Worker awarded $240k for back injury

Worker Awarded $240k For Back Injury lifting a ream of copying paper

The Personal Injury Lawyers achieved yet another outstanding result for a client who sustained back strain lifting a ream of copying paper in the course of her employment.

Although not heavy, the method of paper storage contributed significantly

The Personal Injury Lawyers argued that although the ream of copying paper was not heavy, it was the method of storage of the copying paper which contributed significantly to the worker’s injury occurring.

The paper was stored in a position next to the copier which made it awkward for the worker to access same.

Twisting to access storage caused the injury

Whilst having to twist to reach the stored ream of copying paper, the injury occurred.

We argued that the system of storage was unsafe.

The worker was limited in her employment as a consequence of the back injury she sustained and was struggling in her work as a carer due to same.

Awarded $240,000 damages

The employer did not agree that it had been negligent in its work systems and strenuously defended the claim.

In February 2011, in the District Court on the Gold Coast, His Honour Judge Wall found in favour of the worker, awarding damages in the sum of $240,000.

His Honour’s findings can be found at Dank District Court.

An appeal that failed

The employer appealed the decision to the Full Court, who upheld the decision of His Honour Judge Wall in its decision handed down in September 2011.

The Full Court’s findings can be found at the following link DankFullCourt.

 Claims Have Time Limits

✔  There is only a small window in which you can make compensation claims in Queensland

✔  Even if you think your actions may have contributed to your injury, you may still have a claim well-worth pursuing

✔  Just press the button below, there is no cost, and no obligation to review your case

Real 5 star client Google reviews

✔  Read 5 star ★★★★★ real reviews from those we have helped

✔  No fake reviews here, we just work hard for great clients who leave honest feedback.

No win no fee guaranteed

✔  You’ve nothing to lose with our no win no fee guarantee, if we don’t win, you don’t pay our professional fees

✔  Our guarantee quickly pays for all outlays and associated claim expenses.

How much compensation will I get?

✔  Our Compensation Calculator gives a basic indication how much compensation payout you may be due

✔  Simple steps to get a fast overview of all the areas that you may claim for

TPD claim lawyers Brisbane,
Gold Coast & Australia wide

As long established personal injury lawyers, we can help with Queensland motor vehicle accident claims, WorkCover compensation claims and many more claim services. We also offer Australia wide support to help you with your TPD super claim. Try our fast, free TPD compensation payout checker below.