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129 Timor Street
Warrnambool Vic 3280
DX 28017 Warrnambool
Telephone: +61 3 4504 7700
Fax: +61 3 4504 7729
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About our Warrnambool office
Stringer Clark Lawyers Warrnambool is staffed by local people with local knowledge and offers a comprehensive range of legal services. The office is open for appointments and advice five days a week.
As compensation lawyers servicing the Warrnambool community, we specialise in injury compensation claims including:
Our Warrnambool office also offers the local community access to expert legal advice on:
For more than 100 years, Stringer Clark lawyers have been serving regional Victoria, and Warrnambool is home to the largest office within the Stringer Clark network.
Our Warrnambool lawyers are familiar with local issues and many live locally, or within the wider Western Victoria district.
The practice has established itself as the leading local injury compensation firm with the largest number of clients and greatest depth of local expertise. The office handles a large number of WorkCover claims for locals who are drawn to Stringer Clark by its reputation for standing by its clients and fighting for them.
Road injuries, either through car accidents, bike collisions and, increasingly, tractor accidents, are a major source of work and advice. Given the strength and size of the nursing sector in Warrnambool and surrounding districts, our Warrnambool lawyers also advise many nurses and medical staff on work-related injuries including back injury and also stress-related disorders. Psychological stress and disability are a growing area of practice, in which the firm specialises.
Given the large meat works in the region, our local lawyers also act for many meat workers in their WorkCover claims and help them fight for their entitlements and compensation.
Peter Claven is a born and bred local boy and one of the lawyers pursuing his career with Stringer Clark. "I love the place partly because it offers the best of both worlds. It provides the familiarity and sense of belonging that smaller communities enjoy, but is also large and sophisticated enough to offer city benefits like good services, entertainment and the arts," Peter says.
According to the local team, injury victims and their circumstances are not always well understood by Melbourne-based insurance assessors for the big two government agencies, WorkCover and the TAC. "Certainly travel times to and from Melbourne for appointments are a strong irritant for many of our clients. We also find that some WorkCover examiners pronounce someone fit to return to work, not taking into the account that there is a much smaller pool of employment in Warrnambool than in the city."
According to Peter, this only heightens the need to have local lawyers who understand local circumstances and are prepared to go in hard for their clients.
As you would expect from a larger legal practice, the Warrnambool office affords a broad range of legal services. Road injuries and TAC claims figure prominently, as do workplace injury claims through WorkCover, and injury compensation generally, including claims against medical authorities for medical negligence.
Family Law is a further strength, along with employment discrimination, contractual disputes and criminal law.
If you'd like to make an enquiry about a legal matter, talk about a career at Stringer Clark, or perhaps have a suggestion on how we can improve our service or even our website, we'd like to hear from you.
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