Whitelaw McDonald successfully completed a workers compensation claim against Coal Mines Insurance for injuries sustained by a coal miner in his journey home from work.

Our client was riding his motorcycle when an accident occurred causing him to fall from his motorcycle, suffering injuries.

Our client believed that his ability to concentrate was impaired.

Whitelaw McDonald engaged the services of a neurological physiotherapist and clinical psychologist, together with a neurosurgeon, all of whom supported our client’s case that he had sustained a permanent brain injury.

Whitelaw McDonald instituted court proceedings against Coal Mines Insurance. Coal Mines Insurance then offered to settle the matter rather than proceed to court. Settlement was achieved on terms favourable to our client.

The terms of the settlement entitle our claimant to ongoing payments of weekly compensation until he is 68 years old, which supplements his income from his non-coal mining lighter duties work.

If you have been in a similar situation, or would simply like to know your legal rights, get in touch with us at Whitelaw McDonald for an informal no obligation chat. Call us today at our Central Coast office (02) 4343 7000 or Newcastle office (02) 4941 8999. 

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