Meat wholesaler liable in negligence for dangerous and raised steel track laid in carpark
Published 27 May 2019
Our client was attending a leading meat wholesaler in Sydney’s Western Suburbs in the state of New South Wales for the purposes of purchasing meat goods when she was caused to trip and fall over a dangerously raised steel track laid in the floor of the carpark.
Customer wins claim against Supermarket after slipping on squashed grapes!
Published 27 May 2019
Our client was a lawful entrant customer at a large supermarket/grocery store chain in the Upper North Shore Sydney in the State of New South Wales when she slipped and fell on a floor contaminated by liquid and squashed grapes causing her to slip and fall and suffer injury. She made a claim in negligence for compensation as a result of her injuries arising from the accident.
Country grocery store found liable in negligence in lifting accident.
Published 16 May 2019
In this case, our client suffered an injury during and in the course of her employment with her employer. In addition to receiving her lump sum compensation entitlements, due to the significant nature of her disability she was also able to pursue a work injury damages negligence claim against her employer to claim her full loss of wages (past and future) as well as her loss of superannuation from the date of injury up until her date of retirement as a result of being able to establish negligence against her employee in causing her injury.
Hit and run driver ordered to pay injured passenger compensation!
Published 09 Apr 2019
If you are a passenger, driver or pedestrian who have been involved in a motor vehicle accident which is the fault of another party, you may be entitled to receive fair and reasonable compensation if you have suffered serious injuries, losses and damages due to the negligence of the other driver.
Background on Gerard Malouf the Founder of Gerard Malouf and Partners Compensation Lawyers
Published 18 Jan 2019
Gerard Malouf believes “knowing someone's background is a portent of their morality, their future and what they might ultimately want to achieve in their life.”
Tamworth woman receives $170,000 compensation for personal injury from motor vehicle accident
Published 10 Jan 2019
Mrs A was the passenger of a motor vehicle travelling on a highway when the driver of the motor vehicle fell asleep at the wheel, lost control of the vehicle and subsequently collided with a tree.
64 Year old Woman Pedestrian Receives $590,000 in Compensation for Severe Motor Vehicle Injury
Published 21 Dec 2018
We acted for Mrs P, a 64yr old woman who was seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident in Western Sydney in 2017. She was waiting to cross at a pedestrian crossing on a main street, with a green pedestrian light, indicating it was safe to cross the street. When Mrs P was nearing the middle of the street, she was struck at speed by a vehicle who failed to stop for pedestrians while turning right.
Gerard Malouf & Partners Obtain Swift Justice for Medical Negligence Client in Urgent Circumstances
Published 17 Dec 2018
When our client contacted us, he was already dying. Metastatic cancer was first diagnosed several years prior, and had spread to his liver and beyond when we were asked to become involved in the case.
Sydney Woman Wins $82,000.00 Against Chemist After Tripping Over Stool Left in Isle
Published 12 Dec 2018
Our client was purchasing medicine at a Chemist in Rose Bay when she tripped over a stool that had been carelessly left in the isle by the employees of the store. As a result of her fall, our client suffered serious injuries to her left leg. After the pain and swelling did not subside, she attended upon her doctor who organised x-rays and scans. This showed our client had in fact sustained a fracture and broken her leg.
Local Council pays pedestrian damages in trip and fall on defective footpath
Published 30 Nov 2018
Our client was an elderly lady walking in the early hours of the morning to the shopping centre in Sydney New South Wales. As she was walking to the shopping centre, she tripped on a damaged section of the footpath which had dark grey asphalt which had lined the footpath area. It had not been repaired properly and maintained in a proper workmanlike manner.
Man Who Fractures Arm On Plane Receives Full Compensation Payout
Published 21 Nov 2018
When you suffer disability and reduced mobility, travelling is already a difficult proposition. Gerard Malouf and Partners had recent success on our client’s behalf in circumstances where a major airline failed to provide a man with a hoist to get out of his allocated seat and into his wheelchair after a long flight. In the course of transferring to his wheelchair, our client suffered a broken arm.
Man Receives Large Compensation Payout After Sydney Hospital Error
Published 20 Nov 2018
Many people end up in hospital because they are gravely ill. When gravely ill, the last thing one needs is further injury causing harm to a part of the body that would otherwise have been perfectly healthy.
90 year old grandmother wins over $180,000 following trip and fall in rental property
Published 28 Sep 2018
The Plaintiff was a 90 year old Victorian grandmother who had come to Sydney to visit her daughter. The Plaintiff’s daughter had held a residential tenancy agreement from about 2012.
Melbourne resident receives over $120,000 after slip and fall in prominent Sydney shopping centre chain
Published 27 Sep 2018
On 21 December 2015 the Plaintiff attended the defendant’s premises in the hope of completing his weekly shopping. At the time of the accident there was a lot of heavy rain around Sydney.
Shire father receives over $210,000 after slip and fall in popular coffee retailer
Published 24 Sep 2018
On 4 April 2016 the Plaintiff entered the Defendants store to purchase and consume coffee. As the Plaintiff sat down in the designated chair the back leg of the chair slipped off the edge of a lip causing the Plaintiff to fall landing on the ground heavily.
New Zealand resident receives over $120,000 following shelving collapse in private home
Published 20 Sep 2018
The Plaintiff was a 38-year-old New Zealand resident who had come to stay in the Australian Capital Territory. The Plaintiff choose to board in Queanbeyan. The house which she was staying in was in a state of disrepair, however not so much as it was unliveable.
Woman seriously injured in Motor Vehicle Accident receives $1,350,000 in compensation
Published 19 Sep 2018
We represented Ms G who was involved in a motor accident in 2016. Ms G was stopped waiting to turn right off the Princes Highway, on her way to collect her young son from school, when she was rear ended by another vehicle travelling at approximately 100km per hour. Ms G sustained severe physical injuries as well as a traumatic brain injury.
Sydney woman awarded $300,000 in compensation following a motor vehicle accident
Published 18 Sep 2018
Our client was involved in a motor vehicle accident through no fault of her own. Whilst driving along, she attempted to overtake a vehicle, and while doing so she heard and saw another car speeding up behind her.
Central Coast Man Awarded $325,000 in Damages Following Mismanagement of Post-Operative Infection
Published 17 Sep 2018
This matter concerned a middle-aged gentleman who attended on the Defendant Hospital for surgical treatment following an accident in which he sustained an injury to his left shoulder and upper arm. He was assessed upon arrival to the Defendant Hospital in July 2013, whereupon an arrangement for surgical fixation of the left humerus and rotator cuff repair was made.
