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In the bustling heart of a renowned shopping centre in 2019, a construction worker, whom we’ll refer to as “John,” was diligently preparing a base for a concrete pour. The task at hand was no small feat. Alongside were three colleagues and they all had the responsibility of maneuvering a heavy steel sheet weighing a staggering 200kgs.

However, the day took a turn for the worse when the steel sheet was incorrectly positioned on the base. To rectify the situation, the team had to lift the sheet to shoulder height and flip it. As they were in the midst of this challenging task, one colleague, unable to bear the weight, unexpectedly released his grip. This sudden shift left only two others, including John, to manage the cumbersome load. The immediate aftermath was a sharp, excruciating pain that radiated through John’s lower back, neck, and elbow.

Fast forward to early 2021, and the repercussions of that fateful day became even more evident. John had to endure two fusion surgeries on his lower back: an initial procedure followed by a revision surgery.

Recognising the gravity of his situation and the potential long-term implications, John sought legal advice. Earlier this year, One Law commenced a Work Injury Damages (WID) claim on John’s behalf after wrapping up his workers compensation permanent impairment claim. Our dedicated team, understanding the urgency and the stakes involved, especially given that John is a father of four, worked diligently on his case. We are proud to report that by mid 2023, after a mediation process, One Law successfully settled the matter. This swift turnaround, achieved in less than 6 months, provided our Client with the financial security he deserved, allowing him to close a painful chapter of his life.

At One Law, we’re committed to ensuring that every client receives the justice and compensation they deserve, especially in challenging times. John’s story is a testament to our dedication and expertise in the field.

If you or someone you know has been injured at work call us on 02 9119 2232 or click Compensation Lawyers | Compensation Lawyers Blacktown | One Law Group to find out more.

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