Hand about to bang gavel on sounding block
Hand about to bang gavel on sounding block

Rocky man files $1m lawsuit against Cap Coast business

A Rockhampton man has begun legal action against a Capricorn Coast business over an alleged workplace injury, suing for almost $1 million.

Aaron Cooke filed the negligence lawsuit with the Rockhampton Supreme Court last month.

The 24 year old was employed as a trades assistant at a heavy mechanical equipment repair and maintenance business in the Emu Park region.

The court documents allege an incident occurred on August 24, 2018.

Mr Cooke claims he was servicing a liquid tanker and the tank slipped and his left shoulder was “wrenched”.

Mr Cooke alleged he suffered immediate pain in his left shoulder, back and neck which led to injuries in his shoulder and spine.

The lawsuit claims a past wage loss since the date of the accident of $123,165 and future wage loss of $496,976.75.

Mr Cooke is suing for a total of $933,397.82.

Swanwick Murray Roche is representing Mr Cooke.

No defence has yet been filed.



Apprentice’s morning-after drink driving offence

Premium Content Apprentice’s morning-after drink driving offence

A morning-after drive to take friends home has resulted in a young man in being...

Star Rocky racehorse could be sidelined for 6 months

Premium Content Star Rocky racehorse could be sidelined for 6 months

Queensland’s best juvenile filly Sweet Dolly will undergo immediate surgery.

Truck ‘crashes into guard rail’

Premium Content Truck ‘crashes into guard rail’

UPDATE: A truck has reportedly crashed into a guard rail north of Rockhampton on...