BTL has experience in all areas of employer’s liability law, both common law claims and statutory compensation claims. We advise and act for insurers and self-insurers representing employers across a wide spectrum of industries and commercial activity. Our clients include some of Australia’s leading insurers and corporations in transport and logistics, manufacturing, property, retail, health and aged care and financial services. As with all of our practice areas, we approach common law and statutory claims with an unwavering commitment to protecting and adding value to our client’s businesses.
BTLawyers can assist insurers and self-insured employers minimise their long-term claim costs and in reducing the prospect and potential value of common law claims.
Our firm’s professional team achieves this through tried and tested approaches – chiefly early intervention. We work closely with your claims managers and in-house legal teams to manage their claims portfolio.
By acting early to defend the claim, we optimise rehabilitation outcomes, marshal evidence and reduce damages more efficiently.
We’ll help you reduce potential claim costs through:
We’ll help you assess major injuries, often in conjunction with Workplace Health and Safety investigations, to provide early information about liability risk.
Quick meritorious resolution
Early involvement in serious claims facilitates quick resolution of meritorious common law claims, sometimes with the Notice of Claim – reducing settlements and costs.
Investigate suspicious injuries and illness
Our firm will recommend experts for obtaining evidence to support prosecutions or defend claims. We’ve managed to dissuade claimants from commencing claims by providing early evidence to dispute liability and successfully prosecuted fraud claims, resulting in claimants losing the right to compensation or damages.
Maximising return to work outcomes
Developing innovative rehabilitation options to maximise return-to-work outcomes and reduce potential damages.
Q-comp appeals and decisions
Our practitioners conduct appeals when Q-comp overturns a client’s decision – with a high rate of success. We also assist with drafting Reasons for Decision in difficult/contentious claims, and preparing submissions to Q-comp to support decisions disputed by claimants.
Recovery of statutory compensation from third parties
Particularly for asbestos claims, but also major motor vehicle claims and fatalities where statutory compensation equals or exceeds damages.
Complex third party claims
Ensuring optimum recovery from contributors and vigorously using all available processes to bring them to the table.
Pure psychiatric claims
Careful investigation of causation and factual issues to optimise prospects of successful defence – particularly through early intervention in the statutory claim.
Naturally, our firm is concerned for our clients and for genuinely injured workers. This is why BTLawyers offers sympathetic and effective case management for spinal, head and amputation injuries and fatalities. Our objective? Minimise exposure and maximise outcomes.
Asbestos, chemical exposure and latent onset claims
BTLawyers has more experience in handling these claims than any other solicitors managing Workers Compensation claims in Queensland. We offer you specialist knowledge to maximise outcomes and recovery of contribution.