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. 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.