In any workplace, an employer needs to guard their employees against all foreseeable safety hazards and risks. They are required to provide their employees with adequate resources and a safe work environment, as they are accountable if there is a failure to do so.
Not knowing where he stood, our client came to us after an unfortunate incident at his workplace which resulted in significant burns. A spark from a factory furnace went down our client’s glove causing him to let go of a pot of molten metal and spilled it down his work boot. Our client suffered severe burns to his left lower leg, ankle, and foot.
A claim for statutory benefits was lodged through the worker’s compensation insurer and liability was subsequently accepted. This entitled our client to receive weekly compensation and medical benefits, such as the cost of rehabilitation and the associated hospital expenses.
Following the usual procedure, we then finalised a claim for lump sum benefits in our client’s workers compensation claim. Having established an impairment rating that satisfied the threshold of 15% whole person impairment, our client was able to receive a lump sum amount in compensation for his impairment under his worker’s compensation statutory rights. He was also permitted to investigate a Work Injury damages Claim (Common Law Negligent Claim) following that.
We were confident that we would be able to fight for justice and succeed in a Work Injury damages Claim for our client as a result of the employer’s failure to meet reasonable safety standards. Throughout the process there were several offers made to our client by the defendant, however, these were manifestly too low, and we advised our client accordingly. After much negotiation and perseverance, we were able to help our client settle his Work Injury Damages claim and prevent any further costs associated with court proceedings. The settlement amount our client received was a satisfying one that can now be used to help him move forward with his life.
Our expert team here at Gerard Malouf & Partners offer a “no win, no fee” arrangement where the client does not have to pay any fees until their matter is successfully resolved.
Have you suffered a workplace injury? Or do you know someone who has?
Contact Gerard Malouf and Partners on 1800 004 878 for a complimentary consultation to assess your legal rights and to provide you with free advice.