EXPERIENCE & EXPERTISE
Bradley is highly regarded for providing strategic claims management advice in the pre-litigation environment and is highly regarded for his value-add assistance to claims managers, insurance brokers, injury management advisers and insurer technical managers.
Within the complex environment of litigated claims for psychological injury by NSW Government front-line workers. Bradley’s advice is sought to achieve fast and effective resolution of highly contentious disputes (particularly in respect of work injury damages claims for employees with significant injuries and impairment).
Bradley regularly provides education and training to employers, insurer clients and other lawyers through seminars and workshops. He is credited as an excellent communicator, with an ability to demystify the complex statutory landscape of NSW workers compensation law to facilitate deep understanding of the subject matter for his audience.
Bradley is highly skilled at solving complicated and seemingly intractable problems, finding a mechanism through the application of statute and backed up by a healthy dose of common sense and intuition to unravel the most difficult of claims.
The key aspect that drives Brad’s passion for this work is building genuine, long-term relationships with his clients, gaining an understanding of their operations and objectives to provide holistic advice to ensure his clients’ needs are at the forefront of his strategy.
Bradley is a ‘big picture’ thinker, both trusted and highly regarded by his clients.
Bradley’s experience includes:
- Successfully defended his clients in numerous matters before the Worker Compensation Commission, including: Department of Education & Training ats Jascinta Field [WCC 16370 – 2003] – s11A defence of claim for psychiatric injury, Byrnes v Bellbond Security Pty Ltd  NSWWCCMA 056 – involving a fraudulent claim by a worker and Helmore v Ulladulla Fishermans’ Cooperative Society Ltd  NSWWCC 383 – s9A defence for assault in the course of employment.
- Acting on behalf of one of Australia’s ‘Big 4’ banks in a matter initiated by a worker, involving several spurious allegations his managers which he alleged resulted in a psychological injury. The denial of liability contributed to savings on the claim estimated to exceed $200,000.
Bradley’s major accomplishments centre around the cases that aren’t reported, the claims resolved in their early stages with the benefit of outcome focused advice, saving clients tens of thousands of dollars in legal costs and, wherever possible, facilitating early return to work for injured workers to ensure minimum premium impact for employers and reduced claims costs for insurers.
Ranked as both a Recommended and Leading Workers Compensation Lawyer (Defendant) in NSW by Doyle’s Guide since 2017.