School teacher who had a slip and fall at work receives over $530,000 in Damages

PUBLISHED 04 Sep 2020

Our client was employed as a school teacher on the particular date of injury, our client was walking past chairs and tables in the playground in order to attend to her next class when she had a slip and fall as a result of the ground being uneven. Our client suffered a serious injury to her lower back and both her knees.

She lodged a worker’s compensation claim and remained off work before she returned to the workforce on light duties. Our client was under the care of a number of specialists for her injuries and was required to undergo various surgical procedures.

We successfully settled a permanent impairment claim for 40% Whole Person Impairment with the Workers Compensation Insurer. Because our client’s Whole Person Impairment was agreed at over 15% WPI, she becomes eligible to potentially bring an additional claim for Common Law Modified Damages, also known as Work Injury Damages which is a claim in negligence.

We then advised our client of a potential claim in negligence against her employer for their failure to provide a safe system of work which caused a serious injury resulting in an inability to work.

A claim for Work Injury Damages was then commenced against the employer. Our expert team here at Gerard Malouf & Partners offer a “no win, no fee” arrangement whereby our client does not have to pay any fee until there matter is successfully resolved.

We obtained expert evidence and prepared the claim in negligence against the employer. We subsequently participated in a compulsory Mediation. The matter was then able to be successfully resolved by our solicitor and experienced barrister negotiating with the Defendant at the Mediation. Our client ultimately received over $530,000 in compensation from the workers compensation insurer.

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.

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