Areas of Expertise

Jordan has extensive experience in workers compensation law and claims management. He is regularly consulted by employers (including government agencies) and insurers to advise upon various issues relating to statutory liability and to represent them in litigated proceedings.

Known for his acute understanding of his clients’ needs, Jordan understands it is critical to respond to claims in a proactive and commercial manner. Taking a collaborative approach, Jordan advocates for his clients whilst balancing the needs of all stakeholders.

Jordan has experience appearing in the Workers Compensation Commission, District Court, Supreme Court and Court of Appeal in New South Wales.


Qualifications/Memberships

  • Bachelor of Commerce (International Economics) / Bachelor of Laws, University of Wollongong.

  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, Australian National University, Canberra.

  • Member - Law Society of NSW

 

What Jordan’s clients say:

“I really appreciate that I know these matters are going to be taken care of when I give them to you. Never any need to follow up or chase. Comforting. Thanks again.”

 

A word from Jordan

There is no greater satisfaction than being referred a complex problem, devising the best strategy for my client’s interests and then executing it, leading to a happy client. I take great pride in applying my knowledge of the intricacies of the workers compensation system to obtain desired outcomes for all stakeholders.

 

Career highlights

  • Successfully defending a number of claims brought in the Workers Compensation Commission in respect of alleged workplace injuries. This includes a recent decision where a claimant had evidence of impairment that would have exceeded the threshold in order to bring a claim for work injury damages, should the injuries have been accepted as being work related.

  • Successfully defending various medical appeal panel decisions on behalf of the insurer.

  • Appearing and advocating on behalf of a government agency in a Workers Compensation Commission Expedited Assessment in a complex surgery dispute resulting in a finding that the worker had not discharged his onus in respect of the claim.

  • Being invited by a scheme agent to present a round table discussion regarding the understanding and application of the PIRS Scale in the context of Whole Person Impairment Claims.

 

Specific areas of focus

  • Litigated and also pre-litigated permanent impairment claims.

  • Workplace psychological injury claims, including the application of section 11A defences.

  • Investigating complex statutory workers compensation claims on behalf of employers including the use of forensic medical reports and factual investigations.