Carl Moseling

Carl Moseling

Principal Insurance | Sunshine Coast
07 5352 9820 cmoseling@mcw.com.au Download vCard

Carl was appointed a Principal of McInnes Wilson Lawyers in 2012. Following his admission, Carl has practised the defence of personal injury claims for workers’ compensation insurers, compulsory third party motor vehicle insurers and public liability insurers.

With extensive experience in personal injury litigation, Carl is confident with the applicable interactions between workers’ compensation and CTP. Carl also provides advices to WorkCover Queensland and self insured workers' compensation insurers in relation to statutory appeals before the Industrial Magistrates Court and Queensland Industrial Relations Commission. 

Carl excels in identifying and narrowing the issues to those pertinent to the outcome of the matter.

Listed in The Best Lawyers in Australia 2020 for Insurance Law

Carl's Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Solicitor of the High Court of Australia

Carl's Expertise

  • Defence of master and servant claims on behalf of WorkCover Queensland and self-insurers
  • Compulsory Third Party motor vehicle claims
  • Defence of occupier’s liability claims

Carl's Leadership

  • Member, Australian Insurance Law Association
  • Member, Sunshine Coast Law Association
  • Member, Queensland Law Society

Carl's Recent Experience

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Workers compensation - common law

Work Undertaken

In a litigated worker’s compensation claim Carl was able to defend and resolve a claim for damages brought by a Plaintiff who sustained catastrophic injuries as a result of an electrical shock. In another recent litigated claim Carl was able to defend and resolve a claim for psychiatric injury brought by a Plaintiff alleging bullying by his subordinates. Extensive investigations revealed that the Plaintiff’s exposure to workplace stressors was not beyond the ‘norm’ expected of those in managerial positions.

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

CTP motor vehicle insurance - common law

Work Undertaken

Reardon-Smith v Torres-Farr & Anor [2006] QSC 246; [2007] QSC 008 and [2007] QCA 211. This was a novel case involving a claim for injury by a professional surfer who claimed he lost the opportunity to achieve success on the world stage. The claim was successfully defended at trial and on appeal. This case has been of great benefit to insurers defending claims by elite or quasi-elite sports stars. Carl recently defended a claim brought by a former Olympic rower and was able to limit the damages payable by reference to the decision of Reardon-Smith.

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Workers compensation - statutory claims

Work Undertaken

In this worker’s compensation claim the worker allegedly sustained psychiatric injury as result of an employer’s conduct in monitoring work performance. As a result of extensive investigations Carl was able to secure evidence to support a finding that the employer’s actions amounted to reasonable management action taken in a reasonable way thereby resulting in the successful rejection of the claim.

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Public liability - common law

Work Undertaken

Hooper v Hooper [2011] QSC (Unreported decision of Jones J, Cairns Supreme Court). This was a case involving a Plaintiff suing his uninsured father for psychiatric harm caused by allegedly protracted torment and abuse (both physical and emotional but not of a sexual nature) over a period of time from 1971. Carl acted for the Defendant father and the case was strenuously defended. On the Plaintiff’s application to extend the limitation period Justice Jones found in favour of the Defendant with respect to the expiration of the limitation period and dismissed the Plaintiff’s claim.

Carl's recent publications

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  1. Video Alert | Law from the 'Dore Ep. 2 – Can a driver be put at fault for the actions of a passenger?

    19 Sep 2018

    Law from the 'dore PRESENTED BY MCINNES WILSON LAWYERS PRINCIPAL, Carl Moseling & associate, Hugh Powell. Lim v Cho [2018] NSW CA 145 What happened? Mr Lim, the passenger (plaintiff) and his wife Ms Cho (the defendant) were driving home from...

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  2. One Call Costs Distracted Mobile Phone User $192,346!!!

    12 Sep 2018

    Mobile phones are everywhere and are not always as helpful as they seem. In the recent New South Wales decision of Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd v Bridge [2018] NSWCA 183 the Court found that taking a call on a mobile whilst pushing a shopping...

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  3. Video Alert | Law from the 'Dore Ep. 1 – Warning Signs Ignored

    06 Sep 2018

    Warning Signs ignored | Employer to provide damages over workplace fisticuffs Law from the 'dore PRESENTED BY MCINNES WILSON LAWYERS PRINCIPAL, Carl Moseling & associate, Hugh Powell.

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