Qualification(s): BA, LLB
Paul Zaharias is a WorkCover Senior Associate and the Maurice Blackburn Dandenong office leader. As a Law Institute of Victoria Personal Injury Accredited Specialist, Paul is among the top compensation lawyers in the state. He is a passionate and hard-working lawyer who enjoys fighting for the rights of workers.
Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts and Laws from Monash University and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from Victoria College of Law. He provides legal advice and represents clients with WorkCover compensation claims and related legal processes, including statutory and impairment benefit claims, serious injury applications and Common Law damages claims.
In addition to practising in work related injuries, Paul has represented clients with TAC, public liability, medical negligence, Comcare and unfair dismissal claims, as well as Victims of Crime Assistance Applications, and Sentencing Act Applications following criminal convictions.
“The most rewarding thing about my work is the ability to make a difference for someone,” says Paul.
“I have a strong sense of justice. I fight for fair outcomes for my clients because it is the right thing to do.
“When someone suffers a serious injury, life changes and everyday living becomes difficult. Often when a person is injured, the consequences for that person’s life are significant. They may lose the ability to work and provide for their family. Their social lives may drop off. Their self-confidence and sense of self-worth may decline. I am passionate about being the one responsible for helping them fight in that time of need.”
In his spare time, Paul enjoys running, and has completed a variety of charity fun runs.
Accreditations & memberships
- Law Institute of Victoria Personal Injury Accredited Specialist
- LIV member
- Australian Lawyers Alliance member