66 Year old, Western Sydney Man receives $200,000 in Compensation for Motor Accident
Published 14 Sep 2018
We acted for Mr A, a 66 year old man who was involved in a motor accident in the middle of 2016. Mr A was injured when driving along in the middle lane of a well known, Western Sydney road, when the vehicle at fault, travelling in the same direction as Mr A, suddenly merged into his lane, colliding with the rear passenger side of Mr A’s vehicle.
Pedestrian receives nearly $80,000.00 compensation where accident liability hotly contested
Published 13 Sep 2018
We represented Mr M who was involved in a motor accident in 2015. Mr M was a pedestrian walking home at about 9:00pm one evening when he was hit by the driver of a vehicle while crossing a country road. Mr M sustained physical injuries as well as a traumatic brain injury.
Chatswood Pensioner Receives Compensation for Personal Injury as a Result of a Motor Vehicle Accident
Published 12 Sep 2018
Mr A turned left into a side street on a green light. The motor vehicle at fault went through the intersection on a red light and collided with Mr A’s vehicle.
50 year old man receives 1.4 million dollars Compensation after sustaining injuries from a Motor Vehicle Accident
Published 07 Sep 2018
This matter involved a motor vehicle accident where our client was struck by another car while driving through an intersection.
Driver sued Local Council in unsafe road accident and awarded substantial compensation
Published 06 Sep 2018
Our client was driving her vehicle along a roadway in the mid north coast region of New South Wales. Her mother was riding her motor cycle in front of her vehicle. The local council was the authority responsible for the roadway and they had the care, control and management of the roadway and were vicariously liable and/or omissions of its employees, servants and/or agents undertaking work on the roadway.
Grafton shopper awarded damages as a result of slipping on a mandarin left on the floor
Published 05 Sep 2018
Our client was a customer attending to a shopping centre in Grafton, being a city in the norther rivers region of the state of new south wales, for the purposes of shopping when he was caused to slip and fall on a piece of mandarin which was left on the floor. It caused him to lose balance and fall heavily to the floor.
Manufacturer ordered to pay damages in compensation for defective/faulty knee pads
Published 04 Sep 2018
Our client was a floor tiler operating his floor tiling business in the Central Coast region of New South Wales. He had been operating as a floor tiler for many years. He purchased a pair of knee pads from an international household hardware chain for the purposes of undertaking his work as a floor tiler. Whilst our client was going about his work in the course of tiling he turned to pick up a tile when his right knee pad rolled to the side of the plastic plate causing him to suffer substantial injury to his right knee as it struck and twisted on a hard surface.
Nelson Bay car passenger awarded substantial damages in compensation for bush road accident
Published 03 Sep 2018
Our client was a front seat passenger in a motor vehicle driven by her partner on a country road in the Lower Hunter Valley region of the State of New South Wales. They were driving through the bush road in the evening to collect crab traps and that while they were driving through the bush road he hit a tree which had been on the roadway.
Northern NSW woman awarded $3.35 million in compensation following cancer misdiagnosis
Published 31 Aug 2018
This case concerned a 61 year-old woman who attended on the Defendant hospital in late 2015. She was diagnosed with small cell cancer following a biopsy, and chemotherapy was performed as a result. Approximately four months later, she attended on another hospital where it was discovered that she did not have small cell cancer at all. She was then correctly diagnosed with carcinoid lung cancer.
Sydney Woman Awarded $140,000.00 after Falling at Wedding Reception
Published 30 Aug 2018
Our client was attending her son’s wedding at a reception venue in Bankstown when she attempted to walk down the short flight of stairs to greet guests and family. The stairs in question were only two steps high but the room was poorly lit and there were no warning signs to indicate that the steps were there.
Teacher receives over $25,000 payout for knee injury
Published 29 Aug 2018
Our client was employed as a teacher with the Department of Education and Training. Unfortunately she suffered injury to her knee as a result of tripping over an object that was placed in an obscure location within the classroom.
High School Student Awarded $55,000 for Injury Sustained during School Football Game
Published 28 Aug 2018
A year 9 student at a public Lake Macquarie High School has been awarded $55,000.00 after he was injured during a game of football organised by a trainee teacher. The game of football was played on a concrete surface under the school awning.
Central Coast resident receive $1.2 million in Wyong motor vehicle accident
Published 27 Aug 2018
The claimant was a 46 year old Central Coast resident who was a rail way shunter the only job he had known since starting work at the age of 16.
Section 39 Whole Person Impairment Assessments - Your option to be re-assessed
Published 24 Aug 2018
Our client sustained a workplace injury to his left shoulder in 2010 as a result of the heavy nature of his work, including general construction work.
Sydney pedestrian injured by a motor vehicle and awarded $100,000 in compensation
Published 23 Aug 2018
This matter involved a woman who was crossing the road at a roundabout when she was hit by a motor vehicle.
Windsor resident involved in near miss accident received $200,000 compensation
Published 22 Aug 2018
A Windsor woman was the driver of a motor vehicle which was driving along smith road in August 2015. All of a sudden without warning a white truck has pulled out of a driveway and into the path of our client.
Pedestrian receives $425,000 in compensation after being hit by a motor vehicle
Published 21 Aug 2018
We represented Mrs T who was involved in a motor vehicle accident in 2014. Mrs T was a pedestrian walking across a pedestrian crossing at a busy intersection when a motor vehicle failed to stop and hit our client, causing injuries to her head, neck, shoulder, back, knee and lower leg, as well as psychological injury.
Blacktown man receives $130,000 in compensation after being hit by a motor vehicle
Published 20 Aug 2018
Our client, Mr M was sitting in his vehicle in a carpark. As Mr M was in his vehicle, another motor vehicle was driving erratically through the carpark and collided with Mr M’s motor vehicle. As a result of the collision Mr M suffered significant injuries to his neck, back, shoulder, teeth and knee.
90 Year Old Woman Receives Compensation After Being Involved In A Car Accident
Published 17 Aug 2018
As her family were driving on their normal route in a familiar Western Sydney neighborhood, another vehicle collided with their car, causing the grandmother to suffer injuries. Despite their car having a green light and the right of way, another vehicle failed to stop at a red light, leading to a front on collision.
UK Immigrant received over $140,000 following motorcycle accident
Published 16 Aug 2018
On 30 March 2016 our client was the driver of a motor cycle which was attempting to travel down Pitt Road, North Curl Curl. As he was travelling along pit road another vehicle has filed to stop at a stop street and pulled out from the side street knocking our client from his motorcycle.
