Melissa McDonald

Melissa is a special counsel in the Sydney Insurance Group. She obtained her specialist accreditation in personal injury in 2008 through the Law Society of New South Wales.

She has specialised interest and practice in recovering payments made under the statutory scheme from negligent third party tortfeasors pursuant to s151Z of the Workers Compensation Act 1987 (NSW).

Melissa also provides advice and defends the rights of clients in the Workers Compensation Commission and in claims for work injury damages. She assists clients with all aspects of claims management and is regularly briefed to assist with the management of a claim prior to litigation commencing focussing on building evidence to support best outcomes and support clients throughout the litigation process.


Melissa’s experience includes advising:

  • Scheme agents, self and specialised insurers, and on direct instruction from employers, in the workers compensation, common law and work injury damages space; and
  • Myer Holdings in NSW by defending claims for workers compensation benefits and providing advice on claims management for a period of 5 years.

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