped on water while shopping at a large chain retailer’s store in the Newcastle region. Our client was pushing a trolley through the store when he unexpectedly slipped on water that the store had been spilled on the floor by another customer.
Compensation for shopper who slipped and fell on wet floor near self-service register in large supermarket chain
Published 06 Jul 2017
Our client was a lawful entrant and shopper at a large supermarket chain in Campsie, NSW being south west of the Sydney CBD. Campsie is a large commercial and administrative centre of the Canterbury-Bankstown area.
Serious motor vehicle accident in the Eastern Suburbs complicated by the claimant’s dishonestly
Published 06 Jul 2017
SG was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident in May 2011. She was the driver of the vehicle. Accompanying her in the front passenger seat was her husband and in the rear was her daughter.
Car running a red light in Randwick causes virtual head on collision with limousine driver
Published 05 Jul 2017
In the early hours of the day, Mr RM was driving his hire car through Randwick, returning home. As he approached an intersection, the lights changed to a green arrow. As he proceeded to turn right a car travelling in the opposite direction ran the red light. The two vehicle struck each other in a virtual head on collision. The vehicles were both written off.
Woman from Penrith receives $300,000 following accident whilst on Sydney bus
Published 04 Jul 2017
A woman from Penrith has been awarded $300,000.00 following a motor vehicle accident whilst travelling on a bus.
Manly woman involved in taxi motor vehicle accident awarded over $200,000
Published 03 Jul 2017
A Manly woman who has been involved in a motor vehicle accident has been awarded over $200,000.00 in damages. Our client had arrived at her destination through the use of a taxi. After she had paid the taxi driver, she opened the door and had one leg placed outside of the vehicle. As she was stepping out of the vehicle, the driver has quickly reversed causing our client to fall and seriously injure her leg.
Woman awarded significant damages after being involved in an accident caused by a broken chair
Published 30 Jun 2017
The Plaintiff was attending a Kmart store to attend on the ‘photo lab’ located at the store. At the store, there are 4 blue chairs which were in operation at the ‘photo lab.’ Prior to the Plaintiff arriving at the store, one of those chairs had been broken. To replace the broken chair, there was a green plastic garden chair in the area which was sold in their Garden section.
Wollongong woman receives $190,000 following motor vehicle accident
Published 29 Jun 2017
A Wollongong woman has received $190,000.00 following a motor vehicle accident. Our client was travelling along a road doing the speed limit when she was rear-ended by another vehicle without warning. As a result she sustained personal injury to her lower back, right hip and right leg.
The Taking of an Illicit Drug During a Bubble Dance Party at a Hotel Denies Proper Compensation to an Injured Woman
Published 28 Jun 2017
Ms MB attended a hotel in the City where it was holding a bubble party. The hotel recognised that the bubbles were likely to cause the surface of the floor to become extremely slippery and therefore, laid down carpet mats throughout the area including hallways. Normally these mats would also extend into the bathrooms (but not the cubicles).
Hunter region family resolves claim following death of father and husband for over $350,000 against major local hospital
Published 27 Jun 2017
In this tragic case, a family from the hunter region in NSW brought proceedings against a local hospital for a failure to provide appropriate treatment for the family patriarch who was at high risk of suffering a heart attack.
64 Year Old Woman From Sydney Hills District Compensated After Rear-End Collision
Published 26 Jun 2017
In this matter, we acted for a woman who was involved in a motor vehicle accident whilst driving in Pennant Hills, sustaining a number of physical injuries. The accident occurred as our client slowed down to turn right onto a side street when a vehicle coming from behind failed to stop and collided with the rear of our client’s vehicle.
South Western Sydney woman settles claim with OBGYN and major Western Sydney Hospital for over $200,000 following disastrous obstetric surgery
Published 23 Jun 2017
A middle ago woman from South Western Sydney had resolved her claims against a major Western Sydney Hospital and a gynaecologist, following a disastrous outcome as a result of a contraindicated obstetric surgery for over $200,000.00.
Northern NSW women settles claim following laceration of ligament during knee replacement for $200,000
Published 22 Jun 2017
A women from far northern NSW has recently resolved her claim at a Mediation against a Northern NSW hospital, following the laceration of tendon in her knee during a partial knee replacement.
Foreign Contaminant in a Can of Tuna Purchased in Maroubra Causes Rectal Bleeding
Published 21 Jun 2017
Mr LK is an African national who immigrated to Australia. He had purchased a can of tuna from a departmental store. Upon opening the can and mixing the contents with some boiled rice, he discovered that there was a contaminant which he believed was glass.
Workers Compensation for victim of bullying and harassment in the workplace
Published 20 Jun 2017
Our client was bullied and harassed in his workplace and sustained a psychological injury as a result. A common question that we come across here at Gerard Malouf and Partners, is whether a worker with a psychological injury is able to recover Workers Compensation. It is a reasonable question to ask, given that the majority of injuries are physical and not psychological.
Over half a million dollars compensation for injury to Office worker/Call centre Operator due to Nature and Conditions of her Work
Published 19 Jun 2017
Our client developed an injury due to the repetitive nature of her work allowing her to make a claim due to the nature and conditions of her employment as a call centre operator.
North-Eastern NSW Man receives $120,000 payout for late diagnosis by two prominent Hospitals
Published 16 Jun 2017
A Northern NSW man was left with significant pain and ongoing nerve damages in his right leg as a result of the failure of two Hospital to diagnose and treat a case of shingles. The delayed pick up of these symptoms cost our client dearly in terms of his ability to attend to his normal duties and accordingly warranted the $120,000 payout.
Central Western NSW man resolves claim against NSW hospital for over $320,000 following failed diagnosis of joint disease
Published 15 Jun 2017
This matter involved a man from central western NSW who required a complete hip replacement following a failure by a local hospital to appropriately diagnose his presenting condition.
New England Man Claims Against Doctor for Over $80,000 Following Medically Induced Development of Diabetes
Published 12 Jun 2017
This case involves a middle age man residing in a small country town in NSW. This is a complex case that required negotiation to achieve settlement but fortunately obtained beneficial result for this man following a failure by his general practitioners to appropriately monitor the medication he was provided and to also appropriately diagnose his condition.
Settlement of almost $200,000 for NSW women following delayed diagnosis of breast cancer by a general practitioner
Published 09 Jun 2017
This case involves a middle age woman who, in reliance on her medical practitioners enquired about a presence of a lump in her breast. Unfortunately, treatment was not provided and referrals were not provided resulting in a significantly worse outcome when breast cancer eventually was detected.
Central tablelands woman receives $195,000 after delay in treatment lead to perforated bowel
Published 08 Jun 2017
Our client was born with a condition known as gastroschisis, which causes adhesions and partial blockages in the bowel. Unfortunately, she had to deal with the implications of this condition throughout the entirety of her life. She had many trips to hospital due to partial bowel obstructions where she was treated by way of IV fluids where she was discharged with no issues.
Western Sydney man awarded $135,000 after suffering injury while working as contractor at a privately owned premises
Published 07 Jun 2017
We acted for a self-employed home maintenance contractor who sustained injuries in an accident while at work. He suffered injury to his right shoulder and arm, as well as psychological injury.
South Western Sydney couple awarded $500,000 after loss of their first-born baby
Published 06 Jun 2017
A husband and wife approached Gerard Malouf and Partner while suffering complete heartbreak and devastation after losing their first-born, a son, less 2 days after he was born. They both suffered immensely and developed psychological conditions as a result of their loss.
NSW Police Force ordered to pay injured police officer over $650,000 in compensation for psychological and physical injuries
Published 25 May 2017
For a period of over 25 years our client was engaged in the NSW Police Force as a serving Police Officer in the state of New South Wales.
Amusement ride company ordered to pay child substantial damages in compensation for inflatable ride accident at a local club
Published 24 May 2017
Our client was a child who attended with his family to a Canley Height Local Club in the south west of Sydney, in relation to a children’s christmas party where amusement rides were made available for the children as part of the festivities.
Australia’s largest household hardware chain ordered to pay compensation to customer splashed with bleach from defective bottle
Published 23 May 2017
On or around March, 2013 our client was a lawful entrant at Australia’s largest household hardware chain at Thornleigh, being a suburb in the Hornsby Shire of New South Wales.
Northern Beaches Pensioner Receives Over $85,000 Compensation for Whiplash
Published 22 May 2017
A 70 year old Northern Beaches pensioner received significant compensation for her disabling whiplash injury. We recently represented Mrs K in relation to a Motor Vehicle Accident that occurred in the northern beaches. Mrs K was driving along and was cut off by another vehicle which collided into her car.
Insurer Pays Pedestrian $140,000 After Denying Liability for Car Accident
Published 19 May 2017
Our client was a man aged in his late seventies who was hit by a car as he was crossing the road near his home. As a result of the motor vehicle collision our client was knocked unconscious and taken to hospital where he stayed for several days.
Holidaying UK Aerospace mechanic received over $45,000 in car accident compensation
Published 18 May 2017
Our client was a 61 year old aerospace mechanic, who was the driver of a vehicle which was stationary at a set of traffic lights. The driver of another vehicle apparently feel sleep at the wheel and has coiled with the rear of our clients vehicle.
Over $400,000 in workers compensation for a NSW Bus Driver
Published 17 May 2017
Our client was employed as a yards person and bus driver when she sustained various injuries refuelling a large number of buses and performing other general maintenance work in the employer’s yard.
Country farm worker receives over $250,000 in Common Law proceedings in addition to his workers compensation statutory entitlements
Published 16 May 2017
On the day of his injury, our client had fallen heavily backwards, hitting his head and sustaining serious injuries to his neck and back. With these injuries he developed referring pain to both of his arms.
$250,000 to woman who suffered sexual abuse while at NSW child remand centre in 1970s
Published 15 May 2017
This case involved the horrific abuse of our client who was made a ward of the state and transferred to a NSW remand centre in 1972.
Mount Annan shopper awarded substantial damages in compensation after slipping on a banana left on the floor
Published 12 May 2017
On or around December, 2015 our client attended a supermarket store in Mount Annan for the purposes of shopping. Mount Annan is a suburb of Sydney, South West of the Sydney central business district and is part of the Macarthur Region.
Injury compensation for pedestrian cleaned up by Smithfield speeding driver
Published 11 May 2017
Our client had the green walk signal at the time when the driver of the insurer’s motor vehicle travelling in the opposite direction turning right lost control of the vehicle as he was cutting the corner from victoria street into canley vale road, smithfield and ran over our client causing him to suffer serious injuries.
Penrith woman slips in supermarket and receives over $100,000 in injury compensation
Published 10 May 2017
A Penrith woman has slipped in a supermarket and has received over $100,000.00 in damages. Our client attended the premises to perform general shopping duties.
17 Year Old Passenger Awarded $105,000 in Compensation After Car Accident
Published 09 May 2017
Miss T, aged 15 years old at the date of the accident, was travelling as a passenger in a motor vehicle being driven by a family member when another vehicle failed to stop and made an illegal right hand turn, colliding into the motor vehicle which Miss T was a passenger in.
Woman Awarded Compensation Despite Her Injuries Not Exceeding The 10% Whole Person Impairment Threshold
Published 08 May 2017
We acted on behalf of Mrs X who was a passenger in a motor vehicle being driven by her friend on the 6th April 2015. Our client was returning from a family holiday from Lake Macquarie when she was in a motor vehicle that was hit from behind by another vehicle.
42 Year Old NSW North Coast Woman Compensated After Fall At Shopping Complex Concourse
Published 05 May 2017
In this matter, we acted for a client who suffered injuries after falling on a slippery area of floor at the pedestrian concourse of a shopping centre. As a result of the fall, our client fell heavily on the concrete ground, causing her to suffer a number of injuries.
Child Receives $20,000 in Compensation after another vehicle collided into her mothers car
Published 04 May 2017
Ms M was a passenger in a vehicle being driven by her mother. Another vehicle failed to give way and entered the intersection and collided into her mother’s vehicle. As a result of the accident, Ms M sustained injuries to her neck and back. Ms M was aged 15 years at the time and was a school student.
Injured Car Passenger Receives $425,000 in Compensation
Published 03 May 2017
Mrs X was a passenger in a motor vehicle being driven by a friend of hers. Her friend lost control of the vehicle and caused it to fall into an embankment causing Mrs X to suffer numerous injuries including fractured shoulder, fractured sternum and fractured ribs.
Passenger Receives $549,000 in Compensation after Sustaining injuries on a Sydney Bus
Published 02 May 2017
Mrs C was a passenger on a Sydney Bus who braked suddenly causing Mrs C to strike her head on the seat in front and to hit her knees. These impacts also caused her to sustain a neck and back injury.
Pedestrian Receives $278,000 in Compensation after being struck on pedestrian crossing
Published 01 May 2017
Mr C was attempting to cross the road at Marrickville NSW when he was struck by a vehicle which failed to give way to him. As a result he was knocked to the ground and sustained a fracture of his right leg, knee and foot.
Gerard Malouf and Partners work hard to ensure client receives compensation for pain and suffering
Published 28 Apr 2017
Our client, a 56 year old man from Carlingford, was the driver of a vehicle which was stationary at an intersection when he was hit from behind by another driver back in early 2013. This was a significant rear end collision.
Bankstown social worker obtains $150,000 in compensation following rear end car collision
Published 27 Apr 2017
The claimant, a Bankstown resident, aged 41 at the time of the accident, was stationary at a set of lights when a Mazda 3 has failed to stop and collided at speed with the rear of her vehicle. The impact was server and thrust her car in a forward motion jolting the claimant.
Central Coast woman awarded $250,000 after losing her first born child in hospital
Published 26 Apr 2017
We recently acted for a young woman from the Central Coast who presented to hospital at about 41 weeks pregnant after her water breaking where it was determined that she was not, in fact, in labour.
Over $200,000 compensation to woman after tripping in hospital car park in Dubbo Region
Published 25 Apr 2017
We recently represented a compassionate woman who worked as a Disability Support Carer and also volunteered at a hospital in the Dubbo Region in her spare time. After a day of volunteering, she was walking back to her car to head home for the day when she tripped over a broken stump of a pole in the hospital car park.
Woman receives settlement of over $50,000 after slipping at Western Sydney shopping centre
Published 24 Apr 2017
This matter involved a woman who slipped on a discarded piece of fruit at a Western Sydney shopping centre. As a result of slipping, she fell heavily to the ground and suffered serious injuries to her right knee.
$120,000 in compensation to a dental patient in the Southern Tablelands for negligent dental treatment
Published 21 Apr 2017
This matter involved a man who underwent extensive dental treatment in the Southern Tablelands between 2013 and 2015. This treatment did not bring about any therapeutic benefit or improvement to our client and caused him severe pain and a number of serious ongoing dental problems requiring further corrective dental procedures.
Western Sydney man receives settlement of over $200,000 after undergoing negligent surgery at Private Hospital
Published 20 Apr 2017
This matter involved a man who attended a Private Hospital in Western Sydney for a gastroscopy and endoscopic removal of a large tissue growth in the small intestine. As a result of this procedure, our client suffered damage to the pancreas causing severe acute pancreatitis.
NSW driver awarded substantial damages in compensation for negligence of Canberra driver
Published 19 Apr 2017
On or around July 2014 our client was driving along the Kings Highway, Bungendore, being a suburb of the Queanbeyan region of NSW. Whilst our client was an the intersection in Bungendore, an oncoming vehicle turned right in front of their vehicle when they did not have the right of way and it resulted in a major motor vehicle accident.
Maintenance workers resolves injury claim for over $200,000 in compensation
Published 18 Apr 2017
We managed to secure compensation of over $200,000 for a maintenance worker who was employed in the Sydney metropolitan region. Our client carried out maintenance at a company but outside his normal role, he was asked to operate machinery in the production of bricks.
A young worker receives over half a million dollars in compensation following a crushing injury at employers warehouse
Published 17 Apr 2017
Our client was employed by a manufacturing company as a press operator. He was doing his job as instructed when he was crushed between moving parts of a machinery.
North Shore Rehabilitation Hospital pays $150,000 after patient fall
Published 14 Apr 2017
Our client was a 79 year old woman who was admitted to a rehabilitation hospital on Sydney’s North Shore after undergoing knee surgery. She had a history of severe osteoporosis and allergies to penicillin and opiates which was known to the hospital at the time of her admission.
Man injured in forklift accident receives over $600,000 in Work Injury Compensation
Published 13 Apr 2017
A 65 year old man was injured at his workplace in Sydney when a co-worker operating a forklift collided into him. As a result of the impact the injured man was taken by ambulance to hospital where it was later discovered he had suffered multiple internal injuries requiring surgery as well as soft tissue injuries to his neck and back.
Central Coast woman receives over $175,000 after slipping on beanbag balls in popular department store
Published 12 Apr 2017
On 18 December 2014 the plaintiff attended a popular department store for the purpose of undertaking some shopping. While browsing the outdoor living area the plaintiff exited a display gazebo to return to the normal thoroughfare. As the plaintiff stepped onto the thoroughfare she slipped on some white foam beanbag balls which had been scattered all over the white walk way.
Cessnock local receives over $150,000 in motorised pushbike accident
Published 11 Apr 2017
On 29 June 2013 our client, a 31-year-old man, was riding a motorised pushbike along Hospital Road, Weston. The week prior had been wet and rainy and our client was eager to spend some time outside in the sun.
Compensation for 26 Year Old Richmond Woman On Motorbike Struck by U Turning Car
Published 10 Apr 2017
In this matter, we acted for a woman who was involved in a motor vehicle accident whilst riding her motorbike near Richmond, suffering both physical and psychological injuries. The accident occurred as our client proceeded along a roadway behind two other vehicles – both of which - indicated to turn off and began to slow down on the side of the road.
45 Year Old Sydney Man Compensated After Car Collision in Heavy Traffic
Published 07 Apr 2017
In this matter we acted for a 45 year old man who was involved in a motor vehicle accident, causing him to suffer a number of physical injuries. The accident occurred as our client was stuck in traffic on a congested Sydney road.
Driver awarded substantial damages in compensation as a result of negligent driver at intersection
Published 06 Apr 2017
In February, 2014 was driving his motor vehicle in a northerly direction along Kingsgrove Road, Kingsgrove and when upon the intersection of Commercial and Kingsgrove Roads, Kingsgrove a vehicle collided into the rear of his motor vehicle with substantial force. The impact caused substantial damage to his motor vehicle and resulted in him suffering injuries.
Woman Receives $175,000 Compensation After Falling Down Dark Staircase in Penrith Unit Block
Published 05 Apr 2017
After visiting a friend at their unit on the third floor of a unit block in Penrith our client went to leave, noticing the lights in the stairwell had broken. As she attempted to navigate her way down the stairs she lost her footing, landing heavily and sustaining injury to the foot and ankle including a fracture and soft tissue damage.
Travelator accident at Raymond Terrace Shopping Centre results in significant compensation for injured shopper
Published 04 Apr 2017
On or around May 2013, our client was an elderly lady attending a large shopping centre in Raymond Terrace, a Town in the Hunter Valley region of NSW.
Warehouse Worker Gets $250,000 in Compensation for Neck Injury from Heavy Lifting
Published 03 Apr 2017
Our client was engaged in work activities in a warehouse which required strenuous and repetitive lifting of fruit and vegetable packages, which at times weighed up to 30 kilograms each. Furthermore, our client was required to lift these packages from an above shoulder height with no assistance or adequate instructions in proper lifting procedures.
Young South Coast Worker Receives $300,000 in Compensation for Explosion Injury
Published 31 Mar 2017
Employers have a duty to provide you with a safe work environment regardless of how long you’ve been employed, your age or your level of skill. Starting a new job can be daunting and the last thing a new employee wants to do, is tell their employer that they are not doing things in a safe manner.
Gosford health worker receives over $100,000 in compensation following rear end car accident
Published 30 Mar 2017
While stopped at a red light on the afternoon of 20th September 2013, the Claimant’s Volkswagen Polo was rear-ended at considerable force by a large Mitsubishi Fighter truck that was still travelling at speed. The Claimant suffered a severe whiplash injury which resulted in her being taken to Wyong Hospital Emergency Department.
Central Coast Woman receives over $220,000 in compensation following Motor Vehicle Accident
Published 29 Mar 2017
Our client was a 31 year old, central coast woman, who was involved in a motor vehicle accident. In September 2014 our client was the driver of a vehicle which was hit by another car.
West Ryde grandmother receives $225,000 in compensation following head on car collision
Published 28 Mar 2017
On 11 February 2015 our client was the driver of a vehicle travelling along Kyogle road, Tarragon NSW. Another vehicle was travelling in the other direction. Unbeknown to our client the other driver was influenced by drug and alcohol and has lost control of their vehicle causing a head on Collison with our client.
Large Company with Little Concern for Workplace Safety Causes Multiple Injuries to an Experienced Worker
Published 27 Mar 2017
This was the case with our client, who was employed by a large company as a baker. On the date of his accident, he was at work pushing a heavy rack which was a piece of equipment renowned to being defective which was well-known by the employer.
$500,000 awarded to Western Sydney woman who broke her leg after tripping on concrete footpath at residential premises
Published 24 Mar 2017
We recently acted for a young Western Sydney woman who tripped over an uneven and poorly illuminated concrete pathway at a residential premises. As a result of this accident, she suffered significant injuries including fractures to her left tibia and fibula.
Wollongong woman receives $225,000 following injury in motor vehicle accident
Published 23 Mar 2017
A Wollongong woman has received $225,000.00 following a motor vehicle accident. Our client was travelling straight through a round a bout. It was her right of way and as she was travelling through, she was t-boned on her left hand side by a vehicle who has failed to stop.
Manly woman receives over $100,000 compensation following accident at rental property
Published 22 Mar 2017
A Manly woman has a received over $100,000.00 following an accident at a rental property. Our client was attempting to use the stairwell of the rental property at night time to access the property. Due to improper lighting, our client was unable to see where she was stepping, and has fallen on the stairs. As a result our client suffered injuries to her skull and neck.
Western Sydney Family of Four settled claim against major Sydney Hospital for $350,000 following death of father
Published 21 Mar 2017
In this tragic case a family of four brought proceedings against a major Sydney hospital following a fall while in its care resulted in a brain haemorrhage leading to his death.
South Western Sydney teen received $50,000 in compensation following failure to treat by General Practitioner
Published 20 Mar 2017
This matter involved a teenager from South Western Sydney who was burnt with hot coffee at the age of six when her mother accidentally left a pot on a low table. Her mother subsequently rushed her to her general practitioner for advise and treatment.
Sydney woman settles claim for nerve damage caused by poor operative positon for $150,000
Published 17 Mar 2017
A young lady from central Sydney attended her gynaecologist following the development of severe abdominal pain. She was taken by ambulance to a major Sydney hospital where her gynaecologist conducted an emergency laparoscopic exploration.
Hurstville woman slips in restaurant and receives $100,000 in damages
Published 16 Mar 2017
A Hurstville woman who has slipped in a restaurant has received over $100,000.00 in damages. Our client attended the restaurant for a family dinner. As she was walking past the kitchen, our client has slipped on a food substance which had been dropped from a plate, causing her to fall heavily and sustain injury to her left knee.
Bankstown woman awarded $130,000 following motor vehicle accident due to other driver’s negligence
Published 15 Mar 2017
A Bankstown woman has been awarded over $130,000.00 following a motor vehicle accident which was a result of another driver’s negligence. The accident occurred as our client was stopped stationary at a roundabout.
Multiple injuries during the course of a work day leads to a very high impairment and high compensation for an electrician
Published 14 Mar 2017
A long-time employee with a company, our client was required to do various duties during the course of his employment as an electrician. The electrical work involved obviously required physical output by the individual.
Mechanical Fitter Gets Over $50,000 Compensation for Loss of a Finger at Work
Published 13 Mar 2017
Our client was a mechanical fitter for a Sydney company. He was working on a machine when the driving wheels of the machine crushed his left hand causing a very severe injury, which in fact lead to the amputation of his index finger and the severe loss of functionality in his entire hand.
East Gosford driver awarded substantial injury compensation as a result of oncoming vehicle failing to obey right light signal
Published 10 Mar 2017
On or around April 2014 our client was a driver in East Gosford on the Central Coast of NSW. He was making a right hand turn at an intersection when an oncoming vehicle from the opposite direction went through a red light signal and collided with the driver side of his car.
South Coast Sisters Compensated After Rock Projected Into Windscreen From Motor Vehicle Accident
Published 09 Mar 2017
In these related matters, we acted for two sisters who were involved in a motor vehicle accident in Shell Cove, suffering whiplash and psychological injuries.
Cheap hotel in Appin cannot escape the need to ensure public safety
Published 08 Mar 2017
Ms LW resides in the Forbes, New South Wales, some 400 km from Appin. As a person recovering from substance abuse, and only receiving Centrelink income, she could not afford much by way of a motel. She did the best she could and stayed at a place that she could afford. The premises, however, was extremely dilapidated.
Club in Rooty Hill fails to recognise rain hazard leading to patron slip & fall
Published 07 Mar 2017
Ms MV was a long-time member of a club located in Rooty Hill. She had been a recipient of a disability pension for many years because of a workplace injury to her spine. As such she was already quite medically fragile. The only pastime that she and her husband had was participating in bingo at the club.
56th wedding anniversary at Taree turns into disaster due to poor lighting design
Published 06 Mar 2017
Ms FK and her husband attended upon a resort at Taree for their 56th wedding anniversary. They had never attended this resort before. When they arrived at the resort it was still daylight. Upon their arrival there was no attendee to show them around the room.
Compensation to front seat passenger suffering psychological injury after motor vehicle accident
Published 03 Mar 2017
On or around January, 2014 our client was an elderly 84 year old front seat passenger in a motor vehicle driven by her husband in Sans Souci in the Southern City Suburbs of Sydney.
Hunter Region woman receives settlement of over $135,000.00 following gastric bypass surgery injury
Published 02 Mar 2017
This matter involved a middle aged hunter valley woman who suffered abdominal injuries as a result of a poorly performed procedure by a surgeon.
Southern Tablelands woman receives settlement of around $300,000 following misdiagnosis by public hospital
Published 01 Mar 2017
This matter involved a woman from the Southern Tablelands who suffered an injury to her perineum during child birth. This injury was misdiagnosed resulting in severe and permanent injury.
South Sydney man receives $100,000.00 compensation after Dentist causes nerve damage during treatment
Published 28 Feb 2017
This matter involved a man from South Sydney who suffered permanent nerve damage to his mouth and face following negligent treatment by a dentist.
30 Year Old Wagga Wagga Man Compensated After Having Foot Crushed Whilst Sitting in Car Passenger Seat
Published 27 Feb 2017
In this matter we acted for a 30 year old man who was injured as a passenger in a vehicle. The accident occurred when our client’s foot become caught in a loose strap left on the floor of the passenger side of the vehicle and hanging outside the passenger door.
Compensation for Elderly Couple Injured On Dolphin Watching Cruise on NSW South Coast
Published 26 Feb 2017
In this matter, we acted for an elderly couple whom both suffered injuries on a dolphin watching cruise in Jervis Bay. The incident occurred as the boat was travelling across the headlands and the boat unexpectedly increased in speed. As a result of the impact, our clients’ were aggressively thrown around their seats and suffered injuries.
Woman Unable To Work After Car Accident Awarded $210,000 in Compensation
Published 25 Feb 2017
Gerard Malouf and Partners Compensation Lawyers acted for Mrs A who was injured in a motor vehicle accident in early 2015. Mrs A was driving along a busy highway in Arncliffe when the vehicle at fault was trying to cross three lanes and collided into the front right side of our client’s motor vehicle.
Woman Awarded $160,000 in Compensation After rear end Motor Vehicle Accident
Published 24 Feb 2017
Our client, Mrs S was driving home with her husband during peak hour traffic along the Princess Highway in Sydney when their motor vehicle came to a standstill at a red traffic light.
Passenger awarded significant compensation payout after being involved in motor vehicle accident
Published 23 Feb 2017
The Plaintiff was a passenger in a motor vehicle which was involved in a one vehicle accident. The vehicle was being driven by his friend. He was a passenger in the front seat and the driver was intoxicated.
Penrith woman receives compensation payout after suffering injury in a supermarket
Published 22 Feb 2017
A Penrith woman has received a payout after suffering an injury in a supermarket. Our client attended the premises for the purposes of doing her shopping. Whilst walking past the freezer section of the supermarket, our client slipped on a liquid, causing her to fall heavily to the floor and to sustain an injury.
Hornsby man receives $250,000 following motor vehicle accident
Published 21 Feb 2017
A Hornsby man has received $250,000.00 following a motor vehicle accident. Our client was travelling along a road which was his right of way, whereby a vehicle has suddenly pulled out of a side street, in front of our client’s vehicle, causing him to unavoidably collide with the vehicle at fault.
Man receives $300,000.00 in compensation after being struck by a motor vehicle while he attempted to exit his vehicle
Published 20 Feb 2017
We acted for Mr P who was injured when he parked his vehicle on the side of the road and opened his door and prepared to step outside of the vehicle when another vehicle travelling in the same direction drove too close to his door colliding with his body and his door causing him to sustain significant injuries.
Sydney lady receives compensation for fall in her housing commission home
Published 17 Feb 2017
We recently represented a Sydney woman in relation to a fall in her housing commission home.
Compensation received for slip and fall on a strawberry in Woolworths
Published 16 Feb 2017
We recently represented a Sydney woman after she had sustained an injury from a slip and fall on a strawberry in the fresh produce section of a Woolworths Supermarket.
Compensation for cyclist hit by a car whilst riding his bicycle at Mudgee
Published 15 Feb 2017
In this matter we were retained to act for a 32 year old man who was involved in a motor vehicle accident in which he was hit by a car whilst riding his bicycle at Mudgee and suffered injuries to his toe.
Parramatta man receives over $200,000 following bicycle accident
Published 13 Feb 2017
A Parramatta man has received over $200,000.00 in damaged following a bicycle accident. The man was riding his bike along a cycleway. Unbeknownst to the man, there were bolts protruding from the cycleway.
Compensation received for Sydney client who was hit by a tile falling from a shop front
Published 10 Feb 2017
We recently represented a Sydney woman after she had sustained an injury from a tile that had come loose from the façade and landed on her head, neck and shoulder.
Compensation received by Sydney women for a slip & fall in Coles
Published 09 Feb 2017
We recently represented a Sydney woman in relation to a slip and fall in Coles Supermarket.
