Injured worker successfully overturns denial of liability and receives lump sum compensation

PUBLISHED 04 Sep 2020

Our client was employed as a contract driver, due to the nature and conditions of his employment, our client suffered a severe injury to his left hip. As a result of his work duties, our client ending up having surgery to his hip.

Our client immediately contacted Gerard Malouf and Partners as the workers compensation insurer had denied liability for the claim.

Our client was no longer receiving any medical treatment or weekly benefits.

In order to overturn liability, the team at Gerard Malouf and Partners had our client assessed by one of our independent medical doctors. We also took the liberty to ensure we obtained clinical notes and reports from our clients GP and treating specialist.

The matter was subsequently listed for a Conciliation and Arbitration hearing. Noting the overwhelming evidence, we had obtained on behalf of our client, the Arbitrator ultimately ruled in favour of our client. As a result, the insurer was forced to overturn their decision to deny liability for our clients claim. Our client was also awarded lump sum compensation as he was assessed by an Approved Medical Specialist to be 15% Whole Person Impairment.

Our client is now pursuing a Work Injury Damages claim (negligence claim) against his employer as a result of the successful outcome of his workers compensation claim.

If you live in a rural, regional or remote area, do not be discouraged. Gerard Malouf and Partners can help you recover a deserved amount of compensation for your work injury.

 

 

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