Workers’ Compensation is the area of legal practice that is concerned with a form of insurance providing payments to employees injured during the course of their employment. It is an insurance policy that is compulsory for most employers.

Workers’ compensation provide following four set of benefits to the claimant employee:

  • Weekly wages while they are unfit for work
  • Medical expenses including all the medical charges and rehabilitation costs
  • Permanent disability/impairment benefits, based on the disability
  • Death benefits for family and dependents in an event of work related death

Legal practitioners who act in the area of workers’ compensation will generally specialise and;

  • act for employees who allege they suffered injury/harm


  • act for the employers that the alleged injured employee worked under

At the bottom of this profile are brief details of a number of the experts that Expert Experts represents. Call our office to discuss your requirements and to obtain a recommendation that suits your needs and budget.

What Expert Evidence

Expert witnesses are often required to provide opinions, reports and testimony in connecting with workers’ compensation insurance claims.

As a lot of the compensation claims have a varied area of work, so do the types of experts sought. The experts generally have extensive experience in the area of the claim.

Some of the reasons from which the compensation claims can arise from are:

  • Excessive physical stress
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Machinery accidents
  • Psychological injuries including bullying and harassment

Sample Reports

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The overall cost of expert opinion depends on the services required. Some of the key factors that affect the cost of advice include:

  • The need for a view or inspection of a location
  • The quantity of documentary material to be reviewed
  • Whether there are reports of other experts to be reviewed and commented on in detail
  • Whether there is a need for conferences with the expert either in person or by telephone/Skype

Profiles of Experts in Personal injury - workers compensation

Below are short profiles of a few experts with expertise in this field.

  • #ID8109


ID8109 is a registered psychologist specialising in workplace injury matters and behaviour modification. More specifically, his focus is on human behaviour in workplace environments, and how modification techniques can be used to alter the way in which workplaces function and to prevent workplace psychological injuries.

  • #ID7385

Orthopaedic surgeon

ID7385 is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon with appointments to various public and private hospitals within Australia.

ID7385 graduated from University in 1972 with Honours and has 40 years of experience in orthopaedic surgery. ID7385’s university and hospital duties include lecturing and he is an examiner for a national medical school. He has previously held the position of Orthopaedic Department Head and executive positions on the Board of AOA.

  • #ID9610

Psychologist, vocational assessor

Expert ID9610 has 15 years accreditation as a Registered Psychologist and has extensive experience in the areas of vocational, psychological function and earning capacity assessments in a range of settings including in recruitment, occupational rehabilitation and medico-legal contexts.

  • #ID7384

Work Health Safety - Railway Specialist

Over the course of his forty year career, ID7384 has worked on railway projects throughout Australia in a variety of roles extending from practical to advisory. His range of expertise spans railway processes from the planning stage to execution, including safeworking, workplace training, and the review of operational procedures. He has worked in operations of varying sizes, from smaller private railways to sprawling state-wide public transport networks.

  • #ID11743

Clinical neuropsychologist and forensic psychologist

ID11743 is a well qualified and professional clinical neuropsychologist (focusing on psychological disorders associated with conditions affecting the brain) and forensic psychologist (focusing on application of psychological ideas to the legal and criminal justice systems) with extensive experience providing expert opinion evidence.

  • #ID9608

Vocational assessor / Work option identification

Expert ID9608 has extensive clinical rehabilitation experience and in recent years has specialised in the conduct of vocational and earning capacity assessments. In addition to conducting assessment, Expert ID9608 continues to perform case management, to assist with placing injured workers into suitable employment.

  • #ID1133

Occupational physician

​ID1133 has over 25 years of experience in all aspects of occupational health within industry, particularly in task design, ergonomics, injury, risk assessment and management, as well as occupational, workplace based rehabilitation, both as a consultant to industry and as the principal of a private practice.

  • #ID7335

Ergonomist - work health and safety specialist

ID7335 has over 20 years experience and currently works as a Human Factors and Ergonomics (HF/E) consultant advising companies on their systems of work. ID7335 has an extensive background in a number of industries, including healthcare and has frequently advised local health services advising on their safe systems of work including major project review of injuries, OHS advisory and risk management process for clinical aggression and harassment injuries.

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