Gerard Malouf & Partners secures $440k in Settlement for Cleaner Bitten by a Dog

PUBLISHED 28 May 2020

At the time of her injury, our client was working as a cleaner at a private residence in Kurrajong. During the course of her employment, our client needed to take the rubbish out to the bins outside. She knew that the owners had two large dogs so she purposely took the long way around to put the rubbish in the bin. As she was walking outside, one of the dogs came and leapt towards our client. The dog was not muzzled at the time and our client fell with her arms forward.

As a result of the fall, the plaintiff sustained:

  • serious injuries to her head, neck, shoulder and back
  • fractured her left arm and shoulder
  • injured her left wrist and fingers and right wrist

Over time, her physical limitations and conditions, as well her psychological co-morbid conditions such as depression, shock and anxiety had an increasing impact on her life.

Our client decided to speak with someone regarding the incident. She contacted the Public Liability team at Gerard Malouf and Partners and met with one of our Accredited Specialists, David Cossalter, for a initial free and confidential consultation. Our expert solicitor was able to assess her claim and promptly advise her of her rights.

We promptly made contact with the owner of the residence and owner of the animal to collect all the relevant documents to the incident. Establishing what has happened against evidence is extremely important in this case and our team works hard to ascertain every detail possible so we have the full picture.

After investigating the full extent of the claim and damages, Gerard Malouf and Partners acted quickly. In every case, we try to ensure we collect and serve the relevant documents on the Defendant Insurers to establish liability and ensure a result for our client in the quickest timeframe possible.

Gerard Malouf & Partners engaged the owner of the dog in settlement discussions, successfully reaching a figure of $440,000, an amazing result for our client.

If you, or somebody you know has been injured, please do not hesitate to contact the team of personal injury specialists at Gerard Malouf & Partners. We will assess your claim in a free consultation on 1800 004 878.

Call us now on 1800 004 878 to book a free appointment with one of my compensation experts, or email your enquiry.