Leading Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation lawyer Paul Burke joins Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers Melbourne
Published on February 5, 2018 by Paul Burke
Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers has announced the appointment to the firm’s Melbourne office of leading Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Lawyer, Paul Burke.
Paul, who joins the firm as Special Counsel, has more than fifteen (15) years experience acting for both injured Plaintiffs and Defendant insurers.
“I am thrilled to welcome Paul to Carroll & O’Dea where he will head up our Melbourne office”, said Managing Partner Howard Harrison.
“He brings with him exceptional skills and has achieved landmark settlements on behalf of his clients including securing common law damages in the very difficult circumstances of the loss of an unborn child.
“His determination to get the right result for his client has seen him pursue claims to the High Court.”
“Paul is regarded as one of Victoria’s leading personal injury and workers’ compensation lawyers. He has experience in litigating claims in VCAT, the Magistrates’, County, Supreme Court and Court of Appeal as well as the AAT and the High Court.”
“His appointment is a reflection of our continuing commitment to broaden access to the high quality of legal services and expertise for which Carroll & O’Dea is well known”, said Mr Harrison.
“I am very excited to be joining Carroll & O’Dea at what is a particularly important time for workers and when accessibility to high quality legal services plays a crucial role in the protection of their fundamental rights.
“The rapid changing character of employment and business at the present has left many people exposed and without the proper protections in the event of a workplace injury.”
“These fast paced changes in workplaces and the challenges presented by many of the new business practices, such as the rise of the so called ‘gig economy’, are issues that workers, employers and government will need to continue to focus on and address.”
“It is also a very dynamic time in the Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation field in Victoria. There are dramatic changes in the type of legal services being offered to injured workers.
“I am delighted to be joining Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers, which has a long history, over 119 years, and an outstanding reputation in protecting rights through access to justice.
“In these changing times, injured clients are best served by a trusted firm that can assure them with certainty that their lawyer will be there to pursue their claims side by side with them when it matters and right to the end,” said Mr Burke.