General Liability

General Liability

Our lawyers specialise in conducting the full range of public liability and 3rd party property damage matters from small value, high volume claims to high value catastrophic incidents. Our litigation expertise allows us to pro-actively manage these claims to achieve prompt commercial and cost-effective outcomes.

Our specialist liability lawyers have extensive experience in conducting:

  • personal injury claims;
  • property damage claims;
  • compensation to relatives claims;
  • coronial inquests, inquiries and prosecutions;
  • WorkCover prosecutions;
  • subrogated recovery actions; and
  • policy coverage disputes.

With established offices across Australia and New Zealand, we have a detailed understanding of the State, Federal and other specialist tribunals such as the Dust Diseases Tribunal.

Queensland PIPA claims

Specific to Queensland, Wotton + Kearney’s Brisbane office routinely acts for insurers and their insureds in personal injury claims brought under the pre-action process prescribed by the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act 2002 (Qld) (PIPA).

Victorian Statutory Recoveries

Statutory recoveries represent a central part of claims handled by our Melbourne office. In Victoria workers have common law rights and the Victorian WorkCover Authority has rights of recovery against negligent third parties.

We have developed particular expertise in handling these claims with considerable successes in achieving discounted settlements.