Wollongong resident elects for settlement and received in excess of $25,000
Published 15 Aug 2018
On 18 January 2017 the Claimant was the driver of a vehicle which was stationary at a set of traffic lights in Wollongong. The claimant was hit from behind at speed resulting in a two day stay in hospital and exacerbation to a raft of pre-existing spinal injuries he had sustained from an earlier work place accident.
Parramatta resident receives $35,000.00 in compensation as a passenger in a motor vehicle accident
Published 14 Aug 2018
The Claimant was a 31 year old male who was a passenger of vehicle was attempting to turn off the Hume Highway into Cosgrove Road. As the vehicle turned into Cosgrove Road it came to a stop behind a band of traffic. The vehicle behind our client’s vehicle has failed to stop and collided with the rear of our client’s vehicle at speed. As a result our client sustained whiplash injuries to her neck and back.
Sydney Family Receives $87,500 in Compensation Following Untimely Death of Mother and Grandmother
Published 13 Aug 2018
This case concerned an elderly lady who was admitted into the care of the defendant hospital after suffering a stroke which resulted in right side weakness. It was noted upon her arrival that she was unable to mobilise and self-care adequately by reason of her right-sided weakness, and was at a serious risk of falling if unattended. She was prescribed a high level of dependent nursing care.
Parents of Disabled Child Receive $1,666,666 in Compensation to Assist with Ongoing Care and Treatment
Published 10 Aug 2018
This case concerned a child who was monitored during pregnancy and found to have a severe form of Down Syndrome. While investigations were performed which suggested the diagnosis, the mother was never counselled, advised, referred for treatment or had her child treated for Down Syndrome. It was not until 27 weeks’ gestation that the parents had confirmation that their child had severe Down Syndrome.
Northern NSW tenant succeeds in his public liability claim receiving $250,000 in compensation as a result of a fall in a rental property
Published 09 Aug 2018
Our Firm was approached by a middle aged man who suffered injury as a tenant in a rental property in Northern NSW. The premises was managed by a real estate agency pursuant to a residential tenancy agreement.
Client succeeds in public liability claim against a Trampoline Fun Park in Sydney
Published 08 Aug 2018
Our client was a young lady who attended upon a trampoline fun park in Sydney, New South Wales to participate in a trampoline exercise class. As part of the exercise class, our client followed instructions given by the organiser and in doing so, her foot clipped the padding between the trampolines, causing her to fall. As a result, our client suffered significant injuries to her right foot and knee requiring multiple surgeries.
Parents Win Nervous Shock Clam for Son’s Disability Against Western Sydney Hospital
Published 07 Aug 2018
The recent and interesting case of Sorbello v South Western Sydney Local Health Network; Sultan v South Western Sydney Local Health Network  NSWSC 863, upheld on appeal, provides insight into how the courts will assess damages/compensation for non-economic loss in nervous shock claims.
Young Man Receives Compensation after being struck by a Car on Pedestrian Crossing
Published 06 Aug 2018
This matter involved a motor vehicle accident where our client was struck by a car, due to the careless driving of a stranger.
Mother and Daughter Receive $400,000 in Compensation Following Death of Husband and Father
Published 03 Aug 2018
This matter concerned a gentleman who was mismanaged by his general practitioners, who were late in diagnosing a rectal adenocarcinoma which ultimately resulted in his unfortunate and untimely death. A cancerous rectal tumour, which should have been diagnosed earlier, was detected far too late for any meaningful treatment to be administered to the gentleman.
Sydney Family Receives $150,000 In Compensation Following Double Amputation Of Father’s Legs
Published 02 Aug 2018
Our clients were a family who contacted us on behalf of their father, who was treated negligently by a general practitioner attending on a nursing home. He suffered serious infections in his feet, and was diabetic. Although this meant he required more persistent observation and treatment, this was neglected and he ultimately had both legs amputated below the knees at a local hospital.
Sydney woman slips down stairs and receives $100,000 plus costs in compensation
Published 01 Aug 2018
A Sydney woman received $100,000 plus costs by way of compensation for the injuries she sustained in a public liability accident.
$95,000 compensation for client who trips over trench in poorly lit shopping centre carpark
Published 31 Jul 2018
Just before Christmas 2015 our client was walking through a shopping centre carpark. This was an open air carpark. The lighting was very poor. Unknown to our client a trench had been dug across the carpark. The trench had been filled in but had subsided.
Newcastle discount store ordered to pay substantial damages to elderly customer who tripped over lower shelf left on the floor
Published 30 Jul 2018
Our client was attending a large discount store at Newcastle for the purposes of buying hooks for hanging pot plants. Our client is an elderly lady. As she attempted to walk to the end of the aisle and to walk around it she tripped over a lower shelf which was protruding at the end of the aisle.
Machine Operator Receives over $600,000 in Damages for a Workplace Injury
Published 27 Jul 2018
Our client worked as a machine operator. His employment required him to repetitively use a particular machine on a daily basis.
Injured Panel Beater Receives over $400,000 in Damages for an Injury 20 years ago
Published 26 Jul 2018
Our client worked as an apprentice Panel Beater. His employment required him to repetitively bend, squat, push and pull machinery and equipment in an unsafe manner.
Nurse Injured at Work due to Poorly Maintained Equipment Receives $500,000 in Damages
Published 25 Jul 2018
Our client worked as a specialist nurse in a hospital. Her employment at the hospital required her to repetitively use poorly maintained equipment on a daily basis.
Central Coast Woman awarded $100,000 after radiologist delays cancer diagnosis
Published 24 Jul 2018
This matter involved the conduct of a radiology, specifically whether their delay in providing a correct diagnosis has caused our client to suffer greater harm.
Elderly woman receives $120,000 compensation due to injury from a faulty trolley on travellator
Published 23 Jul 2018
An elderly woman has received $120,000.00 due to a faulty trolley at Miranda. Our client was using a trolley on a travellator. The brake of the trolley was faulty and did not grip. The trolley has then rolled backwards, causing our client to be knocked over and causing her to sustain serious injury to her lower leg.
Cessnock man awarded $130,000 injury compensation after slipping in hardware store
Published 20 Jul 2018
A Cessnock man has been awarded $130,000.00 after slipping in a hardware store. Our client was at the store to purchase general goods. Unknown to him there was a thin line of water near the entrance to the store. Our client was never warned of the spillage, nor were signs present.
Sydney Pedestrian injured in a motor vehicle accident receives $125,000 in compensation
Published 19 Jul 2018
A Sydney man received $125,000 by way of compensation for the injuries he sustained in as a pedestrian in a motor vehicle accident.
