Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

Maurice Blackburn Lawyers is the preferred legal partner for Occupational Therapy Australia compensation law, public liability, employment law, superannuation claims, wills and estates planning and insurance claims.

They can provide OTA full-time, part-time and new graduate members only with a high level of support via face to face meetings, conferences, webinars and content.


Maurice Blackburn provides the following legal services that OTA members may wish to consider:

  • Compensation law: Maurice Blackburn are experts in injury compensation law and can assist you with workers’ compensation, road accident injuries, asbestos and dust-related diseases.
  • Public liability: If you have been hurt in a public place, such as a shopping centre, a park, or even on the footpath through no fault of your own, Maurice Blackburn can assist with a public liability claim.
  • Employment law: As part of this partnership, Maurice Blackburn lawyers cannot provide advice for private practitioners, due to the risk of OTA members being both employees and employers. Maurice Blackburn may be able to assist practitioners who work for public institutions but there will be a fee associated for that advice and work. Due to the need to obtain appropriate and timely advice, Maurice Blackburn will connect you with relevant law firms or organisations to support you with your enquiry. Please note that Maurice Blackburn is not aware of any law firms that provide free advice on employment issues.
  • Superannuation claims: If you cannot work for any medical reason, or illness has forced you to reduce your working hours, Maurice Blackburn can help you access TPD or income protection entitlements available through your superannuation.   
  • Insurance claims: If you need to make a claim on an insurance policy and your insurer isn’t playing fair, Maurice Blackburn can help. They can help submit or appeal your claim so that you receive what you’re entitled to, across a range of policies including life insurance, travel insurance, home and contents insurance and more.
  • Wills and estates planning: 50% of adult Australians do not have a valid Will, leaving families and loved one’s vulnerable should they need to manage an estate. Maurice Blackburn can assist you with all aspects of estate planning and administration including creating a Will, helping manage a deceased estate and providing legal advice for contested Wills.

*Employment contract reviews are charged at $1,200 plus GST.

Benefit to Members: 

Maurice Blackburn offers OTA full-time, part-time and new graduate members only free telephone advice and a free first consultation, meaning it won’t cost you anything to understand what your rights are. If they can’t help your enquiry, they will refer you to their trusted network of local firms. Maurice Blackburn run most claims no win, no fee (conditions apply).

Important: if you are the recipient of a client complaint it is necessary to immediately advise your insurer who will appoint a legal representative for you.


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Contact details: 

Andrew McKenzie, National Relationship Manager
Phone: (07) 5430 8746

OTA Partnerships are formed to benefit members however, members should consider their individual circumstances when deciding if products and services are suitable for themselves or their clients. 

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