Workers Compensation Cases

Even with strict laws that are designed to protect workers from injury, serious accidents still happen. Garling & Co has helped hundreds of workers claim the compensation they deserve for work related accidents and injuries.

We’ve developed our expertise over the last 20 years and have dealt with all kinds of workers compensation cases. Our team has highlighted some examples of workers compensation cases that feature common injuries, circumstances, and compensation payments for you to consider.

Our team of fully accredited lawyers are specialists in the area of personal injury law and work on a no win no fee basis. If you’d like to see if you’re eligible, please fill out our free, no obligation confidential case assessment form and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours, or alternatively, feel free to give us a ring today on 1300 851 201.

Type of Claim: Work Injury Damages
Injury: Injury to lumbar spine.
Issue: Our client injured her lumbar spine at work as a nurse and required a fusion to her spine. Liability was disputed.
Compensation Recovered: $700,000
Type of Claim: Work Injury Damages
Injury: Lumbar spine injury.
Issue: The defendant denies all liability and claimed the client contributed to his injury, the case was settled in our clients favour at a settlement conference.
Compensation Recovered: $475,000
Type of Claim: Work Injury Damages
Injury: Extensive, numerous injuries.
Issue: Our client worked in a factory as a spray painter. Our client was not given appropriate Personal Protection Equipment and suffered injury due to toxic exposure at work.
Compensation Recovered: $425,700
Type of Claim: Work Injury Damages
Injury: Psychological.
Issue: Our client experienced workplace bullying and harassment from a workmate which despite complaint from our client continued with a failure by the employer to intervene.
Compensation Recovered: $415,000
Type of Claim: Work Injury Damages
Injury: Injury to right knee.
Issue: Our client was a coal miner who was injured at work when a falling rock hit his right knee.
Compensation Recovered: $350,000
Type of Claim: Work Injury Damages
Injury: Injury to lower back.
Issue: Our client was injured at work whilst pruning a tree and fell whilst he was conducting his job in accordance with instructions given by his employer. The Defendant denied liability for our client’s injuries.
Compensation Recovered: $300,000
Type of Claim: Work Injury Damages
Injury: Psychological injuries.
Issue: Our client was harassed and bullied in the workplace by his supervisor sustaining a significant psychological injury.
Compensation Recovered: $265,000
Type of Claim: Work Injury Damages
Injury: Injury hands and upper limbs.
Issue: Our client injured himself at work when a step ladder he was standing on to perform his work duties collapsed. Liability for the accident was initially rejected by the insurer.
Compensation Recovered: $250,000
Type of Claim: Work Injury Damages
Injury: Psychological.
Issue: Our client was bullied in her workplace and experienced unfair, derogatory treatment by her superiors.
Compensation Recovered: $200,000
Type of Claim: Work Injury Damages
Injury: Lower back and right thigh.
Issue: Our client was a labourer who injured himself at work whilst lifting heavy materials.
Compensation Recovered: 20% Whole Person Impairment
Type of Claim: Work Injury Damages
Injury: Injury to left ankle and foot.
Issue: Our client fell from a motorbike used on the employer’s property.
Compensation Recovered: Weekly compensation, medical expenses and $15,000 awarded for lump sum compensation
Type of Claim: Work Injury Damages
Injury: Injury to back and leg.
Issue: Our client injured his back when he was lifting a heavy item at work.
Compensation Recovered: 17% Whole person impairment
Type of Claim: Work Injury Damages
Injury: Lower back.
Issue: Our client injured himself whilst performing his normal work duties as a panel beater.
Compensation Recovered: Weekly payments, medical expenses and a lump sum of $20,000
Type of Claim: Work Injury Damages
Injury: Back injury, left shoulder and left arm injury, and neck injury.
Issue: Our client injured herself whist undertaking her normal duties as a kitchen hand at a nursing home.
Compensation Recovered: Weekly payments, medical expenses and 17% WPI
Type of Claim: work Injury Damages
Injury: Fracture to left ankle resulting in surgery to secure plates and screws.
Issue: Our client injured herself at her work place when she slipped on a wet floor.
Compensation Recovered: Weekly payments, medical expenses and 12% WPI
Type of Claim: Work Injury Damages
Injury: Injury to upper limbs and shoulders.
Issue: Our client injured himself performing his duties as a plasterer.
Compensation Recovered: Weekly payments, medical expenses and 14% WPI
Type of Claim: Work Injury Damages
Injury: Right knee, right shoulder, left shoulder injuries.
Issue: Our client tripped over a phone cable at work, she sustained multiple injuries from her fall.
Compensation Recovered: Payment for right knee surgery
Type of Claim: Work Injury Damages
Injury: Our client injured his neck as well as his left arm and hand.
Issue: Our client injured himself at work as a result of falling from a work platform.
Compensation Recovered: 20% Whole Person Impairment
Type of Claim: Work Injury Damages
Injury: Low back.
Issue: Our client was injured whilst undertaking heavy vegetation clearance.
Compensation Recovered: 22% Whole person impairment.
Type of Claim: Work Injury Damages
Injury: Injury to face, upper cervical spine and neck.
Issue: Our client was assaulted whilst at work. The injuries were severe. Our client received lump sum compensation for 55% WPI, reimbursement for medical expenses and weekly wage payments until retirement age.
Compensation Recovered: $150,000