Rejected claim for nerve damage

Rejected claim for nerve damage

Adviceline Injury Lawyers recently represented a client at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal in relation to her Comcare claim for nerve damage.

Our client was employed by the Commonwealth Government and had fallen at work.  The fall resulted in a fracture to her patella, requiring surgery.  Following the surgery, our client’s fracture injury resolved, however she was left with what she considered to be permanent nerve damage.  She lodged a Comcare claim seeking lump sum compensation for this nerve damage.

When her claim was rejected on the basis that no nerve damage has been sustained, our client came to Adviceline Injury Lawyers.  Associate Grace Bowran-Burge issued proceedings in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and proceeded to obtain medical evidence demonstrating our client had suffered nerve damage.

We were able to negotiate a successful resolution on our client’s behalf, without her being required to give evidence.  This resolution included acceptance of our client’s claim for nerve damage, as well a settlement of her claim for lump sum compensation relating to this injury.

In addition, our office lodged a further claim seeking lump sum compensation for our client’s psychiatric injury which flowed from the nerve damage. This was accepted and compensation was paid.

In total, our client received a sizeable amount of compensation and the vindication that she did suffer from nerve damage following her initial injury.

If you are employed by the Commonwealth Government or a prescribed organisation and have been injured at during the course of your employment, contact our Comcare team for a free initial consultation on (03) 9321 9906.

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