Parents Receive $225,000 in Compensation Following Death of Child in Childbirth
Published 18 Jul 2018
This tragic case concerned a heavily pregnant mother who noticed that her child was not moving. She was transferred to the defendant hospital as an emergency precaution and was noted to be a high-priority C-section case.
39 Year Old Doonside Woman Receives $365,000 Payout Following Bowel Perforation During Myomectomy
Published 17 Jul 2018
Our client was a 39 year old woman from Doonside who underwent elective surgery for removal of fibroids from uterus, as well as a cyst from her ovary.
Coffs harbour family receives over $620,000 following failure to properly monitor illness following surgery
Published 16 Jul 2018
The primary Plaintiff was a 58 year old man Coffs Harbour man. In August 2013 he underwent a laparoscopic cholecystectomy, removal of his gall bladder. In January 2015 he presented to the defendant doctor with complaints of severe upper abdominal pain. He consented to an Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, an investigatory technique, and was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis.
Woman sues for compensation after she trips over step in deli and shatters glass in her hand
Published 13 Jul 2018
Just before the end of 2016 a 65 year old lady asked us to help her. She had being shopping in her local delicatessen. She had already picked ups some jars of food. As she walked around the corner of the aisle, she tripped over a movable step which had been left in the middle of the aisle.
No wet floor signs at large shopping centre causes injured local lady to sue for compensation, successfully
Published 12 Jul 2018
This matter involved our client in Sydney who was walking through a large shopping centre on a Saturday afternoon in January 2017.
Client receives $180,000 for fall on Anzac day at local supermarket
Published 11 Jul 2018
On Anzac Day 2015, our client went shopping her at local supermarket. As she walked passed the refrigerated display cabinets, she slipped heavily and fell to the floor. She landed heavily on her lower back suffering severe injuries to her lower spine and coccyx.
Woman receives $120,000 after leaking bottled water spills on supermarket floor causing slip & fall
Published 10 Jul 2018
Just before Christmas 2015 our client went into her local supermarket in Sydney. Next to the refrigerated section was a stack of bottled water, which had leaked onto the floor. As she walked passed the refrigerated section, she slipped and fell heavily. The supermarket had no system to clean floors efficiently. No warning signs had been put in place.
Large Compensation Payment After Women Dies in Western NSW Hospital due to Mistake & Misdiagnosis
Published 09 Jul 2018
Losing a loved one is hard enough, but losing a loved one in circumstances of medical negligence adds further insult and injury in an already difficult situation. Gerard Malouf and Partners recently achieved success in several matters where medical mistake and misdiagnosis led to the tragic death of a family member.
Six Figure Compensation Sum Paid to Southern Sydney Man for Misdiagnosis by Hospital
Published 06 Jul 2018
When our client attended upon his local southern Sydney hospital having had pain the lower leg for a few days, he wasn’t too concerned. He had received extensive treatment from the hospital in the past, and had always received excellent care and attention.
NSW Woman Receives Compensation for Internal Injury Arising from Medical Negligence
Published 05 Jul 2018
Gerard Malouf and Partners recently had another success representing people who have suffered medical negligence, misdiagnosis and medical mistake.
Penrith bicycle rider wins substantial compensation for roundabout accident with car
Published 04 Jul 2018
Our client was a bicycle rider travelling along a road in Penrith located in the Greater Western Sydney on the banks of the Nepean River. He had entered the roundabout at a major intersection, when another motor vehicle approached his vehicle from his left hand side and failed to give way, clipping the rear wheel of his bicycle and causing him to fall to the ground and suffer injury.
Car Accident in Blacktown Causes Havoc to a Person’s Employment when Receiving Disability Support Pension
Published 03 Jul 2018
Mr FA was in receipt of a disability support pension, which also prevented him to perform work. He was limited to the number of hours he was permitted to perform some work. His limitations were also caused by his injuries which were both physical and psychological.
A Slip & Fall Accident in a Penrith Restaurant is Resolved Despite the Restaurant Falling into Liquidation
Published 02 Jul 2018
Ms CN attended a restaurant where she made a booking during lunch to celebrate her husband’s 50th birthday. It was an extremely hot day and she had attended early to confirm seating arrangements. The restaurant did not have its air conditioner on so she proceeded to the bar area to obtain a glass of water. As she was proceeding back to the dining area, she needed to proceed down a set of 3 steps.
Train Sliding Bathroom Door Case Adds to the Complexities of a Public Liability Claim
Published 29 Jun 2018
Ms MP was an elderly lady on a train between Gosford and Sydney. Upon these country link trains there are bathroom facilities provided. On the newer trains these facilities have an automatic sliding door.
Young Western Sydney woman receives over $320,000 following failure to monitor opioid usage
Published 28 Jun 2018
The client was 26 year old woman from Western Sydney who sustained brain damage, respiratory distress and psychological injuries following an operation at a local Western Sydney hospital.
Mid North Coast woman receives $110,000 in compensation due to orthopaedic surgeon’s mistreatment
Published 27 Jun 2018
In this matter, our client was a Tarbuk Bay local who injured her left knee on two separate occasions at her workplace. She sought care from a specialist orthopaedic surgeon who she believed was competent and would provide good treatment for her left knee injury.
Sydney woman receives $175,000 settlement after Hospital fails to assess tendon damage results in infection
Published 26 Jun 2018
In this matter, our client suffered an accidental cut to her ring finger at home and presented to the emergency department of her local hospital for treatment of her injury. The presenting doctor attended to cleaning, gluing and stitching of the wound. No attempts to examine and diagnose any underlying injuries to the tendon or joint were done, nor were any antibiotics or painkillers prescribed to our client.
Successful Claim for Weekly Benefits & Medical Expenses for Injured Nurse
Published 25 Jun 2018
Our client was employed as an assistant in nursing at an agedcare facility. Her duties involved repetitive heavy lifting and bending. As a result of the nature of her repetitive work, as well as an incident when lifting a chair, our client sustained a serious back injury.
Workers Compensation Insurer Pays $550,000 in Compensation Benefits to Injured Labourer
Published 22 Jun 2018
In previous articles from Gerard Malouf and Partners we have mentioned that workers compensation insurers generally pay high amounts in workers compensation claims. There is a misconception that compensation amounts in workers compensation claims are very limited and insignificant. However, at Gerard Malouf & Partners we realise that there is a number of various opportunities for compensation available to injured workers. The combined payments of compensation will reach significant amounts.
Workers Compensation Claim is Concluded After the Injured Worker Dies – Family Still Receive the Benefits
Published 21 Jun 2018
The family of a beneficiary to workers compensation claim had received the full entitlements which were awarded to an injured worker, who had died prior to the conclusion of the claim.
