Brandon Silva

Senior Associate

Qualifications: LLB

Industries

Practices

Brandon is an insurance litigator with 9 years’ experience specialising in public liability, medical treatment and workers compensation claims.

Brandon is an experienced insurance litigator specialising in public liability, medical treatment and workers compensation claims.

Brandon acts on behalf of private and public insurers, owners/occupiers of premises, health professionals, public hospitals, and employers. He appears before the District Court and Supreme Court of Western Australia.

Experience

  • Advising a tertiary public hospital in relation to a claim made by a patient who presented  with a complex pelvic inflammatory process involving the sigmoid colon and appendix. During our investigation we concluded the hospital’s actions in treating the patient’s inflammation with conservative measures were appropriate in his circumstances.
  • Advising and acting on behalf of a national cleaning company, commercial tenants, public and private hospitals, and property managers of shopping centres in relation to slip and trip claims, and negotiating favourable outcomes on behalf of our clients.
  • Advising and acting on behalf of a security companies, and nightclub operators in relation to in relation to trespass and battery claims, and successfully raising a defence of lawful authority which resulted in a favourable negotiate settlement of the claims on behalf of our clients.
  • Advising and acting on behalf of the owners and occupiers of an aboriginal community, where a young child was run over by a lawnmower operated by a subcontractor engaged by our client. Due to the nature of the claim we were able to claim no liability by our client and, with the claimant agreeing to walk away from his claim against our client with both parties bearing their own costs.

Professional Membership

  • Law Society of WA
  • Australian Insurance Law Association

Latest thinking

Insurance | 22 Jan 2018

WA Insurance Round-Up – Issue 5

The District Court of Western Australia has dismissed an appeal by a worker against a decision of the WorkCover Arbitration Service, dismissing his application for additional workers’ compensation entitlements.