Our expertise in personal injuries statutory insurance claims is demonstrated by the large number of insurers we undertake work for, including professional indemnity insurers, public risk insurers, CTP insurers and prominent self insurers.
Our Employer Liability & Workers Compensation team specialises in providing advice with respect to all facets of the statutory compensation regime and the defence of claims pursued at common law.
Our advice and representation focuses on an early investigation of the circumstances and background of a claim, setting accurate reserves and participating early in forums of alternate dispute resolution.
Our lawyers sit on legislative, industry and legal committees that review, recommend and develop the law as it relates to this area. We publish widely in the area, and the Queensland Workers Compensation Law Manual was previously authored by principal, Scott Falvey (with Gerry Mullins and Greg Senior - the Law Book Company published this service).
Our Employer Liability & Workers Compensation teams’ experience includes:
- Acting on behalf of Queensland’s largest insurer, licensed self insurers and employers in the defence of common law claims for damages for personal injury before all jurisdictions including the High Court of Australia.
- Acting on behalf of Queensland’s largest insurer, licensed self insurers and employers in seeking review or appeal of decisions relating to statutory workers compensation.
- Providing advice and representation with respect to the defence of workplace injury claims at both the statutory level and at common law.
- Prosecuting fraudulent claims against the Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003.
- Providing advice in relation to the statutory review of decisions made by Insurers under the Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003.
- Acting, advising and representing in appeals to Industrial Magistrates Court, Industrial Relations Commission and Industrial Court with respect to appeals under the Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003.
- Handling “catastrophic” injury claims.