Practice area(s): Work related injuries
Location(s): Dandenong
Qualification(s): LLB (Hons), BBus (Accounting)

Derya Dagli is a WorkCover lawyer in the Maurice Blackburn’s Dandenong Office. She helps people with all aspects of workers’ compensation claims.

Derya holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours and a Bachelor of Business Accounting. She has a strong technical ability and grasp of the Victorian WorkCover jurisdiction, is an excellent communicator in English and Turkish.

Derya worked in personal injury compensation law and advised the Victorian WorkCover Authority before joining Maurice Blackburn in 2015. Her prior experience means Derya is uniquely placed to advise her clients because she has a thorough understanding of the other side.

Derya’s interest in workers’ compensation law comes from her passion for social justice, equality, and her strong conviction that the law should be equally accessible to all.

“I wanted to work in an area of law which would allow me to interact and deal with people from all walks of life and where I would be given opportunity to make a difference to someone’s life,” says Derya.

Rather than shying from difficult situations, Derya embraces them.

“I like fighting for what is right and representing workers against large companies. Most, if not all of the time, we are dealing with people who are at a very sensitive point in their lives. My passion for people and for the work I do, as well as my empathetic approach to my clients, allows me to deal compassionately with this challenge.

“I am driven to ensure that injured workers are not overwhelmed by the legal process and that they understand the process and the law. I enjoy providing them with support every step of the way.

“It is rewarding to achieve a great result for my client and know that they have received fair and adequate compensation.

“I am inspired to know that my hard work and time is going towards making someone else’s life easier and ensuring that a fair and just result is achieved.”

Accreditations & memberships

  • Law Institute of Victoria member
  • Maurice Blackburn Women’s Network member