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The Facts about Anna Richardson’s Workplace Injury and Settlement Process

Anna Richardson, an Administrative Coordinator, sustained significant crush injuries at work on 28/7/16 when heavy sheets of glass weighing around 500kg fell onto her. She suffered from an adjustment disorder and mixed and depressed mood, which impacted her ability to return to her sedentary full-time work. Despite efforts to return to normal duties, she struggled with ongoing symptoms.

The Claim Process on Anna Richardson's Workplace Injury


Notify your employer of your work-related injury

It is crucial to notify your employer about the work-related injury as soon as possible. The next formal step is to complete an Incident Report with your employer.


See a GP and obtain a Workers' Compensation Medical Certificate.

See a doctor to check your work-related injury and obtain a Workers’ Compensation Medical Certificate. If your employer sends you to their doctor, consider also seeing your own GP.


Lodge an application for WorkCover claim online

The doctor who sees you may lodge a workers compensation claim on your behalf. If this doesn’t happen, head to the WorkSafe website and lodge an online application for WorkCover claims.


Provide medical and compensation application to the employer.

After obtaining your Workers’ Compensation Medical Certificate and lodging your application for a WorkCover claim, WorkCover will send copies of these to your employer.

The Outcome of Anna Richardson’s Workplace Injury

Settlement Details: Settled for $150,000 plus costs, reflecting the serious nature of her injuries and the impact on her career and personal well-being. The settlement also accounted for a significant refund to WCQ, highlighting the complexity of the case.

Closing Remarks: This case underscores the importance of workplace safety and proper handling of injury claims to ensure that injured workers receive the compensation they deserve.

Been injured? It’s your right to claim, ask us if you need help. Carter Capner Law offers No Win. No Fee. for most injury compensation cases that it takes on, including:

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In some cases like medical negligence, we ask our client to meet the case expenses – but in many cases, we still take the financial risk of investing thousands of hours of expert professional work to ensure the claim’s success.

Disclaimer: Names have been change to protect the identity of our client. The image depicted is not of our client.

Peter Carter

Legal Practice Director

Peter is an expert in motor accident and workplace injury compensation. Call today to discuss your injury compensation issue.

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