Tim Ainsworth


Qualifications: LLB, BEc


Tim practices in the area of New South Wales statutory workers compensation and modified common law damages for workers.

Tim acts for self insured employers and employers’ insurers. He assists clients across a broad range of industries, including: banking; transport; labour hire; logistics; retail and insurance.  Tim acts for the Workers Compensation Nominal Insurer for both insured risks and for claims against uninsured employers.

Tim presents regularly to his clients and colleagues, through the College of Law, on a variety of topics associated with statutory workers compensation and work injury damages. Tim’s past experience working in the insurance industry and for injured workers allows him to bring a balanced and considered viewpoint to his advice and presentations.


  • Advising various clients in sensitive litigated and un-litigated claims relating to injuries and death in compensable circumstances. This includes successfully managing the legal argument and outcomes, while acting in a manner consistent with clients’ concerns as to the sensitive nature of those claims.
  • Advising self-insurers in relation to organisational issues, licencing best practice, reinsurance and claims management as well as acting on behalf of those clients in litigated and non-litigated disputes. This includes providing legal advice that incorporates pragmatism drawn from knowledge of clients’ businesses and experience in the insurance industry.

Awards and recognition

Best Lawyers in Australia 2024
Recognised – Personal Injury Litigation
Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession 2022 & 2023
Leading NSW Workers Compensation Lawyers
Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession 2021
Leading NSW Workers Compensation Lawyers; Leading NSW Public & Product Liability Lawyers (Defendant)

Professional Membership

  • Member, NSW Self-Insurers Association
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The WWW Series: The A-Z of workers' compensation for self-insurers

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