Samantha Cathcart

Senior Associate

Managing workers’ compensation claims can be both emotionally and financially challenging for employers, especially small-to-medium businesses that may not have the internal processes or resources to manage the claim effectively.  These challenges can leave employers feeling overwhelmed by the legal process.

I work with employers in various industries to make the claim process for their business smoother.

In addition to my legal qualifications and experience in defending and negotiating common law claims, I also have a Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety. Having this OH&S focus allows me to bring additional insight to my client’s workers’ compensation claims.  My client’s can also benefit from the OH&S advice I can provide to help identify risks and prevent future incidents by reviewing their systems of work, safety procedures and risk management processes.

I endeavour to resolve claims at the pre-proceedings stage. I have however prepared for and instructed on the following trials since admission:

Parkinson v Bullamon (St George) Pty Ltd [2017] QDC 200

Beven v Brisbane Youth Service Inc [2016] QSC 163

Marshall v Queensland Rehabilitation Services Pty Ltd [2012] QSC 168

Phillips v MCG Group Pty Ltd [2012] QSC 149

With all of my clients, I take a common-sense approach, first seeking to understand their business operations so that I can provide the best quality advice and defend the claim. If you’d like to speak to Sam about your matter, she can be contacted by email sam.cathcart@btlawyers.com.au.

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Samantha Abbott - BT Lawyers Senior Associate

Admissions

Admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland 2011

Qualifications

Bachelor of Laws

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety

Joined Firm

2017

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