Introduction

Comcare refers to the Commonwealth worker’s compensation scheme, which provides compensation to public service employees of the federal and ACT governments, along with a few affiliated companies such as Australia Post, Telstra and TNT.

It compensates workers for any injuries or disease experienced as a result of, or exacerbated by, their work. Workers can claim payment for time off work, care services, reasonable medical expenses and non-economic loss.

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

Experts are often required in Comcare claims to:

  • Provide assessments to assist determination of issues of liability
  • Provide assessment of public service work processes
  • Provide assessments of injury (physical and psychological)
  • Provide assessments of economic loss
  • Provide assessment of future earning capacity

Sample Reports

For some fields of expertise we have some sample sections of de-identified reports. Please contact our office if you are interested in a sample.

Cost

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
Relevant Articles Overview of the Comcare scheme

The Comcare scheme (the scheme) provides all scheme employers with an integrated safety, rehabilitation and compensation system, no matter what Australian state or territory an employer operates in or where its employees are located.

Federal government expands access to Comcare scheme

On 2 December 2013, Employment Minister Senator Eric Abetz announced the lifting of a moratorium on private corporations becoming self-insurers under the Comcare scheme which had been put in place by the Rudd Labor Government in December 2007.

Relevant Cases Comcare v Etheridge [2006] FCAFC 27

Two government workers received mesothelioma following exposure to asbestos, requiring medical expert evidence at trial.

Profiles of Experts in Personal injury - Comcare (Cwth Compensation)

Below are short profiles of a few experts with expertise in this field. Please contact our office to discuss your specific requirements and to obtain a recommendation that suits your needs and budget. Expert Experts are experts in finding the right expert for your needs and you pay no more to use Expert Experts than if you searched and found the expert yourself.

  • #ID1920

Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

ID1920 is a specialist plastic and reconstructive surgeon with particular expertise in gender reassignment surgery. He performs a variety of cosmetic, reconstructive, hand and therapeutic surgery and can also advise on non-surgical procedures such as cosmetic denervation and dermal fillers.


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  • #ID8109

Psychologist

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.


  • #ID3450

Engineer – crash investigations, structural impact and stress engineering

ID3450 has over 25 years’ experience and is an expert in vehicle & structural crashworthiness, crash & incident investigations & reconstruction, human injury prevention, crash & laboratory testing, computer simulation of crashes, impacts & injury mechanisms, structural impact and stress engineering.


  • #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.


  • #ID1824

Biomechanics and Injury Investigation

ID1824 has 20+ years of experience working in the areas of biomechanics and injury investigation. He also has extensive experience in providing expert witness services in a wide range of cases.


  • #ID11348

Forensic and Safety Engineer / Road Safety

ID11348 is a highly experienced and skilled expert in the fields of forensic and safety engineering, with over 25 years’ experience in the field. He has provided litigation support and quality expert reports for hundreds of cases.


  • #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.


  • #ID7857

Work health safety, sport safety, & risk management consultant

ID7857 is an expert in risk management consulting, with extensive qualifications and experience in the field of ergonomics. He has worked as a specialist in safety for over 15 years, including in the manufacturing, sports and transport industries.


  • #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.


  • #ID11808

Ergonomist / Work Health and Safety Specialist

ID11808 is a highly qualified ergonomist, OHS and injury management consultant. He has 27 years of experience in the field and has been the director of his own company for the last 10 years providing these services.


  • #ID1858

Ergonomist / Work Health Safety / Trains and Trams

​ID1858 is an experienced Human Factors specialist with qualifications in ergonomics and occupational therapy. ID1858 has extensive experience working with public work safety authorities to assess risks and to develop management plans.


  • #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.


  • #ID8719

Plumbing, drainage, sewerage, gas installations and maintenance

ID8719 is a highly qualified expert witness and trade qualified plumber with over 25 years’ experience in commercial, industrial and domestic plumbing to all sewer, gas and water services.


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