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.
He was performing maintenance work on a machine when the machine turned on and caught both hands inside causing severe injuries. Our client underwent several operations to reattach his fingers, however unfortunately these operations were unsuccessful. As a result, our client suffers from multiple amputations of his fingers and significant scarring.
Gerard Malouf and Partners helped this man to recover a Workers Compensation lump sum claim of over 21% WPI. Our specialised team of lawyers are currently in the process of pursuing a potentially Work Injury Damages Claim.
Because our client’s permanent impairment rating is above 21%, he is now entitled to medical expenses for life under the workers compensation scheme, and weekly compensation beyond the initial 130 week (2.5year) period.
Our client was unaware of this type of compensation entitlement, and if he had not contacted a firm that specilaises in personal injury compensation, like Gerard Malouf,
To qualify to bring a Work Injury Damages Claim, your injury must be assessed by an accredited specialist who is qualified in the use of the evaluation of permanent impairment guidelines, and this evaluation has been either accepted by the insurer or determined by the Workers Compensation Commission to equate to a figure of at least 15% Whole Person Impairment.
Many people are unaware that they entitled to bring a claim for Work Injury Damages. Here at Gerard Malouf, we specialise in personal injury matters and provide our clients with the highest level of legal representation based on over 30 years of experience.
Gerard Malouf and Partners are highly skilled in proving negligence in these types of cases. We have the know-how and experience in organising expert assessments for you and ultimately getting for you the highest possible amount of compensation. In assessing damages in a Work Injury Damages Claim, we are required to assess a loss of earning capacity that our client will suffer. Given that he has suffered a severe injury leading to amputation of several fingers, our client is significantly impaired and restricted in his ability to return to his pre-injury work.
Have you suffered a work place injury? Or do you know someone who has?
Contact Gerard Malouf and Partners on 1800-004-878 for a complementary free consultation to assess your legal rights and to provide you with free advice.