Compensation received for a trip & fall on uneven metal strip in shopping centre elevator
Published 08 Feb 2017
We recently represented a Sydney woman in relation to a trip and fall when alighting form a lift at a shopping Centre.
Injury compensation for slip and fall on a puddle of clear liquid at supermarket
Published 07 Feb 2017
A recent client contacted us in relation to a slip and fall at his local Woolworths Supermarket.
Compensation received for a trip & fall on uneven step in shoe store
Published 06 Feb 2017
We recently represented a Sydney woman who had attended a Footlocker store in Sydney.
Newcastle truck driver received over $700,000 in injury compensation
Published 03 Feb 2017
The Claimant, a 60 year old truck driver from Newcastle, was involved in an out of the ordinary traffic accident in 2013. At the time of the accident the Claimant was driving a truck for work along the New England highway just outside of Scone NSW.
Blacktown lady receives $280,000 compensation after failure to diagnose Pancreatitis and Failure to manage
Published 01 Feb 2017
Our client was a lady from Blacktown who attended the Defendant GP in 2009 and 2010 with pain near the ribs and nausea. She was diagnosed with gallbladder attack (or biliary colic).
$150,000 Compensation for Sydney lady following Poor Dental Treatment
Published 31 Jan 2017
Our client brought an action against an Orthodontist (the Defendant) following two incidents of negligence.
Griffith Man Wins $180,000 Settlement for Hospital’s Failure to Diagnose and Treat
Published 30 Jan 2017
Our client was a man from Griffith who sustained a lower back injury at work. He underwent a successful lumbar laminectomy which relieved most of the pain but by the end of that year, his pain returned and was recommended for a therapeutic injection by his GP.
Cabramatta man receives $150,000 compensation from Hospital’s negligence which resulted in death of his mother
Published 27 Jan 2017
The deceased was the mother of our client. Prior to her death, the deceased presented at the hospital suffering from a progressive decline over 4-5 months of worsening peripheral oedema, abdominal distention as well as shortness of breath.
Teenager’s dash for a school bus in Liverpool against red signal almost cost him his life
Published 26 Jan 2017
Mr AW was 16 years of age when he was involved in a very serious motor vehicle accident in Liverpool. He was making his way across a very busy intersection. He saw his bus at the nearby bus stop, so he ran across the road to make the bus.
Sydney lady receives $200,000 compensation after Cardiologist’s negligence resulted in death of her husband
Published 25 Jan 2017
In late 2013, the deceased underwent a Colonoscopy at a major Hospital. Prior to the procedure, he underwent two ECG tests which indicated “Brugada Syndrome”, which is a condition that causes a disruption of the heart’s normal rhythm. This disorder can be diagnosed from an ECG test and it has a high incidence of sudden death in patients. The only proven therapy is an implantable cardioverter – defibrillator (ICD).
$150,000 compensation for Mother’s Nervous Shock Claim over the negligent treatment of her daughter
Published 24 Jan 2017
This matter involved a Western Sydney lady (the Plaintiff) whose daughter passed away in 2012 due to a failure to diagnose appendicitis and to treat it, which led to the infection of the ventricular-peritoneal shunt (a medical device that relieves pressure on the brain caused by fluid accumulation).
MT Druit lady receives settlement in excess of $150,000 following negligence during spleen surgery
Published 23 Jan 2017
The Plaintiff, a 62 year old lady in the Mt Druitt region, suffered injury to her spleen during a colonoscopy procedure carried out by the Defendant Surgeon in late 2014.
$327,000 settlement for Western Sydney man following poor circumcision surgery and management
Published 20 Jan 2017
The Plaintiff underwent adult circumcision in the middle of 2013. The procedure was an elective procedure for foreskin stenosis performed by the first Defendant which caused the Plaintiff difficulty in both urination and sexual activity.
Doctor’s negligence whilst performing surgery results in $200,000 compensation for woman from South-West Sydney
Published 18 Jan 2017
In this matter Gerard Malouf & Partners acted for a 71 year old female who underwent surgery to repair an abdominal hernia at a private hospital. During the procedure, the doctor inadvertently caused damage which he attempted to repair with sutures.
$210,000 compensation for uterine rupture after complicated child-birth suffered by a Sydney woman
Published 17 Jan 2017
In this complex medical negligence matter, we were instructed by a 24 year old woman the Hills District in Western Sydney who suffered injuries and disabilities suffered in the course of her child-birth, which was inadequately and negligently managed.
$150,000.00 settlement for woman burning hand in Sydney hospital due to loss of consciousness
Published 16 Jan 2017
Our client contacted Gerard Malouf & Partners to determine if she had a medical negligence case due to a failure in care provided by a prominent hospital in Sydney.
Central Coast woman receives $40,000 for tattoo removal gone wrong
Published 13 Jan 2017
In this medical negligence matter, Gerard Malouf & Partners successfully obtained financial compensation for a 23 year old female whose ankle became infected as a direct result of a tattoo removal gone wrong.
Western Sydney woman receives $700,000.00 payout for doctors failure to diagnose and properly treat her
Published 12 Jan 2017
In this complex medical negligence matter, we were retained to act for a 53 year old woman from Western Sydney who suffered injuries and disabilities as a result of misdiagnosis and failure to treat by her GP, treating specialist, and a major teaching hospital.
Compensation for shopper as a result of slip and fall in travelator accident
Published 11 Jan 2017
On or around March, 2014 in the evening our client attended a large shopping centre in Campbelltown located in the Greater Western Sydney, South West of the Sydney central business district.
68 Year Old Man Compensated for Injuries Sustained in Fall at a Western Sydney Shopping Centre Carpark
Published 10 Jan 2017
In this matter, we acted for a client who suffered injuries after tripping over an elevated pedestrian crossing in a dimly lit shopping centre carpark.
Pedestrian in Quakers Hill Receives Compensation After Hit And Run Accident Caused by Unidentified Driver
Published 09 Jan 2017
Our Western Sydney client was crossing the road at approximately 7.00pm at a pedestrian crossing near a set of traffic lights when he was struck by a motor vehicle which had driven onto the other side of the road and through a red light.
Maroubra Woman Compensated After Falling in Uncovered Drain on Common Property of Apartment Complex
Published 06 Jan 2017
In this matter, we acted for a client who had fallen into a drain which was left uncovered and was obscured by garden leave and debris. This exposed drain was located on the common property of her apartment complex in Maroubra.
Sydney women injured when a good trolley was pushed into her whilst she was looking at goods on the shelf
Published 05 Jan 2017
We recently represented a Sydney woman who had attended Kmart with her two small children and newborn to shop.
Sydney women injured when she slipped over in Coles receives compensation settlement
Published 04 Jan 2017
At the time, our client was walking along the meat refrigeration section of the store when unbeknown to her, she stepped on something slippery on the floor and slipped and fell sustaining a fracture to her ankle.
Disabled lady gets $95,000 compensation for a fall in a supermarket
Published 03 Jan 2017
In this matter we were retained to act for a 52 year old woman who slip and fall at in a supermarket and suffered injuries to his/her injury to the left arm.
Compensation for heavily pregnant customer who slipped as a result of water leaking from a display fridge at a supermarket
Published 29 Dec 2016
Our client was at least 8 months pregnant at the time. Our client had intended on buying some pastry. As she walked down to turn into the dairy aisle to grab some milk she slipped and fell to the ground and was injured.
Work injury compensation of $300,000 for construction labourer
Published 28 Dec 2016
The history for this particular labourer involves heavy manual labouring work. The main problem stems from the heavy and constant use of a wheelbarrow and the maneuvering of construction material including timber, cement bags and sand.
Woman stumbles over mat in Shopping Centre at Macquarie Fileds and receives $35,000 compensation
Published 27 Dec 2016
In this matter Gerard Malouf and Partners acted for a 73 year old woman, Ms AC, who tripped on a mat that was fixed to the ground in front of sliding doors of a Shopping Centre in Macquarie Fields.
$200,000.00 compensation following a fall at South Coast Festival
Published 26 Dec 2016
This matter involved a woman who was attending a festival in the South Coast. This festival was open to the public and involved the use of foam to appear as snow to fit in with the ‘winter theme’.
Sydney Woman receives in excess of $125,000 following injury in retail clothing store
Published 23 Dec 2016
Whilst browsing the isles of the shop, she walked between two racks and suddenly fell after her foot became caught on the cord from a vacuum cleaner being used by a member of staff.
Central Coast mother receives $70,000.00 compensation from Central Coast Hospital after witnessing injuries to her daughter
Published 22 Dec 2016
This matter involved a central coast mother who suffered psychiatric injuries as a result of witnessing injuries, surgeries, pain and trauma to her daughter.
Injured worker succeeds in liability case against workers compensation insurer
Published 21 Dec 2016
Our client was employed as a carer for a nursing home in Northern NSW. Due to the nature of her strenuous work whilst caring for patients, she developed an onset of pain in her hand.
Lump sum compensation for post traumatic stress disorder caused by death in workplace
Published 20 Dec 2016
Our client was involved in a fatal workplace incident which resulted in a death at work. As a result of this incident, our client developed severe post-traumatic stress disorder and other psychological conditions.
Daughter receives $150,000 compensation for death of her father at Sydney public hospital due to sepsis
Published 16 Dec 2016
Sepsis, the presence of bacteria in the blood, is a life threatening condition which can lead to a severe drop in blood pressure, organ failure and death.
Young motorcycle rider receives $665,000 in compensation after being hit by motor vehicle
Published 15 Dec 2016
We acted for a 21 years old man, Mr R who was hit by a motor vehicle whilst riding his motorcycle along a suburban Western Sydney street.
Over half a million dollars in compensation for injured rural produce worker
Published 14 Dec 2016
Time and time again our law firm receives enquiries from rural workers who have sustained serious and incapacitating injuries whilst working in produce.
Compensation for customer tripping over defective broken concrete wheel stop at shopping complex
Published 13 Dec 2016
On the aforementioned date, our client was walking from the shops to his vehicle, when he tripped over a defective, broken and displaced concrete wheel stop which caused him to fall and suffer serious injury.
$115,000 for Doctor & Hospital Negligence of Dog Bite Treatment
Published 12 Dec 2016
This case involves a Central Coast woman who received $115,000 after a hospital and GP failed to appropriately treat her dog bite.
Injured worker receives over $350,000 through a commutation agreement
Published 09 Dec 2016
Our client sustained severe injuries during the course of his employment when he fell off a ladder at a two storey residence.
Over $250,000 awarded to a midwife with a serious work back injury
Published 08 Dec 2016
Due to the nature and conditions of her employment, our client was exposed to over and extensive number of years as a midwife in the public health system, she sustained a significant injury to her lumbar spine.
Machine operator suffers severe crushing injuries in workplace accident
Published 07 Dec 2016
During the course of his employment, this machine operator tripped and fell with his left hand into a drive motor of a piece of machinery which wrenched his left hand and arm as well as twisting his neck and back resulting in severe injuries to his left arm and upper body.
Rockdale man awarded compensation after slipping on walking ramp to the beach
Published 06 Dec 2016
A Rockdale man has been awarded a payout after slipping whilst walking on a ramp towards a beach.
$100,000 Compensation for Slipping into Bollard Hole at a Car Yard
Published 05 Dec 2016
We recently represented a young Western Sydney mother who had attended one of the car yards at Parramatta Road with her partner for the purposes of purchasing a car.
Liverpool shopper awarded $150,000 after slipping on wet floor
Published 01 Dec 2016
The woman was walking through the shopping centre when she slipped on the floor, causing injuries to the left side of her body.
Penrith pedestrian receives $500,000 injury compensation after being hit by car
Published 30 Nov 2016
A Penrith man has received $500,000.00 after being hit by a car. The man was walking along a footpath in Sydney when a motor vehicle mounted the curb, hitting our client and trapping him beneath the car.
Farm assistant in the Mudgee area receives over half a million dollars in compensation for work injury
Published 29 Nov 2016
What made this claim intriguing is the initial complaints by our client which were strictly relating to his shoulders.
Compensation for Tenant in a slip and fall at a Wahroonga Apartment Complex
Published 28 Nov 2016
Christmas Night December 2013 our client was a tenant at a premises which was an apartment complex in Wahroonga being a suburb on the Upper North Shore, Sydney.
Disability support worker receives $90,000 in compensation for work injury
Published 25 Nov 2016
It is so often that disability support workers sustain injuries during the course of their employment. Just like nurses, caring for those that are unwell, sick and disabled has an element of risk involving for these carers. Their work is demanding in nature.
Mother seriously injured in baby store by a loaded trolley, discovers the costs of failing to inform lawyers of pre-existing condition when claiming compensation
Published 24 Nov 2016
Ms LH should have been having the happiest moment of her life, having just given birth to her first child, and was taking in all that love by taking maternity leave from a job which she had devoted more than 10 years to.
$170,000 medical negligence settlement for Epping lady following GP’s Delay in Diagnosis
Published 23 Nov 2016
Our client was a lady from Epping who presented to her General Practitioner (GP) with epigastric pain which radiated to the back, vomiting, constipation as well as a spiked fever of more than one day.
Griffith Lady Receives $275,000 as Compensation for Major Sydney Hospital’s Negligent Operation
Published 22 Nov 2016
Our client was admitted on 7 June 2012 with acute chronic low back pain and left sciatica (pain affecting the back, hip and outer side of the leg), and was advised by the hospital to undergo treatment by way of an elective L4/L5 decompressive laminectomy (surgery on the lower spine to relieve pressure on the spinal nerve roots).
$180,000 Settlement For Pizza Delivery Man After Being Struck off Motor Scooter by a Car
Published 21 Nov 2016
In this matter, we acted for a 31 year old man who sustained injuries as a result of a collision with another vehicle who made a “U” turn into the path of his motor scooter whilst performing his job as a pizza delivery driver.
Compensation for registered club member injured as a result of a collapsing chair in the gaming area
Published 18 Nov 2016
Our client attended the club on the evening of October, 2014 and was seating in the gaming area playing a poker machine when a swivel chair he was sitting on suddenly collapsed and resulting in him falling heavily to the ground.
Quakers Hill mother obtains compensation after being hit by a car as a pedestrian
Published 17 Nov 2016
Ms K was involved in a motor vehicle accident on 18 November 2014 in Winston Hills. She was a pedestrian at the time and was negligently struck by a vehicle in a serious accident. Motor vehicle accidents can be extremely traumatic and this accident was no different. Ms K sustained a fractured foot; ankle, lacerations and bruising to the right elbow, forearm region, neck and lower back region.
Son’s grief over mother’s motor vehicle accident still results in settlement despite no medical certificate attached to the claim form
Published 16 Nov 2016
Gerard Malouf and Partners, acted for WT whose elderly mother was injured in a motor vehicle accident. WT was successful in his claim and the matter settled outside of court.
Compensation for patron who slipped and fell at Rod Stewart Concert in the Hunter Valley
Published 15 Nov 2016
On or around February 2012 our client was a paid legal entrant at an estate in the Hunter Valley region being the north of Sydney, covering the Hunter River, covering Newcastle and Lake Macquarie regions.
Compensation for apartment’s visitor as a result of falling down a darkened staircase
Published 11 Nov 2016
On or around June, 2014 our client attended a premises in Greenacre for the purposes of visiting his nephew who lived in an apartment within the defendant’s premises. The apartment was in a laneway to the rear of the premises.
Albury Wodonga lady awarded compensation after slipping in stairwell in rental property
Published 10 Nov 2016
An Albury Wodonga lady was awarded a payout after slipping down a stairwell. She was in a residential property at the time, and was walking down the stairwell which had a build-up of a wet organise substance from a leak in a nearby drain. As this lady was walking down the stairs, she slipped on the substance, causing her to suffer injury.
Mechanic Apprentice Loses Out in Motor Accident Claim Because of Bad Terms with the Employer due to Earlier Workers Compensation Claim
Published 09 Nov 2016
Mr TP was a young apprentice for a major car dealership located in Camperdown. During his apprenticeship he sustained a serious injury to his lower back due to a lifting incident, which required a discectomy at the L4 and L5 discs of his lumber spine.
Sutherland lady receives $120,000 in compensation after sustaining a whiplash injury
Published 08 Nov 2016
Ms F was driving along the M4 motorway and as she slowed down to stop in traffic she was struck from the rear by another vehicle who failed to stop. Ms F reported the accident to police however the vehicle that caused the accident could not be identified and Ms F was unsure to whether she had any rights to claim noting that the other vehicle did not pull over.
Compensation for customer at a Kirribilli Private Lodge as a result of falling down defective flight of stairs
Published 07 Nov 2016
Our client was a customer at a Kirribilli Private Lodge in the Sydney Central Business District. On or around February, 2014 our client was making his way down a flight of stairs within the lodge when his foot clipped the raised edge, causing him to lose balance and tumble down a flights of stairs and causing him serious injury. There was no handrails for him to grab a hold of at the time to avoid his fall down the stairs.
Western Sydney Woman walks away with $110,000 after Motor Vehicle Accident Injury
Published 03 Nov 2016
In mid-2014, our client Mrs M was driving her motor vehicle along a busy Western Sydney road. Our client proceeded to enter an intersection when another driver failed to stop at a red light and collided with her vehicle. As a result of the accident our client sustained serious injury to her lower back, hip and ankle, as well as psychological injuries.
Newcastle Family Claims $338,000 Compensation After Death of Son due to Hospital Misdiagnosis
Published 02 Nov 2016
Sepsis, the presence of bacteria in the blood, is a life threatening condition which can lead to a severe drop in blood pressure, organ failure and death. It is particularly prevalent after medical procedures such as laparoscopes and catheters, and it is therefore necessary that hospitals ensure the highest standards of post-operative management of patients to ensure that sepsis is quickly diagnosed and treated with antibiotic therapy.
Penrith Woman Claims Against Medical Specialist for Inappropriate Behaviour
Published 31 Oct 2016
A medical practitioner’s duty of care lies just as much in their ethics and behaviour as it does their provision of medical treatment. This is especially the case for vulnerable patients who are in a position of trust.
Dubbo lady receives $120,000 compensation payout after slipping in rented property
Published 28 Oct 2016
Mrs M was residing in rented property. She contacted the landlord to remove lino in the kitchen area. The landlord arranged a contractor to remove the lino and replace it with lino tiles. The contractor secured the doorway joining the lounge room and the kitchen with a plastic strip to hold down both the plastic and the lino. Over time the plastic strip became loose and the carpet rolled back. Mrs M tripped on the rolled back carpet landing heavily onto the ground causing her to break her hip.
24 year old kitchen hand receives injury compensation following motor bike accident
Published 27 Oct 2016
In November 2013 the Claimant was riding his motor bike along Station Street, Waratah, when another vehicle travelling on the other side of the road veered into the Claimant’s path. The Claimant attempted to avoid the collusion however was unable to and struck the front of the car before being thrown to the ground.
Family receives payout for puiblic bus injury after death of 89 year old grandfather
Published 26 Oct 2016
On 22 June 2015, our client was traveling on a bus in Manly. He got up thinking that he had arrived at his bus stop. As he approached the front of the bus he realised that it was one stop too early. Our client told the bus driver this and proceeded to return to his seat.
Sydney women injured by fall due to open traffic bollard hole at car yard awarded $100,000 compensation
Published 25 Oct 2016
We recently represented a young Western Sydney mother who had attended one of the car yards at Parramatta Road with her partner for the purposes of purchasing a car. At the time, our client was walking along the front of the car yard when unbeknown to her, there was a circular hole in the ground where one of the bollards had been removed.
Compensation for Sydney Bunnings shopper who slipped on spilt tomato sauce
Published 24 Oct 2016
A Sydney man proceeded to enter the Bunning's store, unbeknown to him, near the entrance of the store there had been spillage of some tomato sauce which resulted in him slipping and significantly jarring his knee.
NSW Woman receives $110,000 slip & fall compensation in an out of court settlement with a major supermarket chain
Published 21 Oct 2016
Ms G instructed and approached Gerard Malouf and Partners for an accident she experienced in February 2015 when she slipped on defrosted corn deposited on the fresh produce section at a major supermarket chain faced a similar dilemma when her injuries began to disrupt and impair her way of life and ability to work.
Compensation for mum injured in car accident due to other driver using mobile phone
Published 20 Oct 2016
On or around April, 2014 our client was driving towards the intersection at Hoxton Park, New South Wales with her four children in the vehicle when another motor vehicle behind her failed to observe the traffic conditions ahead and collided into the rear of her motor vehicle. That driver said to our client that he slammed the brakes and that they did not work but in fact he collided into the rear of her motor vehicle as a result of using his mobile phone and failing to observe the traffic conditions ahead.
North Coast seven year old girl receives compensation after father crashes into a tree
Published 19 Oct 2016
We acted for Ms T who was a rear seat passenger in a motor vehicle being driven by her father and her father fell asleep causing the vehicle to run out of control and crash into a tree. Ms T was not injured in the accident but did suffer some scarring and some psychological injuries.
Cyclist awarded $50,000 as Driver fails to give way
Published 17 Oct 2016
We acted for Mr M who was hit by a motor vehicle whilst riding his bicycle in the South Coast. Mr M was passing through the intersection when a vehicle turned left without giving way and collided into the left side of Mr M’s bicycle. As a result of the accident, Mr M was thrown from his bicycle and suffered serious injury.
Pedestrian injured in motor vehicle accident in Maroubra receives $460,000 compensationk
Published 14 Oct 2016
HB, an elderly man, contacted Gerard Malouf and Partners, when he was involved in a motor vehicle accident. HB explained to Mr Tony Chow, he had crossed a street to access his motor vehicle at approximately 4:30pm, when he was hit by a car.
Shearer receives substantial compensation after injuring himself in the farm kitchen
Published 13 Oct 2016
In this matter we were retained to act for a 25 year old young man who burns on his arms caused by hot oil left on the stoves at in the kitchenette of the shearers accommodation of a farm near Moree and suffered injuries to his arms.
New Zealand Women Wins $60,000 Compensation for Hospital’s Failure to diagnose and Treat
Published 11 Oct 2016
Our client was a lady from New Zealand who underwent root canal therapy (RCT) under a private dentist on 25 May 2009 and was therefore at an increased risk of infection, including endocarditic infection, as a result.
$50,000 compenaton for nervous shock claim following poor palliative care by Dubbo Nursing Home
Published 10 Oct 2016
Our client was the daughter of a 90 year old man who was admitted to the nursing home in January 2013 with a history of heart and bone issues.
Women Receives $150,000 as Compensation from Sydney Hospital’s failure to promptly diagnose spine condition
Published 07 Oct 2016
Our client was admitted on 11 August 2014 at a major Sydney hospital with signs of paralysis and weakness of the left lower limb. She was diagnosed with caudia equina syndrome (CES), which is a serious neurologic condition where there is extreme pressure and swelling of the nerves at the end of the spinal cord.
Spouse receives compensation after husband struck by a motor vehicle as a pedestrian
Published 05 Oct 2016
The law exists to facilitate relationships between people on one hand and with society generally on the other usually then the common sense answer to a dispute is the legal answer. This is why there is no substitute for common sense tempered with experience.
Compensation for late claim passenger injured in major motor vehicle accident
Published 04 Oct 2016
On or around January, 2014 our client was living in Canberra when he was a front seat passenger involved in a high speed single car motor vehicle accident along the Hume Highway, Narumbulla Creek, 1 km north of Towrang in the State of NSW.
$50,000 Compensation for Tamworth Couple Following Poor Management of Pregnancy by Hunter Region Hospital
Published 03 Oct 2016
On 5 September 2014, the mother was having labour pains and she believed she was in the process of delivering and she attended the hospital. The midwife placed a trace on the baby’s heart for approximately ten minutes and sent the mother home.
Compensation for pedestrian injured in south coast public carpark by a reversing car
Published 30 Sep 2016
On or around January 2016 was a pedestrian in the Pambula Beach carpark which is a town in Bega Valley Shire on the far south coast of nsw. The other driver was reversing out of the public parking area of the caravan park when she reversed without looking into our client pedestrian and causing her to suffer injuries.
Husband Receives $800,000 Compensation After Wife Passes Away Following A Motor Vehicle Accident
Published 29 Sep 2016
We acted for Mr P who lost his wife following a motor vehicle accident. MR P’s wife was driving along the Hume Highway when she was involved in a head on collision. She survived the accident and was taken to hospital with a severely broken leg. The hospital discharged her after a week and upon her discharge she developed a clot in her leg which travelled up to her heart causing blockages and causing a heart attack.
Unlicensed Teenager Injured on Dirt Bike Receives $600,000 in Accident Compensation
Published 28 Sep 2016
We acted for Mr X who was 15 years of age at the time of the accident. Essentially he decided to ride his unregistered bike on the road despite the fact that he was unlicensed. Regardless of that fact as he was riding his bike on the road another vehicle entered the intersection without giving way to him causing him to strike the vehicle and land on to the ground and sustain significant injuries.
Compensation for visitor injured as a result of slip & fall at psychologist rooms
Published 27 Sep 2016
On or around December 2014, our client was attending with her son to a psychology clinic at wetherill park in the south-west sydney region.
Gerard Malouf & Partners Complemented by the Legal Services Commission for Low Staff Turnover
Published 27 Sep 2016
Gerard Malouf & Partners Compensation, Medical Negligence & Will Dispute Lawyers has one of the lowest turnover of staff statistics in the legal industry in Australia.
Compensation for psychologically injured driver as a result of a motor vehicle accident
Published 26 Sep 2016
Our client was a young female driver from the Hills District when on or around January 2014 who was driving along Galston Road, Galston when an oncoming vehicle crossed onto the incorrect side of the roadway collided into her vehicle. The force of the impact was quite severe and resulted in the car being turned over and her being trapped in the vehicle until the rescue services came to her assistance.
Over $150,000 in compensation for a young child who suffered injury due to Hospital’s Negligence
Published 21 Sep 2016
We acted on behalf of a young boy from the North Coast of NSW in relation to a claim for compensation for injuries he sustained as a result of the negligent treatment provided him when he presented to their local public hospital.
Failure of a radiologist to identify a fracture in left wrist resulted in $240,000 compensation
Published 20 Sep 2016
We acted on behalf of a middle aged man whose left wrist fracture was misdiagnosed due to the incompetence of the radiologist who incorrectly reported on the X-Ray.
Over $125,000 in compensation to a dental patient for negligent dental treatment
Published 19 Sep 2016
We acted on behalf of a woman who suffered injuries both dental and psychological injuries are a result of her dentist’s negligent treatment.
Wife successfully sues Western Sydney Public Hospital for the death of her Husband who died whilst in the Hospital’s Mental Health Unit
Published 16 Sep 2016
We acted on behalf of a wife aged in her mid-40s, who lost her husband when he committed suicide whilst he was in the care of a mental health unit in a major Western Sydney Hospital.
70 Year old man receives $130,000 compensation for negligent treatment by his Gastroenterologist Specialist
Published 15 Sep 2016
We acted on behalf of an elderly gentleman in relation to negligent treatment he received from his private gastroenterologist specialist from the North West of Sydney.
$1.6 Million compensation payout for family after patients untimely death
Published 14 Sep 2016
A Newcastle gynecologist and Newcastle Hospital has been ordered to pay the family $1.6 million settlement after the NSW Supreme Court heard that a patient’s death resulted after the hospital staff failed to recognise when she was only minutes from death and her gynecologist became hooked on an incorrect diagnosis and failed to treat her adequately.
Compensation for a young mother who nearly lost her young child due to North Coast Hospital’s Negligence
Published 12 Sep 2016
We acted on behalf of a young mother from the North Coast of NSW in relation to a claim nervous shock stemming from the negligent treatment provided to her young child when he presented to their local public hospital.
$90,000 injury compensation for NSW women involved in her third car accident
Published 08 Sep 2016
In this matter we acted for a 39 year old woman who was injured in a rear end collision at Yagoona and suffered a whiplash back injury (aggravation of pre-existing back injuries from previous moto vehicle accidents.
NSW construction worker gets record compensation for a fall on a worksite
Published 07 Sep 2016
In this matter we were retained to act for a 39 year old man who experienced a fall on a worksite causing a back injury and he suffered injuries to his compression fractures of L3 and L4 (in the lumbar spine).
A New Client Compares Compensation Lawyers & Who Did They Choose?
Published 07 Sep 2016
I had received a new client enquiry where the injured person immediately told me that they were just shopping around to ask some questions about the potential personal injury claim for their mother.
$150,000 compensation for Newcastle man following poor post-operative management by Hunter Region hospital
Published 06 Sep 2016
Our client was a man from the outskirts of Newcastle who suffered from an atrial septal defect in his heart (blood flowing between the atria of the heart). As a result of this cardiac defect, he presented to a hospital in the Hunter region and underwent an open heart surgery at the hospital.
Sydney Woman Settles for $500,000 Compensation Due To Neurosurgeon’s Failure to Operate Adequately and Failure to Refer
Published 02 Sep 2016
Our client, a middle aged woman from Sydney, was presented to the Defendant Neurosurgeon with lower back pain passing to the right buttock and right lower limb that gradually got worse, eventually requiring a disc fusion surgery to correct a spondylolisthesis. The surgery was then performed by the Defendant.
Young female teenager in waterslide accident at bateau bay awarded substantial compensation
Published 31 Aug 2016
A young girl under the age of 18 has been awarded a large payout after being injured on a water slide. The girl was attending the grounds of a water theme park. Whilst coming down one of the slides, her left ankle became caught in a mat at the bottom of the slide, resulting in significant injuries to her ankle which required surgery.
Man Sues Bega GP For $75,000 For Failure to Investigate Prostate Cancer
Published 29 Aug 2016
GPs are our front line in cancer prevention and must thoroughly investigate and refer all patients where signs of cancer are present. This matter involves an older man who sued a Bega GP for $75,000 for failure to properly investigate his prostate cancer.
Penrith woman receives $90,000 compensation following botched reconstructive plastic surgery
Published 26 Aug 2016
Our client, a young woman from the Penrith, was compensated after becoming a victim of negligence at the hands of a major Sydney hospital’s plastic surgery department. Our client was a victim of a violent assault where a glass bottle was used as a weapon. She suffered severe blunt force trauma and lacerations to her face including her left cheek, nose and eye.
South Sydney women receives $100,000 compensation for failure to diagnose by GP
Published 25 Aug 2016
A middle aged lady from Southern Sydney who suffered a laceration on her left little finger on broken glass was admitted to Bankstown Hospital and underwent a nerve and artery repair operation. The post-operative note stated that everything was okay.
