Sophie Carman
Office Managing Partner, Adelaide
As an expert in workers compensation issues, I have extensive experience advising on how the Return to Work Act 2014 (SA) – and its predecessor the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1986 (SA) – apply to injured worker claims in South Australia.

I also specialise in handling individual disputes in the South Australian Employment Tribunal. Over the course of many years I have acted for ReturnToWorkSA and its agents EML and Gallagher Bassett, as well as for several self-insured employers.

My ultimate aim is to provide pragmatic, concise and timely advice that helps achieve the optimum result for my clients. 

Career highlights

  • ReturnToWorkSA – advised on the impact of a significant legislative change with the introduction of the Return to Work Act 2014 and the creation of the South Australian Employment Tribunal on 1 July 2015
  • Contributed to numerous significant pieces of litigation since the introduction of the Return to Work Act 2014, affecting the workers compensation scheme as a whole