MACHINE OPERATOR RECEIVES $62,500 FOR A KNEE INJURY SUSTAINED AS A RESULT OF REPETITIVE OPERATION OF MACHINES AND HEAVY LIFTING
Our client John suffered a knee injury during the course of his employment with XYZ Pty Ltd between 1989 and 2003 as a result of repetitive operation of machines and heavy lifting.
We lodged a claim for compensation on behalf of John with medical evidence stating that John’s employment was a significant factor in his ongoing problem with his knee.
XYZ Pty Ltd obtained medical evidence stating that John’s injury was constitutional and his employment was not a material contributing factor.
Accordingly, XYZ Pty Ltd rejected John’s claim.
We were determined to help John and were confident that XYZ Pty Ltd were liable for his knee injury.
We therefore represented John on a no-win no-fee basis and issued proceedings in the Magistrates’ Court.
During the Magistrates’ Court proceedings, we entered into negotiations on behalf of John with XYZ Pty Ltd.
XYZ Pty Ltd initially offered John $35,000.00 plus costs.
Based on the medical evidence and the law, we knew that John was entitled to more than the initial offer.
We negotiated with XYZ Pty Ltd with a view to get the best possible result for John.
XYZ Pty Ltd ultimately agreed to pay John $62,500 plus costs.
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