$500,000 compensation for elderly man after South West Sydney hospital fails to monitor and treat him
Published 22 Aug 2016
Our client was a 70 year old man who was admitted as a patient at a Major South West Sydney Hospital in May 2014 as he was suffering from pneumonia. Since 2003 , our client has been prescribed anticoagulant medication, Warfarin, by way of treatment of his Atrial Fibrillation. He was admitted to hospital to monitor the rate of coagulation of his blood.
Young Sydney chef receives $120,000 compensation for whiplash from car accident
Published 21 Aug 2016
In this matter we acted for a 32 year old man who was injured in a rear end collision at Auburn and suffered a whiplash back injury.
Central West Sydney public hospital fails to diagnose infection resulting in patient death and $ 1 million in compensation for distraught family
Published 20 Aug 2016
Eight Plaintiffs have brought proceedings for psychiatric injury arising out of events that occurred on 17 July 2014 involving the family patriarch and local electrician.
Regional Hospital Pays $300,000 to Family for Failing to Diagnose a Serious Infection
Published 19 Aug 2016
A person’s complaints should always be treated with respect and concern by hospitals and medical practitioners, especially where there is a history of drug use or chronic disease. This was a claim for $300,000 against a Western NSW hospital made by the family of the Deceased for their failure to give this care.
Hard working gentleman from the NSW Riverina region receives compensation for work injury
Published 18 Aug 2016
At Gerard Malouf & Partners Compensation Lawyers, we have many clients from the NSW Riverina region and what we do know about people from that area is that they are very hard working and quite resilient.
Illawarra teen receives compensation settlement of $200,000 after GP fails to identify fracture
Published 15 Aug 2016
This matter involved a 17 year old boy from the Illawarra region who suffered a hyperextension injury to his left wrist in circumstances which classically suggest a possible scaphoid fracture. He treated it as a sprain and did not seek any medical treatment. This resulted in persisting wrist pain, causing him to seek medical treatment 4 weeks after the injury.
Southern Highlands woman receives settlement of over $150,000 after local hospital fails to repair tendon
Published 12 Aug 2016
This matter involved a lady from the Southern Highlands of NSW who suffered a deep laceration to her finger following accidentally cutting her hand whilst preparing food. She attended a local hospital two days following the injury as she realised the cut was deeper than initially contemplated.
Labourer fractures ankle after slipping on vommit in a club
Published 11 Aug 2016
In this matter we were retained to act for a 28 year old young man who slipped on vomit at in a Rugby League Club in Sydney's Western Suburbs and suffered injuries to his/her fracture of the right ankle.
Compensation for young mother of two who slips on a grape and is injured from the fall
Published 10 Aug 2016
In this matter we acted for a 39 year old woman who slip and fall on a grape at main chain supermarket and suffered injuries to his/her fracture of the tibia.
Western Sydney Man Hit by another vehicle while riding his motorbike receives $182,500.00 in compensation
Published 09 Aug 2016
Gerard Malouf and Partners Compensation Lawyers acted for Mr P who was riding his motorbike along a suburban street in Western Sydney when another driver suddenly turned and collided with his motorbike. As a result of the accident our client sustained serious physical and psychological injuries.
Bankstown single mother receives $375,000 in compensation following car collision
Published 08 Aug 2016
On 17 March 2013 the Claimant was the driver of a vehicle travelling down a main road in Bankstown when all of a sudden another vehicle exited a drive way at speed and collided with her vehicle.
Elderly women compensated $77,5000 after supermarket employee pushes overloaded trolley into her
Published 05 Aug 2016
In April 2015 our client entered one of the main supermarket stores in Young for the purposes of doing some shopping. She was standing at the end of the isle looking ahead at the shelves when without warning a trolley being pushed by an employee struck our client from behind and knocked her to the ground.
Gundagai local receives over $240,000 injury compensation following motor vehicle accident
Published 04 Aug 2016
Our client, a Gundagai local, was the front seat passenger of a Holden ute which lost control on an S bend, exited the road and collided at speed with another object. He received extensive fractures to his lumbar spine as well as numerous other injuries to his arms, chest, ribs and neck.
Gerard Malouf and Partners run Vanuatu public liability claims
Published 03 Aug 2016
Solicitors at Gerard Malouf and Partners have an extensive knowledge of the common law system compensation claims within the Pacific region. We have experience running claims in both Fiji and Vanuatu for all types of personal injury claims.
Recent Vanuatu motor vehicle accident compensation court case
Published 02 Aug 2016
While at Gerard Malouf and Partners we specialise in NSW and QLD motor vehicle accident claims some of our more experienced solicitors also have a wealth of experience in running claims for accidents in the Pacific Islands.
Motor-vehicle accident brings silver lining to crash victim following a serious accident in Castle Hill
Published 01 Aug 2016
Ms CB was driving in the afternoon of November 2014 on Pennant Street near Showground Road, Castle Hill. She had stopped behind other vehicles at a red light. Moments later, the offending vehicle struck her from behind with such force that it pushed her car into the car in front and then again into a third car. Needless to say, Ms CB sustained serious injuries to her person.
Western Sydney man receives over $250,000 compensation following repeat falls at major Western Sydney Hospital
Published 29 Jul 2016
This matter involved a retired Western Sydney man who suffered from a major falls, following a partial leg amputation, as a result of negligence at a major Western Sydney Hospital. These falls resulted in severe head trauma and brain damage.
$77,500 compensation for pedestrian injured in Arncliffe in motor vehicle accident
Published 28 Jul 2016
Gerard Malouf and Partners, under the lead of Mr Tony Chow and his team, acted for a woman who was involved in a motor vehicle accident in 2014.
European national receives $350,000 compenation for horrific motor vehicle accident in Sydney Eastern Suburbs
Published 27 Jul 2016
Our client contacted Gerard Malouf and Partners, when she was involved in a head on motor vehicle accident. Our client explained to Mr Tony Chow, an extremely successful motor vehicle accidents solicitor that she had been visiting Australia from Germany on a working holding visa. Our client had numerous questions about motor vehicle accidents and whether she could make a claim as she was only visiting Australia.
Elderly Sydney Eastern Suburbs Man Injured on Public Bus is Awarded $65,000
Published 26 Jul 2016
Our client was an elderly man from the Eastern Suburbs who was travelling on a public bus, and was injured when the bus came to a sudden stop. As a result, our client suffered injuries to his left leg and to his right wrist.
Compensation for commercial floor layer injured at a NSW public hospital refurbishment project
Published 25 Jul 2016
Our client is a young subcontractor commercial vinyl floor layer from cootamundra which is a town in the south west slopes region of new south wales and within the riverina region.
Wollongong man awarded over $900,000 compensation after being involved in a car accident whilst on his skateboard
Published 22 Jul 2016
This is a case study involving a Wollongong man who was awarded over $900,000.00 after being involved in a car accident whilst riding his skateboard. This matter was heard before Judge Sidis, and the facts are as follows.
Brave firefighter receives just and swift compensation following a motor-vehicle accident on the Central Coast
Published 21 Jul 2016
Mr AS is one of New South Wales brave firefighters. As an active service person, his health and fitness is paramount to his duties. Unfortunately for AS, in May 2014 he was involved in a motor-vehicle accident. His car was stationary at the time awaiting for traffic to clear a roundabout when he was hit from behind at speed.
Man in Coffs Harbour successfully sues Council after slipping on wet concrete
Published 20 Jul 2016
The plaintiff, Mr McLeod, successfully sued Coffs Harbour City Council after slipping on wet concrete. Mr McLeod was walking along a concrete footpath outside a residential home in Coffs Harbour. Water had been seeping from beneath the concrete onto the pathway. The Plaintiff was wearing thongs at the time of the incident. It was night time and he did not see the water.
Bankstown man awarded over $350,000 compensation after slipping on wet painted surface at Aldi
Published 19 Jul 2016
A Bankstown man was awarded over $350,000.00 after slipping on a wet painted surface at an Aldi store. On his date of injury, being in Ferbuary 2011, the man had finished his shopping and was walking through the carpark towards his car. The Plaintiff, Mr Sajad, walked through a disabled car spot, and as he walked over the paint signalling it as a disabled spot, his right foot slipped, causing him to fall.
Court Approval required for Settlement Involving Person’s with Legal Incapacity
Published 15 Jul 2016
A recent court decision of Curtis v Harden Shire Council  NSWSC 82 has outlined the procedure required to have approval of the court for a settlement of personal injury proceedings commenced on behalf of persons under legal incapacity. This is in accordance with Section 76 of the Civil Procedure Act 2005 (NSW).
$300,000 Work Injury compensation for an injured cleaner in the Riverina region of New South Wales
Published 13 Jul 2016
Our client being employed in the Riverina area as a cleaner, had sustained an injury although it could not be said with clarity whether the injury she sustained could be considered as an act of negligence by the employer or whether it was just a mere accident.
Women Receives $250,000 Payout for Slip and Fall at Kings Langley Store
Published 12 Jul 2016
In this matter the Plaintiff was a woman who was involved in a slip and fall in Kings Langley. The Plaintiff was at a store around 7:15am when she slipped and fell on water which had pooled on the floor adjacent to a refrigerated fruit and vegetable display cabinet. As a result of the fall, the Plaintiff suffered a serious injury to her left ankle, and required surgery. She continues to suffer ongoing impairments.
$95,000 Compensation for Bad Eye Injury at Work
Published 11 Jul 2016
The value of compensation in workers compensation claims and work injury damages claims for injured workers depends on their impairment level and also incapacity.
Insurer pays $500,000 in compensation to injured landscaping worker from the NSW South Coast
Published 08 Jul 2016
Our client had sustained an injury during the course of his employment doing landscape duties and outdoor maintenance for his employer.
Registered nurse receives over $600,000 in compensation for injuries resulting from work overload
Published 07 Jul 2016
As is commonly known, our nurses have to meet very high demands in caring for the sick and the injured and by doing so compromise their own health in the process.
Young man receives $55,000 in compensation from a motorcycle accident in 2014
Published 06 Jul 2016
Mr D was an active and reasonably healthy young man at the time of his motor cycle accident in 2014. Although Mr D had some pre-existing sporting injuries and injuries sustained from recreational incidents, this did not prevent Mr D from obtaining compensation for injuries sustained in the motor cycle accident.
Injury compensation for visiting Columbian army major struck as a pedestrian
Published 05 Jul 2016
In the early morning of december 2014 our client was walking to Sydney university negotiating a pedestrian crossing when he was knocked down by a passing motor vehicle.
Truck driver awarded substantial damages as a result of a defective work truck
Published 01 Jul 2016
Our client was an elderly truck driver, driving his work truck in march 2013. He was driving his employer’s truck being a tipper with a trailer totalling some 48 tonne when the steering shaft broke and the front wheels were positioned at right angles to the truck. There were previous mechanical problems with the truck which had not been rectified. A clear defect in the truck.
Port Macquarie shopper awarded substantial damages after slipping and falling on lifesavers left on the floor
Published 30 Jun 2016
Our client was a female who was lawfully shopping at a supermarket chain in port macquarie in June 2013 when she slipped and fell on a quantity of confectionary namely, lifesavers which had been spilt on the floor.
Country NSW women receives significant compensation after being involved in a rear end collision
Published 29 Jun 2016
We acted for Mrs T who was involved in a rear end collision on a country road and sustained injuries to her neck and back.
A 14 year old cyclist receives $900,000 in compensation after being struck on the roadway
Published 28 Jun 2016
We acted for Mr P who was 14 years at the time of the injury. He was riding his bicycle on the road when a vehicle ran out of control and collided into his bike knocking him to the ground and dragging him under the vehicle. As a result of the accident Mr P was transported by ambulance to hospital where he was operated on for multiple injuries including a dislocation injury to his hip, injuries to hand and multiple abrasions.
Central Coast shopping centre sued for slip and fall on unseen liquid spill
Published 27 Jun 2016
Our client, a 55 year old man, was walking in the common walking area of a shopping centre on Central Coast when he inadvertently slipped on unseen liquid. Later it became apparent that there was a long spill of “cooking oil” and it appeared that this was dripping from a shopper’s trolley.
50 year old woman compensated as a result of slip and fall in a shopping centre South of Sydney
Published 24 Jun 2016
We acted for a lady who slipped and fell on what transpired to be a clear liquid at a shopping centre in Wollongong.
North Coast Hand Surgeon negligently cuts open wrong finger during surgery
Published 23 Jun 2016
Our client, a young man received compensation after he received negligent treatment from a Hand surgeon.
Son and daughter compensated for the death of their mother as a result of medical negligence at a major Sydney hospital
Published 22 Jun 2016
This case involved a nervous shock claim for adult children of a patient who died at a major Sydney Hospital arising from the public hospital’s failure to investigate, diagnose and treat significant blood loss into their mother’s intestines (aortoenteric fistula) resulting in the death of our clients’ mother.
70 year old client compensated $70,000 following a slip & fall accident at a Western Sydney shopping centre
Published 21 Jun 2016
Whilst shopping at her local shopping centre in Western Sydney, our client slipped on a piece of discarded food and fell heavily on her right hand side. As a result, our client sustained serious injuries to her neck, right shoulder, right elbow and right hip.
South West Sydney pensioner trips over protruding steel pole in carpark is awarded significant damages
Published 20 Jun 2016
Our client was an elderly pensioner who was walking down along a footpath in Bankstown heading to her optometrist for a medical review in January 2014. It was a sunny day and the tree next to a driveway with vehicular access to and from private premises covered the footpath with shade.
Death of a young boy due to hospital’s negligence results in $155,000 compensation for his family
Published 17 Jun 2016
We represented the family of a young boy (‘the patient’) who passed away. He had a history of developmental disability among other things. When he became unwell and began having seizures an ambulance was called and he was taken to a Central Coast hospital for treatment.
$700,000 compensation for deceased mans family after regional NSW hospital’s failure to diagnose an infection
Published 16 Jun 2016
Our clients were the family of a 46 year old who presented to a regional NSW hospital in 2014 complaining of back pain and intermittent vomiting over the previous three months. He was admitted, treated with analgesia and discharged home.
Three doctors’ failure to diagnose a cancerous lesion results in $210,000 in compensation for GMP client
Published 10 Jun 2016
Our client was a 64 year old man who attended his GP in relation to lesions on his chest and above his right eye. His doctor performed a biopsy of the lesion above his right eye however the results did not reveal it to be cancerous. The doctor told him to keep an eye on the lesion and return if it became any larger.
$150,000 compensation for Central Coast woman following negligent dental surgery
Published 09 Jun 2016
This matter involved a young woman from the Central Coast of NSW who suffered from a number of dental conditions that resulted in jaw joint dysfunction. She was referred to the Defendant dentist by her own dental surgery around March 2011, for the surgical extraction of her tooth. This extraction occurred on the 10 March 2011.
Sydney surgeon’s negligent foot surgery results in $250,000 settlement for GMP client
Published 08 Jun 2016
Our client, a single mother of two children, consulted a specialist foot surgeon in the Sydney CBD for treatment in 2011. She sought treatment in relation to sharp, electric shock-type pain in her toes caused by neuromas in her feet.
Man suffers brain injury from car accident, and receives significant compensation
Published 07 Jun 2016
Gerard Malouf and Partners, under the lead of a senior solicitor with his team, acted for DFL, a man who suffered serious brain injuries after being involved in a motor vehicle accident in 2014. Due to the nature of the injuries the client would require a permanent carer for the rest of his life.
Bathurst police chase results in hit and run injuries and Policeman receiving $650,000 in compensation
Published 06 Jun 2016
A Bathurst Policeman was on active duty, when he responded to an alert in relation to two stolen cars. After locating one of the cars the claimant approached it on foot in an attempt to apprehend the offenders.
Tweed Shire Council worker received $130,000 compensation after high speed accident
Published 03 Jun 2016
Our Client was a 50 year old woman who worked as a supervisor with the Tweed Shire Council. At the time of the accident she was driving along, when another vehicle came around a bend at speed. This car was on the wrong side of the road and when they saw our client’s car they attempted to correct. This caused the driver to fishtail out of control before hitting our client in the driver’s door, forcing her through a fence into a paddock.
Self Employed Business Women Receives $120,000 following Fiji Accident
Published 02 Jun 2016
On 29 November 2013 our client visited Fiji with a friend and stayed at the Radisson Blu Resort in Denarau. On the afternoon of 2 December 2013 Fiji experienced heavy rains. That evening our client and her friend attended another popular Fiji Resort to listening to some live music.
Southwestern Sydney GP’s basic failure to examine leg wound leads to $50,000 compensation claim
Published 01 Jun 2016
Our client was a 56 year old man with a history of heart problems and hypertension. He fell off a ladder at his home and suffered a laceration to right shin in 2014. He attended upon his regular GP who gave him a tetanus injection, dressed his wound and booked him for a follow up consult.
Wife of catastrophically injured man receives $480,000 settlement in nervous shock claim
Published 31 May 2016
Our client was the wife of a man who was catastrophically injured in a car crash in rural NSW. Our client’s husband was a passenger in a car whose driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed. He suffered severe injuries to multiple body parts and suffered brain damage.
Patron injured when they slip and fall on rose petals at a reception lounge awarded compensation
Published 24 May 2016
Our client was an elderly year old lady who attended to a large function centre in western Sydney, Lidcombe in march, 2014 when she was attending to a political annual gala dinner at the function centre.
Compensation case for injury from faulty chair in Liverpool food court leaving minor injuries resolved amicably just before Court
Published 20 May 2016
Mr JJ attended a food court in Liverpool in April 2015. He was there with friends. He proceeded to sit on a chair. Mr JJ is a heavy statured man of approximately 100 kg. The chair, without warning, broke underneath him, causing him to fall.
Central Coast cyclist receives substantial compensation as a result of being hit by an unidentified motor vehicle
Published 19 May 2016
Our client was a 21 year old bicycle rider who was riding on his way home in the early hours of march 2014 when he was struck by an unidentified motor vehicle along pacific street, long jetty.
Byron Bay man receives $100,000.00 in compensation after tripping over slippery pedestrian crossing in a car park lot
Published 18 May 2016
We acted for Mr L who was shopping at a well-known shopping centre. He had finished his shopping and was walking towards his car, it was raining at the time. He began to jog lightly and as he did so he jogged on a pedestrian crossing where the painted surface of the crossing had worn out due to the ongoing traffic flow through the area. As a result his foot slipped forward coursing him to fall and sustain a fracture of his humorous ankle.
Over $600,000 in compensation to a man injured in a motorbike accident
Published 13 May 2016
Our client was traveling through a round-a-bout on his motorbike when he was suddenly hit by a car entering the round-a-bout. As a result of the collision our client was knocked from his motorbike and sustained an injury to his knee. As a result of the injury our client made contact with Gerard Malouf & Partners to enquire about making a claim for compensation for the injuries he had sustained in the motor vehicle accident.
Western Sydney pensioner’s significant damages award as a result of a trip and fall over a pipe on a footpath causing serious injuries
Published 12 May 2016
Our client was an elderly pensioner who was walking along the footpath on amy street, regents park in the state of new south wales. He was walking in the direction of the local shopping centre.
Elderly visitor to the Sydney Opera House Compensated for trip & fall
Published 10 May 2016
Our client was an 86 year old eastern suburbs elderly visitor from Rose Bay who was walking along the lower concourse at the sydney opera house in the direction of the ticket office when he tripped and fell over a safety barrier which had its leg protruding out into the path of the pedestrian walkway.
$100,000 Compensation for victim of crime following ineffective reconstructive surgery
Published 09 May 2016
This matter involved a young woman, currently 21 years of age, who suffered a severe injury whilst she was still a minor as a result of a criminal assault at a party. In this incident she was glassed, suffering a fracture to her nasal bones, her left cheek and severe lacerations to her eye and nasal bridge. She was treated as an emergency at a local western Sydney hospital and then referred to a major Sydney hospital, the defendant in this matter.
Hunter hospital’s poor management of infection post-surgery results in $325,000 compensation payment
Published 06 May 2016
Our client was a 46 year old man who underwent quadruple bypass surgery at a Newcastle hospital. The surgery went well but around one month afterwards he felt an onset of severe pain in his chest while lifting a heavy car bonnet at home. He attended another hospital in the Hunter region for treatment and was admitted that day.
$370,000 awarded to Castle Hill man due to unsafe system of work
Published 05 May 2016
Our client was awarded over $370,000.00 due to his unsafe system of work. This man was employed as a service technician, working on water towers, for a number of years. His work included climbing ladders whilst having to haul up pails of chemicals, often between 10-20 kilograms. At times, it would become too difficult to carry the pails, and he would be required to haul the chemicals up via rope. This system of work, and the nature of the employment, lead to our client sustaining serious back injuries.
Wollongong man receives hefty settlement after the nature and conditions of his employment resulted in a back injury
Published 04 May 2016
Our client received a large settlement figure after his employment as an electrical trade’s assistant lead to a serious back injury. This man’s duties were very heavy and strenuous, and it involved a lot of lifting and physical activity. Over the course of several months, our client developed pain in his back until it got to a point where he could no longer perform his employment.
$125,000 for Campbelltown man after suffering injury from horse accident
Published 03 May 2016
Our client was awarded over $125,000.00 for a back injury he sustained whilst working as a track work rider. The injury occurred when our client was riding a horse which suddenly bolted. The sudden movement caused our client to fall from his saddle and collide with the post on the outside rail.
Man from Lismore awarded over $300,000 after suffering shoulder injury at work
Published 02 May 2016
Our client was awarded over $300,000.00 for a shoulder injury he suffered whilst working and performing maintenance duties. This man was in the process of repairing an auger, being a large drill. As he was performing the maintenance work, the machine somehow turned on, causing the serious injuries to our client’s right shoulder. This man had received no training in respect of this drill, and at the time of injury there were no kill switch or electrical isolation installed on the machine. Interestingly, these were installed after the incident occurred.
Surgical error at a Sydney inner west hospital results in $260,000 settlement for GMP client
Published 29 Apr 2016
Our client was a 59 year old woman who underwent surgery to treat a fractured ankle at a hospital in the inner west of Sydney. After waiting over 12 months on a waiting list she underwent an ankle reconstruction in 2013. During the procedure our client was administered with a sciatic nerve block and a tourniquet was applied for around 20 minutes. Unfortunately the tourniquet was tied too tightly during the procedure and she suffered sciatic damage palsy.
Umbrella on the Central Coast promenade causes havoc to the life of a mother of three
Published 27 Apr 2016
Ms CW was walking upon the promenade of Terrigal, Central Coast. As expected, being a beachside area, there was a strong breeze on that day.
Claim for Incorrect Surgery Results in Swift Settlement for Hunter Region Woman
Published 26 Apr 2016
This matter involved an unnecessary and incorrect surgery performed by a Surgeon in April 2015 on a Hunter Region woman to remove a lipoma from her right thigh.
Sydney hospital’s failure to maintain defibrillator equipment results in settlement of $150,000
Published 21 Apr 2016
Our client’s 66 year old mother attended a well-known Sydney hospital three days per week to undergo routine haemodialysis. On one occasion she attended the hospital and suffered a cardiac arrest during the dialysis treatment. She was treated by nurses at the dialysis unit and an ambulance was called.
Young woman receives $90,000 in compensation due to rural hospitals negligence
Published 20 Apr 2016
This is a case involving the failure by a NSW Rural public hospital’s medical officers to conduct appropriate radiological studies and investigations in treating our client’s scaphoid fracture which resulted in a delay in proper treatment of our client’s injury. This matter was settled for $90,000 against the hospital.
Nowra WomNowra Woman Receives $200,000 Settlement After Public Hospital Perforated her Bowel during Surgeryan Receives $200,000 Settlement After Public Hospital Perforated her Bowel during Surgery
Published 19 Apr 2016
Our client, a woman in her mid 40s had a long history of severe endometriosis and had previously undergone two laparoscopic surgeries for treatment. Her symptoms however kept recurring. Further surgery at a reputable public hospital was scheduled for the excisions of the endometriosis and adhesiolysis.
36 Year Old Mother Compensated for Medical Negligence After Hospital’s Failure to Diagnose Ectopic Pregnancy
Published 18 Apr 2016
Our client, a 36 year old mother was approximately five weeks pregnant in her second pregnancy when she presented to her regional public hospital emergency department with lower abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding. After routine testing, she was discharged home.
Bossley Park high school student received $180,000 compensation following rear-end collision
Published 14 Apr 2016
At the time of the accident Miss T was as 15 year old school girl. She was rear seat passenger being driven home from school by her older sister. The vehicle came to a stop behind a bank of cars at the intersection with Cowpasture Road and Bancroft, Edensor Park NSW. Without warning another vehicle has failed to stop and collided with the rear of Miss T’s car.
Taxi driver pitted on M4 is lucky not to crash into bridge at Greystanes
Published 13 Apr 2016
Mr KS was driving on the M4 near Greystanes in wet and rainy conditions. He was travelling in the middle Lane of three at the advised speed limit. Without warning, Mr KS car was hit from behind by a BMW sedan at speed and force. The impact caused our client’s car to cross to the left and up an embankment where a bridge is.
Central Coast lady is one of the first to suffer from recent interpretation of Council’s Immunity against personal injury claims
Published 12 Apr 2016
Ms AR was a very fit and healthy businesswoman. She operated a health food store in Erina on the Central Coast. She resided near a beach and it was common for her to walk her dogs in or around the beach area.
55-Year-Old Gunnedah Woman Receives SignificantCompensation for Nervous Shock after Hospital’s Medical Negligence
Published 11 Apr 2016
Our client, a 55-year-old woman from an area just south of Gunnedah, in the Liverpool agricultural region, grew up in a very tight knit family and was extremely close to her 72-year-old mother. The mother, with a medical history atypical of a woman in her early seventies, had been previously diagnosed with an abdominal aortic aneurysm in 2011 and had been managed properly for the years following by a vascular surgeon.
Sydney Darling Harbour vehicular train causes accident to visitor who receives substantial damages
Published 06 Apr 2016
Our client was a 56 year old female from western sydney visiting darling harbour in January, 2015 with a work colleague. She attended there to enjoy a lunch with a friend at darling harbour. They both attended a restaurant for the lunch.
Byron Bay pedestrian initially settles directly with the insurer for $27,000, but after seeing GMP settles his claim for over $300,000
Published 05 Apr 2016
We recently represented a client who lived in Byron Bay and worked there as a Chef, who was a pedestrian which was injured by a car.
17 year old boy receives compensation after being struck by mirror of a passing ambulance
Published 04 Apr 2016
We acted for Mr X who was riding his bicycle home from school. He decided to jump off his bicycle and walk and as he walked on the side of the road an ambulance which was driving by and which drove too close to the kerb struck him with its mirror causing him an injury to his neck and shoulder.
Central Coast nurse’s negligence results in $200,000 settlement after man falls from his bed in hospital
Published 01 Apr 2016
Our client, a 69-year-old man attended a large hospital on the Central Coast where he was diagnosed with aspirational pneumonia and partial small bowel obstruction. Around 2 weeks after being admitted our client suffered an injury due to the medical negligence of a nurse who was treating him.
Regional NSW hospital pays over $100,000 in compensation after negligent miscarriage
Published 31 Mar 2016
Our client, a 35 year old mother of six, attended her local hospital in regional NSW hospital during her seventh pregnancy after she experienced vaginal bleeding. While she was there the hospital informed her that she had experienced a miscarriage.
Passenger receives $480,000 compensation following injuries from car accident
Published 28 Mar 2016
On 20 October 2012 our client Ms K was the passenger in a car traveling in Liverpool when a car reversed out of a drive way into the path of her vehicle. As a result of the at speed crash Ms K has suffered injuries to her head, neck, back and whole right hand side of her body and receive over $480,0000.00 as a result.
Windsor child care worker awarded compensation following freak car accident
Published 25 Mar 2016
Our client a 37 year old child care worker from Windsor, was involved in a freak car accident while travelling along new line road in Cherrybrook. Another vehicle travelling in the opposite direction went out of control and cut across the path of our client.
9 Year Old Kiah Girl Receives $200,000 From Public Hospital Due to Medical Negligence and Delay In Treating Peritonitis
Published 22 Mar 2016
Our client, a 9 year old child from Kiah, presented to the nearest public hospital’s emergency department at about noon complaining of nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. The pain, which had started the night before, was excruciating to where the child was guarding against any touching of her abdomen and was experiencing a tremendous amount of distress.
50 Year old woman receives $375,000 compensation after a fall whilst leaving her local store
Published 18 Mar 2016
A Penrith women was picking up a few items at her local store and returning to her car when suddenly a life changing event occurred. As she walked out the door she stepped onto uneven ground which was under construction, causing her to fall and injure her back. After scans revealed serious damage to the woman’s lower back she contacted Gerard Malouf & Partners Compensation Lawyers who specialise in personal injuries.
Penrith woman succeeds in claim for lump sum workers compensation and weekly payments
Published 16 Mar 2016
One of our workers compensation clients from Penrith area was awarded her maximum possible amount of weekly compensation, and was successful in making a lump sum claim for psychological injuries. She was employed at a supermarket, and had been working there for many years. She suffered a psychological injury as a result of the poor handling of a matter by her managers after she was falsely accused of doing something in the work place.
Fairfield man receives $65,000 compensation after being rear ended in a car accident
Published 15 Mar 2016
Mr X was stationary at traffic lights on the 16th February, 2013 when he was rear ended heavily by a vehicle who was travelling behind him who failed to see him and stop in time. As a result of the collision Mr X was transported by ambulance to Westmead Hospital where he was investigated and discharged the same day.
Man receives $300,000 compensation after injuring himself on a defective chair at a fast food restaurant
Published 14 Mar 2016
Mr Y had finished work one evening and entered the premises of a popular fast food restaurant and ordered his meal. He carried his tray to the table and as he attempted to sit on a chair, the chair collapsed causing him to fall backwards and strike his back on a metal rod.
Man injured in motor vehicle accident in Mudgee receives $504,000 compensation
Published 10 Mar 2016
Gerard Malouf and Partners acted for a male who suffered significant injuries including brain damage in a motor vehicle accident.
Assault on rugby field results in $168,000 compensation
Published 08 Mar 2016
The Defendant has punched the Plaintiff in the face "well off the ball" or outside the play of the game. On 19 November 2011 the Defendant and the Plaintiff were both participants in a fourth grade rugby union match at Manly Oval in Sydney. As a result of the assault the Plaintiff has been rendered incapable of participating in the same any further. The Plaintiff suffered serious injuries to his mouth face and jaw and as a result contracted Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Man assaulted in Central Coast pub receives compensation of $75,000
Published 07 Mar 2016
Gerard Malouf and Partners, under the lead of Mr Riyad Abbas and his team, acted for a male who was physically assaulted at an Inn.
