Tina has broad general insurance experience. She is experienced in defending public and product liability matters on behalf of domestic and international insurers. She also advises on and defends litigation involving claims made under accident and health policies (including death benefits) and corporate travel policies.
She often provides advice on the interpretation of policy wording, coverage disputes, dual insurance and policy recovery. Tina has worked with a wide range of insured and self-insured businesses, including hoteliers, security companies, sports and recreational service providers, construction contractors, commercial cleaners and occupiers, and not for profit organisations.
She has a special interest in claims involving intentional torts and recreational activities. She focuses on proactive management of matters to achieve commercially favourable results for clients.
- Acting on behalf of security contractors and hoteliers in relation to injuries sustained by security guards and patrons at licensed venues.
- Acting on behalf of gymnasiums and sports institutes in respect of claims for injuries occurred during training sessions (including fatal injuries).
- Defending litigated claims for Weekly and Total Permeant Disability Benefits involving significant pre-existing injuries.
- Providing advice to an accident and health insurer on the interpretation and implications of proposed policy wording.
- Acting for head contractors and subcontractors in respect of multi-party, high quantum claims arising from injuries sustained at construction sites.
- Advise on Safe Work investigations and prosecutions involving work related fatalities
- Acting on behalf of recreational facilities in respect of injuries sustained by minors whilst playing at the insured premises.
- Defending section 151Z recovery claims commenced by worker’s compensation insurers.
- Advising an abattoir in relation to the contraction of Q Fever by its labour hire employees.
- Providing risk management advice to volunteer organisations.
Thinking | 9 Jul 2018
The Court of Appeal of New South Wales has overturned a District Court decision which found Coles liable to pay $37,495.01 in worker’s compensation payments made by Ready Workforce to an injured worker pursuant to section 151Z(1)(d) and (2)(e) of the Workers Compensation Act 1987 (NSW).