Claim – Jack
Our client, a 26-year-old boilermaker, came to see us after being involved in a very serious car accident on his way home from work.
Jack was knocked from his motorcycle by a car and sustained a de-gloving injury to his left foot, as well as compound fractures of the left foot. He required amputation of toes on his left foot, and whilst in hospital he developed severe infection of the wound and bone. Jack had to undergo a number of surgical procedures to his foot, and was completely immobilized in this time.
We assisted Jack to pursue his rights through the Workers Compensation Scheme, at the same time as preparing his motor vehicle accidents claim. As there was no liability issue the CTP matter was to be dealt with through CARS as opposed to the District Court. In preparation of his claim we obtained medical reports from orthopedic and plastic surgeons, an occupational therapist, a podiatrist and also a psychologist.
At our invitation, the parties participated in an Informal Settlement Conference and as a result of the strength of medical evidence obtained the matter was resolved for $1,000,000.00 inclusive of costs and out of pocket expenses, without any need for a lengthy CARS hearing.
These damages represented our client’s suffering, the restrictions on his work capacity, and also the requirement for domestic assistance and medical treatment in both the past and future.