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Workers Compensation

Gilchrist Connell provides self-insured and registered employers with access to a highly experienced and dedicated workers compensation team to assist with:

  • Representation in disputes and at hearings
  • Claims management
  • Policy drafting and advice, and
  • Strategic advice

We provide specialist workers compensation services for self-insured and registered employers, rather than for the workers compensation authorities.  Since opening, the firm has been retained by employers in hundreds of workers compensations claims including advices, negotiating settlements and litigating at first instance and on appeal.

A comprehensive service underpinned by substantial expertise

We have an expert workers compensation team serving the relevant jurisdictions around Australia.

In South Australia, our workers compensation team is led by specialist Joe Parisi, in close consultation with fellow principal Kevin Gilchrist – a 40-year veteran in the field.  The team has represented self-insured employers and registered employers for over 20 years.

Our team has particular expertise in handling suitable employment (Section 18) applications in South Australia.

In Western Australia, John-Paul Wilson has decades of experience in workers compensation and employers’ liability claims, including difficult and complex stress claims. He has proven, demonstrated expertise in claims management and particularly in implementing settlement strategies.

Our national team also includes leading workers compensation experts in each office.

Complemented by our strong Workplace Health and Safety, Employment Practices and Management/Statutory Liability capabilities, our focus is on providing a comprehensive, holistic service to employers and insurers operating in the employment sphere.

Our team has a unique combination of legislation and case law knowledge, and common sense. This means that they can:

  • efficiently identify the relevant facts
  • apply the law
  • formulate a strategy that will put employers in the best position to obtain a swift and positive resolution.

Our clients also benefit from access to workers compensation lawyers with substantial expertise in asbestos-related litigation.

Our approach aligns with our clients

We align our approach to workers compensation claims to that of our clients’ – with a focus on:

  • genuine claims dealt with fairly and expeditiously
  • strenuously resisting unmeritorious claims.

Contact us to learn more as to how we can assist you.