Megan has over five years’ experience in statutory insurance, specialising in workers’ compensation. She acts for both insurers and self-insured employers and conducts all aspects of the claims process from a legal perspective.
Megan is a proactive, thorough and efficient practitioner. She provides comprehensive legal advice regarding workers’ compensation and common law issues, recovery and indemnity issues and settlement strategies.
- Assisting insurers with making a determination as to liability for claims and developing and implementing claim management strategies, often working pragmatically to negotiate liability and settlement of claims.
- Advising employers and insurers regarding common law claims and pursuing and defending recovery claims at the District Court and Supreme Court level.
- Representing clients at:
- conciliation conferences, directions hearings and pre-arbitration conferences at WorkCover WA;
- pre-trial conferences, interlocutory proceedings, directions hearings at the District Court; and
- status conferences, interlocutory proceedings and mediation conferences at the Supreme Court.
- Instructing solicitor in District Court trials and appeals and in the Court of Appeal matter of Ethnic Interpreters & Translators Pty Ltd v Saeed Sabri-Matanagh  WASCA 186. That matter involved an important choice of law issue regarding workers’ compensation claims lodged by individuals working in multiple jurisdictions. It is currently the only Court of Appeal authority on point in relation to this issue.
- Acting for employers and insurers in relation to dust disease and public liability matters at the District Court and Supreme Court level.