If I make a claim against a tradie and the decision goes in the favour of the tradie, will I get a judgement against my name? A Tradie has damaged my property when doing some work. It cost $400 to do the repairs of the damage and he is refusing to reimburse me as we took 4 months to contact him... really he had been ignoring me for 4 months. He acknowledges the damage and states we are hitting him up for a free so and so. I don't have photos of the damage but I have wittnesses and receipts of the repairs.