Compensation payout for Central Coast carpet layer after falling off balcony breaking heel
Published 04 Mar 2016
This is a matter of DP who worked as an independent contractor to lay carpet. He had engaged for himself an Apprentice. This meant that should he be hurt on-the-job, he would need to claim against his own workers compensation insurance as he would not be a deemed employee of the head contractor.
76 year old man hit by a car, doubles his pay out after contacting GMP
Published 29 Feb 2016
A 76 year old man, acting as a good samaritan was assisting some strangers in jump starting a broken down vehicle. Due to where the broken down vehicle was parked it was necessary for the two vehicles to face one another in order for the jumper leads to reach. Our client was standing between the two vehicles holding the jumper leads in place when the driver of the working vehicle accidently drove forward pinning our client between the two vehicles. As a result of the impact he sustained a fractured knee, requiring surgery. The insurance company alleged that the injured man was 30% responsible for the accident as he should not have been standing between the two vehicles.
Randwick roundabout claims another motor-vehicle accident victim
Published 25 Feb 2016
Mr AO was travelling on Darley Road in Randwick at about 8:00 AM travelling to work in the small Nissan Pulsar. As he was slowing down to negotiate a roundabout, he was hit from behind at speed, causing him serious injuries to his person. The injuries can be best categorised as whiplash injuries.
Public Hospital Settles for $115,000 Following Medical Negligence During Colonoscopy
Published 24 Feb 2016
Our client, a fifty eight year old Wee Waa husband and father of three, was, for all intents and purposes, a very healthy and fit individual. In fact, until this specific presentation to his local public hospital for a routine check-up and colonoscopy, our client had never been to a hospital for any purpose whatsoever.
Penrith man awarded cost of knee surgery after insurer denies claim
Published 19 Feb 2016
One of our clients from the Penrith region was awarded the cost of surgery, along with weekly payments for any time taken off as a result of the surgery, after suffering an injury in the workplace.
Worker from Orange compensated over $365,000.00 after a furniture carrying mishap
Published 12 Feb 2016
Our client was working as a truck driver when he sustained an injury carrying a piece of furniture. By attempting to remove the furniture from the back of the delivery truck, he and a co-worker were edging a cupboard off the back of the truck towards the employers store. During the carrying process, the furniture was about to slip off the back of the truck, causing our client to make an exerted effort to prevent it from falling off. In an effort to save the furniture our client injured himself.
47-year old Liverpool man compensated $535,000 for failure to diagnose and treat Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Published 11 Feb 2016
Our client, a 47- year old man presented to his General Practitioner in Liverpool complaining of stomach pains and severe diarrhoea. His complaints were dismissed but gradually worsened over the following few months and eventually prompted a second consultations with some 3 months later whereby he again complained of continuous , ongoing stomach pains and acid reflux.
Western Sydney man receives $79,000 in compensation for hospital’s negligence
Published 10 Feb 2016
Our client, an 80 year old man from Western Sydney has received $79,000 in compensation after he received negligent treatment from a local hospital. Our client sustained a serious laceration to the back of his leg near the ankle when he fell down some stairs at home. The laceration was quite large at over 6 cm long and 2 cm deep.
Excavator sues principal contractor as a result of injury on Eraring Power Station site and awarded substantial damages
Published 09 Feb 2016
Our client was employed as an excavator/plant operator to work on the Eraring power station site. There were various contracts and subcontracts between a number of parties to carryout work on the site.
Independent contractor falls from ladder and sues ABC in a substantial damages claim
Published 05 Feb 2016
Our client was a young independent contractor who was engaged by the ABC to perform certain works on their premises. The works involved the removal of all the electrical equipment from an outside broadcasting vehicle and the installation of sound proofing panelling in that vehicle.
Senior Scientist following a Rear End Motor-Vehicle Accident did not realise the extent of her injuries exceed 10% Whole Person Impairment
Published 04 Feb 2016
Ms XMW worked as a Senior Scientist for a major hospital. She was travelling in a car as a passenger when another vehicle hit from behind at speed when she was stationary at a set of lights in Hurstville.
Newcastle pub sued for slip and fall by seriously injured patron
Published 03 Feb 2016
Our client was a young man who was attending a pub on a late friday evening with friends for social purposes.
Senior scientist assessed as having 0% WPI following motor vehicle accident receives $150,000 compensation
Published 02 Feb 2016
Mr RFC was involved in a motor-vehicle accident where his car was struck from behind when he was stationary at a set of lights. He was the driver of the motor vehicle. The impact exacerbated and aggravated pre-existing injuries following a workplace accident more than a decade ago.
71 year old Grandmother receives $450,000 for whiplash injuries sustained in a car accident
Published 01 Feb 2016
Whilst travelling through an intersection with the protection of a green arrow, an oncoming vehicle failed to give way, colliding heavily into the passenger side of the vehicle in which our client was traveling. Our client was the front seat passenger, and as result of the impact she sustained a whiplash injury to her neck and shoulders.
16 Year Old NSW Client Receives $500,000 Settlement After Public Hospital’s Medically Negligent Delay In Operating
Published 29 Jan 2016
Our client, a 16-year old apprentice plumber at the time of the accident, sustained multiple injuries after a motorcycle accident. He was taken to the Emergency Department at this local public hospital with type V fracture dislocation in his right wrist and a displaced fracture of his right tibia (ie shin bone). Following initial assessment, our client was admitted under the care and supervision of the hospital's orthopaedic surgeon.
Rear-end car accident victim in North Ryde obtains $165,000 compensation payout
Published 28 Jan 2016
Gerard Malouf and Partners have recently settled a claim for a 36 year old railway worker who was involved in a rear-end car accident in North Ryde.
Man injured in motor vehicle accident in Kempsey receives $175,000 compensation
Published 27 Jan 2016
In this matter we acted for a 49 year old man who had a substantial motor vehicle accident in February 2013.
Bile-duct leak caused by failed surgery at major Illawarra hospital results in $225,000 compensation settlement
Published 25 Jan 2016
This matter involved a failure to of a surgeon at a major Illawarra hospital to ensure our client’s wounds were appropriately sealed during a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. This resulted in the development of a large hernia at the site of his surgery and ongoing problems with abdominal pain and constipation, ultimately resulting in a $225,000.00 settlement for our client.
Oakhurst warehouse manager is awarded injury compensation following car accident
Published 22 Jan 2016
Gerard Malouf and Partners have recently settled a claim for a 56 year old furniture warehouse manager from Oakhurst, Mr K, who was involved in a car accident.
Parents sue school for sexual assault of their two girls
Published 20 Jan 2016
Our clients in this matter were two teenage girls who had been sexually assaulted at school, and their parents. The parents of the two girls were seeking compensation for the mental shock which they suffered as a result of what happened to their children. Thankfully there was no physical trauma.
West Sydney cyclist struck by car recovers surgical costs
Published 19 Jan 2016
Gerard Malouf and Partners have recently settled a claim for a 46 year old manager who was involved in a bicycle accident in Five Dock, Sydney.
Undiagnosed appendicitis results in damage to young Central Coast woman and $150,000 negligence compensation
Published 19 Jan 2016
In this medical negligence matter, we were retained to act for an active 29 year old woman living on the Central Coast who presented to her local hospital on a number of occasions complaining of intense abdominal pain, vomiting and cramping.
Yagoona Mother receives $500,000 Compensation After Medical Negligence During Pregnancy
Published 13 Jan 2016
Our client, a 33 year old woman from Yagoona with two previous children, was pregnant for her third time with her antenatal care, for all intents and purposes, being relatively uneventful and shared between the regional public hospital and her General Practitioner.
Eastern Suburbs head contractor sued in negligence by invitee on a work site
Published 12 Jan 2016
Our client was a 78 year old male who was a lawful entrant and invitee on a residential construction site in Paddington. The head contractor had entered into a contract of insurance with the insurer in which it agreed to indemnify the Insurer against any liability to pay damages or compensation.
Bushwalker injured in national parks and sues state for damages
Published 11 Jan 2016
Our client was a bushwalker who attended a state recreational area which was a national park in northern new south wales. The national park was open to members of the public to access for all recreational purposes including bushwalking and accessing the beach areas.
Negligence of southwest Sydney hospital results in $230,000 settlement after three failed procedures
Published 05 Jan 2016
Our client is a 64 year old woman who received a $230,000.00 from a hospital in the southwest of Sydney after undergoing three failed procedures. She first attended the hospital in 2012 after experiencing abdominal pain. She was admitted with a diagnosis of renal colic with obstructive calculus.
54 year old south Penrith man receives $80k after removal of kidney determined to be unnecessary
Published 04 Jan 2016
Our 54 year old client received $80,000.00 in compensation after a having his kidney removed unnecessarily. In 2010, during investigations for hypertension, our client had a renal ultrasound that revealed a complex cystic lesion on his left kidney and further CT scans were scheduled.
Wollongong woman receives $100,000 settlement for hospital’s negligence in performing enema
Published 30 Dec 2015
Our client, a 46 year old woman, received $100,000 in compensation for a Wollongong hospital’s negligence in performing an enema. After undergoing a vaginal hysterectomy at the hospital in 2013, our client was administered with a fleet enema. As a result of the rough insertion of the enema she suffered a recto-vaginal fistula which went undiagnosed by the hospital.
Delay In Operating On 48 Year Old Man’s Hand Results In $475,000 Compensation for Medical Negligence
Published 24 Dec 2015
Our client, due to a previous injury at the age of 16, essentially relied on the use of only his right arm for throughout duration of his adult life. Despite the loss of his left arm, our client was a successful dogman and rigger until the unfortunate experience he had after attending this well-known public hospital.
Lady with pre-existing back injury gets an excellent result for her whiplash
Published 21 Dec 2015
In this matter we acted for a 52 year old woman who was involved in a rear end collision in a regional area in NSW and suffered a whiplash injury. Our client resided near Dubbo and as many of our clients from that area depended heavily on her capacity to drive around in her car.
70 year old truck driver involved in a minor traffic accident obtains a $70,000 compensation
Published 18 Dec 2015
In this matter we acted for a 66 year old man who was involved in a minor collision with his truck at Auburn and suffered a cut on his left leg.
Mother receives $40,000.00 in compensation even though she was not a passenger in a motor vehicle – nervous shock
Published 16 Dec 2015
We acted Mrs M whose children were involved in a motor vehicle accident when their father lost control of the vehicle causing the vehicle to spin and strike a tree. The mother received a phone call from the husband advising her that an accident had occurred and that her daughters were in hospital. As a result of that news, the mother developed nervous shock and that worsened when she saw her daughters in the critical condition that they were in, in the hospital.
Oberon school boy received compensation for negligent hospital treatment of a knee laceration
Published 15 Dec 2015
The Plaintiff was a 10 year old school boy, when he suffered a very nasty injury to his knee when he fell onto contaminated iron sheet whilst playing in his yard. The laceration to his knee was deep and very painful.
Slip & fall at supermarket results in significant compensation settlement for Mudgee woman
Published 14 Dec 2015
In the normal course of attending her local supermarket our client proceeded to walk past a vegetable area for the purposes of continuing her shopping. Unbeknownst to her there was green foliage and vegetable matter on the ground which the staff had significantly failed to clean.
Penrith man awarded over $700,000.00 compensation for injury sustained whilst unloading shipping container
Published 09 Dec 2015
Our client was unloading his fourth shipping container for the day when he was injured. The shipping containers contained packages that were in excess of 60kg each, which he had to break down in order to carry separate loads. The issue was that the packs were quite high, and he would have to reach well above head high to remove some of these packs. As a result our client developed pain through his neck and back.
$60,000 Compensation for slipping on orange peel at Miranda
Published 07 Dec 2015
In this matter we were retained to act for a 54 year old woman who slipped and fell at Miranda and suffered injuries to her broken wrist.
60 year old man compensated $320,000 after a medical imaging clinic negligently administered epidural injection in his spine
Published 05 Dec 2015
Our client was experiencing intermittent lower back pain accompanied by slight numbness in his legs. After consulting his general practitioner, he was referred to have an epidural injection in his lower back at a local medical imaging clinic in Western Sydney.
55 Year Old Women Receives $115,000 Compensation for Slip & Fall in Supermarket
Published 03 Dec 2015
Our client, a 55 year old woman, was walking through the cleaning products aisle in her local supermarket when she slipped on some liquid detergent which had been spilt on the floor and fell, injuring her left shoulder and left hip.
65 Year Old Bathurst Man Receives $110,000 in Compensation for Supermarket Slip & Fall Injury
Published 01 Dec 2015
Our client, a 65 year old man, was walking through his local supermarket when he slipped and fell on spilt seeds in the bakery section, injuring his right wrist.
60 Year Old Penrith Man Compensated $75,000 for Supermarket Slip & Fall Injury
Published 30 Nov 2015
Our client, a 60 year old man, was walking through the vegetable section of his local supermarket when he slipped on a snow pea that had fallen on the floor.
50 Year Old Woman Compensated $90,000 After Falling Down a Faulty Staircase
Published 27 Nov 2015
Our client, a 50 year old woman, was visiting a friend’s home when she fell down faulty stairs and injured her right ankle. She was taken to the hospital where x-rays revealed a fracture to the right ankle. She underwent surgery to insert screws and plates into the ankle and her ankle was placed in a cast.
Newcastle Hunter Region McDonalds customer award substantial compensation for a slip and fall accident in the toilet
Published 26 Nov 2015
In the evening of early 2013, our client was in the bathroom located on the premises when he slipped on the floor. The bathroom floor was wet. He suffered serious injuries to his right knee and aggravated a lower back condition which we had previously.
Parents Given Compensation for the Loss of their Baby at Western Sydney Private Hospital
Published 24 Nov 2015
We received instructions in early 2014 to act on behalf of an aggrieved mother and father who lost their newly born baby in 2013 while a patient at Western Sydney Private Hospital.
Sydney tenant sues real estate agent for negligence as a result of a slip and fall in rental unit
Published 23 Nov 2015
Whilst she was living in the premises she slipped on a pool of water which had leaked from the shower recess onto the floor causing her to subsequently fall and suffer serious injuries.
Man receives $60,000 in compensation after cutting foot on a glass fitting whilst shopping
Published 20 Nov 2015
Our client, a 35 year old man, was in a store when he scraped his leg against a glass shelf and sustained a deep laceration above his knee. He attended hospital where the cut was treated. He continued to experience pains in his knee near the scar and was reliant on medication.
Northern sydney hospital sued after patient attacked at the hospital
Published 19 Nov 2015
Our client was a male pensioner who was a patient at a Northern Sydney Local Health District Hospital whilst he was in there for unrelated treatment. He was recovering from surgery in a ward when he was assaulted by a patient.
Ilegal U-Turn in Maroubra leaves young Korean driver injured
Published 17 Nov 2015
In December 2013, Ms JSP was returning to her employ on light duties, following a period of being off work, following a workers compensation accident. She had already suffered injuries as a consequence of heavy lifting.
Gosford man receives compensation after being injured on public stairs on his way to the liquor store
Published 16 Nov 2015
We acted for a Gosford man, in a public liability claim, who suffered a laceration type injury to his hand whilst descending down a staircase next to a liquor store.
Private hospital patient receives $150,000 compensation after damage to bowel during laparoscopic surgery
Published 12 Nov 2015
Our client, a 69 year old woman, began experiencing back aches and bloating and consulted her general practitioner who, after organising an ultrasound, diagnosed our client with a cyst on her right ovary. Referral to a gynaecologist and additional testing revealed this condition was potentially “life threatening” and therefore keyhole (i.e. laparoscopic) surgery was recommended for removal of the cyst.
Australia Post worker receives $400,000 in compensation when struck by a motor vehicle whilst delivering mail
Published 10 Nov 2015
We acted for Mr D who was employed by Australia Post as a mail delivery driver. At the time he was delivering mail when he was hit by a motor vehicle that failed to stop as he was riding his motor cycle causing him to come off his motor cycle and sustain serious injuries to his leg.
Pedestrian receives $600,000 in compensation after being involved in a reversing bus accident
Published 09 Nov 2015
We acted for Mr P who had gone out with some friends to have some drinks at the local pub. After he finished drinking for the night he was walking home and had crossed the road and walked behind a parked bus. The parked bus suddenly reversed without warning knocking Mr P to the ground and causing him to sustain some serious injuries.
Elderly North West Parramatta driver receives substantial compensation for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident
Published 05 Nov 2015
Our client a 78 year old driver who was involved in a motor vehicle accident in November 2013.
Young school janitor receives compensation for an accident whilst cleaning
Published 03 Nov 2015
In this matter we acted for a 24 year old young man where a whiteboard at a University Campus in NSW became detached and caused injuries to his neck.
Central Coast driver injured in serious motor vehicle accident awarded substantial damages
Published 02 Nov 2015
Our client was a 55 year old driver resided in Chain Valley Bay on the Central Coast of NSW when he was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident in July 2014.
Blacktown driver awarded damages after being injured in a motor vehicle accident
Published 30 Oct 2015
Our client was a 55 year old driver on his way to work in July 2014 when he was involved in a motor vehicle accident at Windsor. As he was driving for work for afternoon shift, an oncoming vehicle veered onto the incorrect side of the roadway and collided head on with our client’s vehicle causing him serious injuries.
Wagga Wagga man awarded over $900,000.00 after suffering multiple work accidents
Published 29 Oct 2015
Our client was injured whilst working in a factory. His initial injury occurred as a result of a lifting accident. Following this accident his doctors recommended he undergo surgery on his back, which he did, and he returned to work approximately 6 months after the initial injury.
Cerebral Palsy Caused by Negligent Management of Pregnancy by a Sydney Hospital Results in over $10 Million in Compensation
Published 28 Oct 2015
This medical negligence case involved a Sydney couple, in the late stages of pregnancy, looking forward to starting a family. When the expectant mother’s water broke 6 days later than anticipated she attended her local suburban hospital expecting her child to be delivered.
Western Sydney car passenger succeeds in blameless accident claim
Published 22 Oct 2015
They were a front seat passenger in a vehicle driven by a friend when a bicycle being ridden by a youth travelling in the opposite direction made a sudden right hand turn across traffic and in order to avoid a collision the driver swerved to the left and hit a pole resulting in the airbags being deployed. Police attended. There was no ambulance required.
$120,000 Injury Compensation for Slip & Fall on Fruit on Supermarket Floor
Published 22 Oct 2015
Our 48 year old client was walking through the health food aisle of a major supermarket chain when he slipped on a raspberry which had been dropped onto the floor. He fell to the floor, sustaining injuries to his right knee, right foot, back, neck, right shoulder, hips and legs.
Tweed Heads Bike Rider injured in motor vehicle accident and receives substantial injury compensation
Published 21 Oct 2015
Our client was a 56 year old disability support pensioner who was involved in a pushbike accident in April 2014. He resides by himself near Tweed Heads.
Top-up claims are a thing of the past - Cram Fluid Power v Green  NSWCA 250
Published 19 Oct 2015
Mr Green suffered a back injury whilst at work on 24 May 2005. An application for compensation was made within 6 months of the injury and on 14 December 2010, Mr Green settled a lump sum claim based on a 7% whole person impairment.
$200,000 Compensation for Tyre Mechanic Injured in Head on Collision
Published 16 Oct 2015
In this matter we acted for a 32 year old man who was involved in a head on collision at Sydney Newcastle Highway and suffered only a fractured arm and a soft tissue injury of the shoulder.
Children awarded over $250,000 each after father involved in fatal work accident
Published 15 Oct 2015
In this matter we represented two individuals under the age of 18 years. Their father died in an industrial accident at work. There was no dispute as to the incident itself or as to whether the children were considered dependants.
Customer who slips and falls sues Bunnings and receives substantial damages compensation
Published 14 Oct 2015
Our client was a 61 year old customer of Bunnings Group at Bankstown. On or about February 2014 he was walking through the front entrance of the Bunnings premises at Bankstown when he slipped on rain water which had contaminated the floor and which caused him to fall.
A 16 year old from NSW suffers psychological injury after loss of mother and receives $140,000 settlement from negligent General Practitioner
Published 13 Oct 2015
Our client’s mother was 32 years of age at the time when she consulted her regular General Practitioner in South West of Sydney to discuss a lump she had recently discovered in her right breast. She consulted the same General Practitioner on numerous occasions and each time her concerns were brushed aside as inconsequential. Not once did the General Practitioner refer her to any specialist, arrange for a follow-up consultation, arrange for a mammogram of other investigative procedure.
Elderly gentleman received substantial award for damages arising from a motor vehicle accident
Published 12 Oct 2015
Our client was a 73 year old bus driver who was involved in a Motor Vehicle Accident on March 2014.
Scott v Insurance Australia Limited - A reminder to Insurers to exercise caution when referring matters to a medical treatment dispute
Published 09 Oct 2015
From our wealth of experience in motor vehicle accident compensation cases, we happen to encounter many subsidiary disputes over treatment needs between the claimant and the insurer. Under section 83 of the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999 (NSW), (the Act), there is a duty on the insurer to make hospital, medical and other payments, once liability has been admitted (wholly or in part) or determined (wholly or in part) against the person whom the claim is made.
$650,000 Compensation for a Medical Negligence Claim Against a Bathurst Radiologist
Published 08 Oct 2015
We were approached by a local school teacher in relation to a radiologist who
misreported on and mislead a description of a CT scan he performed in 2010. The radiologist reported on a scan being consistent with colon cancer which was later nothing more than a spasm of the colon wall. As a result of the cancer being wrongly diagnosed an unnecessary laparotomy was performed.
Taree nurse awarded over $200,000.00 after being injured whilst assisting patient
Published 06 Oct 2015
Our client was employed as a nurse and was assisting another staff member in transferring a patient. The patient she was assisting was quite difficult and suffered from mental illness, she was transferring the patient onto a bed with the assistance of a pelican belt. As the patient was being lifted, they became agitated, pushing our client and causing injury to her shoulder.
Abramovic v Brambles Australia Ltd and Ors  NSWDDT 30
Published 05 Oct 2015
The legal principle affirmed in this case is that an entrepreneur owes a duty of care to the employees of its subcontractors.
Settlement of $160,000 for a son following the untimely death of his mother due to hospital’s medical negligence
Published 02 Oct 2015
We acted for a client whose mother died following presentation and treatment at a Hospital far West New South Wales.
Work Injury Damages Case Witherington v Lev’s Fabrications Pty Ltd  QDC 266
Published 01 Oct 2015
The Plaintiff in these proceedings, Mr Witherington, was working as a trade’s assistant and was 20 years of age at the time of the injuries. He had two separate injuries whilst working for the Defendant employer. The first injury was sustained as he was lifting a coil of pipe, causing an injury to his shoulder. It is important to note that the Plaintiff suffered previous shoulder problems. The second injury occurred when a large piece of metal fabrication fell onto his ankle.
Hit & Run Pedestrian in Tamworth Receives Significant Compensation After Insurer Denies Claim
Published 30 Sep 2015
Our Tamworth client was crossing the road at 1 o’clock in the morning at a well lit intersection when she was struck by a motor vehicle which failed to stop. She ultimately received significant compensation even though the insurer denied liability alleging she was affected by alcohol.
Miller v Amaca Pty Ltd  NSWDDT 2 (10 January 2003)
Published 29 Sep 2015
Mrs Nerida Howells (formerly Nerida Miller), the Plaintiff, initiated proceedings against her ex-husband’s former employer due to her exposure to asbestos dust and fibre from contact with her ex-husband’s truck and through washing his contaminated clothing. As a result of this exposure, the Plaintiff contracted mesothelioma.
Industrial Painter gets significant compensation for Asbestosis
Published 28 Sep 2015
In this matter we acted for a 78 year old man who asbestosis at exposed to asbestos dust and fibre during his work in the 1960s at various refineries in Sydney and suffered injuries to his/her asbestosis and asbestos related pleural disease.
Women Involved in Rear End Car Accident Rejects Insurer’s offer and Employs GMP to receive a Significant Compensation Payout
Published 22 Sep 2015
Our client was involved in a rear end collision in the Forster/Tuncurry area and tried to deal with the claim herself directly with the insurance company without any success.
Nambucca Heads Pensioner Receives Compensation of Over $400,000 for Serious Car Accident Injury
Published 22 Sep 2015
Pensioner in his late sixties was driving along one of the roads in Nambucca Heads early in the morning when a vehicle travelling in excess of 100 kilometres along the Pacific Highway struck the rear of his car.
Rockhampton resident butchered by her surgeon at a local public hospital
Published 21 Sep 2015
We acted for the family of a deceased person in a medical negligence claim seeking damage for the psychological impairment they sustained as a result of the inadequate treatment provided to the patient.
Nervous Shock claim against major Illawarra region hospital settles for over $300,000.00 following negligent death of family matriarch
Published 18 Sep 2015
potential Nervous Shock claim following the death of a much loved family matriarch due to the negligent care of an Illawarra Region Public Hospital.
$300,000.00 Settlement for Hills Shire man following negligent clinical management at Major Sydney hospital
Published 17 Sep 2015
This case involves the development of a critically serious MSRA infection at a cannula site due to a failure of a major Sydney Hospital to appropriately follow NSW clinical guidelines.
Negligent Discharge of Wollongong man following Gall Bladder Removal leads to $225,000.00 settlement against major Public Hospital
Published 15 Sep 2015
This case involved negligent discharge and post-operative management resulting in an extremely serious bile leak being left untreated causing serious injuries to our client and resulting in a $225,000.00 settlement against a major public hospital.
Lady walks into clear glass window display not fitted with markers, suffers injuries and recovers substantial damages
Published 10 Sep 2015
Our client was shopping at a large shopping centre in Merrylands in September 2013. She was with her daughter at the time. She was walking toward the entrance of a shop when she walked into an empty window display which was constructed of clear glass and was not fitted with safety markers.
A medical assessment of a claimant’s injuries can never be so simple
Published 08 Sep 2015
The case of Allianz Australia Insurance Ltd v Gonzalez (No 2)  NSWSC 693 (‘Gonzalez’) was recently before the New South Wales Supreme Court, and this case will prove to be a valuable precedent for practitioners about the discretionary powers available to a claims assessor for referring claimants to a further medical assessment, when the medical condition of a claimant is in dispute.
Dubbo Motor Vehicle Passenger Injured When Girlfriend Swerves for Kangaroo Compensated
Published 07 Sep 2015
A Dubbo man received the sum of $80,000.00 after his girlfriend swerved to miss a kangaroo resulting in loss of control of the vehicle with the vehicle ultimately rolling over and Mr T sustaining injuries to his right hand.
Inverell Motor Cyclist Receives Over $500,000 Compensation Following Motor Vehicle Accident
Published 03 Sep 2015
Our client was a young man who was involved in a motor cycle accident in the Inverell area in far northern New South Wales.
Country Worker Injured And Sues Mining Company In Negligence And Is Awarded Significant Damages
Published 31 Aug 2015
Our client was a worker who was injured in a work accident in in the Central West Region of NSW. He is currently 58 years of age.
Mother High On Drugs Rolls Car at Speed, Risking the Lives of her Daughter in Aubrey
Published 31 Aug 2015
AM at the time of a motor-vehicle accident was 3 years of age. She was in the back seat of a car driven by her mother, restrained in a child restraint. In the passenger seat was her then de facto partner.
McGrath v Allianz Australia Insurance Limited  NSWDDT 1 (15 March 2011)
Published 28 Aug 2015
Mr Bevan Arthur McGrath, the Plaintiff, initiated proceedings against his former employer in 2009. Mr McGrath had suffered from asbestos related pleural disease (ARPD). At this time, he also sought an order that he may claim further damages in the future if he contracted asbestosis, mesothelioma or asbestos induced carcinoma pursuant to section 11A of the Dust Diseases Tribunal Act 1989 (NSW).
Bluescope Steel Limited v Allianz Australia Insurance Limited  NSWDDT 2 (20 July 2015)
Published 27 Aug 2015
In 2006, Mr Jackson commenced proceedings against his former employer, Bluescope (previously known as John Lysaght Limited), after he contracted mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos at work in 1957 onwards. In 2007, Mr Jackson died and his wife was substituted as the plaintiff in the proceedings.
Elderly Moruya woman injured after fall down stairs at hospital receives $115,000 plus costs
Published 25 Aug 2015
Our client, 88 years of age, was admitted to the hospital for review and staff were clearly alerted to her being legally blind, the onset of dementia, and limited mobility. Hospital staff was aware of the heightened risks for falls and assured our client she would be looked after during the course of her stay.
Man from Orange awarded over $475,000.00 after having leg crushed under pole
Published 20 Aug 2015
Our client was working in Orange as a diesel fitter. One night he was working a nightshift with his supervisor when he was required to aid in stacking steel pipes. The supervisor dropped his side of the pipe which caused the already stacked pipes to dislodge, landing on our client and crushing his leg under the pipe. The Plaintiff suffered significant injuries to his left leg and has been unable to work since the accident.
Serious Accident – Car hit from behind in Rooty Hill
Published 19 Aug 2015
Mr GMS was travelling in a car with two other people upon Eastern Road, Rooty Hill on 7 July 2014 at approximately 2:30 PM. They were travelling at the stated speed limit of 60 km/h when their car suffered some mechanical problems. Then they pulled over to the shoulder of the road displaying the hazard lights. Before they could get out of the car to examine the problem that the car was suffering from, another vehicle struck the car from behind with force so serious as to completely write off the car.
Car hit from behind on road shoulder in Rooty Hill
Published 18 Aug 2015
Mr HS was involved in a car accident on 7 July 2014 in the suburb of Rooty Hill. He was a front seat passenger in a motor vehicle. The car had come to a complete hold when another car hit them from behind at speed, causing serious damage to the motor vehicle.
Blacktown woman awarded over $400,000.00 after being bullied in her workplace
Published 17 Aug 2015
Our client was a middle aged woman approaching retirement age. She was employed as a clerk for a firm and was being bullied at work. This woman had several incidents with a co-worker who would abuse her, was aggressive towards her, abrupt and would often threaten her. Our client attempted to report this behaviour to her management on a number of occasions. Despite the complaints little was done to rectify the problem and our client continued to receive abuse.
Shellharbour woman wins payout 17 years after being injured
Published 14 Aug 2015
Our client was working at a hospital in Penrith as a cook when she slipped on water, causing her to fall and land heavily on her hip. The Plaintiff suffered significant injuries to her hip and lower back, and has required a number of surgeries as a result of the incident.
