Injured worker who suffered a psychological and physical injury at work receives lump sum compensation.

PUBLISHED 04 Sep 2020

Our client was employed as a carer/nurse on a full-time basis and unfortunately sustained two injuries during the course of her employment. The first injury was a psychological injury and the second injury was a physical injury.

In relation to the psychological injury, our client was bullied and harassed in the workplace by her colleagues for an extended period of time. As a result of same, our client unfortunately suffered severe psychological injuries.

As for our client’s physical injury, our client sustained an injury to her lower back due to the nature and conditions of her employment.

The fact that our client had sustained two workplace injuries, the team at Gerard Malouf and Partner were determined to ensure our client received the maximum justice she was entitled to.

We obtained the appropriate evidence in order to assess our clients psychological and physical injuries. This required us qualifying the most appropriate doctors and obtaining on behalf our client her clinical notes/records from all her treating doctors.

In the end, the insurer was not able to prevent paying lump sum compensation to our client for either of her injuries as we had overwhelming evidence to suggest that these injuries were completely work related.

Our client was assessed at 12% Whole Person Impairment for her physical injury and 19% Whole Person Impairment for her phycological injuries.

Our client was delighted with the result that she was able to receive lump compensation for two separate injuries with the same employer.

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

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