Luke Taylor

Luke has considerable experience advising insurers in relation to liability and indemnity across a range of insurance products, policies and claims. His particular focus is in the area of statutory insurance schemes in Tasmania such as workers compensation and compulsory third party. Luke has advised most of the licensed workers compensation insurers and many of the self-insurers in Tasmania, as well as Tasmania’s statutory CTP insurer, the Motor Accidents Insurance Board.

Luke provides representation and advocacy in relation to disputed claims in the Supreme Court of Tasmania, the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Tribunal and the Motor Accidents Compensation Tribunal, as well as other statutory tribunals.  He has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial litigation, having previously worked as Crown Counsel for the State of Tasmania in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Luke also works with employers on a range of workplace, health and safety (WHS) issues including compliance with WHS laws, the management of major safety incidents and internal safety investigations, the management of investigations and prosecutions by statutory authorities, and coronial inquests.

Luke is a national board member and state committee member of the Australian Insurance Law Association.

Experience

Luke’s experience includes advising:

  • Numerous workers compensation insurers and self-insurers in Tasmania on workers compensation claims, specifically providing advice on claims management and resolution of claims for statutory compensation and common law damages, as well as representation and advocacy in disputed claims before the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Tribunal and the Supreme Court of Tasmania, including appeals to the Full Court;
  • Australian Government agencies on claims made pursuant to the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (Cth) and associated proceedings in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT);
  • General insurers in respect of personal injury, property damage, and product liability claims in the Tasmanian courts;
  • The Motor Accident Insurance Board on many claims for statutory benefits and claims for common law damages arising from motor vehicle accidents; and
  • Numerous employers and associated organisations in relation to industrial accidents leading to prosecution under the WHS legislation and Coronial Inquests.

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