Injury in Council Car Park Results in Significant Compensation
Published 11 Aug 2015
In the recent decision of Cavric v Willoughby City Council  NSWCA 182, the Court of Appeal had to determine whether or not a car park was a public road to determine whether the defendant was exempt from liability.
A Motor vehicle struck by a fallen tree now deemed to be a blameless motor accident by the Court
Published 23 Jul 2015
This plaintiff in this case was the driver of a registered truck, who was driving in a northerly direction on Mount Ousley Road at Mount Ousley. The defendant was the owner of the registered truck. It was alleged that as the plaintiff was driving north, a roadside tree fell and struck the cabin of the truck which then ran out of control.
Brick Cleaner Receives $500,000 After Falling Off Faulty Scaffolding at a Worksite
Published 21 Jul 2015
Mr L was sent by his employer to a worksite in order to clean bricks using a pressure cleaner. He was required to stand on scaffolding in order to clean the bricks and walk in a backward / sideways motion. As he did so, he fell 4 ½ metres off some defective scaffolding which somebody had altered previously unbeknown to Mr L. As a result of his fall he sustained significant injuries including multiple fractures and a collapsed lung.
$800,000 Compensation for North Coast man Injured on a Pallet Jack
Published 20 Jul 2015
Mr P was to be employed as a general labourer and yard hand. Prior to his commencement Mr P was not provided with a proper induction and so he was not shown how to use the write on pallet jacks in an appropriate way.
Sydney Hospital’s negligence in cannula removal results in $360,000 settlement for Gosford client
Published 17 Jul 2015
Our client, a 37 year old male, presented to Sydney Hospital complaining of back pain and had an IV administered prior to investigating the cause of his back pain.. After various imaging and scans of his lower spine, our client was discharged. Prior to discharge however, the cannula was removed aggressively by a nurse which caused severe bleeding in our client’s left arm. Our client was awoken later that evening with a large bruise on his left arm creating an intense stinging/burning sensation.
Huge settlement for Northern Rivers client following a failure to treat Transverse Myelitis
Published 16 Jul 2015
Our client in this claim is a woman from the Norther Rivers area who received a huge settlement following a failure by a doctor to treat her transverse myelitis resulting in severe disabilities. Our client was first diagnosed with transverse myelitis in September of 2011. Prior to being struck down by this illness she was a single mother (widow) looking after her young daughter.
Negligent Treatment by Chiropractor leads to stroke that was left untreated by major Western Sydney Public Hospital
Published 14 Jul 2015
In this case a chiropractor’s vigorous manipulations of a patient’s neck lead to a stroke that was left untreated by a major Western Sydney Public Hospital. Thus, this case involved negligent treatment by a chiropractor and negligent failure to treat of a public hospital and resulted in a settlement of $190,000.00 for our client.
Family’s Nervous Shock claim against South Western Sydney Hospital settled for over $200,000 following negligent death of family matriarch
Published 13 Jul 2015
Our client’s in this case were a family who approached Gerard Malouf and Partners enquiring about a potential Nervous Shock claim following the death of a much loved family matriarch due to the negligent care of a South Western Sydney Public Hospital.
Dog bite leads to compensation award against a Bondi medical centre
Published 10 Jul 2015
A man was walking his dog one morning when he was bitten on the leg by another dog which went to attack our client’s dog. Our client stood between the two fighting dogs and was bitten.
International Executive Suffers Injuries Following Motor Vehicle Accident
Published 09 Jul 2015
Ms HW is an international executive of a multimillion dollar metal works company operating between Hong Kong and China with exports to France, Spain and the United Kingdom.
Delayed diagnosis of appendicitis results in significant settlement for young South Australia client
Published 07 Jul 2015
Our client was an 11 year-old girl who presented to a South Australian hospital with vomiting and abdominal pain. Blood tests conducted confirmed elevated white blood cell count (WBC) and C Reactive Protein levels (CRP). Our client's WBC and CRP levels continued to rise over the course of the following two days; rising levels of WBC and CRP are indicative there is inflammation throughout the body and the body is fighting infection. Our client was only treated conservatively.
NSW public hospital's failure to properly examine, investigate and refer results in $175,000 settlement
Published 06 Jul 2015
Our client, a 40 year old male, presented to this NSW public hospital with rectal bleeding, tachycardia, and pain. The public hospital's staff performed no physical examination, failed to examine the perineum, and failed to check for causes for our client's increased temperature or tachycardia. The public hospital failed to recognise our client's symptoms were in line with a condition known as Fournier Gangrene.
Failure to diagnose a fracture leads to significant compensation payout for Albury Hospital patient
Published 03 Jul 2015
A heavy fall from a ladder whilst gardening led to a retired Albury man attending a local hospital emergency department for treatment. X-rays of his wrist and arm were taken and they showed that the elbow and the wrist were broken.
Wife exposed to asbestos on husbands work cloths claims for mesothelioma
Published 02 Jul 2015
The Plaintiff, Mrs Annette Jean Gillespie, commenced proceedings against her husband’s former employer, Hurll Nu-Way Pty Ltd, for the domestic exposure to her husband’s work clothes which she alleged led to her developing mesothelioma.
Estate of Deceased Former Acrow Scaffolding Pty Ltd Employee Claims Mesothelioma Cancer Compensation
Published 30 Jun 2015
Mr George Dionysatos, died in 2012 from mesothelioma. His son, as the legal representative of his estate, took action against his father’s former employer, Acrow Scaffolding Pty Ltd. Mr Dionysatos worked for Acrow in the 1960s with workmen who assembled scaffolding for the construction of the Sydney Opera House. During this time, he was exposed to large quantities of asbestos dust.
$150,000 Compensation for Western Sydney Women Injured on a Bus
Published 29 Jun 2015
Our client who was on a bus travelling to her home in Western Sydney received over $150,000 in compensation due to the negligence of the bus driver. As the bus approached her stop, she stood up and prepared to exit. However the bus driver drove past the stop and then, realising his mistake, braked suddenly. As he braked suddenly our client was thrown forward onto the floor and down the bus stairs.
South Sydney Pedestrian Injured by Motor Vehicle Receives in Excess of $150,000 Compensation
Published 26 Jun 2015
Our client, a young woman, was walking across a pedestrian crossing in the South Sydney area when a motor vehicle drove through the crossing and collided with her. She was thrown to the ground and rendered unconscious. She later awoke in hospital to find that she had sustained a fractured left shin, a haemorrhage in the brain, and injuries to her legs, spine and neck.
Pensioner Trips in Western Sydney Variety Store & Receives Over $50,000 Compensation
Published 25 Jun 2015
Our client was walking through a variety store in Western Sydney when she tripped over a box that had been left on the floor. She fell heavily to the floor and sustained a number of injuries to her back, neck, and the right side of her body.
Elderly Pensioner Sues Shopping Centre in Port Macquarie for Slip & Fall Injury
Published 23 Jun 2015
Our client attended a large shopping centre in Port Macquarie to meet his wife who was shopping at the time when he slipped and fell on grapes, which caused him to fall heavily and suffer serious injuries.
Inverell man receives less than adequate treatment at local public hospital
Published 22 Jun 2015
We acted for a Inverell client in a claim for damages arising out of medical treatment he received at a public hospital following a deep laceration injury to his right forearm as a result of an incident with a cutting blade.
Blue Mountains Girl Injured in Motor Vehicle Accident is Finally Compensated
Published 19 Jun 2015
We recently negotiated an excellent settlement for a young Blue Mountains girl who had been injured in a motor vehicle accident. Our client was only 13 years old when she was involved in a collision when a reckless driver drove into the vehicle our client was a passenger in. As a result of the collision, our client sustained injuries to her neck and back.
The Difference Between Running Your Own Public Liability Claim & The Retention of Solicitors
Published 18 Jun 2015
JQ is an elderly woman who immigrated to Australia to assist her daughter in the care of her grandchildren. Approximately three years ago, JQ attended Shopping Outlet at Maroubra during a sale of woman's clothing. At the time, there was a large amount of people around the bra area. As one would expect a lot of bras were being tried and were accumulating on the floor.
Plaintiff Sues NSW Surgeon Who Ruptured His Spleen During a Routine Colonoscopy
Published 16 Jun 2015
We acted for a client in his 60s who consulted his gastroenterologist and was admitted for an elective colonoscopy procedure at a local hospital in South West of Sydney. During the routine colonoscopy, our client sustained a serious injury to his spleen.
Justice Finally Comes to Client Who Received Negligent Professional Advice
Published 15 Jun 2015
Mr TV resides on a parcel of land which is attached to the National Parks and Wildlife with lake access upon the Central Coast. In or about 2004 to 2006, he received legal advice from AW with words to the effect that he would be entitled to take ownership of land by way of possessory acquisition if he was to work an area of land for the better for a period of 7 years.
Slip and Fall Down Liverpool Shopping Centre External Stairs Settles for $160,000
Published 12 Jun 2015
We recently settled a Public Liability Claim were our client suffered serious rotator cuff injury from slipping and falling down a set of external stairs for $160,000.
Motor Vehicle Accident resulting in Psychological injuries impeding academic performance settles for $65,000
Published 11 Jun 2015
We recently settled a Motor Vehicle Accident Claim were our client suffered serious psychological/ psychiatric injury for $65,000.
Psychologist Awarded Compensation As A Result Of Injuries From Motor Vehicle Accident
Published 09 Jun 2015
A practising psychologist travelling in between jobs suffered serious injuries in a motor vehicle accident. She suffered injuries to her right shoulder, neck, lower back, hips and the right side of the body including shock and psychological injury.
Penrith woman awarded $140,000.00 compensation for work injuries
Published 08 Jun 2015
Our client was working in a nursing home as a carer at the time of her accident. Our client was required to manually pressure a lever with her foot so as to open a door for her access. In doing so, our client experienced a twinge of pain up her left leg, through her left buttock and running up her back. She completed her shift and attended her doctor thereafter.
Top up workplace injury claim successful for client from Ryde
Published 05 Jun 2015
A client of ours from Ryde was awarded over $100,000.00 after suffering injuries to their hand in their workplace. Our client was working as a maintenance worker when the injury occurred.
Blacktown man awarded over $180,000.00 after suffering finger injuries
Published 04 Jun 2015
A man from Blacktown was awarded over $180,000.00 after suffering injuries to his right hand and fingers following a workplace injury. He was working as a fabricator, using a bench saw to cut piece of metal when a smaller piece flung out of the machine, striking his right hand and fingers, causing the partial amputation of his right index finger.
Bankstown man receives over $170,000.00 despite large sums already paid
Published 02 Jun 2015
Our client was working as a fitter at the time of his accident. As a consequence of his work he was constantly squatting and crouching with associated pulling and twisting actions. He tended to favour his right leg when performing these actions and as such took more weight on that leg.
Worker from Blacktown awarded $160,000 injury compensation after falling from ladder
Published 01 Jun 2015
Our client was employed In Blacktown. He was a store manager and was restocking the shelves one evening after close. As our client was restocking the shelves, he was also wiping them down and cleaning them with a wet rag.
Patient receives a six figure injury settlement after falling in a private hospital in Sydney
Published 29 May 2015
We acted for an elderly lady who sustained an injury when she fell to the ground while leaving a private hospital in Sydney following day surgery.
A Mother sues successfully the NSW Ambulance Service and Hospital for Death of Her Daughter
Published 28 May 2015
We acted for a mother from the Hunter region who sustained psychological injury including depression following the sudden death of her 23 year old daughter who suffered a cardiac arrest and was not properly treated by NSW ambulance officers and a hospital in the Hunter region.
Penrith woman awarded $140,000.00 compensation for work injuries
Published 26 May 2015
Our client was working in a nursing home as a carer at the time of her accident. Our client was required to manually pressure a lever with her foot so as to open a door for her access. In doing so, our client experienced a twinge of pain up her left leg, through her left buttock and running up her back. She completed her shift and attended her doctor thereafter.
$120,000 Compensation for slip & fall in hotel bar
Published 25 May 2015
Our 30-year old client was socialising at her local hotel with a friend and went to the bar to get a drink. On her way to the bar, she slipped and fell in a spilled drink on the floor near the bar and she landed awkwardly and twisted her left knee.
$130,000 Compensation for slip & fall in Blacktown retail store
Published 22 May 2015
Our 49-year old client was doing some Christmas shopping with her sister in a large retail store at Blacktown when she slipped on gel on the floor and fell forward and landed on both her knees.
Negligent treatment by NSW rural hospital causing psychological trauma
Published 19 May 2015
Our clients, a husband and wife suffering serious psychological trauma as a result of negligent management of the husband in a rural hospital, received significant compensation following settlement negotiations. The husband attended a rural hospital in NSW suffering symptoms of a stroke.
NSW Central Coast woman compensated after doctor’s negligence in surgery
Published 18 May 2015
Our client, a woman from the Central Coast of NSW, was compensated after becoming a victim of gross negligence at the hands of a doctor during a straightforward surgery. Our client attended upon her General Practitioner as she had a papilloma (a small tumour) on her tongue and the inside of her mouth below her lip, on the left side. She was referred to a specialist who recommended surgery under general anaesthetic even though her ailment was nothing of major concern.
$200,000 compensation for penis enlargement gone wrong by Sydney plastic surgeon
Published 15 May 2015
Our client, a thirty-three year old male from Mount Isa, Queensland, underwent “enhancement phalloplasty”, or penis enlargement, by a plastic and cosmetic surgeon with offices in Sydney. The operation was intended to enhance our client’s length and width.
Client suffering psychological injury after death of mother receives $180,000 compensation from Sydney Hospital
Published 12 May 2015
We act for the daughter who sustained a recognized psychiatric illness following the death of her mother whilst under the care of a Sydney Hospital.
Innocent pedestrian gets struck unconscious when a car accident knocks down a pole
Published 11 May 2015
Mr NSJ following work had attended a local pub with two colleagues in Surry Hills. They had attended to discuss work related information. When they had finished, Mr NSJ proceeded to make his way home which was close to his workplace. He was travelling by foot and was waiting at the kerb of a set of lights when two cars were involved in a motor-vehicle accident.
Raymond John Dean v Tower Insurance Ltd (for Rogers Meat Co Pty Ltd)  NSWDDT 9 (30 July 2013)
Published 08 May 2015
The plaintiff, Mr Dean, was a 61 year old man who sued the insurer of his former employer, Tower Insurance Ltd (for Rogers Meat Co Pty Ltd), for the asbestos exposure he experienced while employed with them in the late 1960s.
Hicks v Amaca Pty Limited  NSWDDT 16 – Kearns J
Published 07 May 2015
Grahame Hicks is the Plaintiff in this matter. There is no dispute as to his contraction of asbestosis during his employment with the Defendant, Amaca Pty Limited, in 1963 and 1964. This matter is one of an issue of damages.
Negligent Hand Surgery for Dupuytren Contracture Settles out of Court
Published 05 May 2015
In this matter we acted for a 64-year-old lady who presented for surgery for a contraction in the fingers of her right hand, having been diagnosed with Dupuytren’s contracture by her GP. The surgery was performed at a public hospital near the border of New South Wales and Victoria.
Truck Driver Injured in Farm Accident Receives $400,000 in Compensation
Published 04 May 2015
We acted for Mr X who was a truck driver contracted by his employer to attend a farm in Walgett, NSW for the purposes of picking up wheat and transporting it to a depot.
On the particular day in question his truck had been bogged in sticky wet mud when he entered the farm and as such a tractor was need to pull his truck out of the mud.
Vartuli v Alinta LGA  NSWDDT 30 – Heard by O’Meally President
Published 23 Apr 2015
Giuseppe Vartuli was an 87 year old Plaintiff who sought damages for his asbestosis. Mr Vartuli claimed that a consequence of his exposure to asbestos at work he contracted asbestosis. The claim was issued against his former employer and the Defendant, Alinta LGA Ltd.
Shopper receives the sum of $45,000 after tripping on a ladder that had been left extended in the store
Published 13 Apr 2015
We acted for Mrs L who was shopping at a popular supermarket in Lithgow when she was escorted by a staff member who was going to show her to the aisle that contained the goods that she was after. As she was following the staff member, she tripped on a ladder which had been left extended by the staff members in the store, resulting in her falling over and injuring her knee and hip.
Woman settles compensation claim for $60,000 after slipping in a Supermarket
Published 10 Apr 2015
We acted for Mrs M who was shopping at an Aldi store in Fairfield when she slipped on a white cream substance which blended in with the colour of the tiles. As a result of the slip she fractured her right wrist and injured her hip.
Injured passenger receives $400,000 in compensation after driver lost control of car
Published 09 Apr 2015
We acted for Mr S who was a passenger in the motor vehicle being driven by a friend along the Princess Highway in the vicinity of Hawkesbury River. The driver lost control as he attempted to negotiate a bend, resulting in the vehicle spinning around and ultimately colliding into a tree. As a result of the impact, Mr S was ejected out of the vehicle and sustained serious injuries, including an injury to the neck, fractured ribs, fractured sternum and scarring.
Elderly Lady Receives Compensation for a Dog Attack
Published 07 Apr 2015
This is a matter involving an elderly lady, GT, living in the Central Coast area, who whilst walking her dog was set upon by a dog that ran out of an open gate property. This dog proceeded to attack her dog causing her to fall.
Pamela Wells as Executrix of the Estate of the Late Walter Wells v New South Wales Land and Housing Corporation – Finnane J  DDT
Published 06 Apr 2015
This is a case in which a man, the late Walter Wells, was exposed to asbestos dust and fibre whilst carrying out painting work on a Housing Commission fibro house in Smithfield between 1960 and 1963. The painting work was carried out as part of the consideration expected from Mr Wells in the rental agreement for the premises with the Housing Commission.
Dunning v BHP Billiton Limited  NSWDDT 3
Published 03 Apr 2015
The plaintiff Mr Dunning, is a 54 year old man who sued his former employer, BHP Billiton, for exposure to asbestos whilst he was employed with them between 1979-1981. Mr Dunning claimed that BHP had been negligent in its failure to take precautions against the harms of asbestos.
Colin McMaster Rogers v Amaca Pty Limited (formerly James Hardie & Co Pty Ltd) t/as Amaca  NSWDDT 1 – Finnane J
Published 02 Apr 2015
The plaintiff, Mr Rogers, sued his former employer James Hardie, now trading as Amaca Pty Ltd, for damages. He claimed that Amaca had been negligent because of the failure to warn him in any way of the dangers of asbestos, he contracted the disease of mesothelioma.
Elderly Tamworth Couple Receives Compensation in a Low Speed Hit Casing Whiplash
Published 31 Mar 2015
This matter involved a husband and wife couple who reside in Heddan Gretta. Whilst they were heading home and stopped at a set of red lights in Tamworth, a vehicle failed to stop and hit them from behind at what has been described as a low speed.
Cessnock Car Accident Passenger Compensated $50,000 Despite Numerous Hurdles
Published 30 Mar 2015
A Cessnock passenger was thrown out of the rear window of the car in a motor vehicle accident. He sustained multiple injuries to his hands and knees. The young Cessnock man initially did not think he had a claim but, after receiving expert advice from Gerard Malouf & Partners, instructed our firm to lodge a claim on his behalf.
Sydney Cyclist Awarded $650,000 Compensation for Injuries from Car Accident
Published 26 Mar 2015
Our client was cycling down a road in inner Sydney when a motor vehicle travelling in the opposite direction turned right and collided with the cyclist. She sustained a number of painful injuries – the most notable being multiple fractures along her spine. She also sustained extensive bruising and grazing to her right elbow and both legs. She was admitted to hospital for a week, during which she underwent surgery to address the multiple fractures to her spine.
Success in a compensation claim for an injured Newcastle bicycle rider
Published 24 Mar 2015
Our client was injured whilst riding his bicycle in Newcastle. He was riding in a bicycle lane when a car reversed out of a driveway in front of him. The car broke, and our client couldn’t stop in time, causing a collision between bicycle and car. He contacted Gerard Malouf & Partners as expert compensation lawyers known for success in compensation claims for injured bicycle riders.
Huge Settlement for Hornsby man following grossly delayed diagnosis of prostate cancer
Published 23 Mar 2015
This was a complex case involving our client, a Hornsby man in his early seventies, and several Defendant medical practitioners who failed to diagnose the development of prostate cancer in our client over a period of five years.
Delayed diagnosis of Breast Cancer by GP and Radiologist results in huge settlement for Bathurst woman
Published 20 Mar 2015
Our client in this claim is a woman Bathurst with a significant family history of breast cancer. In August of 2011 she noticed a lump in her left breast. She consulted her general practitioner (First Defendant) and expressed her concerns that the lump may be cancerous.
Inverell woman receives $300,000 settlement following amputation due to unsafe product design
Published 19 Mar 2015
Our client in this matter is a retired horse enthusiast from Inverell in NSW. She was raised around horses and had always been a keen competitor in dressage. She maintained this passion into the later years of her life and continued to ride horses every day.
Slippery Dilapidated Stairs Brings Grief to Warehouse Manager
Published 17 Mar 2015
This matter involved GM who on his wedding anniversary decided to attend upon the Australian Shark & Ray Centre located at Port Stevens with his wife.
Slip & Fall on Council Boardwalk - Settlement of $140,000
Published 16 Mar 2015
Our 60-year old client was walking carefully along a wooden boardwalk owned by the local Council on his way to catch a ferry.
1 Million Injury Compensation for Slip & Fall in Penrith Carpark Arcade
Published 05 Mar 2015
A recent claim resulting from injuries sustained in a Penrith carpark arcade led to our client receiving compensation over $1Million.
$850,000 In Compensation for Serious Injuries Sustained in a NSW Motor Vehicle Accident
Published 03 Mar 2015
Whilst driving home from work one afternoon our client’s vehicle was involved in a heavy rear end collision. As a result of the collision our client sustained serious injury to his neck. Following the accident he contacted Gerard Malouf and Partners to act on his behalf in a claim for compensation for injuries sustained in a NSW motor vehicle accident.
Unattended patient falls in a Sydney Hospital and receives substantial negligence compensation
Published 02 Mar 2015
In this case we acted for a young lady who presented at a public hospital in Sydney for neck pain, stiffness and headache. She was told she should undergo a lumbar puncture, and was instructed by hospital staff to lean against a movable meal table in preparation for the procedure. The doctors responsible for the procedure then noticed that the necessary equipment was not available and left our client unattended.
Substantial compensation for whiplash from motor vehicle accident despite being able to return to work
Published 24 Feb 2015
Ms MA was involved in a motor vehicle accident in May 2013. She was hit while stationary at a set of lights from behind. This caused her to sustain whiplash injuries to her person.
Slip and fall in shopping centre on slip resistant paint can still attract compensation for injuries
Published 23 Feb 2015
Ms SW was the secretary for a multimillion dollar family business. In November 2012, when attending a shopping centre, she slipped and fell at a very small step when returning to her car, which caused her a serious fracture to her right shoulder.
Man who survives serious head on collision with 14 fractures receives $200,000 compensation
Published 20 Feb 2015
HC was a man suffering from a midlife crisis. His wife had left him, his mother had died so he decided to leave a well-paying job for some time of solace. During his break, he is involved in a serious motor vehicle accident which tore apart his car almost killing him.
$160,000 Compensation for Injuries Sustained Falling into an Uncovered Pit
Published 19 Feb 2015
Our 40-year old client fell into an uncovered pit at her residence and sustained injuries to her back, neck, right knee and right hip.
Slip & Fall on Wet Floor in Shopping Centre - Settlement of $120,000
Published 17 Feb 2015
Our 30-year old client slipped on a wet floor in a shopping centre and sustained an injury to her right knee.
Woman stumbles over uncovered pit on footpath and receives $150,000 compensation
Published 16 Feb 2015
In this matter we acted for a 46 year old woman who stumbled over an uncovered pit on a footpath, consequently suffering injuries to her ankle.
Woman slips and falls at shopping centre in Inverell and receives large compensation payment
Published 13 Feb 2015
In this matter we acted for an elderly woman who slipped and fell at a shopping centre and suffered injuries to her leg, hip and back.
Man injured by public toilet door in a shopping centre awarded $60,000 in compensation
Published 12 Feb 2015
In this matter we acted for a 48 year old man who had a toilet door, located inside a shopping center fall on his toe, consequently suffering injuries to his toe.
Machine labourer receives $290,000 compensation for motor cycle accident
Published 21 Jan 2015
Out Client has recently received an award of $290,000.00 by way of compensation for the injuries he received in a motor cycle accident.
Substantial compensation for plaintiff who sustained severe nerve damage to left arm as a result of negligent surgery to remove lipoma
Published 20 Jan 2015
Our client in this case was a 67-year-old who presented at Westmead Private Hospital for surgery to remove a lipoma (benign tumour) from his left axilla (armpit/underarm). The surgeon had damaged our client’s left median nerve in the operation and soon after the procedure our client began to experience pain, numbness, weakness and pins and needles in his left hand.
Man dies of mesothelioma from asbestos exposure in NSW jail
Published 05 Jan 2015
In this matter we acted for the estate of a man who died from mesothelioma caused by his exposure to asbestos dust and fibre whilst working for his two brothers in law in the building and demolition industry in the 1970s and in a NSW jail in the 1980s.
Trip & Fall at Gosford Motel Results in Significant Compensation to Injured Guest
Published 30 Dec 2014
Our client was a paid guest at a Gosford Motel, and on 10 March 2013 she tripped and fell on an uneven section of concrete on the premises.
Failure of obstetrician to properly inspect perforated bowel following C-section results in compensation
Published 24 Dec 2014
Our client was a 28-year-old female whose small bowel was perforated by an obstetrician at Dubbo Hospital during an elective caesarean section. The doctor’s failure to properly inspect or review the client in post-operation procedures caused the client to suffer disabilities.
Chester Hill motor vehicle claim settles for over half a million dollars
Published 22 Dec 2014
Our client was involved in an accident as he was driving along a major road in Chester Hill on his way to work. A vehicle travelling in the opposite direction to our client made a right turn across our client’s path, and our client’s car collided with the other vehicle. The experienced team at Gerard Malouf and Partners were able to pursue our client’s rights and bring a motor vehicle claim which settled for over half a million dollars.
$200,000 Compensation due to GP Doctor Failing to Diagnose Fracture
Published 19 Dec 2014
Our client, a 25 year old female, suffered your typical every day injury while walking on uneven ground in high heel shoes and rolled her ankle. She presented to the nearest medical centre and was the victim of incomplete examination.
Self-Employed Painter Receives $750,000 Compensation for Car Accident Injuries
Published 18 Dec 2014
Mr P owned and operated his own painting company specialising mainly in commercial painting. He had been running this type of business for approximately seven (7) years. On 23 September 2012, Mr P was stationary on a set of traffic lights when another vehicle failed to stop and collided into the rear of his vehicle. As a result of the accident, Mr P suffered injuries to the neck and back and was conveyed by Ambulance to hospital where he was examined and discharged later that day.
Motor vehicle accident compensation claim settles for over half a million dollars
Published 16 Dec 2014
Our client was involved in an accident as he was driving along a major road in Chester Hill on his way to work. A vehicle travelling in the opposite direction to our client made a right turn across our client’s path, and our client’s car collided with the other vehicle. The experienced team at Gerard Malouf and Partners were able to pursue our client’s rights and bring a motor vehicle claim which settled for over half a million dollars.
Trip and Fall in Club Car Park Settles for $85,000 compensation
Published 15 Dec 2014
We recently settled a Public Liability Claim were our client suffered a fractured shoulder from a trip and fall in a club car park for $85,000.
Motorcycle injury to apprentice mechanic results in significant compensation
Published 12 Dec 2014
In this case, our client was a 21-year-old apprentice mechanic who was severely injured when the driver of the vehicle at fault, while attempting to turn into a driveway on the opposite end of the road, collided with our client’s motorbike. The driver of the vehicle did not check for incoming traffic before turning, and although our client broke sharply, a collision occurred and our client was thrown under the defendant’s car.
Avid motor cyclist injured by a runaway taxi receives substantial injury compensation
Published 11 Dec 2014
Mr JQV, an avid motor cyclist hit by a runaway taxi received substantial compensation after engaging Gerard Malouf & Partners motor accident compensation lawyers to act for him. He had aspirations of becoming an architect and had attended university for his formal. He was also a person who appreciated his family working on a full-time basis in the family business of a Chinese restaurant. He was an integral part of the Chinese restaurant as his parents could not speak English and required him to attend upon kitchen duties as well as dining room duties.
Family receives a quarter of a million dollars compensation after the client passed away
Published 09 Dec 2014
Our client was injured as she was walking through a shopping centre car park on the NSW Central Coast. Our client had just completed her shopping and was returning to her car, when she tripped over uneven concrete and fell forwards. Unfortunately our client passed away during the proceedings however her family were able to pursue her rights and we were able to secure a quarter of a million dollars in compensation after the client passed away.
Negligent post-operative management causing severe complications results in $185,000 compensation
Published 08 Dec 2014
This case involved a young woman suffering severe complications as a result of negligent post-operative management.
Complications following caesarean section result in $167,500 compensation at mediation
Published 05 Dec 2014
This case involved a mother, in her late twenties, who experienced complications arising out of negligence following a caesarean section. Our client attended upon a Hospital for an elective caesarean section for her fourth pregnancy. She had had 3 previous caesarean sections. As this was her fourth caesarean section the risks of complications were noted as being high and the hospital was well aware of the associated risks having made note of it on several occasions.
Large public liability compensation payout for man who fell in a liquor store
Published 04 Dec 2014
We recently represented a 51 year old man who had a bad fall in a liquor store cold-room whilst climbing on the shelves to get a cask of wine at liquor store in Sydney's western suburbs and suffered a fractured ankle and injury to the shoulder.
Welder benefits with up to $800,000 in compensation due to work injury
Published 02 Dec 2014
One of our clients’ who was employed as a welder had received the benefit of around $800,000 in compensation. This culminated with the payments for medical expenses, loss of wages, lump sum for his injury and damages in a work injury damages claim.
RSI injury results in over $400,000 compensation to Western Sydney process worker
Published 01 Dec 2014
A process worker from the outer western Sydney area receives over $400,000 in compensation for an work related RSI injury. It is always a challenge to receive good compensation for injured workers who have sustained an injury due to the repetitive nature of their work. Many of the insurers and their doctors indicate that repetitive type of work injuries including RSI, carpel tunnel syndrome and other nerve problems to the upper limbs are hereditary rather than work related.
