From a minor slip or fall to a catastrophic injury, if someone is injured on a commercial premise or whilst under the care of a commercial business, the consequences can be unpredictable. Legal claims can range from complex catastrophic injuries including those with psychological impairment to smaller, more routine claims requiring practical fast track processing.
Our team advises our clients on policy wording, coverage issues and all types of liability claims arising from these situations. We have been instructed in a number of test cases in the courts.
The defence of more than 800 different personal injury liability claims each year across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands is managed by our liability team. We are skilled at quickly assessing the situation and developing a resolution strategy for all types of personal injury claims, regardless of the situation in which they occur. We are particularly mindful of the ongoing relationships between insured customers, their brokers and insurers and understand that obtaining a commercial result, without foregoing empathy for those involved, is essential.
With one of the largest liability teams in Australasia, we are at the forefront of developing trends. Our experts work across every industry sector, defending claims including those for catastrophic injury, occupational & dust diseases, public liability including labour hire and contractors, institutional abuse, sports injury.
Explaining the implications of emerging injury classes, and ensuring that policy wording is adequate, is only one way that our team stays one step ahead in proactively assisting insurers, brokers and insured or self insured corporate businesses.
At every stage, our lawyers work to the highest quality and supervision standards, strict SLAs and efficient workflows. Together with developing early case strategies that leverage their specialist subject matter expertise and drive the resolution of claims, these measures help control both indemnity spend and legal costs.