Accident & Health

Accident and health law is a growing area of expertise at Wotton + Kearney

We have developed expertise in dealing with contested claims (often with very significant quantum sums) throughout Australia and New Zealand. In particular, we act for several insurers pursuant to Corporate/Business Travel Insurance programmes for:

  • Australian banks and financial institutions; and
  • manufacturing and production entities.

We manage claims arising out of South East Asia and the UK, including acting for London Accident and Health Underwriters in respect of disputes over pre-existing condition/nondisclosure issues, claw back provisions and Policy/Plan start date disputes.

In addition, our lawyers manage a wide range of related work for insurers pursuant to stand alone life and disability policies and similar products/benefits through superannuation funds and other hybrid financial instruments. We also act in a range of coverage dispute for insurers where complaints are lodged with the Financial Ombudsman Service by insureds challenging declinatures. We also provide advice on potential recovery opportunities where available.