Pedestrian Injured in Motor Vehicle Accident Receives Compensation Even Though at Fault
Published 27 Nov 2014
A pedestrian who was injured in a motor vehicle accident on 12 December 2013 whilst crossing the road and not looking before he was crossing and was subsequently struck by the other driver. The driver of the motor vehicle was able to successfully sue the other driver for compensation of his injuries.
Negligent treatment by osteopath causing stroke results in $450,000 compensation settlement at mediation
Published 18 Nov 2014
In this case an osteopath’s vigorous manipulations of a patient’s neck lead to a serious stroke, which became the subject of proceedings and a huge compensation payout for our client.
Negligent Failure to Treat Patient by Rural Hospital Results in $100,000 Compensation Payout
Published 17 Nov 2014
In this claim, our client experienced an extensive delay by a rural hospital to treat a routine hand fracture, a delay that ultimately resulted in permanent disabilities and a sizeable compensation payout.
Cleaner settles a motor vehicle accident claim despite making more money in her company after her car accident
Published 14 Nov 2014
Ms MC was travelling on the M5 East tunnel when a car travelling at a much higher speed collided into her causing her to further collide with the side barrier. This high speed accident caused Ms MC to suffer serious whiplash injuries to her person, in particular, to her cervical spine.
Doctor negligently conducts surgery on patients elbow
Published 13 Nov 2014
Our client consulted a doctor (‘the Defendant’) regarding a pain she was having in her elbow. It was an electric shock type pain in her arm which prevented her from leaning on her left elbow. Previously, she had a dorsal problem in her left wrist, which was unrelated to the current pain she was suffering.
Expecting couple compensated for negligent conduct of Hospital during pregnancy
Published 11 Nov 2014
Our client had previously given birth by way of Caesarean Section to two children. When our client fell pregnant a third time, she attended to her local public hospital for management and treatment. Our client’s ultrasound reports appeared to be normal for the first two trimesters. She was diagnosed with gestational diabetes and this was being managed by taking units of insulin each day.
Pedestrian hit by a van, and accused of being a liar receives compensation for injury to her arm
Published 10 Nov 2014
Ms BH was attending upon a shopping centre in Ryde. The area that she wanted to access was off a narrow laneway. In her path blocking the driveway of where she wanted to go was an 18 tonne truck. Ms BH exited her car to find the driver of the truck to request that he move from the driveway. She found the driver and the driver proceeded to return to his truck to move it forward to allow Ms BH to enter into the driveway that she wanted to go into. As the truck moved forward, Ms BH took 2 steps back that was then suddenly struck by the mirror of a white van. This caused her to be knocked over.
Retired handyman settles Dust Diseases Compensation Claim for over $425,000
Published 07 Nov 2014
In this dust diseases compensation matter we acted for a 63 year old man who contracted mesothelioma working in a production line.
Truck driver receives $300,000 compensation after suffering whiplash injury in truck accident
Published 06 Nov 2014
We acted for Mr T who was injured during the course of his employment as a truck driver when another vehicle pulled out into his path forcing him to swerve and collide with several other vehicles. Mr T suffered predominately a whiplash injury to the neck which caused him stiffness and pain when sitting for lengthy periods of time.
Age no barrier for claiming loss of wages due to car accident
Published 04 Nov 2014
Our client was 55 years of age at the time of the car accident in 2011. She was not at fault for the accident. She subsequently underwent a neck operation.
Australian Defence Force Officer receives $400,000 for Motorbike Accident Personal Injury
Published 03 Nov 2014
We acted for Mr J who was a member of the Australian Defence Force when he was injured on his motorbike during a lunch break. Mr J was unsure as to his rights but approached Gerard Malouf & Partners to seek advice as to a possible claim under the Motor Accident Compensation Act 1999.
$180,000 Settlement at Mediation Following Post-operative Negligence of Surgeon and General Practitioner
Published 31 Oct 2014
Our client suffered an injury to his shoulder that necessitated the need for surgery on his ACL. The surgery was successful and his Surgeon discharged him home. Whilst recovering from his operation our client began to notice pain and irritation at the operation site. He consulted his Surgeon and General Practitioner on no less than 8 occasions in a two month period with concerns over the worsening condition of the operation site on his shoulder.
$150,000.00 Settlement at Mediation Following delayed diagnosis of Breast Cancer by GP and Radiologist
Published 30 Oct 2014
This is a claim which essentially relies on the delay in diagnosis of breast cancer. The First defendant was the Plaintiff’s General Practitioner and the Second and Third were the Radiologist and the organisation that employed the Radiologist.
Huge Payout For Missed Diagnosis Of Terminal Lung Condition Improves Quality Of Life For Batemans Bay Woman
Published 28 Oct 2014
We recently received a significant settlement for a complex medical negligence claim involving a missed diagnosis of the terminal lung condition of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) in a Batemans Bay woman.
Liability Denied by Motor Vehicle Accident Insurer but Merimbula Woman Receives Huge Compensation Payout
Published 27 Oct 2014
We recently obtained an outstanding result in a matter where our client’s previous solicitors ceased to act on the basis that the matter appeared to have little chances of success.
Substantial settlement for elderly gentlemen due to unassisted use of rowing machine by personal trainer
Published 24 Oct 2014
Gerard Malouf and Partners was able to obtain a substantial settlement for an elderly gentlemen who sustained injuries due to unassisted use of a rowing machine during a personal training session. Our client was given no instructions as to how to operate the rowing machine, thereby exerting abnormal strain from his lower back.
Slip and fall at supermarket receives substantial sum of $50,000 compensation
Published 23 Oct 2014
Gerard Malouf and Partners recently represented an elderly gentleman who sustained injuries from a slip and fall accident that occurred at Westfield, Liverpool. On the day of the accident, our client had finished shopping and was heading towards Pots Avenue and Homeart. Due to a squashed chip on the floor, our client slipped and fell near Godfreys, sustaining fractures to his wrists and arms. As a result of the accident our client was taken by Ambulance to Liverpool hospital, where he remained for 7 days.
Serious work injuries for country NSW workers from Dubbo, Tamworth, Wagga Wagga, Narrabri, Griffith & other towns attract large compensation from insurers
Published 21 Oct 2014
Here at Gerard Malouf and Partners our client base is very broad ranging from all parts of New South Wales and also various parts of Melbourne and Brisbane. Many of our clients are from country regions of NSW who have sustained work injuries. At GMP lawyers, we see a common trend with country residents where the injuries sustained are generally more serious than in comparison to their city counterparts.
Retired Jamistown town resident receives large lump sum in workers compensation claim
Published 20 Oct 2014
Over $56,000 of tax free lump sum benefits was paid to one of our clients under the current Workers Compensation scheme.
Consequential injury for Moss Vale Man Leads to large workers compensation claim against employer
Published 17 Oct 2014
During the course of his employment one of our clients had sustained an injury to his right shoulder in July 2003, when he stumbled back and had grabbed on to a forklift to prevent the fall. The force of his body weight caused the injury to his right shoulder.
Mechanic slips on a water puddle at a shopping centre & obtains large compensation payment
Published 16 Oct 2014
In this matter we acted for a 53 year old motor mechanic who fell at the end of a ramp in a shopping centre due to rain water not being drained at Shopping Centre and suffered aggravation of a pre-existing back injury.
Slip & Fall in Carpark - Compensation Settlement of $90,000
Published 13 Oct 2014
Our 52-year old client slipped in oil and grease in a darkened area of an outdoor carpark at a shopping centre while heading towards an exit.
Driving instructor changes her entire occupation following whiplash from car accident
Published 10 Oct 2014
Ms DT was an employee to the Roads and Maritime Service as a Traffic Assessor for the purpose of testing people in obtaining the driver's licence.
Medical Negligence Claim Involving Burns Caused By Plaster Of Paris Casting Settles
Published 09 Oct 2014
We recently settled a medical negligence were our client suffered severe burns as a consequence of the incorrect application of plaster of paris to a broken leg.
Difficult Nervous Shock Claim Against Public Hospital Settles for over $400,000.00 Following Suicide of Negligently Cared for Family Patriarch
Published 07 Oct 2014
Our client’s in this case were a family who approached Gerard Malouf and Partners enquiring about a potential Nervous Shock claim following the suicide of a much loved family patriarch due to the negligent care of a public hospital.
$225,000 Compensation for slip & fall due to cup on nightclub dance floor
Published 06 Oct 2014
Our 23-year old client was dancing at a nightclub and slipped on a plastic cup on the dance floor.
$22,000 compensation in lump sums for a work injury claim achieved by a hard working age carer
Published 03 Oct 2014
The ramifications of the workers compensation law changes has impeded on the rights of hard workers in New South Wales. The changes that took place over two years ago by the State government of New South Wales was done in order to overcome a deficit by the WorkCover Authority. Those that were affected are the main stream community of workers in the State of New South Wales.
Bathurst Regional Council as Trustee for the Bathurst City Council Crown Reserve Trust v Thompson  HCATrans 82 (12 April 2013)
Published 02 Oct 2014
This matter concerned an application for special leave to appeal from the decision of the New South Wales Court of Appeal in the matter of Bathurst Regional Council as Trustee for the Bathurst City Council Crown Reserve Trust v Thompson  NSWCA 340 (26 October 2012).
Woman is awarded $55,000.00 after bus driver drove off prior to allowing her to sit
Published 30 Sep 2014
We acted for Mrs S who was a passenger on a state transit bus that was travelling from the city to North Sydney. Mrs S alighted the bus at Central and was heading towards North Sydney. Prior to allowing Mrs S to sit down the bus driver had driven off sharply and suddenly causing her to fall over and strike her head and elbow onto the metal pole. Mrs S was not sure whether she had any rights against the bus driver or the bus company but she sought the advice of Gerard Malouf and Partners.
Pedestrian awarded $400,000 compensation after running out onto the roadway and being struck by a motor vehicle
Published 29 Sep 2014
We acted for Ms V who was a courier driver. On the day in question he was making a delivery to a Chinese Grocery shop. He had delivered the goods and was returning to his vehicle. He stepped out into between to parked vehicles and straight onto the roadway without looking and was struck by an oncoming vehicle, flung up into the landing on the opposite side of the road and then struck again by a vehicle coming in the opposite direction. As a result of the accident Mr V suffered multiple injuries including a Traumatic Brain injury for which he remained hospitalised for a lengthy period of time.
Motorbike collides with car in Western Sydney and receives compensation of over $400,000
Published 26 Sep 2014
Our client was involved in a motorbike accident and wanted to be compensated for his loss. He wanted a firm that had experience in Motor Vehicle Accident claims and he wanted a solicitor that would take his case seriously. For this reason, he chose Gerard Malouf & Partners. Our client’s file was allocated to Christine Beshay, one of our senior compensation lawyers who practices in Motor Vehicle Accident claims. Christine attended to obtaining all the relevant evidence by requesting the clinical notes of hospitals and doctors and arranging medico-legal appointments. The medico-legal reports would also enable us to ascertain the true extent of our client’s injuries.
Slips, trips and falls at major Western Sydney supermarket leads to compensation of $92,500
Published 25 Sep 2014
Our client slipped and fell at a major supermarket which was located in the Western suburbs of Sydney. Our client wanted to be compensated for her pain, suffering and economic loss. For this reason, our client approached Gerard Malouf & Partners, a firm that has experience with Public Liability Claims. Her file was allocated to Christine Beshay, one of our senior compensation lawyers, who has extensive knowledge in the Public Liability slip & fall sphere.
In this matter we acted for a 72 year old woman who slip and fall on a metal plate in front of the freezers in a major supermarket near Nowra and suffered fractured her hip and wrist
Published 23 Sep 2014
In this matter we acted for a 72 year old woman who slip and fall on a metal plate in front of the freezers in a major supermarket near Nowra and suffered fractured her hip and wrist.
Australian Serviceman on bicycle in Sydney CBD Motor Vehicle Accident Receives Significant Compensation
Published 22 Sep 2014
Our client is an Australian serviceman who was riding his bicycle in the Sydney CBD area as part of his exercise when he was struck by a motor vehicle failing to give way resulting in our client sustaining significant compensation for his injuries.
Nervous Shock Settlement of $1.175 Million for Indigenous family following death of family matriarch as a result of negligent hospital treatment
Published 19 Sep 2014
Our client’s in this case were an Aboriginal family who approached Gerard Malouf and Partners following the death of a close relative. The deceased was the matriarch of this close family and was a much loved sister, mother and grandmother. She had approached a hospital suffering from severe stomach cramps on 12 November 2012. She was treated and remained in hospital for several days. On the morning of her fourth day in hospital she began to complain of pain in her chest radiating to her back. The staff of the hospital were both aware of these complaints and aware of her history of diabetes. Nonetheless, no tests were ordered until half way through the following day.
Injured worker settles claim for almost 1 million dollars after being bullied at work
Published 18 Sep 2014
An employee who was employed as a Chef at an International Hotel was carrying out his employment duties when he was subjected to horrific bullying, harassment, victimisation, abuse and inappropriate conduct by his supervisor during and in the course of his employment. There was no basis whatsoever for the worker to be subjected to such unreasonable conduct in his working environment.
Medication Leading to Stomach Problems Causes Further Injury to car accident victim and Results in Successful Claim for Impairment
Published 16 Sep 2014
Our client sustained physical injuries by way of fractures in a motor vehicle accident but it was the non-specific injuries i.e. the stomach problems that resulted in his claim exceeding the 10% threshold under the Motor Accident Compensation Act.
Complex medical negligence claim involving a foreign object found in a wound successfully settles
Published 12 Sep 2014
Our client was a pensioner suffering from bladder cancer. On 1 May 2012 our client underwent an operation to remove his bladder and build him an ileal conduit as part of the treatment and management of his bladder cancer. Our client spend five weeks in hospital where his wound was irrigated with saline, packed with gauze and dressed daily. After his discharge, our client was attended on by community nurses who continued his wound management.
Motorcycle Accident Victim Receives Hundreds of Thousands in Compensation
Published 11 Sep 2014
Our client was a motorcycle rider who was involved in an accident resulting in fractures. He ultimately received hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation for his injuries.
Slip & Fall in Water From Leaking Fridge Settlement of $140,000
Published 09 Sep 2014
Our 61-year old client slipped and fell in a puddle of water from a leaking fridge at a leading supermarket.
School student gets more than $35,000 compensation for injury during school sports
Published 08 Sep 2014
Our client was a school student participating in a soccer match arranged by the school. Whilst our client was participating in one soccer match on a field, on an adjacent field a rugby game was also taking place. A student from the rugby game crossed over into the field our client was playing soccer in and collided with him causing a fracture to the jaw.
Young Child Receives Public Liability Compensation When School Fails to Carry Out Repairs
Published 04 Sep 2014
We recently represented a young girl who is attending primary school and injured her hand when the school had failed to carry out repairs to one of the doors.\
A night out to dinner, results in severed finger but significant compensation payout
Published 02 Sep 2014
Tim was a young man who had gone out to dinner with family members in Sydney and had, after dinner, decided with his brothers to go to a nightclub.
Injured Young motorcyclist gets a good compensation payout
Published 01 Sep 2014
In this matter we acted for a 22 year old young man who was involved in an motor accident when a car pulled out of a driveway in front of his bike in Bondi and suffered injuries to his left leg.
Injury at supermarket in Western Sydney results in significant compensation payout
Published 29 Aug 2014
Our client a pensioner in her sixties attended a supermarket in Western Sydney and sustained injuries when she slipped and fell heavily to the ground and received significant compensation for those injuries. Our client in 2012 had attended the supermarket store and was trying to carry out some shopping. She was looking at the shelves at the time when unbeknownst to her there had been a spillage of a liquid substance on the floor that had not been cleaned up in time.
Claimant receives $200,000 after loosing a second part-time job following a motor vehicle accident
Published 28 Aug 2014
We acted for Mr B who was involved in a motor vehicle accident on 31 October 2012, when another vehicle failed to stop at an intersection and collided into his vehicle. As a result of the accident, the Police and Ambulance were called and Mr B had to be transported by Ambulance to Westmead Hospital where he was admitted and treated for a fractured left hand.
Pedestrian receives $550,000 after he was struck by a motor vehicle as he walked on the side of the road
Published 26 Aug 2014
We acted for Mr M who was intoxicated and was walking home on a warm summer’s night. He had no shirt on and was wearing black jeans and joggers. He was walking on the side of the road when another vehicle failed to see him despite the fact that he was staggering over the road due to being intoxicated, collided into him, causing him to be flung over the motor vehicle and sustained serious head injuries.
Injured Motorcyclist settles claim for $550,000
Published 26 Aug 2014
We acted for Mr P who was riding with a group of friends, heading towards Coffs Harbour on the mid-north coast of New South Wales. During the ride, Mr P was struck from behind by one of the other motorcyclists. He came off his bike and sustained significant injuries. Mr P did not know which motorcyclist struck him and he approached our firm for assistance and advice on whether he is entitled to compensation.
Lady slips over waterspill from the seafood section of a supermarket
Published 22 Aug 2014
In this matter we acted for a 46 year old lady who slipped and fell in a supermarket in the proximity of the fresh seafood section at a Western suburb of Sydney and suffered injuries to her back.
$175,000 settlement at mediation following severe post-operative injuries
Published 21 Aug 2014
Our client, a woman in her early seventies, attended a hospital as an emergency after she had fainted whilst consulting her GP. It was determined that she required surgery to remove a cyst on her gall bladder as well as surgery on her bowel. She underwent a complex laparoscopy soon after. During this surgery there was incidental damage that was caused to the client’s bowel.
Compensation where Medical Malpractice Caused a Stroke
Published 19 Aug 2014
Our client attended his chiropractor for pain he had been experiencing in his back and neck. He attended on his chiropractor at least twenty times from April 2012 until 31 August 2012 for some cervical 3/4 degenerative arthritic changes. Up until his twentieth appointment, our client’s treatment by his chiropractor was without any problem and his condition was being managed effectively.
Slip and fall at work leads to successful workers compensation claims
Published 18 Aug 2014
We had obtained instructions from a client in mid-2013 relating to a slip and fall at work. Our client had sustained a significant back injury as a result of the fall. Slip and fall cases usually arise in shopping centres and other public areas. They also happen at work however when a slip and fall happens at work by an employee, the injured employee is not be entitled to a public liability claim.
Car Accident Threatens Managers Livelihood
Published 12 Aug 2014
Mr GT originally began his career as an apprentice mechanic after dropping out of school early in year 10. He worked his way through the ranks of a large car company for in excess of 20 years.
Elevator Breaks Elberly Ladies Leg But No Compensation
Published 11 Aug 2014
Mrs MN was an older lady in her 70s who was struggling on the Sydney city rail system. When she proceeded to an elevator the doors closed upon her unexpectedly stop the force of the doors caused her to be knocked over fracturing her femur.
Compensation for minors who suffer psychologically in motor-vehicle accidents
Published 08 Aug 2014
Master DA and his twin sister Mistress LA were passengers of a car driven by their older brother. In the car was their mother and grandmother. The car was stationary when it was hit from behind causing minor damage to the rear bumper bar only.
Compensation still available for small motor-vehicle accidents
Published 07 Aug 2014
Mr DA was the driver of a car. In the car was his mother, twin brother and sister is and grandmother. The car was stationary when it was hit from behind causing minor damage to the rear bumper bar only.
Hospital Theatre Nurse Receives Weekly Benefits and Medical Expenses
Published 05 Aug 2014
Mr Y was a theatre nurse working at one of Sydney’s major hospitals. During the course of his work he was adjusting a theatre bed which was broken and in the course of adjusting the bed, he sustained injury to his knees as well as his back.
Slip & Fall at Supermarket Settles for $140,000
Published 04 Aug 2014
Our 50-year old client slipped in a puddle of water in front of the freezer section in her local supermarket and fractured her right wrist.
$75,000 compensation claim for ankle injury caused by moving tractor on a farm
Published 03 Aug 2014
Our client went for a weekend visit to a friend who owned a farm. The visit was a social visit however the client offered to assist with some farm duties. He was asked by his friend to fill the tractor tank with diesel however he was not instructed by him in this procedure or how tractors operate. While attempting to fill the diesel tank the tractor suddenly moved into gear knocking the client to the ground and passing over his right ankle with the wheels. As a result of this accident the client suffered a injury involving a fracture of the ankle.
$850,000 Compensation Settlement for Slip & Fall on Uneven Pavers
Published 01 Aug 2014
Our 48-year old client tripped on uneven pavers at the premises of his rented apartment and torn the ligaments in his right ankle and also sustained soft-tissue injuries to his back, left knee and left ankle.
$135,000 Compensation Settlement for Slip & Fall at Hospital
Published 31 Jul 2014
Our 37-year old client slipped on water in the disabled bathroom of her local hospital when she was assisting her wheelchair-bound child and sustained injury to her left knee.
Compensation Settlement of $215,000 for Trip & Fall Near Construction Site
Published 29 Jul 2014
Our 32-year old client tripped on concrete which had overflowed into the gutter of the roadway where she had parked her vehicle. As she walked around her vehicle to step onto the footpath she tripped on the concrete obstruction and fractured her right ankle.
Client walks away with $130,000 in medical negligence claim against dentist
Published 28 Jul 2014
Our client always had problems with his teeth which were broken and split. He finally raised money to see a dentist to repair his teeth. Our client consulted a dentist in a major Sydney city for a period of around 18 months in an endeavour to repair his dental deficiencies. Repairs were carried out and plastic false teeth were applied. These false teeth eventually fell out and our client suffered severe physical dental problems for a prolonged period of time. Our client had poor teeth and gums as a result of the negligent conduct of the dentist. Our client was required to attend another dentist who carried out restorative work and paid for such work. Our client continued to struggle with eating and lacked self-confidence due to the appearance of his teeth. Further, our client had missed many days off work due to the dental work.
Motor Vehicle Accident Claim settles for $80,000
Published 27 Jul 2014
Our client was a 61 year old man and wanted to make a Motor Vehicle Accident Claim. He was hit by a semi-trailer from behind while he was in his car. Our client was hesitant to approach a law firm at first because he was not committed to the idea of a lengthy and drawn out legal process. However, he felt he needed to be compensated for his loss, and for that reason he approached a law firm. He was aware that Gerard Malouf and Partners had a reputation of specialising in Motor Vehicle Accident claims. Within a day of making an inquiry to the law firm, his case was allocated to Christine Beshay, one of our senior solicitors who practices in Motor Vehicle Accident claims. From the opening of his file to settlement, he felt he was in good hands.
Hospital patient compensated for loss of her baby in nervous shock claim
Published 25 Jul 2014
Our client wanted to make a nervous shock claim against a private hospital (First Defendant) and the obstetrician treating her at the private hospital (Second Defendant). Although our client wanted to be compensated for her loss, she did not want to partake in lengthy and complex legal procedures that could possibly add to her stress. Rather, she wanted to resolve the matter as quickly as possible so that she could move on her with life. For this reason, our client approached Gerard Malouf and Partners. She was aware that our firm has sufficient resources to meet the costly requirements of Court fees and other legal expenses. Further, our no win no fee agreement meant that our client felt she had nothing to lose with going with our firm.
Public liability bullying claim settles for two million dollars
Published 24 Jul 2014
Our client’s mother wanted to be compensated for a negligence claim, and wanted her matter to be settled as soon as possible. She wanted, more than anything, a just, quick and cheap resolution of the matter, so that she would be able to move on with her life as soon as possible. They needed a legal team that was dedicated, passionate and experienced in negligence claims, as the issue was something which seriously affected all of their lives in a negative way. Our client was aware that Gerard Malouf and Partners has a reputation of obtaining the best possible outcome for our clients, which is why they approached us. Her case was assigned to Christine Beshay, one of our senior solicitors work practices in negligence claims.
Settlement of over $100,000 for botched breast reduction surgery
Published 18 Jul 2014
Our client, a mother of five children, had begun to take a renewed interest in her personal appearance and health. She had started to regularly exercise and began dating once again following a separation. For many years following the birth of her children she had sought a breast reduction. In early 2012 she was referred to a plastic surgeon to finally have this surgery performed.
Settlement of $120,000 for wife that suffered psychological injuries following death of husband as a result of negligent care
Published 17 Jul 2014
Our client’s husband suffered from Multiple Sclerosis and our client was his primary carer. However in February of 2011, she injured her back and was unable to care for her husband while she was recovering. For that reason she placed him in a respite care facility. Her husband left home happy and mostly healthy. Upon admission it was noted that our clients husband ‘was at risk of chocking [and] needs to be sat up and monitored carefully’.
Settlement of $142,500 for wife that suffered psychological injuries following death of her husband due to inadequate nursing home care
Published 15 Jul 2014
Motor Neurone Disease is the name given to a group of diseases in which the cells controlling muscles fail to work correctly. With no nerve cells to activate the muscles, they gradually weaken and deteriorate. This causes difficulty in swallowing, amongst many other things. As a consequence, patients that suffer motor neurone diseases often require close supervision whilst eating as the risk of chocking or inhaling food or fluids becomes quite high.
$95,000 settlement at mediation following delayed diagnosis of skin cancer
Published 14 Jul 2014
Our client, a man in his late seventies, consulted a GP in March of 2011 about a large lump that had developed on his hand that he was understandably, given his age, quite concerned about. He was advised by his GP that the lump was not cancerous and that it would soon disappear. Despite the doctors cursory assurance that he should not worry, our client paid close attention to this lump and continued to consult this GP to ensure that if the lump was cancerous, it would be dealt with quickly – as recommended by the Cancer Council.
CTP Insurer pays out for motor vehicle accident despite the claimant passing away of unrelated disease
Published 10 Jul 2014
In this matter we acted for a 67 year old woman who motor vehicle accident (MVA) at North Sydney and suffered injuries to her sternum.
Big payout for a lady injured from a stumble amongst boxes at a warehouse
Published 08 Jul 2014
In this matter we acted for a 63 year old woman who stumbled on a box protruding from the shelves at major furniture warehouse and suffered injuries to her broken wrist.
Gerard Malouf and Partners Secures Large Slip & Fall Settlement for Client who was Turned Away by Another Firm
Published 07 Jul 2014
Our client was at his local supermarket when he slipped and fell on some water, which had been spilt by another customer, he was turned away by another firm on the basis that the claim was not large enough to warrant their attention. When a person’s rights are involved, no claim is too small for Gerard Malouf and Partner.
Client’s trust in GMP results in multiple claims over 15 years
Published 04 Jul 2014
Our client had sustained a work injury 16 and half years ago being in early 1998 and throughout the life of his claim he has met obstacles from the insurer. On each occasion he would engage us at GMP Lawyers to provide him with legal services and on each time he does with the confidence, that we as a firm will do the job and do it well. The first contact with our office occurred shortly after the work accident.
Minor ankle sprain results in significant compensation for a work injury
Published 03 Jul 2014
The workers compensation insurer had denied entitlements for one of our clients who had suffered a high degree ankle sprain at work. The injury is a minor one and hence the workers compensation insurer’s reluctance to make any contribution towards loss of wages and payments of medical treatment.
Disability care worker with multiple work injuries receives favourable compensation payout
Published 01 Jul 2014
One of our very caring clients who worked for a Disability community centre as a carer had sustained an injury doing a basic role during the course of her employment whilst on a field trip. She sustained multiple injuries though none were very serious.
Hospital Malpractice Settles for $500,000
Published 30 Jun 2014
Our office was contacted by a man who had experienced medical negligence on 27 February 2014. The client had already retained solicitors in his matter, but Gerard Malouf & Partner’s superior reputation in medical negligence litigation caused him to change his legal representation.
Justice for Malpractice in Antenatal Care
Published 27 Jun 2014
On 23 May 2011 Mr Leslie Abboud, senior medical negligence solicitor at Gerard Malouf & Partners, was contacted by a young mother with concerns about her infant daughter who needed our specialist expertise in medical malpractice.
Medical Negligence of Ophthalmic Surgeon settles for $225,000
Published 26 Jun 2014
Mr Leslie Abboud, senior medical negligence solicitor at Gerard Malouf & Partners, was contacted by a man who had lost his sight in his left eye following day surgery to remove cataract and intraocular lens.
$425,000 Plus Costs for Family Members Where medical Malpractice Claimed a Mother’s Life
Published 24 Jun 2014
We were approached by the mother of a 37 year old woman who had died of metastatic breast cancer in September 2012 leaving behind a fiancé, and three children. The case was allocated to Mr Leslie Abboud, senior solicitor with over 30 years’ experience in medical negligence litigation.
Passenger receives $200,000 compensation in a rear end collision
Published 23 Jun 2014
Mrs S contacted our offices after she was involved in a rear end collision when she was a passenger in a vehicle being driven by her husband.
Client Breaks Foot in Car Accident & Receives $230,000 in Compensation
Published 20 Jun 2014
A young man was involved in a car accident which resulted in him fracturing his foot and requiring surgery. He contact Gerard Malouf and Partners as experienced car accident lawyers to assist him in a claim for compensation for his injuries.
Man Recives $170,000 Compensation After Fall in Pub
Published 19 Jun 2014
Our client was attending his local pub one evening when he tripped on an elevated door or cover on the floor. There were no warning signs or markers to warn patrons of the hazardous door/cover and lighting in the area was low making it even more difficult to see the hazard.
Police Officer injured in course of duty in a motor vehicle accident receives significant compensation payout
Published 17 Jun 2014
Our client, Mr A was involved in a motor vehicle accident during the course of his duties as a Police Officer.
Slip on shampoo on department store floor gets client $85,000
Published 16 Jun 2014
This is a matter in which our client was shopping at a large department store and as she was walking through a pet section of the store, she slipped and fell as a result a substance which appeared to be shampoo on the floor surface. As a result of the fall our client suffered an injury to the knee.
No slip & fall claim is too little or too difficult for our team of experienced compensation lawyers
Published 10 Jun 2014
Gerard Malouf and Partners compensation lawyers recently represented an elderly lady who sustained injuries from a slip and fall accident that occurred at her neighbours house. Our client was leaving her neighbours premises, when she stepped on a mat with no rubber backing, consequently slipping and suffering serious injuries to her right leg.
Police Officer injured in course of duty in a motor vehicle accident receives significant compensation payout
Published 09 Jun 2014
Our client, Mr A was involved in a motor vehicle accident during the course of his duties as a Police Officer.
Old lady falls on her way to the RSL Bingo and gets significant compensation
Published 06 Jun 2014
In this matter we acted for a 86 year old Lady who stumbled on a tool bag left by a tradesman in the way at one of Sydney's biggest RSL clubs and suffered a fracture of a femur.
