Barker Henley is a recognised leader in workers compensation law. We offer our clients a powerful combination of legal expertise, strategic advice and commercial acumen.
Our workers compensation specialists have defended claims for numerous employers, insurers, self-insurers, State and Federal Government agencies. These include such injuries as death claims, repetitive strain claims, complex stress claims, and cases involving manual handling, interstate and international issues.
Our industry experience spans the manufacturing, construction, retail, mining, financial services and hospitality sectors.
Areas of expertise:
- Statutory workers compensation
- Work injury damages
- Work injury management
- Personal injuries
- Workplace fraud
- Skin cancer cases
- Dust diseases
Our clients benefit from our:
Detailed Understanding of Workers Compensation, Employment and WHS Law
We have in-depth knowledge of the workers compensation legal framework and extensive experience in representing corporations, private companies and government authorities before various courts and tribunals (including NSW Workers Compensation Commission, NSW District and Supreme Courts, Court of Appeal, and various Western Australian and ACT Courts).
Significantly, a number of our senior lawyers have been directly involved in the formulation and evolution of workers compensation policy frameworks in several Australian jurisdictions.
Understanding of Workers Compensation, Employment and WHS Law
Many of our senior lawyers have expertise in workers compensation, employment law and workplace health and safety, having acted for employers and insurers across a wide range of issues. This ensures the ability to provide comprehensive legal and strategic advice to our clients.
Our approach to workers compensation matters always takes the wider business implications into full account.
As workers compensation specialists, our lawyers also have substantial claims experience. Our objective is to always provide the most cost-effective resolution for our clients – and it is why we undertake a full analysis of the claim from the outset, with all key issues identified and all options explored. We routinely participate in claims reviews to formulate strategies for the ongoing management of claims, applying a consistent policy of early intervention.