General Storeman compensated over $25,000 for lower back injury
Published 20 Jun 2018
Our client was employed as a General Storeman with a local hardware company. He was responsible for assisting customers with their various hardware enquiries and was also responsible for stacking and restocking shelves.
Man is awarded $250,000 in compensation after slip and fall on carpark surface direction arrow
Published 18 Jun 2018
Gerard Malouf & Partners recently acted for a 72 year old man who was injured when he slipped and fell on a white spray painted directional arrow on a shopping centre car park surface.
Sydney woman receives compensation as a result of a psychological injury suffered following her partner’s motor vehicle accident
Published 15 Jun 2018
A Sydney woman has suffered from a recognised psychiatric injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident her partner was involved in.
Family Members Receive Total of $230,000 in Compensation for Damages Arising out of Nervous Shock
Published 14 Jun 2018
Our clients in this matter were family members of the deceased, who passed away following mistreatment and mismanagement of his anaemia and impaired renal function. Such a condition is closely associated with and caused by internal bleeding. These symptoms are usually managed with anti-coagulant and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory therapy, but in this situation, should not have been administered due to the deceased’s diabetes and anaemia.
Parents Receive total of $485,000 in Compensation for Tragic Death of Newborn Child
Published 13 Jun 2018
This matter concerns the untimely and tragic death of a newborn child. The child was unfortunately suffocated after being born as a result of being left unattended with the mother who was heavily sedated and unwell following a 12 hour labour.
Central Coast woman receives $147,500 in compensation following error in preparing for lens implant
Published 12 Jun 2018
In this matter, our client consented to undergo a cataract extraction and intraocular lens implant. She made arrangements to undergo this medical operation at a central coast hospital. During the operation, the theatre sister assisting the surgeon was negligent in preparing the lens implant whilst inserting it into the injector. This resulted in a crack in the lens and was only observed by the surgeon after insertion.
Goulburn woman receives $360,000 settlement due to Orthopaedic surgeon’s negligence
Published 11 Jun 2018
In our matter, our client suffered a fracture to her right wrist when she fell on concrete at home. She sought care and treatment from an orthopaedic surgeon to have this injury repaired with a simple surgery which involved realigning the fractured bone to its normal position.
Wagga Wagga woman received $90,000 following a failure by his medical practitioner to properly investigate her injuries
Published 08 Jun 2018
At the time of the accident our client was a 60 year old Wagga Wagga resident who was under the care of a local Optometrist.
Dubbo woman receives $175,000 compensation when thyroid operation goes wrong in Hospital
Published 07 Jun 2018
In this matter, our client become aware of large nodules that had formed in and around her thyroid which was suspected to be cancerous and was causing her discomfort. As is standard, she sought medical advice and surgery was booked at a local hospital for removal of part of her thyroid containing these nodules.
Hurstville Resident receives $28,000 in Compensation following Rear End Car Collision
Published 06 Jun 2018
The Claimant is a 74 year old Hurstville resident who was a homemaker at the time of the accident. On 6 January 2016, Mrs M was a Driver of a vehicle which was hit from behind while stationary. As a result of the accident Mrs M suffered injuries to her right and left leg as well as aggravations to the pre-existing neck and lower back injuries.
Penrith Shopping Centre and its cleaners ordered to pay customer substantial damages as a result of an accident in the fire stairwell
Published 05 Jun 2018
Our client was a customer attending Penrith Shopping Centre in Greater Western Sydney and as she was walking down the staircase to the car park, when she slipped and fell and suffered serious injuries. The floor was slippery and full of rubbish on the stairs. The owners of the Penrith Shopping Centre had the care, management and control of the shopping centre. They had also contracted a cleaning company to clean the premises including the common law areas pursuant to a services cleaning agreement.
Close to $400,000 in Compensation for a Female Cleaner for Injuries Sustained Whilst on Suitable Duties
Published 04 Jun 2018
At Gerard Malouf& Partners we had taken instructions from a female cleaner who had sustained serious injuries whilst performing suitable duties. When instructing our office, this lady had already completed her lump sum claim for her impairment and as she satisfied the threshold of 15% whole person impairment (WPI) in order to pursue a work injury damages claim (common law negligence claim), we then commenced proceedings for damages on her behalf.
Bankstown woman receives $100,000 after slipping on Foodstuff in supermarket
Published 01 Jun 2018
A Bankstown woman has been awarded $100,000.00 after slipping in a supermarket. Our client was walking through the supermarket through an aisle which was closed. As she was walking through the aisle, unknown to her there was foodstuff on the floor. Our client has stepped on the foodstuff causing her to slip and fall heavily to the ground, sustaining injury.
Workers Compensation Insurer Pays Half Million Dollars in Compensation for an Injured Assistant in Nursing
Published 31 May 2018
It is not unusual for workers compensation insurer’s to pay substantial sums of money in a workers compensation claim. Many believe that the compensation amounts paid by insurers under the workers compensation scheme are not significant and this is because many simply look at the value of the impairment lump sum paid to the injured worker.
Workers Compensation Insurer Pays Close to $600,000 Towards an Injured Process Workers / Store Person
Published 30 May 2018
A young father had been working strenuously at a warehouse for a department store. His role required him to stack various items onto pallets and thereafter have them stored in the appropriate sections of the warehouse. The goods are then delivered to the various department stores for sale.
American Woman wins $395,000 in compensation after rear-end motor vehicle accident on the way to Airport in NSW
Published 29 May 2018
This matter concerned a 55 year old American citizen who was rear ended whilst in a taxi travelling back to the airport on her way home from holiday here in Australia.
Deceased Man’s family awarded compensation for his motor vehicle accident
Published 28 May 2018
A Sydney man was stationary in his vehicle at a set of traffic lights at an intersection. While waiting at the red light, a vehicle collided into the rear of our client’s car. In the accident, our client injured his neck, left shoulder, left arm and shock. He also experienced paraesthesia in both his hands.
Sydney Woman Secures $200,000 Compensation Following Poor Case Management by Hospital
Published 25 May 2018
This matter involves our client getting into an accident on 26 February 2012 when she was at the Windsor River at Pitt Town Wharf when a trailer carrying a Jet Ski hit her leg and lacerated her right calf.
Parramatta Family Receives Compensation for Hospitals Failure to Investigate Leading to Death
Published 24 May 2018
This matter concerns the untimely death of a 52 year old father of 4. He died of exsanguination, which is the severe loss of blood, due to upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage.
