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Personal Injury & Compensation

Russell Kennedy draws on first-class experience to provide personal injury and compensation advice to clients including the Victorian WorkCover Authority (WorkSafe Victoria) and the Victorian State Government.


Our team’s vast technical expertise and disciplined case management approach allow us to deliver effective advice and achieve high recovery rates.

The Russell Kennedy WorkCover team is led by Geoff Provis, who has advised the Victorian WorkCover Authority for more than 25 years. Geoff is a former Chair of the WorkCover Advisory Committee and the Law Institute of Victoria’s Accident Compensation Committee.


We’ve worked with the Victorian WorkCover Authority as part of their recoveries panel since 2005. We support them to recover compensation payments made to injured workers due to negligent third parties in matters relating to occupiers’ liability, labour hire, medical negligence and building incidents.

Common Law and Statutory Benefits

Our team has extensive experience acting for employers, insurers and WorkCover to defend common law damages claims and statutory benefit disputes. A member of the WorkSafe Victoria legal panel, we’re experts at identifying the primary issues in a dispute quickly and resolving them efficiently. Robust negotiators, we work hard to deliver the best outcome for you.

Victorian Government

We regularly advise the Victorian Government on personal injury matters including contingent liability assessment, development of case strategy, attending mediations, preparation for trial and litigation management. We’ve acted for Government in matters including actions for compensation for malicious prosecution, misfeasance in public office, false imprisonment, trespass, assault, battery and negligence.