Andrew Murphy


Qualifications: LLB, BCom


Andrew’s practice includes workers' compensation, work injury damages/common law, s151Z recoveries, builders warranty claims, workplace law and alternative dispute resolution.

He has extensive experience in providing advice and acting on behalf of insurers and employers in relation to a wide variety of workers' compensation claims including but not limited to death and catastrophic injury claims, work injury damages claims, psychological injury claims, hearing loss claims, general workplace injury claims, workplace motor vehicle accident claims, coal miner claims and lead agent matters on behalf of multiple scheme agents.

Andrew has worked in workers' compensation since 2004 and has acted for all the NSW WorkCover and NSW Self Insurance Corporation Scheme Agents. He has also acted for Coal Mines Insurance.


  • He has acted for a wide variety of private and government employers including Hunter New England Local Health District, North Sydney and Central Coast Area Health Service, Department of Education and Communities, NSW Roads and Maritime Service, NSW Police Force and numerous local government organisations such as Lake Macquarie City Council, Parramatta City Council and Gosford City Council. In addition, he has acted for a number of self-insured corporations such as BHP and Coles.
  • Andrew has run litigated workers compensation matters involving multiple parties and insurers in the Personal Injury Commission, NSW District and Supreme Courts, the Residual Jurisdiction of the NSW District Court, the NSW Court of Appeal and High Court of Australia. Andrew personally represents clients at Personal Injury Commission teleconferences, conciliations, arbitrations and mediations.
  • Andrew has extensive experience identifying and advising his clients in relation to possible work injury damages claims, whilst he also has extensive experience defending work injury damages claims on behalf of employers and insurers. In addition to participating in work injury damages mediations, he has extensive experience in providing advice in relation to his client’s liability for such claims and the potential range of damages, whilst he also provides advice in relation to the possible settlement and/or the future conduct of such claims.

Awards and recognition

Doyle's Guide 2023
Leading Workers Compensation (Defendant) Lawyers – NSW

Latest thinking

Statutory Insurance | 12 Jul 2017

Injury arising out of or in the course of employment

This case considers the principles set out in Hatzimanolis v ANI Corporation1, Comcare v PYVW2 and Pioneer Studios Pty Ltd v Hills3 to determine whether the claimant’s injury arose out of or in the course of her employment with the appellant.