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Karl Maakasa
Special Counsel
Special Counsel

Karl Maakasa

Meet Karl

With 10 years of experience, Karl is an insurance law specialist, having acted in relation to a wide range of claims in work injury damages, common law, physical and psychological injuries, section 151Z recoveries, industrial deafness, and fraud.

Karl has previously been seconded to icare in the litigation and dispute resolution team for 10 months and to a NSW Government Agency for eight months which has allowed him to gain an intimate understanding of the internal demands clients face and their business drivers. He utilises his legal knowledge and his in-house experience to deliver high quality strategic service and advice to clients.

Karl’s unique experience gives him an advantage in understanding and identifying core issues – considering the ‘big picture’, and providing a commercial approach to obtain optimum results for clients.

Karl has significant experience in defending general and catastrophic claims in the NSW Workers Compensation Commission, District Court, Supreme Court and Court of Appeal.

Karl is heavily involved with mentoring junior team members and has provided large scale in-house training across all claims for insurers and their insureds with a particular focus on psychological injuries, systemic claims, conflict management, and return to work. He recently obtained a Mental Health First Aid accreditation, completed a Practice Management Course, and is a member of the firm’s Work Health & Safety committee.

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