Areas of Expertise

Since joining Bartier Perry in 2017, Jessica has gained expertise and fostered relationships in a wide range of workers compensation matters, principally acting for self-insured and state government employers including local councils and local heath districts, claims agents and scheme agents.

Jessica assists clients throughout the entire claims process, with a strong focus on customer service and assisting parties to arrive at positive outcomes.  She advises clients from the initial notification of a claim, assists with the return to work process and initial investigations, through to representing clients in the Personal Injury Commission. 

She works closely with Partners to formulate and develop strategies to investigate and manage claims and disputes in a timely and professional manner.  Jessica also assists with the management of work injury damages claims, ensuring issues are clearly defined so the next steps for investigation are clear and honed.

 

Qualifications/Memberships

  • Bachelor of Law/Arts (Western Sydney University)

  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice

  • Women In Insurance

  • Law Society of NSW Member

 

A word from Jessica

I am proud of the strong relationships I have built, and take the trust my clients have placed in me very seriously. I enjoy collaborating with employers and insurers to assist them in understanding the claims process to arrive at practical and sensible outcomes. I have a strong focus on customer service and am careful to balance the concerns and expectations of all parties involved to ensure matters progress in a fair way.  

 

Career highlights

  • Providing advice to insurers and employers on sensitive claims which overlap with criminal conduct and employment law issues

  • Working with insurers to investigate and resolve statutory workers compensation claims, with a particular emphasis on complex claims for psychological injury

  • Defending high cost and sensitive statutory workers compensation claims and work injury damages claims

  • Working with insurers to provide education and training on the entire claims process, with a particular emphasis on early intervention and positive return to work outcomes.

 

Specific areas of focus

  • Workers compensation and work injury damages

  • Litigation and dispute resolution

  • Managing complex matters

  • Providing technical workers compensation advice

  • Representing clients in the Personal Injury Commission