Workplace Law
– Jane

The facts:

Throughout the course of her employment, our client was subjected to severe overworking, bullying, intimidation and verbal abuse. However, despite numerous attempts to remedy this work situation and discuss these problems our client was consistently treated in a hostile and unsupportive manner in her workplace.

The Injuries:

As a result of the negligent conduct of our client’s employer, she ultimately developed serious and permanent psychological injuries. As a result of her injuries, she was medically retired and declared permanently unfit to work.

Our strategy:

In order to bring a claim against her employer for negligence, Monaco Solicitors first had to establish this client’s injuries exceeded the restrictive threshold imposed in New South Wales for bringing a Work Injury Damages claim. After obtaining expert medical opinion from one of NSW’s premier psychiatric specialists in workers compensation law, a formal claim was brought upon the workers compensation insurer. Based upon the strength of the medical evidence, the insurer accepted our client’s claim, with this aspect of her workers compensation claim settling.

Next, in order to establish that our client’s employer had been negligent in causing her injuries, a further expert opinion was then sought from an expert psychiatrist. This opinion successfully established the fact that, had her employer reacted to the situation differently, it was very unlikely our client would have developed her severe psychological injuries.

The result:

In order to bring a claim against her employer for negligence, Monaco Solicitors first had to establish this client’s injuries exceeded the restrictive threshold imposed in New South Wales for bringing a Work Injury Damages claim. After obtaining expert medical opinion from one of NSW’s premier psychiatric specialists in workers compensation law, a formal claim was brought upon the workers compensation insurer. Based upon the strength of the medical evidence, the insurer accepted our client’s claim, with this aspect of her workers compensation claim settling.

Next, in order to establish that our client’s employer had been negligent in causing her injuries, a further expert opinion was then sought from an expert psychiatrist. This opinion successfully established the fact that, had her employer reacted to the situation differently, it was very unlikely our client would have developed her severe psychological injuries.

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