Often workers who are injured on a building site sustain most serious injuries to their back, legs, knees and hips. These injuries are generally very serious requiring surgery to undertake spine fusion, hip repair due to fractures and breaks and bilateral knee replacements. As a consequence, other parts of the body are also subsequently damaged or eventually sustain wear and tear aggravating the original condition. These injuries generally result in a whole person impairment [WPI] greater than 15% which would then entitle an injured worker to claim not only a lump sum for loss to various parts of the body but an additional claim for negligence against his employer resulting in a large damages claim covering wage loss known as a work injury damages claim – WID.
Gerard Malouf and Partners are specialists in OBTAINING THE MAXIMUM COMPENSATION by organising the appropriate medical experts to assess back, head, cervical spine, lumbar spine, thoracic spine, hip and knee injuries. Such injuries typically cause secondary delayed bodily problems generally arising in arms, legs and lower back, general movement, homecare problems and difficulty performing sexual activities. Of course, along with these physical and emotional ailments, very significant wage loss will eventually occur. We will expertly assess the superannuation and wage loss and make a claim on behalf of the injured worker based in negligence against the employer. Often on building and construction sites there may be an alternative party that can be sued apart from a person’s employer such as the head contractor or a scaffolding company and subject to Section 151Z of the Workers Compensation Act there may be an opportunity to claim for pain and suffering as well as full wage loss. Let our expert solicitors prepare your workers compensation and negligence claim on a no win no fee basis.