Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers know how stressful it can be after a workplace accident and when your livelihood and that of your family is at risk.

It’s important to know that they are remedies that are available and that Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers will stand with you and help get things back on track.

Our Lawyers know everything there is to know about securing workers compensation benefits for injuries at work, as a result of breaches of duty or care and the result of poor worksite safety.

If you have suffered any type of workplace injury, such as back or neck injury, or have been involved in an accident of any type at your workplace, then it’s important you contact us quickly. We understand the rights of employees and how best to protect them.

When it matters to have the best advice on Workplace Injuries & Accidents, talk to Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers.

Did you know...

That making a workers compensation claim in New South Wales does not necessarily mean that your employer was at fault. This can help reduce any ill feelings that may arise between you and your employer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our most commonly asked questions about Workplace Injuries & Accidents

If you’ve suffered any type of workplace injury or have been involved in an accident of any type at your workplace, there are two important steps you need to take. First, you should report your injury to your employer and make sure it is recorded. Secondly, you should see your local doctor for a medical examination and have your injuries noted in their clinical records. You are entitled to nominate your own treating doctor.

A lawyer can advise you of your legal rights and whether you have a viable claim.

If you have been injured at work, it is a good idea to seek legal advice as soon as you can as it is not always obvious if you do have a claim.

In workers compensation cases we can apply for a grant of legal costs which if approved will cover your legal fees and disbursements. In other non workers compensation matters you do not pay for the costs and disbursements, (which can be significant) unless there is a successful outcome i.e. only if you win your case.

Disbursements are the costs incurred in preparing your case such as fees charged by experts for providing reports.

We will endeavour to recover as much of the costs as possible from the other party, but invariably there will be a gap that will be paid by you, from the settlement sum, at the conclusion of the matter. Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers will however ensure you are aware of what costs might be incurred.

Compensation Lawyers

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Howard Harrison

Partner | Sydney

One of the most experienced litigators in Australia, Howard Harrison is a Partner of Carroll & O'Dea Lawyers. With 40 years of experience in litigation, compensation law and church law, he represents

Hanaan Indari

Managing Partner | Sydney, Wollongong

As an expert litigation partner, Hanaan Indari has successfully conducted many thousands of cases since joining Carroll and O'Dea Lawyers in 1997.

Robert Algie

Partner | Campbelltown

As partner in the Compensation Law Team at Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers, Robert has a significant interest in medico-legal law.

Michael Barnes

Partner | Sydney

Michael’s depth of experience, ability to get to the heart of an issue and communication skills put him at the top of employment & industrial law and personal injury.

Tim Concannon

Partner | Sydney

Tim Concannon is one of Australia’s leading experts in personal injury law.

Scott Dougall

Partner | Parramatta

Scott Dougall is the partner in charge of the Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers Parramatta office, servicing Western Sydney and beyond.

Diana Farah

Partner | Canberra, Sydney

Diana is one of Australia’s most highly respected practitioners in the areas of compensation law.

Julia Harrison

Partner | Sydney

Julia is a leading compensation and personal injury lawyer. A partner in the firm's compensation division, Julia appears regularly for both plaintiffs and defendants.

David Jones

Partner | Newcastle, Port Stephens, Tuggerah

One of NSW’s most experienced personal injury lawyers, David is the Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers partner responsible for the Port Stephens office.

Peter Lleonart

Partner | Parramatta

Peter has a strong personal injury practice because he knows what clients need and he prioritises delivering outcomes for clients when it matters.

Olivia Mailian

Partner | Sydney

Olivia’s early professional work in journalism and public relations has set the foundation for her legal practice, which focus on practical and cost effective strategies.

Maithri Panagoda AM

Partner | Sydney

Educated in both Sydney and Sri Lanka, Maithri has over 40 years experience in litigation and dispute resolution. Maithri is regularly invited to present seminars to lawyers and university students.

Martin Slattery

Partner | Melbourne, Sydney

Martin’s diverse career – journalist, guitarist, lawyer – means he has the life experience and the professional expertise to provide what his clients want when it matters.

David Tarrant

Partner | Sydney

As a Partner in the compensation law team with a background as a clinical nurse specialist. David has a solid understanding of his clients injuries and the healthcare system.

Emily Katheklakis

Partner | Sydney

Emily Katheklakis has achieved successful outcomes for clients across the whole spectrum of personal injury matters.

Paul Ohm

Special Counsel | Parramatta, Sydney

Paul is an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law with the NSW Law Society and has been since 2002.

Rebecca Tidswell

Special Counsel | Sydney

Rebecca Tidswell has over 20 years experience in litigation focusing specifically on complex medical law issues, as well as estate disputes.