Café outdoor seats blocking footpath in Breakfast Point a serious trip and fall hazard
Published 23 May 2018
Ms JA is an elderly resident of Breakfast point. The most direct route for her to the bus stop is through the main commercial area of the housing community. On this particular day, the path that JA normally takes was blocked by tables and chairs which were pushed to the edge of the curb so as to maximise the seating. There were so many seats and tables that there was no pathways at all.
Elderly man suspected to have suffered stroke following car accident
Published 22 May 2018
Mr KYC is an elderly man in his 70’s. He was driving with a friend in the streets of Auburn in a 50km/hr zone. His car was a sturdy 1970’s Ford Falcon, but with the speed of the vehicle that hit him, the strength of the car was not able to protect him. His head went forward and struck the steering wheel. The accident occurred near his treating GP and he immediately attended upon her.
Parramatta Family Receives Compensation for Hospitals Failure to Investigate Leading to Untimely Death
Published 16 May 2018
This matter concerns the untimely death of a 52 year old father of 4. He died of exsanguination, which is the severe loss of blood, due to upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage.
NSW Lady Receives $350,000 Compensation for negligent anaesthetic treatment in Hospital
Published 15 May 2018
Our client was a 45 year old lady who underwent surgery to remove a foreign body in the patella region of her left knee. She was administered a general anaesthetic before the operation took place. The anaesthesia was administered by the alleged Defendant. When our client awoke from surgery, her left knee was much better and she was able to mobilize her left knee quite quickly. However, the Plaintiff noticed a numbness on the left side of her groin that extended along the medial aspect of her left thigh and shin to her left ankle, but not to her foot.
68 year old Punchbowl man is awarded $305,000 in compensation following settlement of his claim for injuries arising from pedestrian vs. car motor vehicle accident
Published 14 May 2018
Gerard Malouf & Partners recently acted for a 68 year old man who was injured as a pedestrian when a vehicle ran over our client, causing injury.
Liverpool woman receives $80,000 injury compensation after tripping on wheel stopper in car park
Published 11 May 2018
A Liverpool woman has been awarded over $80,000.00 after tripping on a wheel stopper in the car park of her local shopping centre.
Accurate Factual and Medical Evidence required for success in a Workers Compensation Medical Expense Claim
Published 09 May 2018
As with any type of personal injury claims and also claims for statutory entitlements under the workers compensation scheme, the success of the claim is dependent on the strength and accuracy of evidence. That is, for both factual and medical evidence.
Customer receives significant injury compensation in water slide accident due to negligence of waterpark staff
Published 08 May 2018
Our client was a customer at a waterpark facility. He was attending with friends during the holiday period. One of the water slide rides had certain operational requirements and weight limit for all persons. These operational requirements were not complied with by the staff at the time. As our client was coming down the water slide, the tube her was in flipped over and resulted in our client falling from a significant height and resulting in him suffering a serious injury to his left shoulder.
Sydney woman receives $90,000 in compensation after being administered unnecessary medication in public hospital
Published 07 May 2018
This matter involved a woman who attended upon a public hospital after suffering from heart palpitations. After being admitted to hospital, she awoke in the middle of the night after suffering from a nightmare. A doctor came to her and was of the impression that she was experiencing further palpitations.
Orange Client receives payout from James Hardie after being exposed to asbestos dust and fibre whilst building his house in 1978
Published 04 May 2018
Our client contracted an asbestos related disease as a result of being exposed to asbestos dust and fibre whilst building an extension onto his home in 1978.
San Souci motor vehicle accident results in elderly driver receiving substantial award of compensation for neck & back injury
Published 03 May 2018
Our client was an elderly driver who was driving in an easterly direction along a street in San Souci, being a southern Sydney suburb in the state of NSW. As our client came towards an intersection, another vehicle came out suddenly from behind a parked car and collided with the left hand side of our client’s vehicle.
Central Coast man receives $210,000 in compensation due to Chiropractor’s negligence
Published 02 May 2018
In this matter, our client was a family man who developed some tenderness in his neck and back after playing with his son. To help relieve this pain and discomfort, he sought the assistance of a Chiropractor who he believed would provide good care for his complaints.
Sydney woman receives $260,000 compensation after hernia repair operation goes wrong in hospital
Published 01 May 2018
In this matter, our client became aware that she had formed a hernia in her stomach which was causing her discomfort. As is standard, she sought medical treatment at a southern Sydney hospital to have this hernia repaired with a simple surgery involving the incision of mesh to treat the hernia.
Albury man receives $250,000 compensation after his finger is amputated due to medical negligence
Published 30 Apr 2018
In this matter, our client has a standard need to have a wart on his finger removed. He sought care from his local General Practitioner to remove this damaged tissue. No attempts at freezing, burning or otherwise referring this patient were undertaken.
Elderly Woman in Sydney receives Compensation after infection results in Leg Amputation
Published 27 Apr 2018
In this matter, an elderly woman required varied care to meet her medical needs. She frequented St Vincent’s hospital multiple times to seek care for her development of wounds and injuries such as pressure sores and ulcers.
Sydney man receives $160,000 after dentist fractures his jaw during tooth extraction
Published 26 Apr 2018
In this matter, our client sought the services of a Sydney dentist after experiencing tooth pain. The dentist decided that one of his wisdom teeth would need to be removed and our client agreed to have this tooth pulled out, trusting his dentist to provide appropriate care to him in during procedure.
38 Year Old Man From Western Sydney Compensated After Rear End Car Collision Injures Neck & Back
Published 25 Apr 2018
In this matter, we acted for a man who was struck from behind by another vehicle as he was stationary in traffic on a busy Sydney road. As a result of the impact, our client sustained a number of physical injuries including, soft tissue injuries to his neck, lower back and shoulder.
Compensation for Loss of Income due to Neck & Knee Injury from Motorcycle Accident
Published 24 Apr 2018
In August 2014 our client was a fit 30 year old man who was riding his motor cycle on a Sydney motorway when a car suddenly cut him off causing him to be thrown from his motor cycle. As a result he suffered physical injuries to his neck and to his right knee.
Sydney woman receives $140,000 in compensation after negligent bilateral knee replacements
Published 23 Apr 2018
This matter involved a woman who has suffered ongoing bilateral knee issues for several years. She attended upon a private surgeon who recommended a bilateral total knee replacement. After she underwent the operation, she began to experience difficulties with both of her legs and knees and upon further investigations it was found that she had suffered fractured to her legs during the operation.
