Recent Cases

Recent cases which we have taken to trial or on appeal or settled in the District Court are described below.  The names of some parties have been deleted for confidentiality reasons. The cases below are described purely for illustrative purposes and should not be interpreted as guaranteeing similar results for new claimants.

Case 1

Our client sustained a crush injury when a steel beam fell on his leg as a result of employer negligence.  Our client’s claim was settled in the District Court for $1.2 million.

Case 2

Our client sustained a shoulder injury when an elevated platform that he was working on collapsed due to employer negligence.  Our client’s claim was settled in the District Court for $850,000.

Case 3

Our client sustained a back injury due to employer negligence whilst loading a truck. Our client was successful with his case at trial and on appeal to the High Court. Case reference Czatyrko v Edith Cowan University [2005]HCA 14.

Case 4

Our client sustained neck and shoulder injuries in a motor vehicle accident due to driver negligence.  Our client’s claim proceeded to trial and was awarded the sum of $234,000.

Case 5

Our client suffered catastrophic head injuries in a motor vehicle accident due to driver negligence.  Our client’s claim was settled in the District Court for the sum of $12 million.

Case 6

Our client suffered catastrophic head injuries in a motor vehicle accident due to driver negligence.  Our client’s claim was settled in the District Court for the sum of $6.4 million.

Case 7

Our client suffered catastrophic spinal cord injuries in a motor vehicle accident.We negotiated one of the largest structured settlements in Western Australia( part lump sum/ part periodic payment).

Case 8

Our client suffered catastrophic head injuries in a motor vehicle accident.We negotiated a settlement of $13.5 million for our client.

Case 9

Our client was savagely attacked by a pitbull terrier outside her home and suffered severe injuries to her leg and psychological illness. Our client received an award of $32,000.00 from the Assessor of Criminal Injuries Compensation”.

Case 10

Our client lodged a Fatal Accident claim following the death of her husband in a motor vehicle accident. Our client and her four children were awarded $960,000.00. Supreme Court Appeal pending.

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