DW Fox Tucker Lawyers offers a broad, comprehensive range of general commercial services complemented by a suite of expert specialist services for clients in specific key industries and niche market sectors, including workers compensation and employment law.
Workers compensation is an integral part of every Australian business, and with every employer having to comply with the state, territory or Commonwealth legislation, the confusing legal aspects of workers compensation can be challenging to navigate. Our workplace team supports clients by providing responsive and pragmatic advice to assist with claim reviews, compliance advice, appeals, fraud investigations, prosecutions and a raft of other services associated with workers compensation law. We help some of the largest employers in Australia, across many industries, to defend and manage claims in the Employment Tribunal and Superior Courts.
In addition to workers compensation advice, our workplace team has a proven track record delivering positive solutions to employers concerning other complex workplace issues and disputes. We work with our clients to breakdown the complexities of the issue and then tailor an approach designed to meet their specific set of circumstances. Our lawyers provide expert advice on enterprise bargaining agreements, good faith bargaining obligations, strategic planning, responses to collective workplace and right of entry disputes, compliance obligations and employment policies and procedures. We also represent PCBUs for SafeWork SA investigations and provide advice in respect of Work Health and Safety Act compliance.
While our specialists' key focus is to support and defend our clients, while minimising costs, we also invest time to inform clients about relevant aspects of law and their application. Clients need the knowledge to develop strategies that will create better systems, protocols and policies to improve efficiencies and minimise the financial risk of workplace related legal issues.
We know that employment laws are constantly evolving. We provide employers with immediate, expert and commercially focussed advice to help them meet their changing obligations and create productive and positive workplaces.
Our highly experienced Workplace Relations, Management and Safety team understands that employment is all about managing relationships – within and outside of an organisation. We’re widely recognised for our experience and expertise in all workplace issues.
We take a holistic approach to workplace matters. We will work in partnership with you and not as an arms-length advisor, to help you tackle existing challenges as well as identify and avoid potential issues. We work collaboratively with employers and employees to help workplaces cope with changing laws and create an environment that attracts and retains their biggest asset; their staff.
How can we help you?
Clients benefit from our full-service firm – we’re a ‘one stop workplace shop’ for employers. We provide specialised advice on recruitment, human resources, industrial relations and occupational health and safety. We also advise clients on employment contracts, termination and performance management processes, complaint investigations, workers compensation, regulatory requirements and insurance/public liability claims.
We act for businesses throughout Australia and in a diverse range of industries including automotive, defence, resources, manufacturing, health and the public service. Our team has represented local government authorities and major corporations, including major insurers, as well as utilities providers, mining companies, small to medium-sized businesses and not-for-profit organisations.
Having provided workers compensation services to insurers, self insurers and employers since 1911, Sparke Helmore is currently the largest nationally integrated legal provider in this area in Australia. We offer clients the benefit of our thorough understanding of key workers compensation scheme drivers at state and federal levels and a multi-dimensional view of various schemes.
Our workers compensation team is highly regarded for its ability to provide a timely, pragmatic and strategic approach to the management of compensation claims to reduce our client’s overall exposure. This extends beyond the individual claim to broad issues concerning the management of the entire portfolio.
Our workplace relations, industrial and occupational health and safety practice is one of the largest in the country, and our compensation team partners with them to ensure that all implications arising from workers compensation claims can be assessed and managed from the time of the event until finalisation of litigation, providing you with a holistic approach to case management. Through this partnering approach we provide a depth of expertise and a suite of integrated legal services in the areas of OH&S and employment law.