Cyclist gets paid compensation despite having only a sketchy memory of the car accident
Published 05 Jun 2014
In this matter we acted for a 22 year old young man who motor vehicle accident in which he was hit by a car whilst pushing his motorized bicycle across a highway at Western Sydney and suffered injuries to his leg.
Fall on a ramp outside a Medical Centre in Country NSW results in remarkable compensation
Published 03 Jun 2014
In this matter we acted for a 65 year old woman who slipped and fell on a ramp outside of a medical centre in Inverell (NSW)and suffered a wedge compression fracture of T12 vertebrae.
Lady exposed to asbestos from the fibro garage receives significant mesothelioma compensation
Published 02 Jun 2014
In this matter we acted for a 83 year old Lady who was exposed to asbestos dust and fibre whilst assisting her husband and children building a fibro garage in the early 1970s. As a result of her exposure to asbestos, our client developed a rare form of lung cancer called mesothelioma.
Perseverance leads to a great compensation payout for injured worker
Published 26 May 2014
Our client had sustained serious injuries to his left arm in March 2010 during the course of his employment. Our client was undertaking casual work and at the same time, studying to improve his employment prospects.
Successful workers compensation claim for a psychiatric injury caused as a result of bullying and harassment
Published 23 May 2014
Normally in workers compensation matters, injuries sustained are physical injuries and the worker would generally receive compensation for injury sustained. However, injured workers with a psychiatric injury face tougher opposition for compensation through the workers compensation scheme. The entitlements for an injured worker with a psychiatric injury is similar to that with a physical injury however, there is a threshold in order to receive lump sum benefits for impairment and pain and suffering. The threshold for a psychiatric injury is 15% whole person impairment (WPI). An impairment of 14%WPI will not attract any compensation. For physical injuries, a worker only needs to have an impairment of 1% whole person impairment.
Resounding victory for a GMP client due to a consequential injury for workers compensation
Published 22 May 2014
Our client had initially resolved two lump sum claims for his impairment to both shoulders in late 2009, due to injuries caused during the course of his work. It was determined that he had an impairment to the right shoulder of 6% whole person impairment and to the left shoulder, 9% whole person impairment.
Passenger in motor vehicle accident resolves whiplash claim for $50,000
Published 21 May 2014
Mrs E was a rear seat passenger in a vehicle being driven by her father. As her father attempted to exit the M7 motorway in the vicinity of Hoxton Park he entered the intersection and another vehicle failed to stop and collided into his vehicle. As a result of the collision Mrs E sustained injuries to her neck including a Whiplash injury and injuries to her shoulder.
Nervous shock claim against ambulance lands successfully resolved for $85,000
Published 13 May 2014
Our client wanted to make a nervous shock claim against The Ambulance Service of New South Wales (first defendant) and a local hospital (second defendant). Although our client wanted to be compensated for the injuries sustained as a result of the negligence of the defendants, she did not want the legal process to be long, tedious and expensive.
Slip and fall leads to $99,000 against owner/occupier
Published 13 May 2014
Our client wanted to seek compensation for the injury and loss that she suffered. Our client did not want to get involved in a long and complicated legal process. Rather, she wanted a quick resolution of this matter that would provide her with a just outcome. Our client was aware that Gerard Malouf and Partners was a legal firm that specialised in public liability claims. Her case was managed by Christine Beshay, a senior solicitor that practices in public liability. Our client was grateful to have a solicitor that was not only passionate but also empathetic to her condition. Christine ensured that the client’s voice was heard throughout the entire matter, and that the client was aware of how the matter progressed.
Fall From Balcony on Central Coast Results in Huge Compensation Payout
Published 12 May 2014
Gerard Malouf & Partners recently represented a young man from the South Coast who was visiting the central coast with his friends staying at a holiday home near Gosford. The home was the standard holiday type place that had a balcony. Unfortunately the young men as they tend to do were outside on the balcony enjoying the views when our client sat on the ledge and without warning or notice, the railings gave way resulting in our client falling some 3 metres to the ground sustained serious head, shoulder and spinal injuries.
$745,000 in compensation for our workers compensation client
Published 09 May 2014
In all workers compensation matters, the general entitlements include but are not limited to the following.
Construction Worker Sustains Significant Injury on Site and Receives Compensation in Excess of $600,000
Published 08 May 2014
Jim was a rigger who was working on a construction site when another contractor in another vehicle collided with him resulting in him sustaining significant injuries to his lower back.
Injury on Leisure Cruise in Cairns Results in Significant Compensation for Overseas Doctor
Published 06 May 2014
We recently represented a Doctor from the USA who some years ago was travelling with his wife in Australia. Both he and his wife went on a cruise in far north Queensland and sustained injuries on the boat.
Large payout by Workers compensation insurer for impairment and pain and suffering
Published 05 May 2014
Though there has been significant changes to the workers compensation scheme, which has been restrictive on lump sum benefits for impairment and also pain and suffering, we continue to achieve high compensation payouts for injured workers.
Another successful further deterioration claim for compensation relating to a work injury
Published 11 Apr 2014
Our client had contacted our office having been disappointed with the outcome of his workers compensation lump sum benefits with his former solicitors. His former solicitors are a well-known Plaintiff firm however, despite serious injuries, our client only received a lump sum compensation of $5,500.00 being for 4% whole person impairment.
Elderly Lady Car Passenger with Dementia Receives Substantial Settlement
Published 10 Apr 2014
Our client is an elderly lady suffering from alcoholic dementia. She was involved in a high speed motor vehicle accident where her vehicle was “T Boned” at an intersection. The car seat caused numerous fractures upon her person.
Slippery When Wet, Even After the Yellow Sign
Published 08 Apr 2014
We acted for this client (CA) in relation to a Public Liability matter. Our client who worked at Woolworths was attending to getting some things from the shopping centre car park. This was early in the morning when the cleaning process was taking place.
Slip & Fall in a Supermarket on an Unknown Substance
Published 07 Apr 2014
This was a public liability matter which involved an elderly female retiree (JV) who was attending Woolworths and had slipped and fell in the trolley bay. Her accident is alleged to be caused by our client slipping on ‘something’. The fall was extremely heavy causing her to suffer a fracture to her left wrist.
Twelve Year Old Boy successfully sues After School Care Centre
Published 04 Apr 2014
We received instructions from Mr P to act on behalf of his twelve (12) year old son, who was injured when he fell off a scooter at an after hours school care centre. The Plaintiff had taken his scooter to an after hours school care centre without taking his safety gear. The centre had a policy that the students could not ride without their safety gear. During the course of the day, the Plaintiff rode his scooter unsupervised and fell, sustaining a severe injury, including a dislocation of his patella. As a result of the accident, he was transported by Ambulance to hospital where he was operated on and discharged in a brace.
Slip on Bean at Supermarket Settlement of $50,000
Published 03 Apr 2014
Our 66-year old client was shopping at her local supermarket when she slipped on a bean which had been left on the floor causing her to fall onto her left side.
Slip & Fall on Water at Supermarket Settlement of $75,000
Published 02 Apr 2014
Our 55-year old client slipped and fell in water pooled in front of some freezers in her local supermarket.
Trip and Fall at Caravan Park Public liability Claim Settles for $200,000
Published 28 Mar 2014
Our 58-year old client was visiting some friends at a caravan park in their cabin. She left their cabin after dark. The lighting at the front door of the cabin did not extend beyond a few metres and our client then had to walk along a darkened verandah and take a step down onto a concrete slab which was surrounded by pebbles.
Fall Down Stairs Settlement of $200,000 Compensation
Published 27 Mar 2014
Our 44-year old client fell down a flight of stairs when she slipped on some sand and a broken step.
Wake Skater Successful in Suing Driver of Boat
Published 25 Mar 2014
The Plaintiff was being towed on a wake skate by a driver of a boat in the Tweed River. At the time the driver of the boat was travelling outside the channel markers in shallow waters. The Plaintiff had fallen off twice before and this was his third attempt. The boat had travelled about 15 metres when the Plaintiff fell off again, dove head first into the water, struck and sand bar and sustained significant injuries to his neck which resulted in him suffering quadriplegic injuries.
Plaintiff Suffered Catastrophic Injury While in Sport of Wakeskating
Published 24 Mar 2014
On 18 November 2007, the Plaintiff proceeded to the Chinderah boat ramp where he met the Defendant and various other friends. The Plaintiff and his friends were all very young men. When the Plaintiff arrived the Defendant was navigating the boat to the ramp where the Plaintiff and his friends alighted. The Plaintiff got into the boat with Mr Woodford, as observer and the Defendant as driver. The trio entered the channel.
Public Liability Claim for Labour Hire Worker in Factory
Published 06 Mar 2014
This is a matter which involved our client who was employed by a labour hire company to work in a factory which made various foods. Our client was performing his duties at the factory when a machine, a large vat which cooked the machine jammed. Our client attempted to climb a ladder on the vat to restart the machine when he fell. The ladder was attached to the vat but very small, difficult and slippery which was an accident waiting to happen.
Man Falls in Collapsing Hole Outside Sports Club
Published 04 Mar 2014
Our client was a visitor to a sport club. He had been there in the evening however had exited the building and went to an outdoor area beside the path on a grassy area. Our client went to the area to try to get better mobile coverage, as he stepped onto that grassed area in the dark, a hole formed under him and he fell into the hole.
Public Liability Claim Against a Local Council
Published 03 Mar 2014
This was a case against a council. Council cases are notoriously difficult to win in this day and age due to the fact that council have been given extensive protection under legislation and also a growing number of decisions which have supported councils against claims.
Injury from Slip on Water on Floor Next to Check Out at Fruit Shop
Published 28 Feb 2014
Our client sought advice from our firm in relation to an accident that happened at a fruit market. As she was about to be served by a check out attendant the aisle closed and she was asked to go to another check out. She then moved to another check out and unfortunately slipped on water which was on the floor surface causing her to fall and suffer an injury to the ankle.
Loose Drain in Dark Car Park at Block of Flats Causes Substantial Injury
Published 27 Feb 2014
Our client was a resident of a block of units. One evening on returning home he walked into the drive way area of the block of units and stepped into a drain which stretched out across the car park. As a result of the failure of the sensor light to activate and the dislodgment of the drain, our clients foot lodged into the drain resulting in losing balance and falling on to the floor surface.
GMP successfully defend the rights of a Doctor in the Court of Appeal
Published 19 Feb 2014
Allianz Australia Insurance Limited v Cervantes  NSW Court of Appeal 244
Doctor awarded $400,000 for future economic loss after being involved in a car accident
Published 18 Feb 2014
On 24 June 2006, Ms C was injured in a car accident. A claim was lodged against the CTP Insurer. Liability was admitted by the CTP Insurer.
Cyclist Hit On The Way To Work Receives Large Settlement For Shoulder Injury
Published 17 Feb 2014
He was cycling to work one morning along Lane Cove Road when he was knocked over by a vehicle whose driver failed to see him when changing lanes. He sustained multiple injuries for which he needed surgery, the most substantial affecting his upper body, shoulder, arm and neck regions.
Pedestrian Receives $245,000 After Being Struck By a Car on a Pedestrian Crossing
Published 20 Jan 2014
We acted on behalf of Mrs X who was involved in a motor vehicle accident on 14 October 2010. On 14 October 2010 at approximately 8:45am, Mrs X attempted to cross Walker St on a pedestrian crossing. As she did so, the defendant’s vehicle failed to stop and struck her on her left side causing her to fall to the ground and sustain an injury to her hip and knee.
8 Year Old Child Receives $20,000 Compensation for Motor Vehicle Accident Injury
Published 16 Jan 2014
We acted for Ms J who was a 5 year old girl who was a rear seat passenger in a motor vehicle being driver by her mother along Henry St in Guildford when another vehicle failed to stop on a stop sign and collided into the vehicle causing their vehicle to spin around and ultimately flip and land on its roof top.
Pedestrian Settles Case For $430,000 After Being Struck By a Motor Vehicle
Published 13 Jan 2014
We acted for Mr X who was sitting on the footpath waiting for a friend to pick him up. Whilst he was sitting on the footpath another vehicle drove into him and dragged him along the road before driving off. As a result of the accident our client sustained significant injuries including a head injury, a dislocated shoulder, severe burns to the hands and legs, and severe psychological injuries.
Accident on Wet Stairs Settles for $50,000
Published 06 Jan 2014
We recently settled a Public Liability Claim were our client suffered a fractured elbow from an accident on wet stairs $50,000.00.
$150,000 compensation for motivated worker for non serious category injuries occurring 10 years ago
Published 05 Jan 2014
We proceeded with a workers compensation claim for a very motivated worker who sustained an injury to his lower back and neck. Although the injury was significant, it was not classed as been in a serious category.
Big payout for a workers compensation claim and common law negligent claim for a 60 year old
Published 23 Dec 2013
A rather senior client had attended our office for legal assistance in relation to his workers compensation claim. He was totally aware of what he would be entitled to in relation to his workers compensation claim and totally unaware what was to unfold for him. Our client simply had no idea about entitlements under the workers compensation scheme and equally had no idea that his claim would advance to a work injury damages claim, which is a common law negligent case.
Malpractice by medical imaging centre
Published 19 Dec 2013
A 57 year old woman was the victim of malpractice by an imaging centre. The medical imaging centre made an administrative error in the analysis of another patient’s biopsy sample and mistakenly and falsely informed her that she had serious cancer. The woman underwent numerous investigations and diagnostic biopsies and had some lumps removed from her neck, and sustained severe emotional and psychological trauma at the prospect of dealing with and dying from her diagnosis of serious cancer.
Skin cancer clinic held responsible for medical negligence
Published 17 Dec 2013
In August 2011 Mr Leslie Abboud, our senior solicitor with over 30 years of experience in negligence cases in the highly specialized field of medical negligence, was contacted by a 27 year old woman. The young woman had recently been diagnosed with stage 3 melanoma despite vigilant skin checks due to the malpractice of a skin cancer clinic.
Medical negligence case for delay in diagnosis settles
Published 16 Dec 2013
The Plaintiff had married her late husband (the Deceased) on 26 May 1990. On 12 July 2005 the Deceased made an appointment with his general practitioner. He gave his general practitioner a history of feeling unwell, chest pains and tingling in his arms.
Malpractice by medical imaging centre
Published 11 Dec 2013
A 57 year old woman was the victim of malpractice by an imaging centre. The medical imaging centre made an administrative error in the analysis of another patient’s biopsy sample and mistakenly and falsely informed her that she had serious cancer. The woman underwent numerous investigations and diagnostic biopsies and had some lumps removed from her neck, and sustained severe emotional and psychological trauma at the prospect of dealing with and dying from her diagnosis of serious cancer.
Skin cancer clinic held responsible for medical negligence
Published 10 Dec 2013
In August 2011 Mr Leslie Abboud, our senior solicitor with over 30 years of experience in negligence cases in the highly specialized field of medical negligence, was contacted by a 27 year old woman. The young woman had recently been diagnosed with stage 3 melanoma despite vigilant skin checks due to the malpractice of a skin cancer clinic.
Medical negligence case for delay in diagnosis settles
Published 05 Dec 2013
The Plaintiff had married her late husband (the Deceased) on 26 May 1990. On 12 July 2005 the Deceased made an appointment with his general practitioner. He gave his general practitioner a history of feeling unwell, chest pains and tingling in his arms. The Deceased underwent a number of tests, these tests did not include cardio enzyme tests. On 15 July 2005 the Deceased was still unwell and consulted a different general practitioner.
$440,000 in compensation for an aged carer work injury
Published 27 Nov 2013
Our client had sustained an injury whilst assisting an aged gentleman at his residence. Though she was familiar with the work, she did take it upon herself to provide domestic chores for this gentleman as she had done in the past. She did so without any assistance of a co-worker which was against occupational health and safety. The employer would not provide extra assistance placing further strain on her.
Slip and Fall as the result of mud and debris on travelator in shopping centre
Published 26 Nov 2013
The Plaintiff in this matter attended a Shopping Centre located in North Western Sydney in the early hours of the morning. As she was proceeding down a travelator, the Plaintiff slipped and fell as a result of mud and debris on the travelator.
Medical negligence of dentist
Published 25 Nov 2013
Our client approached our firm, Gerard Malouf & Partners, because he wanted a team of professional and passionate solicitors to represent him in this medical negligence matter. He wanted to receive compensation for the medical malpractice of his dentist. Christine Beshay, one of our solicitors who is experienced in the medical negligence field, took on his case. Our client was extremely impressed with the efficient manner in which Christine dealt with his matter.
Slips trips and falls at well-known hotel
Published 08 Nov 2013
Our client was dining at a well known hotel. He was on his way to the bathroom and opened the sliding door in order to gain access to the bathroom. He fell down a 30cm step immediately following the sliding door. As a result of the fall, our client sustained significant injuries to his right knee and back.
Breach of Duty at Hair Salon results in $52,000 compensation claim
Published 01 Nov 2013
Our client had attended the defendant’s beauty salon on previous occasions to have her hair done. Our client made an appointment to attend the premises in order to receive hairdressing services, namely to have ‘full head of foils’ performed. After completing three quarters of our client’s head with ‘foils’, our client noticed a burning sensation on her scalp and started to remove the foils from her head.
Motor vehicle drivers negligent driving on T-way intersection leads to $90,000
Published 31 Oct 2013
Our client was riding his bicycle on a small road and was approaching a main road. At the intersection, he made to turn right onto the main road. At the same time, the driver of a motor vehicle on the main road made a sharp right turn onto the small road. The driver drove in such a way that he turned into our client’s path and collided into our client. Our client was catapulted over the car and landed on the roadway.
Hospital’s medical negligence leads to $80,000 for nervous shock and $210,000 for compensation to relatives claim
Published 30 Oct 2013
Our client was the spouse of a man (the Deceased) who passed away as a result of the negligent treatment at a Hospital (medical negligence claim).
Compensation for Slip on wet hospital floor
Published 29 Oct 2013
Our client came to our firm seeking advice, to sue for negligence against a hospital in which she had suffered an injury by slipping on water on the floor surface.
Coffee Cup lid injures taxi driver resulting in compensation for slip & fall
Published 28 Oct 2013
Our client came to our firm seeking advice on whether he could sue a café for their negligent system of cleaning and inspection.
Worker struck by a forklift on worksite receives $680,000 compensation
Published 25 Oct 2013
Mr P was employed by company x by a picker and packer. On 24 April 2011, whilst he was at work his food was run over by a forklift being driven by another employee in the warehouse. As a result of the accident Mr P suffered fractures to his foot and he had to be conveyed by ambulance to hospital where his foot was operated on.
Pedestrian receives $480,000.00 after being struck by a car as he was attempting to cross the road
Published 24 Oct 2013
We acted for Mr S who was injured as he attempted to cross Rooty Hill Road whilst he was carrying a box of beer. It was a flat road and it was daylight and as Mr S attempted to cross the road he had managed to cross half of the road before being struck on the opposite side of the road by vehicle travelling in the opposite direction. A claim form was lodged on Mr S behalf and liability was denied by the insurer who indicated that the accident was caused by Mr S and due to his failure to keep a proper look out. As a result of the insurer’s denial, court proceedings were commenced in the Sydney District Court and various medical appointments were arranged for Mr S in order to determine the level of his impairment.
Are you out of time to lodge a claim? Don’t despair. You may still have rights
Published 22 Oct 2013
We received instructions to act on behalf of Ms P in January 2011. Her accident had occurred in May 2010 and pursuant to the Motor Accident Compensation Act 1999, Ms P had six months from the date of the accident that is to November 2010, to lodge a personal injury claim form. Ms P did not know what her rights were and as a consequence she lodged her claim form outside the six month period. NRMA Insurance rejected the claim on the basis of it being late and on the basis of the form being served outside the six month period. A statutory declaration was provided to NRMA explaining the delay however NRMA maintain their rejection of the claim.
Injury from Slippery Supermarket Floor Slip results in Compensation
Published 21 Oct 2013
Our firm represented the Plaintiff in this matter. Our client was shopping at a Coles Store whilst walking through an aisle he slipped and fell on what appeared to be liquid which was on the floor surface.
Compensation from injury whilst on holiday in paradise
Published 18 Oct 2013
In 2008 our client and her partner were on holidays at an island resort in Vanuatu. On the last day of the trip having packed to return home to Australia at about 4:30am, our client used the mini bus shuttle which took guest from their bureaus to reception. It was extremely dark at the time and the shuttle bus stopped beyond the normal pathway entrance to the reception area. Our client stepped off the bus and unfortunately into a section much lower then the roadside causing her to fall. As a result she suffered a serious fracture to her right leg.
Motorcyclist survives a head on collision with a utility, suffering only soft tissue injuries and some Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Published 17 Oct 2013
We recently settled a case of a sixty plus year old man who was involved in a motorcycle accident involving a head on collision with a utility on a dirt road.
Seventy eight year old male paid out significant compensation for asbestos exposure over a period of forty years
Published 14 Oct 2013
We recently represented a seventy eight year old male who migrated from Ireland to Australia in early 1970’s and was recently diagnosed with asbestos related pleural disease, a condition caused by light to medium exposure to asbestos dust and fibre.
Slip and Fall at Entrance of Shop - Settlement of $50,000
Published 04 Oct 2013
Our 65-year old client had a slip and fall on the entrance ramp of a shop which was wet.
$60,000 compensation for whiplash caused by hit from behind car accident
Published 03 Oct 2013
Our 27-year old client suffered whiplash in a car accident when she was hit from behind by another vehicle.
$45,000 Compensation for Slip & Fall in Supermarket
Published 01 Oct 2013
Our 54-year old client had a slip and fall in a supermarket on dirt on a grape and / or onion skin on the floor.
Young girl suffers burns at party and succeeds in a public liability claim against home owners insurance
Published 27 Sep 2013
Recently our firm acted on behalf of a 16 year old girl who attended a party at a friend’s house. The party was attended by school friends and there was no adult present to supervise the proceedings. Some young males at the party were playing with petrol around a fire. What started as a prank ended in tragedy when a container of lit petrol was accidentally thrown onto the Plaintiff dousing her in petrol and causing significant burns down the front of her body.
Injury from a fall as a result of an ungrated, unmarked hole
Published 26 Sep 2013
The middle aged Plaintiff in this matter was visiting her friends at an apartment block in south-western Sydney.
$60K Compensation payout for women rear ended in car accident
Published 24 Sep 2013
A woman was driving home on the motorway when she took her exit and came to a stop along with other traffic. Moments later, a vehicle travelling behind failed to stop and collided into the rear of her vehicle. As a result of the accident the woman sustained injuries to her neck, back and right shoulder.
Prolonged surgical posture results in a medical negligence case with an award of $400,000
Published 10 Sep 2013
Our client was referred by his general practitioner to a urologist with an elevated psa (indicator for prostrate cancer) and biopsy was performed.
Medical negligence compensation of $310,000 due to patients head slipping during surgery involving a Mayfield Head Holder
Published 09 Sep 2013
In June 2010 she was admitted to hospital where she underwent surgery by neurosurgeon, specifically she underwent a C3-6 laminectomy, a C7 laminectomy and a lateral mass C3 – 7 fusion. The surgery required our client’s head to be immobilised by the use of a “Mayfield Head Holder”. She was laid prone on the bed and the device, by use of pins, held the skull in place.
Man struck by gate blown outwards by a gust of wind awarded $150,000 public liability compensation
Published 04 Sep 2013
Our client was walking by the entrance of an industrial premise when a large metal gate was blown outwards by a gust of wind. The gate struck our client, causing him to be thrown onto a major road.
$40,000 Compensation from slip on water leakage at fish store
Published 26 Aug 2013
Our client sought our advice following an injury which occurred when she was walking through a shopping centre. As she walked by a fish store within the shopping centre she slipped on water which leaked from boxes of fish containing ice causing her to fall heavily and injuring her knee.
Employee receives compensation after being struck by an unregistered forklift on employer premises
Published 23 Aug 2013
We acted on behalf of Mr M who was a Truck Driver employed by a company based in Seven Hills in New South Wales. He had arrived into the company’s car park area for the purposes of having his truck loaded and was waiting by his truck at the time. It was dark and it was raining and whilst he stood by his truck an unregistered forklift that was owned by the employer drove around the bend and ran over his foot, causing severe fractures to his foot.
Truck Driver is awarded $334,000 Compensation following Motor Vehicle Accident
Published 22 Aug 2013
The claimant was born in 1970 and resides in Country NSW with his wife and children. He is educated to Year 10 and whilst he attempted various positions ultimately he was employed as a Contract Truck Driver. In 2007 whilst driving his truck he sustained injuries to his left wrist, two pelvic fractures and soft tissue injuries. He also suffered significant psychological injuries following the accident which in turn led to an increase in his alcohol consumption.
Compensation lawyer leaves no stone unturned gains $350,000 for a work-related injury
Published 21 Aug 2013
The meaning of the phrase of “leave no stone unturned” is defined as – to do everything possible in order to achieve or find something (Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms).
Serious Motor Vehicle Injury in the ACT – Young women succeeds in claim in excess of $400,000
Published 20 Aug 2013
We recently represented a young women living and working in the ACT who was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident.
Worker injured at warehouse receives large compensation
Published 19 Aug 2013
At first glance it appeared that it was a worker’s compensation matter however the circumstances were that our client was employed by a labour hire company who directed him to work at another companies premises. Our client was working as a picker packer at a warehouse. He was loading boxes of soft drink weighing about 20 kilograms from one pallet to another and during that process suffered an injury to his back.
Compensation for injury from leaking water from a refrigerator unit in shopping mall
Published 16 Aug 2013
This is a matter in which our client was injured in a shopping centre. When she was doing some shopping in the evening at approximately 8pm. She was walking by a number of stores in the food section. As it was later at night the particular store that she was walking by was closed. The store was one in which sold food products similarly to a delicatessen. On the floor surface was water which emanated from the store. The water seemed to be dripping from a refrigerated display unit. As a result our client slipped and fell.
Slip from soapy water from food shop achieves $200,000 compensation
Published 15 Aug 2013
Our client went to a large shopping centre with her husband for the purpose of buying some groceries. Before heading off to the super market she decided to go to the food hall section to buy some food for her daughter. As she walked to a particular food shop for the purposes of buying food from that establishment she felt her feet go from beneath her and fell heavily to the ground striking both her left and right knees.
$280,000 Compensation for being hit by a door in a Hospital
Published 14 Aug 2013
Whilst in the New Born Maternity Ward near a door, a Midwife had directed our client to stand near the door in order that the attending doctor could assess his new born child’s medical needs.
$200,000 Compensation for a work injury damages claim for a truck driver with lumbar spine injury
Published 09 Aug 2013
We had commenced a work injury damages claim on behalf of one of our clients who was employed as a truck driver and had sustained a significant injury to his lumbar spine.
Multiple injuries for injured disability services worker results in a handsome lump sum of compensation
Published 08 Aug 2013
Our client had sustained injuries as a result of her work with a disability centre. The main injury was to her right ankle/right foot however, having considered her complaints thoroughly, we obtained relevant contemporaneous medical evidence and requested our medico-legal assessor to determine impairment levels for multiple injuries and not only the right ankle/right foot.
Astute process of a workers compensation claim ensured a very successful work injury damages claim
Published 06 Aug 2013
We had satisfactorily resolved a lump sum amount for our client in his workers compensation claim for $18,700.00 for 13% whole person impairment (WPI) and a lump sum of $9,000.00 for pain and suffering. The matter had concluded in mid 2010.
Fall in Kings Cross nightclub whilst dancing on the dance floor due to a liquid spillage
Published 24 Jul 2013
In this matter, the Plaintiff attended a Kings Cross nightclub and fell whilst dancing on the dance floor due to a liquid spillage. The substance on the dance floor caused the Plaintiff to fall forward breaking both wrists, fracturing her jaw, losing 2 teeth and chipping numerous other teeth. The Plaintiff was taken to Hospital by ambulance requiring an open reduction internal fixation of one of her wrists with the insertion of a plate and bolts.
$139,500 compensation at a very minimal cost in running the claim
Published 23 Jul 2013
Common law proceedings were commenced for an elderly lady whose weekly compensation payments will be ceasing in the near future once she has reached her retiring age. Despite the fact that any claim for economic loss will be minimal, we had commenced common law proceedings against the insurer as the worker had reached the necessary threshold of 15% whole person impairment.
Injured client receives $50,000.00 in compensation in a workers compensation claim
Published 22 Jul 2013
Our client had instructed us after her weekly compensation payments were ceased. She had other solicitors who were acting for her however, lacking in confidence with the other firm of solicitors, she attended our office for second opinion.
Compensation of $130,000.00 of tax free benefits for injured worker
Published 19 Jul 2013
Being dissatisfied with another firm of solicitors acting on her behalf, our client had instructed us to take over a workers compensation claim. In the matter of a few short weeks, we had satisfactorily resolved a lump sum claim for impairment and pain and suffering.
AMAZING WIN DESPITE ALL ODDS – MOTOR VEHICLE CLAIM WINS WITH CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE
Published 18 Jul 2013
We recently represented a young lady who was involved in a motor vehicle accident in which she was ran over by a ute while she was about to cross the road. The ute backed into a parking spot where our client was standing knocking her over.
A 67 year old accountant slips and falls on his way out of his office
Published 17 Jul 2013
After a day of work our client was on his way to the elevator when he slipped and fell on the wet pavement hurting his knee, shoulder and wrist. The water on the ground had been left by a cleaner who failed to place warnings of the risk posed by the wet floor.
$60,000 Compensation for Slip & Fall in Woolworths Supermarket
Published 11 Jul 2013
Client received $60,000.00 in compensation despite significant pre-existing disabilities.
SCOOTER CRASH VICTIM PAID COMPENSATION DESPITE SUFFERING ONLY A MINOR SCAR AND BEING LATE IN LODGING HIS CLAIM FORM
Published 10 Jul 2013
We recently obtained an outstanding result in a matter that appeared to have little chances of success.
Injured worker settles claim for $1,700,000 compensation after having his hand crushed under a container
Published 09 Jul 2013
We acted for Mr P who was employed as a truck driver by a trucking company operating from Sydney. His job was to drive a truck around delivering empty containers to the Port Botany empty yard where they were meant to be dropped off. On the day in question, Mr P noticed that the truck that he was driving was faulty as the twist locks that lock the container into position were broken and the container was only being held by one twist lock.
