QLD WorkCover webinar


Registrants will be emailed a unique link on Tuesday 23 July for access commencing Wednesday 24 July to Wednesday 31 July inclusive.


What We Can Expect From Queensland Workers’ Compensation Law Changes

Greg Spinda, Senior Associate, Maurice Blackburn & ALA Queensland President

WorkCover Queensland’s New Common Law Claim Return To Work Program

Matthew Bannan, Executive Professional Services, WorkCover Queensland

Psychological Injuries – Current Case Law Update & Application

Dominic Murphy, Barrister, 31 West Chambers

What Is Damaging People In Construction And Why Does It Continue?

Roger Kahler, Principal Consultant, Intersafe

The Practical Effects Of Recent WorkCover Decisions

Kevin Barratt, Special Counsel, Bennett & Philp Lawyers


Including GST (1.5% surcharge applies for credit card payments)

Member: $180
Non Member: $230

Regional practitioners contact us on 02 9258 7700 for your special rate.


If you have questions regarding this webinar, call us on 02 9258 7700.



Registrations Open: 12th Jun 19 9:00 AM

Registrations Close: 23rd Jul 19 12:00 PM

QLD WorkCover webinar


This year's WorkCover intensive will prepare you to face the future of workers’ compensation claims, covering proposed coming to the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act and WorkCover Queensland’s return to work program.

A review of psychological injury case law will assist you to advocate for your clients. You will then learn about the construction industry and why injuries are occurring in that industry.

To wrap up the afternoon, you will hear best practice tips on dealing with limitation applications, costs in WCRA/PIPA claims and effectively pursuing claims for your clients.

This half-day intensive seminar will sell-out quickly, so register early to avoid disappointment.

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Greg Spinda
Senior Associate, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

Greg Spinda is an experienced personal injury compensation Senior Associate in Maurice Blackburn’s Brisbane office. He helps people throughout the greater Brisbane area with compensation claims and associated legal advice related to workers’ compensation, road accident compensation and public liability claims.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business Management from the Queensland University of Technology, Greg gained experience in a small Queensland firm before joining Maurice Blackburn in December 2017.

Matthew Bannan
Executive Professional Services, WorkCover Queensland

Matthew Bannan is a registered physiotherapist who has worked as a physiotherapist in both the public and private health sectors both in Australia and the United Kingdom.

Matthew has been at WorkCover Queensland for over 12 years, initially as a Physiotherapy Advisor and has subsequently lead teams through various areas of the business including common law, with a strong focus on providing an exceptional customer experience and delivering successful outcomes for injured persons and employers through best practice claims and injury management principles.

He is the executive lead of the Professional Services customer group segment which incorporates the health and community care, education and Government industry sectors.

Dominic Murphy
Barriester, 31 West Chambers

Dominic was called to the Bar in 2002.

Dominic has developed a specialised civil practice exclusively in personal injuries and insurance claims where he acts for both plaintiffs and defendants (including WorkCover Queensland, CTP insurers and public liability insurers).

Prior to his admission to the Bar, Dominic was a solicitor for six years undertaking work in the personal injuries field for both plaintiffs and defendant insurers. In 2004 Dominic partook in a Queensland Bar Association exchange program through which he travelled to the Faculty of Advocates, Edinburgh, Scotland and worked alongside Scottish Advocates acting in civil claims.

Roger Kahler
Principal Consultant, InterSafe

B.E. (Mechanical)(Hons), RPEQ, MISFP, MSIA, MESA

After 13 years as a safety and ergonomic consultant, Roger Kahler has, since 1996, been a director of InterSafe. He has investigated over 5000 accidents in detail for the legal profession, national and multinational companies, involving detailed investigations and reports on those factors essential to accidents and their control, and provided intensive training of industrial management and the workforce of both national and international mining, mineral processing and smelting companies.

For a period of at least 30 years, Roger has completed the following –

  • design courses
  • accident investigation courses (short and long)
  • introducing the world of taxonomies and damage classifications
  • investigated accidents
  • mentored people in the organisation
  • conducted a major study into predicting future electrical incidents
  • accident investigation
  • review OH&S plans.

Kevin Barratt
Special Counsel, Bennett & Philp Lawyers

Kevin Barratt is an accredited Queensland Law Society personal injuries specialist. He recently achieved the enviable distinction of 25 years QLS membership. He has split that time between plaintiff personal injury work and acting for CTP insurers, general insurers, self insurers and WorkCover Queensland.

Kevin draws on his diverse experience and operational knowledge when managing common-law claims for his clients. As a keen cyclist, Kevin has developed a special interest in dealing with legal issues for cyclists. He has first-hand experience of the trepidations cyclists face on a daily basis.

Event Details


We will be using the interactive and easy-to-use platform, GoToWebinar, which works with any computer with internet access.

Registrants will be able to access the content at their own time with a unique link received via email. The email Note the link will expire after seven days. Delegate folders can be downloaded from the 'handouts' section prior to viewing the webinar.

Registrants will be emailed a unique link on Tuesday 23 June for access commencing Wednesday 24 July to Wednesday 31 July inclusive.


Frequently asked questions


Including GST (1.5% surcharge applies for credit card payments)

Member: $180
Non Member: $230

Regional practitioners contact us on 02 9258 7700 for your special rate.


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