Tim Balaam


Tim’s analytical approach to claims has provided valued support to clients requiring expert advice in insurance litigation and personal injuries law.

Tim Balaam

Tim’s main focus is workers’ compensation, particularly common law damages claims. He has handled claims for the statutory insurer for over 30 years and for a major self-insurer for over 15 years.

Tim understands the necessity to investigate claims thoroughly in order to place himself in the best position to strongly advocate his client’s case at compulsory conference or mediation.

He provides clients with clear strategic advice, tempered by pragmatism, and is motivated to resolve claims expeditiously in order to limit damages and costs.

When it’s necessary to defend claims at trial, his success rate is extremely high. His latest successful defence of a claim at trial was in the pure psychiatric injury case of Potter v Gympie Regional Council [2022] QSC 9 which was upheld on appeal.



Joined Jensen McConaghy 2014

Admitted as a Solicitor 1988

Bachelor of Laws (Hons.)

Former committee member of Queensland Law Society Accident Compensation and Tort Law Committee

Recognised as a leading Qld Defendant Workplace Injury & Accident Lawyer in 2015 Doyles Guide for expertise in workplace accident and WorkCover related insurance