Pedestrian receives $130,000.00 compensation after being struck by motor vehicle
Published 08 Jul 2013
We acted for Mrs L who was injured on 12 December 2011 when she attempted to cross the road at Ryde near Ryde Shopping Centre. There was a pedestrian crossing up the road but she decided not to use it and simply cut across the road as it was the most direct route to her house.
$20,000 COMPENSATION FOR FALL DUE TO TRIP ON A DRESS IN CLOTHING SHOP
Published 05 Jul 2013
Our 49-year old client tripped on clothing on a rack in a clothing shop and fell, sustaining injury to her back and right knee.
$20,000 COMPENSATION FOR BBQS FALLING ON ELDERLY SHOPPER
Published 04 Jul 2013
Our 86-year old client was walking past a display stand of BBQs in a large department store when, without warning, they fell on him, causing him to sustain a laceration injury to his leg.
SLIP ON WATER IN SHOPPING CENTRE– SETTLED FOR $50,000
Published 03 Jul 2013
Our 74-year old elderly client was shopping in a shopping centre when she slipped on water near the entrance to a store she was wanting to visit.
$40,000 COMPENSATION FOR TRIP ON TABLECLOTH AT DEPARTMENT STORE
Published 02 Jul 2013
Our 52-year old client had just finished paying for purchases at a major department store when she turned away and tripped on a tablecloth which was draped over a nearby display stand.
$120,000 COMPENSATION FOR SLIP ON LEAVES & FLOWERS AT DAUGHTER’S HOUSE
Published 01 Jul 2013
Our 59-year old client was attempting to sweep leaves and flowers from her daughter’s verandah when she slipped and fell.
Fall in Cracked Pavement Results in a $70,000 Public Liability Compensation
Published 28 Jun 2013
Our client was walking through a car park on her way to meet her son at a neighbouring café. As she stepped into the car park she, unknowingly stepped into a hole causing her to lose her footing and land heavily on her right hand side. As a result of the accident, our client sustained significant injuries to her right shoulder, right arm, right him and right leg. The accident also exacerbated her pre-existing right knee problem. Subsequently, she had to take several scans, attend multiple consultations and undergo remedial massage and physiotherapy.
$120,000 Compensation Obtained for Injured Cyclist
Published 27 Jun 2013
Our client was riding his push bike along a busy highway when a vehicle coming from behind him clipped his handle bars causing him to fall onto the cars bonnet and then on the ground. The driver did not stop to assist our client and continued to drive away. As a result of this accident our client suffered quite significant injuries to his head, back, right shoulder, right arm, shock, pain and suffering.
$50,000 COMPENSATION FOR SLIP ON SKATEBOARD
Published 27 Jun 2013
Our 50-year old client was pushing a shopping trolley in a large department store. As he turned a corner he slipped on a skateboard which had been left on the floor after it had gone under his shopping trolley.
DETRIMENTAL AFFECTS THE MOTOR ACCIDENT INJURIES AMENDMENT BILL 2013
Published 18 Jun 2013
We represented a young 22 year old male who left school in year 9 and, having received no formal education after year 9, has known nothing else other than manual labours since that time.
74 Year Old Women receives a Settlement of $74,000.00 following a Car Accident Injury
Published 24 May 2013
On 7 June 2013, the Plaintiff was a passenger in her son’s car. They were stopped at traffic lights when she heard a big bang and noticed the airbags blowing up. As a result of the accident, Ms X felt immediate pain in her right arm,neck and back and she felt like she needed to throw up. There was no blood but she felt that her head was extremely sore. An Ambulance and Police were called to the scene of the accident and she was conveyed by Ambulance to hospital where she was treated and then discharged the next day.
$300,000 for our client in a highly contested work injury claim
Published 17 May 2013
Our 55 year old client was most satisfied in completing a work injury damages claim for a round figure of $300,000.00 in what was a very highly contested work injury damages, common law claim.
Nervous shock claim against Hospital
Published 16 May 2013
Our client had a very uncomplicated pregnancy. At 41 weeks gestation she was admitted to her local hospital’s antenatal ward for post state induction of labour, as a result of low amniotic fluid volume. An intra-uterine catheter was inserted, and the trace reading was documented as normal. Our client was then transferred back to the antenatal ward for overnight observation.
Slip and fall on a travelator after walking through wet area at a shopping centre
Published 14 May 2013
This is a very interesting matter where our client was walking between her work and another store as she was leaving the premises of the shopping centre she walked through an area which was being cleaned by a cleaning company. Upon approaching the travelator area she noticed that the cleaner was cleaning. She carefully walked through the area the cleaner was cleaning and subsequently stepped onto the travelator on which she slipped heavily and suffered the injury to her lower back.
Injury of Cleaner at school due to faulty gate
Published 13 May 2013
This case was extremely interesting as it involved a complex set of factual circumstances where our client‘s wife was the cleaner at a Local School. Due to her ill health she was unable to complete her duties as a cleaner. There were discussions that took place with the school as to allowing her husband to overtake her duties whilst she was unable to complete them. Discussions occurred between the principal and the husband and wife prior to work commencing.
Slip and fall in bathroom at massage parlour
Published 10 May 2013
This case involved a public liability slip and fall when our client attended premises for a massage. As part of the processes prior to the massage, the plaintiff was directed to the showers to have a shower prior to his massage. Prior to entering into the shower our client has slipped over a tiled surface and suffered significant injury due to there not being a mat in the location.
Fall Injury in Food Court as the result of a liquid contaminant
Published 09 May 2013
Whilst in the Food Court the Plaintiff went to purchase some food for her son. As she was proceeding towards a Take Away food outlet she slipped as a result of a puddle of clear liquid on the ground and thereby sustained a posterior and central disc protrusion to the L5/S1 level of her spine and an aggravation of pre-existing depression.
Dust Disease Claim Lorraine Fay S –v- Allianz Australia Limited
Published 30 Apr 2013
In this matter, the Plaintiff, Mrs Sim, was the widow of the late David Sim, an Asbestos Worker who contracted Asbestosis and subsequently lung cancer from which he died on 6 July 2009.
Compensation of $50,000 when motor vehicle crashes into family home & nervous shock
Published 29 Apr 2013
In late 2009, whilst at work, he received a telephone call from his family that a neighbouring vehicle had crashed into the family home.
FALL AS A RESULT OF A TORN RUG ON BUSINESS PREMISES
Published 26 Apr 2013
In this matter, the Plaintiff attended the Defendant’s prestigious store for shopping. Whilst so engaged, the Plaintiff tripped and fell as a result of a torn rug on the Defendant’s business premises.
MOTORCYCLE CRASH VICTIM PAID A LARGE COMPENSATION PAYOUT
Published 24 Apr 2013
Our client was riding his motorcycle in Blacktown when he collided with a Motor Vehicle crossing his lane to access a side street. As a result of the accident our client suffered a broken leg, a soft tissue injury to his back and motorcycle was written off.
Public Liability Claim for Injury Caused by Trip in Pothole at a Private Car Park
Published 23 Apr 2013
We have acted for numerous clients who trip in poorly maintained public and private carparks. In this particular case our client suffered an injury when she tripped in a car park owned by a company.
Significant Compensation for a Motor Vehicle Accident Injury Despite being involved in 7 Prior Accidents
Published 22 Apr 2013
We recently represented a young lady who was involved in a motor vehicle accident in which her car was hit in the rear by another vehicle causing our client whiplash injuries and psychiatric injuries.
Crushed toe public liability case settles for six figures!
Published 20 Apr 2013
Our client was exiting an estate when a heavy door fell out of its frame and crushed a toe on her left foot. At the time, our client was only wearing normal work shoes, which did not provide adequate protection; as such, our client experienced a great amount of pain at the time of injury and her left toe was severely injured.
Fall at Forecourt of popular Sydney Theatre Warrants Compensation
Published 19 Apr 2013
In 2010, our client was a pedestrian walking across the forecourt of a very popular theatre in Sydney when she tripped and fell on a curb that formed part of a road way on the forecourt. Our client felt immediate pain in her left ankle and right wrist. The pain had increased to such an extent that our client admitted herself into hospital that night.
Landlord’s Negligence leads to $100,000 Compensation
Published 18 Apr 2013
On 14 February 2011, our client was moving into her new house after having signed a twelve month rental contract. She was walking down the front steps of the property when the bottom of her sandals got caught on a chipped concrete step, causing her to fall heavily onto the side of the concrete path below.
60 YEAR OLD WOMAN RECIEVES OVER $260,000 IN COMPENSATION FOLLOWING MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT
Published 16 Apr 2013
After being involved in a four car pile up and sustaining injuries to her neck, shoulders and knee, Mrs H contacted our office seeking advice in relation to her rights for compensation.
RETIREE RECIEVES $50,000 IN COMPENSATION FOR INJURED SHOULDER
Published 16 Apr 2013
Whilst attending a wedding reception held on the first floor of the venue, our client was walking down stairs to go outside for some fresh air. As he negotiated the stairs our client tripped on the raised edged of one of the steps causing him to fall heavily. He reached out his right arm to break his fall and sustained an injury to his right shoulder which required a period of physiotherapy.
Public Liability fall as a result of a protusion at a reception hall
Published 03 Apr 2013
The Plaintiff in this matter attended a wedding reception in February 2010. Whilst at the wedding reception, the Plaintiff was required to walk between tables and chairs in order to reach the restroom when he fell as a result of a black protrusion which was jutting out from a platform on which the bridal table rested.
Public Liability fall as a result of insufficient lighting and hazardous stairs
Published 02 Apr 2013
The Plaintiff in this matter attended upon the Defendant’s premises as a lawful entrant. Upon exiting the external stair case on December 2009 at approximately 8.00pm, the Plaintiff fell due to insufficient lighting and thereby sustained injuries and damages.
Motor Cycle Accident Victim gains Large payout for Greater than 10% impairment
Published 01 Apr 2013
We recently acted on behalf of a “Long haul” Interstate Truck Driver who sustained an injury in a motor cycle accident.
PEDESTRIAN HIT BY MOTOR VEHICLE WHILST CROSSING THE ROAD
Published 27 Mar 2013
The Plaintiff in this matter was a pedestrian who at the time of impact was engaged in work. The Plaintiff was crossing a busy road having just purchased a coffee. As the traffic signal was red, the Plaintiff commenced to walk across the road when he was struck by the vehicle driven by the Defendant in October 2009.
Work injury Common Law Negligence Claim results in excess of $200,000 for client
Published 26 Mar 2013
Our very hard working and well motivated client had a deserved outcome to his Common Law negligent claim for possible future loss of earnings. He had sustained injuries during the course of his employment in late November 2009 and though not a young individual, we were able to show that his future earnings will be affected as a result of the injuries sustained.
Elderly Women Falls in Hospital & Gets $250,000 Compensation
Published 21 Mar 2013
Our client attended hospital on 25 March 2009 to undergo a planned right knee replacement. The surgery went as planned and she was recovering as expected. 2 days later, at 2:00am in the morning our client was awoken and needed to go to the toilet. She noticed that the guard on her bed was down. She tried to attract the attention of 3 nurses at the nursing station but no-one would turn or respond to her calls. The call bell was on the left hand side on a cupboard which was too far back so she was unable to reach it. The usual position for the call devices is in a position where it is an easy reach for a patient for such circumstances as this or any other emergency needed from the patients. Our client had just had a major operation and her ability was effected and required assistance if she needed to go to the bathroom.
DRIVER ON THE WAY TO WORK – SERIOUS CAR ACCIDENT ON THE M4
Published 20 Mar 2013
Mr A in August, 2008 as per usual got up in the morning for his drive along the M4 to go to work. Without warning or notice, the vehicles in front of him started to slow down. He also slowed down but the vehicle behind him failed to stop and at speed collided violently into the rear of Mr A’s car resulting in a domino effect.
Shopping Centre Slip and fall – significant compensation payout over $100,000
Published 19 Mar 2013
Ms X attended a shopping centre in the Hills region for the purpose of carrying out some shopping with her family. She arrived at the shopping centre shortly after 5.30 p.m. for the purpose of carrying out some late minute shopping. As she was walking along the common area between the various shops, unbeknownst to her there had been a seepage of water that had flowed out into the walkway area. She slipped and fell heavily on her right hand side sustaining significant injury to her shoulder.
Car Passenger Receives $95,000.00 for Aggravation to his Lower Back
Published 18 Mar 2013
Our client was a passenger in a motor vehicle being driven by a family member along Woodville Road, in the State of New South Wales on 3 April 2011.
Truck Driver Workers Compensation Claims receives $800,000
Published 16 Mar 2013
The Plaintiff, Our client was a truck driver employed by a trucking company. His duties were to drive his truck and pick up crates and drop off the empty pallets to his company’s base in Seven Hills.
$55,000 Settlement for Fall Down Stairs due to Broken Step
Published 15 Mar 2013
Our 67-year old client had a fall down stairs in a small retail complex when she slipped on a broken step.
$85,000 Settlement for Fractured Knee from Trip Over a Mat
Published 14 Mar 2013
Our 77-year old client tripped over a white mat which had been folded in half and placed on a white tiled floor in a major furniture and homeware store.
$146K in Damages Paid out by Club for Patron’s Fall at the Pokies
Published 21 Feb 2013
We recently represented a lady who attended a major Club to play at the Electronic Poker Machines.
$365K Compensation for Obesity – Negligent general practitioner
Published 19 Feb 2013
A recent decision by the Supreme Court of New South Wales saw a gentleman (Mr Luis Almario) receive almost $365,000 in compensation after being diagnosed with terminal liver cancer in 2011.
Radiographer Successfully Sues his Orthopaedic Surgeon for Medical Negligence
Published 18 Feb 2013
The plaintiff in this case was employed as a radiographer with some background knowledge to how scans should be read and interpreted. On a date in 2010 the plaintiff fell and injured his left foot requiring surgery by the specialist (defendant). There was no criticism by the plaintiff of the surgery itself but the negligence lay in the post operative care.
Public Liability Claim $95K for Fall in cement pit cover
Published 13 Feb 2013
Whilst walking home, the Plaintiff fell as a result of a pit cover which was broken, uneven and not level with the surrounding footpath.
$250K Common Law Claim for Young Worker With Back Injury
Published 11 Feb 2013
Our client is a young and very motivated worker who had sustained a very serious back injury during the course of his employment with his employer in mid January 2009. The injury was so significant he required to undergo surgery which took place in May 2009. Even though his injury had not yet stabilised, he contacted our office for assistance in mid October 2009, being 9 months after the injury and only 5 months following surgery.
Mechanic Wins Injury Damages Claim Even Though Pursued Claim out of Time
Published 08 Feb 2013
Our client had sustained serious injuries during the course of his employment as a mechanic with a reputable car retailer in the Highlands. The injury sustained was a long time ago being in April 2001.
Claimant successfully challenges Lifetime Care Scheme & is Awarded an Increase in Attendant Care
Published 29 Jan 2013
On 26 September 2008, he was in the process of making a delivery. He attempted to cross the road whilst pushing a trolley between two parked cars and was struck by a vehicle. As a result of the collision, he was thrown up into the air and landed on the opposite side of the road resulting in him being struck by another vehicle. As a result of the accident he sustained significant injuries including a traumatic brain injury. Police and Ambulance were called and he was conveyed to Liverpool Hospital where he was admitted and treated.
Wife Dies of Mesothelioma as a Result of Building Renovation Work
Published 22 Dec 2012
Our client contracted Mesothelionma as a result of being exposed to dust particles during the building renovations at her home. The building works were conducted by her husband. Our client’s husband purchased asbestos fibro from a manufacturer intended to be used in the building of her home. A large amount of dust emanated from the fibro purchased when her husband, handled, cut, sawed and hammered the material.
$100,000 Personal Injury Claim for Injury Due to Shop Stock Fallling off Shelf
Published 21 Dec 2012
Our client was shopping at a shopping centre in the Manchester section. In the centre of the manchester section, there was a display of three separate shelves holding bed sheets. Our client, while looking through the bottom shelf, was hit on the head by falling bed linen located on the top shelf, as the shelf was not secured and the bed linen was poorly stacked.
$110,000 for Public Liability Claim from Caravan Park Injury
Published 20 Dec 2012
Our client’s hand was significantly injured while emptying the toilet of the caravan into a pit. Whilst our client was attempting to close the lid, the lid was unexpectedly heavy and she was unable to control. The lid quickly fell and caught her hand pulling her to the ground causing her significant injuries.
Public Liability Claim for Slip Fall in Club Due to Grease on Floor
Published 19 Dec 2012
The Plaintiff attended the Defendant’s Club for the purpose of having dinner with her friend. In the process of retrieving her meal, the Plaintiff slipped & fell as a result of grease on the floor, she thereby sustained a comminuted fracture of the left patella.
Slip Fall Injury on Hotel Dance Floor as a Result of Ice
Published 18 Dec 2012
On the date of the subject accident, the Plaintiff had attended a Hotel with some girlfriends. During the course of the night, the Plaintiff was on the dance floor and whilst dancing slipped over as a result of some ice which was on the floor.
$140,000 Damages Arising from Medical Negligence Administered by a Doctor at a Hospital
Published 17 Dec 2012
Our client attended hospital after slipping over and dislocating his elbow. The doctor at the hospital that he attended upon did not arrange for any x-rays to be performed and our client was not assessed properly, instead, negligently the doctor attempted to put the plaintiff’s elbow back into place. The plaintiff was discharged and then sent home with some sedation and analgesic medication.
$87,000 + Damages for a Trip Fall Public Liability Accident from an Un-Even Council Footpath
Published 14 Dec 2012
On 12 April 2011 the plaintiff and her partner were walking in an easterly direction along Coward Street, Botany on a northern footpath. The footpath surface was comprised of brick pavers. The plaintiff tripped and fell heavily, fracturing her right wrist, chipping her tooth and bruising her face.
$240,000 Medical Negligence Damages Awarded For Misdiagnosis by Hospital Staff
Published 13 Dec 2012
On 4 June 2011 the plaintiff noticed symptoms of pregnancy and so, on 8 June 2011, she attended the outpatient’s clinic at a hospital. There, the plaintiff consulted a registrar who performed an ultrasound. The ultrasound confirmed the presence of a mass (17 x 19 x 31mm) on the left annexa and also showed there was fluid noted in the Pouch of Douglas. This was confirmed by a Professor at the hospital. Despite the plaintiff being asymptomatic for ectopic pregnancy (ie no pelvic pain or vaginal bleeding), the employees of the hospital concluded that the ultrasound findings suggested a diagnosis of repeat ectopic pregnancy.
$195,000 Compensation for Hotel Guest for a Trip & Fall Injury
Published 12 Dec 2012
We acted for a client who was injured in June 2009 when she missed an obscured step-down into the poker machine room at a hotel and as a result tripped and fell sustaining serious injuries.
School Negligence - Student Wins $100,000 Damages for Eye Injury
Published 11 Dec 2012
Our client was a high school student attending a supervised excursion organised by the school. The activity involved some elements of gardening and the student was directed to dig up a Yucca plant. However in attempting to undertake this activity, a spiky tip of the leaf struck the student in the left eye and as a result he suffered an injury which caused partial visual impairment.
Client sues unidentified vehicle after being blinded by oncoming headlights and crashing
Published 10 Dec 2012
We acted for a client who was injured on 18 November 2010 when as he was driving home he was blinded by the high beams of an oncoming vehicle. As a result he lost control of his own vehicle, mounted the median strip and jolted several times as his vehicle bounced on the concrete median strip.
Court Awards Over $500,000 in Damages to Plantiff Injured When Struck by Stolen Vehicle
Published 07 Dec 2012
We acted for a client who was injured in June 2009 when he parked his Australia Post van on Main Street in Newcastle in order to make a delivery. As he was in the process of making the delivery a thief jumped into his van and attempted to steal it. The Plaintiff having noticed the thief attempting to steal his van dropped his trolley and ran back to the van. The Plaintiff stood in front of the van in an effort to try to stop the thief from driving away however, the thief accelerated and swerved the van colliding into our client knocking him to the ground.
$130,000.00 for late Motor Vehicle Accident Claim
Published 06 Dec 2012
On 1 July 2008 our client was involved in a Motor Vehicle Accident whilst at work. The client sought advice from Gerard Malouf and Partners on 27 January 2011 some two and a half years after the accident.
Worker Compensated over $450,000.00 for injuries due to Negligent Employer
Published 04 Dec 2012
Our client had sustained a very serious injury during the course of her employment when she had slipped on very slippery wet surface at her employer’s premises causing severe injury to her left shoulder. Subsequent to the injury, she was required to undergo various surgical procedures in repair of the injured shoulder.
Hotel Patron Assaulted by Other Patrons Sues Hotel Owner & Security Contractor Wins $250,000
Published 26 Nov 2012
We acted for a client who was injured in May 2009 when he was a patron at a hotel and he was assaulted by other patrons causing him injury, loss and damage.
$85,000 Settlement for Slip on Wet Carpet at Holiday Resort
Published 23 Nov 2012
In late 2010 our client, a guest at a holiday resort, slipped on a wet carpet entrance leading into the resort from the carpark.
$80,000 Settlement for Slip on Water at Supermarket Deli Counter
Published 22 Nov 2012
Our client, a young mother of two, slipped on water at a leading Australian supermarket’s Deli counter. Junior staff members behind the deli counter were cleaning and water had leaked through to the front of the deli counter where our customer was standing.
Settlement for Cyclist Hit by Car Door Whilst Riding to Work
Published 12 Nov 2012
We acted for a Plaintiff who was injured on his way to work whilst riding his bicycle. The Plaintiff was on route to his place of employment when as he rode along a busy street, the Defendant opened the drivers door of her vehicle, directly in line of travel with the Plaintiff’s bicycle and a collision occurred.
Injured Worker Receives $250,000.00 as a Result of Employers Negligence
Published 09 Nov 2012
Our client was employed as an accountant and was required to perform duties involving extensive data entry and filing. Our client would be required to file anywhere up to 2 hours in a single day which involved repetitive overhead filing to reach the shelves located above shoulder height. As a result of these duties, she developed an injury to her right shoulder which later required surgery.
$350,000 Settlement for Infected Wound Following Bladder Repair Surgery
Published 08 Nov 2012
Our client suffered extreme pain and discomfort due to an internal infected wound caused by her gynaecologist using the incorrect type of mesh in performing bladder repair surgery. Our young client has required further surgery to treat the infected wound.
$562,500 Settlement for Severe Abdominal Infection Following Gastric Pilcation Surgery
Published 07 Nov 2012
Our client suffered severe pain and discomfort and required further surgery as a result of a severe infection following Gastric Plication surgery.
Pedestrian Wins $225,000.00 after being struck by a car whilst crossing on a green walk signal
Published 06 Nov 2012
On that day, it was bright and sunny and at about 10:00 am he was attempting to cross the intersection at the Boulevard in Punchbowl. He waited on the traffic light until the signal turned green indicating to him that he could cross. As he was nearing the other side of the road the Defendant failed to stop and collided into his left side, knocking him to the ground.
$200,000+ Compensation for Injury at Supermarket due to Faulty Fridge
Published 05 Nov 2012
Our client decided to do some last minute shopping before the Christmas vacation period. She had gone into her local supermarket for the purpose of doing some shopping and on her way out saw a display of other Christmas items and proceeded to make her way to them. As she walked past a cold drink vending machine, she slipped and fell heavily to the ground. She sustained a significant injury to the back. At the time she was embarrassed, reported it to the staff but decided to go home. She then returned to report it and an incident report form was completed.
Successful $330,000 Medical Negligence claim against regional Dentist
Published 02 Nov 2012
We acted for a Plaintiff who received very poor management and treatment by a Dentist in her local town. Unfortunately, the Defendant Dentist would not provide any clinical notes, however we were able to successfully obtain a report from her current Dentist, detailing the poor management and work done by the Defendant Dentist.
Pedestrian hit by car – Successful settlement despite allegation of large contributory negligence
Published 01 Nov 2012
At Approximately 10.00 am on the morning of our clients injury, while he was picking up a delivery from a small factory, he backed his truck into the driveway and as he was walking down the driveway to the factory, he suddenly without warning was hit from behind. The hit was so intense he fell forward and had his chin ricocheted off the concrete while the back wheels of the vehicle went over his right foot and stopped over his foot. The Ambulance was called to the scene and he was taken to a local Hospital where x-rays were taken and surgery performed.
$130K Settlement for 3 Year Out of Time Motor Vehicle Accident Claim
Published 30 Oct 2012
Our client, the claimant in the proceedings, attended the offices of Gerard Malouf and Partners on 27 January 2011 and provided instructions to Mr Garbis Kolokossian about a Motor Vehicle Accident he was involved in on 1 July 2008.
$92,000 for Serious Fall at a Cafe with Undiagnosed Injuries
Published 13 Oct 2012
We acted for a patron who was injured when she fell backwards off a raised platform when attempting to sit at a coffee shop table.
Public Liability $70K for Fall off Horse as a Result of a Collapsed Fence
Published 10 Oct 2012
On a date in late 2009, the Plaintiff was mustering cattle on the Defendant’s property when his horse tripped over a fence which had collapsed and become obscured by long grass, causing the Plaintiff to fall from his horse.
Negligence by Hospital Causing Stroke Leads to $500,000 Settlement
Published 19 Sep 2012
Our client also suffered Aphasia (inability to speak) a symptom which is known to occur in a stroke. However he was only offered Thrombolysis therapy after the three hour window of him suffering the stroke had lapsed.
Negligent Pregnancy Delivery leads to $150,000 Compensation Payout for Erb’s Palsy Laso
Published 18 Sep 2012
Our client suffered Erb’s Palsy laso known as Erb–Duchenne palsy due to shoulder dystocia in her right arm during her birth delivery. Our young Aboriginal client has suffered a lifetime to her detriment due to the damage caused by her birth delivery.
Shopping Centre Slip in Florist Display Water Puddle
Published 02 Sep 2012
In 2010 while our client was shopping for a father’s day gift for her husband, she slipped on a puddle of water at a shopping centre in South Western Sydney.
Compensation for a Fall on a Pebblecrete Driveway
Published 29 Aug 2012
The Plaintiff in this matter is a registered nurse who was on her way to work. She had stayed overnight at her friend’s house and, in the process of walking down the Defendant’s steep pebblecrete driveway, the Plaintiff fell as a result of the driveway being slippery due to rain and sap from a nearby tree.
Guest Assaulted in Motel by Intruder Wins Compensation for Psychological Injuries
Published 28 Aug 2012
Our client conducted her classes in rented facilities at a local motel and also resided there as the location was in a different town from where she lived and traveling daily was too difficult. Over that period of time she had complained to the owner of the motel about the lack of security, in particular the faulty locks on the windows and the positioning of the safety latch on the door of her room.
Children of Deceased Worker Compensated Following a Death Benefit Claim
Published 24 Aug 2012
The deceased had sustained injuries in consecutive years during the course of his employment with the employer. The first injury had occurred in October 2000 and thereafter further injuries in February 2001 and January 2002. Resulting from these injuries, the deceased developed infections and poor blood circulation at the injured site of the toes and feet.
$65,000.00 For Whiplash Injury Following a Motor Vehicle Accident
Published 10 Aug 2012
Mrs X was involved in a Motor Vehicle Accident on 30 April 2009. At the time she was the driver of a Holden Astra. The vehicle was fitted with a head restraint and she was wearing her seatbelt.
Trip and Fall Claim Made by a Tenant Against Owner of Property Public Liability Claim
Published 08 Aug 2012
We acted for a tenant who was injured on 12 May 2008 when she tripped in the backyard of premises she rented.
Personal Injury - Slip And Fall Down Stairs - Claim Against Landlord
Published 07 Aug 2012
We recently had occasion to act on behalf of a middle aged woman who was living in rented accommodation in the Southern Highlands area of New South Wales.
Medical Negligence Claim - Hospital Fails to Conduct Appropriate Investigation Prior To Discharge
Published 10 Jun 2012
In 2009, our client being a 33 year old female suffered an injury at home as a result of a toilet cistern collapsing on top of her foot. Consequently, she was admitted into a public hospital where she was examined and received general treatment such as an initial review, tetanus shot, antibiotics and stitches.
Mesothelioma Dust Disease Claim
Published 07 May 2012
Our client had previously seen other solicitors and claims were lodged on my client’s behalf but were returned unsuccessfully.
Diagnosed with Mesothelioma in 2008
Published 06 May 2012
Thiering v Daly Interlocutory applications - Motor vehicle accident
Published 02 May 2012
Congested Aisle at Major Supermarkets Leading to Injury
Published 29 Mar 2012
An example of settling public liability claims utilising the GMP FAST-TRACK Resolution Policy. We recently acted for Ms K who lived in the Northern Suburbs and who visited one of the major supermarket stores to carry out some shopping. It was the festive time of the year and the stores were very busy
Mrs S Sues Property Owner & Property Manager for Faulty Wooden Sleeper Injury
Published 20 Mar 2012
Mrs S was injured on 20 April 2008. on that day she was in the backyard feeding her cat. As she was about to walk back into the house a wooden sleeper collapsed landing onto her foot causing her a crush injury to the left ankle. She was taken to Campbelltown hospital where she was treated, admitted and discharged after two weeks.
In the matter of Mr AWS –v – Shopping Town
Published 12 Oct 2011
Mr AWS attended a shopping centre for the purposes of undertaking his general grocery shopping.
Public Liability/fall down stairs due to insufficient lighting
Published 24 Jun 2011
The Plaintiff in this matter is a 67 year old man. He attended a Hospital where he was required to stay overnight after a check up and adjustment to his pacemaker. As he proceeded down the stairs into his cottage, due to insufficient lighting and dark shadows he fell.
Ms C Motor Vehicle Accident Claim for Compensation
Published 21 Oct 2010
Ms C suffered from nervous shock arising from the death of her mother in a horrific motor vehicle accident. On the 7th February 2009 Ms C received a phone call from her aunt that a vehicle collided with her Mum’s car. A vehicle had crossed into the incorrect side of the road and impacted heavily with her Mum’s white Honda Civic.
Miss N – Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation Claim
Published 14 Oct 2010
Miss N was a passenger is a motor vehicle being driven by her mother in New South Wales, when another vehicle failed to stop causing it to collide heavily into the rear of their vehicle.
Public Liability - hit by postal trolley
Published 31 Aug 2010
The Plaintiff is this matter is an 81 year old man who attended the Stanhope Gardens Shopping Centre on 18 March, 2009. Upon exiting a corridor and entering the main common area, the Plaintiff was struck to the ground by an Australia Post trolley laden with goods which was being pushed by an Australia Post employee.