Colin Biggers & Paisley has an experienced national workers' compensation team who service the workers’ compensation self-insurance industry. The services we provide self-insureds and public liability insurers are complemented by the advice which can be provided by our workplace relations team.
The team has extensive experience in managing workers' compensation matters for a range of self-insureds operating in a number of industries, including retail, aged care, local government, meat processing, manufacturing, mining and transport and logistics.
Our team has the technical expertise to assess the full spectrum of personal injury claims, and pursue early resolution with rigour to achieve quick and commercially effective settlements
Most insurers consider the successful management of workers' compensation and personal injury claims and litigation, not in terms of the number of wins they have in court, but in the effective, cost efficient and early disposal of claims. Colin Biggers & Paisley investigates each claim as comprehensively as possible to give early advice as to a self-insurer's options for resolution of the claim.
Our team routinely advise our self-insureds on the workers’ compensation areas of:
- whole person impairment injury claims and other statutory benefit claim
- psychological injury claims
- common law claims/serious injury applications
- litigated claims, including County Court, Supreme Court and High Court appeals
- representing members in appeals to the Workers' Compensation Regulator
Our team provides regular training to our clients in WorkCover decisions, relevant definitions from WorkCover legislation and on employee management topics to ensure that managers are equipped to manage the challenges of the day to day employee management, whilst being mindful of the risks and how to manage them.
Colin Biggers & Paisley's Insurance practice is one of the largest and most highly regarded insurance teams in Australia. Our practice and partners are routinely listed amongst the best in Australia in a number of legal directories, including Chambers Asia Pacific, Best Lawyers in Australia, Doyle's Guide and The Legal 500.