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Amanda Tucker

LLB, BA

Special Counsel - Brisbane

Areas of Expertise

Workplace Relations & Safety

Expertise

Amanda has extensive experience in the areas of public liability, workers’ compensation, medical negligence and health law, motor vehicle and total permanent disability insurance (TPD). She has experience in defendant and plaintiff work and has worked in both the private and public sectors.

Experience

Amanda’s key legal experience includes the following:

  • advising commercial insurers and self-insured companies on all aspects of liability claims before and after the commencement of litigation including the investigation of claims, interviewing witnesses, the preparation of advice on liability and quantum issues and conducting settlement negotiations informally at conferences and mediations and preparing matters for trial
  • advising insurers and government departments in relation to claims for damages for personal injuries against various entities, including schools, sporting clubs, emergency services personnel including Police Officers and Paramedics, local councils and major chain supermarkets
  • advising the State in relation to numerous claims brought by inmates against various state-owned prisons for injuries.
  • advising on risk management policies for medium and large enterprises and public sector organisations.
  • acting on behalf of hundreds of plaintiffs in claims for personal injuries sustained either in the workplace, a public place or as a result of professional negligence.
  • acting for a large medical insurer in relation to professional liability claims
  • acting for local government councils in relation to personal injury claims brought against them by members of the public.
  • dealing directly with medical practitioners in relation to professional indemnity claims.

Publications

01 June 2022 - Knowledge

Psychological harm in the workplace – to what extent is the employer responsible?

#Workplace Relations & Safety

The High Court recently considered an employer’s liability for the psychiatric injury of a solicitor experiencing vicarious trauma in the Sexual Offences Unit.

16 March 2022 - Knowledge

At what point does a psychiatric injury become reasonably foreseeable to an employer?

#Workplace Relations & Safety

A recent decision of the Queensland Supreme Court has considered in detail whether a psychiatric injury suffered by a worker subject to disciplinary action was reasonably foreseeable.

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