Kyle Norton is a Special Counsel in HWL Ebsworth’s Brisbane Insurance group. He is an experienced insurance litigation lawyer, having practised in the area of personal injury law for 18 years. Over the past 13 years Kyle has acted for employers, insurers and self-insurers in the defence of workers’ compensation, common law and public liability claims in Queensland and New South Wales.

He is experienced in dealing with matters governed by the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003, the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act 2002 and the Civil Liability Act 2003. This experience, together with Kyle’s experience in having acted for employers, insurers, self-insurers and, before that, claimants means he is able to resolve and finalise matters at an early stage to the benefit of his clients.

Kyle’s recent experience includes:

  • National Airline Carrier: Acting for the self insurance arm of a National Airline Carrier in a claim where investigations revealed the claim to be fraudulent. The matter resolved at an informal conference for a nominal amount;
  • National Airline Carrier: Acting for the self insurance arm of a National Airline Carrier in a common law only claim where investigations revealed the claimant did not suffer injury as alleged. The claim was rejected on the basis the claimant did not suffer an injury within the meaning of the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003, being a decision he did not seek to review;
  • National Airline Carrier: Acting for the self insurance arm of a National Airline Carrier in a claim where the claimant breached an agreement to conditionally waive compliance. Our client indicated it would rely on a limitation defence and, in response to this, the claimant decided not to proceed with his claim; and
  • National Airline Carrier: Acting for the self insurance arm of a National Airline Carrier in a claim arising from the Fukushima earthquakes.  The claim was rejected, being a decision confirmed by the Regulator.  The claimant filed an appeal, which she ultimately withdrew following three days of hearing.

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