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Commonwealth Compensation

Expertise - Statutory Lines Insurance - Comm Comp

Specialist expertise. Pragmatic solutions.

Complex workers’ compensation matters can raise sensitive political issues or policy considerations under the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988.

We’re the go-to team for government departments, licensees and agencies across Australia, whether that’s advising on strategic issues or helping manage claims.  We specialise in claims for psychiatric or psychological injury, chemical toxicity, latent/asbestos diseases, acoustic injury and claims involving catastrophic injuries. 

We support clients before, during and after a claim comes in. Preventing occupational injury and disease, and rehabilitation in physical and psychological injury claims are our specialties.  We act for licensees in the Commonwealth scheme, answering questions about licence obligations and the practical implications of the scheme, providing them sensible commercial solutions  

We also help licensees with claims management, rehabilitation and AAT matters.  We have advised on reviews of decisions, acted as counsel at directions hearings, and been involved in military and seafarers compensation claims management. We’re not afraid to take on privacy and freedom of information issues. 

When clients are designing and implementing claims systems or revamping tail management strategies, we support our clients however they need it, including conducting audits and reviews of reserves.

What the market says

Winner—Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards—Insurance Team of the Year, 2022
Winner—Australasian Lawyer Australian Law Awards—Insurance Specialist Firm of the Year, 2022
Finalist—Australasian Lawyer Australian Law Awards—Insurance Specialist Firm of the Year, 2023

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Workers' compensation guides

Sparke Helmore’s Insurance Statutory Lines team is pleased to provide a range of workers’ compensation guides for each Australian jurisdiction.

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