Sydney woman receives $300,000 compensation after suffering infection whilst undergoing routine procedure for pre-existing condition
Published 20 Apr 2018
In about 2011, our client was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder which entailed small blood clots forming throughout her entire body. This disorder limits the flow of oxygen and blood to certain organs including her brain, organs, and heart. As a result of this condition, our client began treatment which involved being placed on a cell separator machine to remove her blood and replace it with fresh frozen platelets. She was in hospital for over 2 months in order to receive this treatment.
Injured Service Station Worker Receives over $450,000 in Compensation for a Lifting Injury
Published 19 Apr 2018
Our client worked at a service station as an assistant manager. Her employment at the service station required her to perform repetitive heavy lifting of products.
Nurse receives $30,000 compensation for right arm injury after tripping over at work
Published 18 Apr 2018
Our client was employed by the Department of Health as a nurse when she injured her arm as a result of tripping over at work during the course of her employment. Due to the severity of her injuries, she underwent three separate procedures to help improve her pain symptoms as well as improve the movement in her right arm and wrist.
Injured Worker Receives Over $250,000 Compensation for a Bullying & Harrassment Claim
Published 17 Apr 2018
Our client worked as a construction supervisor. His employment at this construction company caused him to develop a serious psychological condition as a result of bullying and harassment.
Injured NSW nurse entitled to weekly compensation payments for life
Published 13 Apr 2018
As a result of the demanding nature of his work, he started to notice a deterioration in his mental health. The pressure and excessive workload included working 18 hours a day, 7 days a week. He wasn’t employed to do those hours but the work itself required him to attend in doing those hours. It was not only he but all the others in his department that were suffering the same consequence of excessive work and limited resources.
Western Sydney Family Awarded Total $4,200,000 in Compensation After Child Born with Avoidable Disabilities
Published 12 Apr 2018
Our clients were a family from Western Sydney who received $4,200,000 in total compensation following the mismanagement of the mother’s pregnancy by the defendant hospital.
Chinese Woman Awarded $3,000,000 in Compensation After Suffering Brain Damage due to Hospital Negligence
Published 11 Apr 2018
Our client was a Chinese national living in Western Sydney, who experienced severe headaches in November of 2014. She attended on her General Practitioner, who organised for a CT scan which revealed a large aneurysm in her brain. She was immediately referred to the defendant Hospital for admission and treatment.
Sydney woman receives compensation after a serious fall inside her Department of Housing premises
Published 10 Apr 2018
Our client approached Gerard Malouf and Partners to enquire about the possibility of pursuing a public liability claim after she suffered injuries due to a faulty handrail in her Department of Housing residence.
Hunter region woman receives $140,000 in compensation after suffering slip and fall at residential premises
Published 09 Apr 2018
This matter involved a woman who was renting a residential premises from a local real estate agent in the Hunter region. She had been living in this premises for approximately 4 months when she had her first rental inspection. At this time, she made a complaint to the real estate about the driveway, as she had noticed that the driveway was very steep and slippery when wet. Despite her complaint, nothing was done about the driveway and sometime later on a rainy day, as she was getting into her car, her foot slipped and she fell heavily to the ground.
$75,000 in damages for a teenage Western Sydney student for school bullying
Published 06 Apr 2018
This sad claim involved a young Western Sydney man who suffered physical and psychological injury after being assaulted at school by a group of older students. Unfortunately there were instances of repeated assaults including cowardly criminal assaults in company, bullying and victimisation, extortion and criminal demands for money.
Rural NSW man receives substantial compensation after negligent treatment at hospital following motorbike accident
Published 05 Apr 2018
This matter involved a man who was involved in a motor vehicle accident where he sustained an ankle injury and presented to a local hospital with ankle pain and difficulty walking. Our client instructed that he was seen by an ER Registrar who did not refer him for any x-rays and diagnosed him with a sprained ankle. He was given crutches and discharged from the Emergency Department with no further referral. Upon the advice from hospital, our client did not attend any immediate follow up appointments.
American resident sustains whiplash injury in NSW car accident, receives $100,000 in compensation
Published 04 Apr 2018
On 10 December 2013 the claimant was the passenger in a vehicle which was involved in a motor vehicle accident where another vehicle has failed to stop at a stop sign and crossed the path of the claimant’s vehicle resulting in a T-bone type collision.
92 year old woman is awarded $656,000 in compensation from the Claims Advisory Resolution Service after insurer failed to offer reasonable compensation to resolve the claim
Published 03 Apr 2018
Gerard Malouf & Partners were recently successful at CARS (the Claims Advisory Resolution Service) in achieving a massive $656,000 in compensation for our 92 year old client. In 2012 our client was injured in a motor vehicle accident when her granddaughter accidently hit the accelerator instead of the break, causing the vehicle to crash into a nearby home.
Elderly Sutherland woman receives $135,000 after falling on uneven pavers
Published 29 Mar 2018
A Sutherland woman has received $135,000.00 after falling on uneven pavers. A local bridge over a railway track was being upgraded with a number of contractors hired to perform the contract work. The work was organised by the local council and required the approval of railway authority for the work to be performed.
Sydney woman receives $66,000 in compensation for injuries when entering her motor vehicle that was struck by another car
Published 28 Mar 2018
A Sydney woman was in the process of entering her parked vehicle, when another car, driving down the street, collided into the rear open door of the parked vehicle.
Man receives the sum of $15,000 following rear end motor vehicle accident
Published 27 Mar 2018
Mr T was involved in a collision when he was rear ended by another vehicle. Mr T took three days off work and returned to work and did not take any further time off. He did not require any domestic care and assistance but did have pain and discomfort every now and then which he took medication for. Mr T was unsure whether he had a claim for compensation as the severity of the accident and his injuries weren’t that great. Mr T consulted our offices for advice.
Western Sydney woman wins $245,000 in compensation after a slip and fall at a local supermarket
Published 26 Mar 2018
As our client was walking towards the check out, she walked past an open drinks refrigerator and slipped and fell on a liquid substance which was on the floor. As a result, she suffered a significant injury to her knee.
Man in Central NSW injured in a motor vehicle accident receives $240,000 in compensation
Published 23 Mar 2018
Our client was the driver of a vehicle travelling on dirt roads. The defendant driver turned from a side street in front of the path of our client creating a cloud of dust. As a result, our client swerved to the opposite side of the road and the vehicles collided. Our client sustained several injuries including Injuries to his neck, ribs, sternum and shoulder.
Young Sydney man receives substantial amount of compensation after unsuccessful elective treatment for hyperhidrosis
Published 22 Mar 2018
This very sad case involved a young man who had suffered from a condition called hyperhidrosis, an excessive sweating condition which he particularly suffered from in the underarm area. As his condition was increasingly impacting his day to day life, he consulted with a vascular surgeon to enquire about his options pertaining to treating or curing his condition.
