leading workers compensation &
work injury insurance services

Diverse and unparalleled workers compensation industry experience.

Leading Workers Compensation & Work Injury Lawyers

Cubela & Co is a Victorian based law and compensation consultancy firm that aims to drive optimal work injury, claims and return to work outcomes and reduce adverse work culture, productivity and injury insurance impacts for Australian employers, including business associations, government and self-insurers.

There are plenty of plaintiff law firms advertising what they can do for injured workers. Cubela & Co know what can and can’t be done for employers of injured workers – despite what you might have been told – and what we can do for you.

Employers are entitled to expect that all workers compensation legislative objectives are followed in the management of their work injury insurance policies and workers compensation claims.

This includes not only that eligible claimants receive appropriate and timely compensation, but also that the scheme is managed as effectively, efficiently and economically as is possible and in a financially viable manner.

Our extensive knowledge of workers compensation and work injury insurance systems is unique, taking into account the legislation, case law, policies and procedures, regulators, claims agents, unions, occupational rehabilitation and medical and like service providers, investigators, independent medical examiners, consultants, plaintiff and defendant lawyers, conciliation and mediation services and advocates, medical panels, courts and tribunals.

Cubela & Co can be your voice, mentor and advocate. When we provide legal services, your right to claim client legal privilege is maintained. As your compensation consultant, we can embed our expertise and experience into your business and effectively and pro-actively influence and engage with stakeholders on your behalf.

We can provide employers with executive training and advice about work-related injury, claim, compensation, insurance and claims agent management.

Cubela & Co can coach and mentor your Human Resources, Injury Management and Return to Work Teams to ensure you and your injured worker receive claims management services of the highest quality from your claims agent in accordance with workers compensation laws.

We can assist or act as your Return to Work Co-ordinator, including for business associations. Early, safe and sustainable return to work benefits your injured worker, you, your workforce and your bottom line. We can help with return to work planning, worker and employer obligations and compliance and recommend viable and effective alternatives to standard scheme provider service offerings.

For employers with contractors or that provide or use labour hire, Cubela & Co can advise and assist you to navigate your work injury insurance requirements, workers compensation claim exposure and return to work obligations. Whilst these arrangements can have numerous benefits, workers compensation laws and obligations that might apply, irrespective of what has been commercially agreed, are overlooked or misunderstood.

Through proper injury, claims and claims agent management to ensure compensation is paid correctly, accurately and on time and worker compliance obligations enforced in accordance with law, Cubela & Co can help employers to effectively act and operate like self-insurers – minus the extensive regulator, legislative and audit requirement and the high costs.

Additionally, for self-insured employers, we can:

  • help reduce your claim estimates, administration and claims costs
  • draft, review and improve your claims management processes and procedures and standard communications and guidance materials
  • undertake claim, strategy, legal and litigation reviews
  • assist and monitor service providers
  • assist with audit preparation and response
  • engage with the regulator on your behalf.


Our Services

Legal consultation for employers & self-insurers

Rachel Cubela
Principal lawyer

Nominated by her peers in the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in Australia® for recognition in the field of OHS Occupational Health and Safety Law.