Jenne Tzavaras

Jenne has over 25 years’ experience servicing insurance and employer clients in all aspects of employers’ liability and workers compensation litigation. Jenne is also a regular presenter at industry forums. She recently spoke to NSW Health Risk Managers at a Public Sector Risk Management Association Seminar on the impact of the legislative changes to the NSW Workers Compensation Scheme and judicial interpretation of those amendments.

Jenne is sought out by the government sector, WorkCover (including the Uninsured Liability and Indemnity Scheme) and its Scheme Agents, SICorp and its TMF Agencies and Scheme Agents, self insurers and employers to advise on complex and sensitive workers compensation issues and provide business solutions. She has represented employers in numerous high profile and media sensitive cases.

Jenne has a strong focus on partnering with clients, including conducting regular reviews to strategically manage claims on an individual and portfolio basis to reduce premiums and achieve the best outcomes for all stakeholders. She has a proven track record of innovation and a commitment to deliver value to her clients. Additionally, Jenne provides risk management and consultancy services for a number of clients, including undertaking reviews of practice and procedure.

Jenne is recognised by the Doyle’s Guide (2015) as a Recommended lawyer in Workers Compensation.


Jenne’s recent experience includes:

  • Liability projects: Initiated various long tail liability projects to vary/terminate on-going awards. The most recent project yielded a saving of $2 million to the client;
  • Risk management and consultancy services: Including regularly undertaking reviews of practice and procedures for clients to identify gaps and recommend improvements to reduce risk and premium;
  • icare Scheme Agencies, icare Self Insurance and Coal Mines Insurance: Acting as primary legal service provider to a number of Self Insurers; and
  • Psychological injury claims: Extensive experience in the management and defence of psychological injury claims, including a recent victory in the Court of Appeal in the matter of Northern NSW Local Health Network v Heggie [2013] NSWCA 255 (9 August 2013), a decision that reformulated the principles by which psychological injuries are assessed.

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