Jack Marshall Jack Marshall

Jack Marshall

Associate Insurance | Melbourne
03 9613 0900 jmarshall@mcw.com.au Download vCard

Jack has worked extensively in the area of personal injuries since 2014, with a particular focus on the defence of common law workers’ compensation claims, public liability claims and motor vehicle claims. Under the guidance of Supervising Principals Patrick McGrath and Allison Langford, Jack has progressed from a Law Clerk to Law Graduate to Solicitor to a Associate in the firm’s Insurance Litigation team.

Jack is experienced in advising insurers in respect of liability, quantum, indemnity and entitlement in respect of Queensland workers’ compensation claims. Jack is also experienced in advising motor vehicle insurers in respect of the defence of personal injuries claims arising out of motor vehicle accidents.

In January 2019, Jack commenced a new role in our Melbourne office as a Associate. Under the guidance of Supervising Principal Damian Clarke, Jack assists in advising licensees in respect of workers’ compensation claims made under the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (Cth).”

Jack finds speedy resolutions to claims

Jack's Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Queensland
  • Supervised Workplace Traineeship, McInnes Wilson Lawyers in conjunction with the Queensland Law Society
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland

Jack's Expertise

  • Compulsory Third Party Insurance
  • Workers’ Compensation Insurance
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance

Jack's Leadership

  • Member, Queensland Law Society
  • Member, Australian Insurance Lawyers Association
  • Volunteer Solicitor, LawRight

Jack's Recent Experience

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Workers’ compensation - statutory claims

Work Undertaken

A worker delivered a common law only claim alleging a psychiatric injury from an alleged sexual assault. Jack assisted self-insurer to draw the reasons for the decision to reject the claim on the basis that the worker’s psychiatric injury did not arise out of, or in the course of, employment. There was therefore no entitlement to bring a common law claim. The worker did not seek a review of the decision.

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Workers’ compensation - common law claims

Work Undertaken

A worker brought a claim for damages after allegedly falling from a tractor at a worksite. Jack conducted thorough investigations with a number of the worker’s colleagues and supervisors which revealed a number of inconsistencies in the mechanism of injury and called to question the credibility of the worker. The matter proceeded through the pre-proceedings stage and settled on the eve of a three day trial for a modest sum.

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Motor Vehicle Liability

Work Undertaken

A 29 year old Plaintiff alleged a lumbar spine injury as a result of a bicycle/motor vehicle accident. Extensive investigation into the circumstances of the subject accident revealed a strong case for defence of liability on the part of the client’s insured, the driver of the motor vehicle. Jack located, briefed and arranged several witnesses to give evidence at the trial. Judgment was given in favour of the insurer, with the Plaintiff failing to establish liability. If liability had of been established – quantum was assessed at only a negligible sum (See McConnell v Cosgrove & Anor [2017] QDC 139).

Jack's recent publications

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  1. AAT eyes claim with scepticism – K&S Freighters come out on top

    20 Dec 2018

    AAT eyes claim with scepticism – K&S Freighters come out on top On 10 October 2012, Mr Horvath said that he got shot in his left eye with a high pressure stream of hydrogen gas. He was working as a truck driver delivering gas cylinders at the...

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  2. Delving beyond the medical evidence – medical records helpful, but not always final

    04 Apr 2018

    Delving beyond the medical evidence – medical records helpful, but not always final Souz v CC Pty Ltd [2018] QSC 36 On 9 March 2018, Mr Souz was awarded $1,125,949.04 in damages in a workplace injury claim. Mr Souz was an expert in conveyer belts,...

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