Wet floor sign accident results in family restaurant paying compensation to customer
Published 21 Mar 2018
Our client was a customer at a well-known family restaurant in Bonnyrigg Heights being west of the Sydney Central Business District and in the Local Government area of the City of Fairfield. She attended with her husband to the family restaurant for afternoon lunch. Our client decided to use the toilet very shortly after entering and she walked to the signed toilet doors. There was one door in the small hallway from which there were other doors to actual men, women and disabled toilets. Our client opened the main door to enter the little hallway. As she walked in, her right foot slipped on a “wet floor” sign which had fallen and was lying flat on the tiled floor.
Daughter receives $30,000 in compensation after suffering nervous shock following the death of her mother who was struck as a pedestrian
Published 19 Mar 2018
We acted for Mrs S who was employed as a bartender. She received news that her mother was struck as she attempted to cross the road and as a result of the collision with the vehicle she did not survive and ultimately died. That news resulted in Mrs S suffering nervous shock and developing a psychiatric injury which continued to affect her ability to perform her job and function on a day to day basis.
Patient Transport Officer receives $20,000 compensation for lower back injury
Published 19 Mar 2018
Our client was employed as a Patient Transport Officer with a local Hospital. His work duties involved lifting sick and injured patients in and out of the patient transport vehicle. At times, patients would weigh in excess of 150 kilograms, which caused a significant strain on our client’s lower back.
Lady receives $70,000 in compensation after breast implant explodes following motor vehicle accident
Published 16 Mar 2018
Mrs A was driving along Seven Hills Road, Seven Hills in the State of New South Wales when she collided with an oncoming vehicle that crossed over onto her path of the road hitting the front driver’s side of her car causing her to jolt forward and back rapidly. In doing so, her body collided with the steering wheel and she sustained injuries to her neck and bruising to her right breast.
Courier driver receives of $1,000,000 in compensation following accident on the M7 Freeway
Published 15 Mar 2018
Mr X was driving his courier van as he normally did delivering parcels around the Sydney Metropolitan area. On the day in question he was travelling on the M7 in the far left slow lane when unexpectedly a truck travelling in the opposite direction crossed over three lanes into the medium strip and onto his of the Freeway colliding heavily with his courier van pushing him into the left barriers and rocks. The accident was a horrific accident which left Mr X with multiple significant injuries.
NSW man receives Six Figure Settlement for adverse outcome after Hip Surgery
Published 14 Mar 2018
Our client underwent hip replacement surgery over 10 years ago, in the course of which he suffered an injury to a branch of the sciatic nerve called the peroneal nerve (which is important in the functioning of the foot and toes). Following his surgery, our client endured years of serious symptoms, and promises from his treating orthopaedic surgeon that his condition would improve.
$75,000 compensation settlement for client who awoke during surgery at Wyong Hospital
Published 13 Mar 2018
Our client claimed damages arising out of psychological injury which he sustained whilst he was receiving surgery at Wyong Hospital.
Compensation for client whose heart health issues were misdiagnosed as heart burn
Published 12 Mar 2018
Our client went to Grafton Base Hospital to seek medical assistance for his symptoms of pain as well as vomiting and diarrhoea. When seen by a doctor, it was concluded that he was suffering from heart burn and he was sent home. The doctor did not refer him to anyone else and did not conduct tests relating to heart monitoring.
Woman receives $180,000 settlement after sitting on a broken chair on display at Kmart
Published 09 Mar 2018
Our client was injured when she sat on a display chair which then broke causing her to land on the concrete floor.
Justice After Thirteen Years for Little Girl Horrifically Scarred in Farm House Fire on the Central Coast
Published 08 Mar 2018
AC was very young when he followed his parents to a farm when his father accepted a position as a farm hand. They had only been at the farm house provided to them for about two weeks. During that time light globes kept popping. The residence was as one would expect from a farm house. It was far from luxurious. AC and his sister shared a room with a bunk bed. The premises did not have smoke alarms.
Airline Staff Injure Elderly Passenger in Wheelchair at Newcastle Airport
Published 07 Mar 2018
LM is an elderly lady with numerous medical conditions. Despite this, she was independent and was able to be mobile with a walker. She was to travel to Melbourne to see her elderly father who was on his sickbed. As she went through the screening process, the airline staff put her into a wheelchair to take her to boarding.
Leaking Detergent Bottle in Shoppers Hands Causes Shopper to Slip & Fall in Supermarket
Published 06 Mar 2018
CM was shopping as she normally does each week at her nearby supermarket in Liverpool. Apart from her normal groceries, she also went to purchase some dishwashing detergent. She had walked about five paces from her trolley to grab some dishwashing liquid from the bottom shelf. She started to walk towards her shopping trolley, when she reconsidered the size of the dishwashing liquid that she had chosen, as it was a one litre bottle.
Worker’s Weekly Compensation Benefits Reinstated by Workers Compensation Insurer
Published 05 Mar 2018
Our client was employed as a factory/process worker for over ten years. Her duties involved repetitive heavy lifting and repetitive overhead work. As a result of the nature and conditions of her employment, our client sustained injuries to both shoulders.
63 Year Old Man From Northern Sydney Compensated After Fall At Local Supermarket
Published 02 Mar 2018
In this matter, we acted for a client who suffered injuries after slipping and falling in the fresh produce area of his local supermarket on what he later discovered to be to vegetable scraps left on the floor. As a result of the fall, our client fell heavily to the floor and suffered soft tissue injuries to his right shoulder and left knee.
Newcastle man receives $70,000 for burn due to faulty gas bottle
Published 01 Mar 2018
A Newcastle man has received $70,000.00 due to a faulty gas bottle. The gas bottle had recently had a new part installed. As the man went to press the ignition button, the gas bottle has combusted, causing him to sustain a burn injury to the face.
Elderly Sutherland Shire Woman Slips & Falls Whilst in Grocery Store
Published 28 Feb 2018
Our client was walking through the local shopping centre in the Sutherland shire, to do her normal weekly groceries, when she slipped and fell. Like is often the case she was distracted by the shops and not looking in a downward manner watching her every step, and as she was walking along, she slipped on an unknown substance on the floor, fell forward onto her face and also her left side suffering significant injury.
Bondi man receives $150,000 after slip in food hall
Published 27 Feb 2018
A Bondi man has received a payout of $150,000.00 after slipping in a food hall. As our client was ordering his food, he has turned away from the counter and has suddenly slipped on a piece of lettuce which had been left on the floor, causing him to fall heavily and sustain serious injury to his back.
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.
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.
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.
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.