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1.25 Million Dollar Settlement During COVID-19 For Construction Worker and Young Dad

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Please note that this post was written for Victorian audiences and the information within may not apply to other regions.

COVID-19 has changed the way we do things, but it hasn’t changed our commitment to our clients. Our compassion and drive for achieving the settlements our clients deserve remains unshaken.

We are honoured to be in a position to share with our readers that this has resulted in an out-of-court settlement of over 1.25 million dollars for one of our clients this month. The settlement was reached after a mediation was conducted via Zoom and prior to the scheduled e-hearing.

Our Client’s Story

Our client was in his 20’s, a new Dad and enjoying a successful career as a carpenter when he sustained a significant injury to his spine working in dangerous weather conditions on a construction site of a high-rise Melbourne CBD building.

The injury our client suffered resulted in a failed spinal surgery and has meant that he hasn’t been able to return to the career he loved or be the active young Dad he took pride in being.

The settlement has restored some security and stability for the future of our client and his family.

Helping our client through this challenging time in his life was the greatest reward for our firm. In particular, for his leading lawyer, Trent Vittorio together with his legal team, who supported our client with all his legal concerns along the way.

Our Commitment to Our Clients During COVID-19

We are proud to assure our clients that we continue to be highly responsive to their needs and effective in progressing their matters however possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have taken the front foot in adapting the way we do things, which has meant that we have kept delivering an excellent legal service to our clients by phone, Zoom and email, while practising law innovatively and efficiently in collaboration with our respected friends in the industry.

It is for these reasons that our clients can entrust their confidence in us to guide them through the novel e-court and e-hearing processes during these challenging times.

If you have been injured and require the caring and committed support of our legal team, we welcome you to contact us for an obligation free consultation on 8527 0200 or

Zaparas Lawyers act on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis. In simple terms, this means that in the unlikely event that we don’t secure compensation for you, we will not charge you for any of our professional fees.