Workers Compensation - Legal Specialist | NSW - Sydney

Workers Compensation - Legal Specialist

Posted on 15-Mar-2017
Application Close Date: 12-Apr-2017
NSW - Sydney
Position Type:
Full-time Permanent
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We are currently seeking expressions of interest for two Legal Specialists to join our Common Law and Recoveries Teams. These new positions will report to the WID Manager and Recoveries Manager, respectively.

In these roles you will have the opportunity to implement and utilise your technical and legal knowledge which you have gained from working within Workers Compensation.

As a Legal Specialist you will be required to:

  • Conduct optional reviews of dispute notices upon request from injured workers, their legal representatives or icare as per business needs.
  • Completing a variety of pre-dispute tasks, including reviewing dispute notices, advising on commutations and reviewing legal costs as per business needs.
  • Providing general internal support as a subject matter expert on complex legal issues relating to common law or recoveries. Including end to end management of common law or recoveries matters i.e. providing instructions to panel solicitors, attending mediations and settlement conferences and preparing the claim for successful resolution.
  • Effectively manage relationships and communications with internal and external customers including panel solicitors, the Workers Compensation Commission, employers, injured workers and their legal representatives.
  • Provide training to internal employees to share learning and knowledge.
  • Assist the business to ensure it meets all regulatory and legislative requirements under our contract with icare.
  • Timely and accurate reporting as required by Allianz and icare
  • Take part in projects to ensure continuous improvement, compliance with contractual, legislative and regulatory requirements and that customer expectations are exceeded

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Relevant Legal qualifications
  • Previous Workers Compensation or case management experience
  • Thorough understanding of the NSW Workers Compensation legislation including recent legislative amendments
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven technical and legal knowledge
  • Effective decision-making and time management skills
  • Can - do attitude

We welcome your application. Please apply online with a resume and cover letter.

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