Cooper Grace Ward has over 30 years’ experience in advising and representing WorkCover and major self-insured workers’ compensation clients.

Our team, comprising 20 team members, is completely dedicated to the management of workers’ compensation claims and related advice. The team is closely involved with claims in the retail, tourism and mining industries, and has vast experience in transport, health, community safety and local council claims. The team has a special interest in pure psychological injury claims.

Cooper Grace Ward has leading expertise in the provision of the following services:

  • entitlement to damages issues, including investigation of, and preparation of Reasons for Decision in pure psychological injury claims
  • preparation of submissions to the Regulator, in applications for review
  • QIRC appeals, Industrial Magistrates’ Court appeals and Industrial Court appeals
  • identifying claims involving fraud, including all aspects of investigation of these claims
  • multiple party (PIPA) claims involving the various personal injuries schemes, including contractual indemnity issues
  • common law claims management, as our core business
  • advocacy in settlement conferences/mediations
  • litigated claims, including appeals to the Queensland Court of Appeal and the High Court of Australia.

 

Employer forums and seminars

Our team deliver regular seminars for employers on workers’ compensation issues, such as:

  • investigating workplace accidents
  • how employers can assist in the common law claim
  • calculating damages
  • managing psychological claims.

Find out more about our employer forums and seminars here.

 

Cooper Grace Ward has a large team of insurance specialists whose work is significantly focused in the area of self-insurance. We act for several large self-insured clients in the retail, aged care and local government industries and have further self-insurance experience in the areas of health, banking and manufacturing.

Our team routinely advises and represents self insured clients in relation to the workers’ compensation areas of:

  • entitlement issues, including investigation of, and preparation of Reasons for Decision in pure psychological injury claims
  • preparation of submissions to the Regulator, in applications for review
  • QIRC, Industrial Magistrate Court and Industrial Court appeals
  • claims involving fraud, multiple party (PIPA) claims, and contractual indemnity issues
  • common law claims management, as our core business, including advocacy in the ADR process
  • litigated claims, including Queensland Court of Appeal and High Court appeals.

Cooper Grace Ward also has a wealth of expertise in public liability claims, including public liability claims for a major self-insurer, and for a leading Queensland insurer.