Ben McIlwain is an experienced personal injury lawyer with a dedicated focus on workers compensation and the WorkCover scheme in Victoria. He is passionate about helping people to understand the legal process and giving tailored advice in order to help each client get the best outcome for their situation.
Ben began his professional life as a social worker and youth worker, then completed his Bachelor of Law with Honours at Victoria University.
“When I was a social worker, I gained exposure to various court systems and realised that many people’s experience of our legal system was a negative one. I entered the legal profession with the goal of changing this perception and am very happy to be now working for a firm with a long and proud history of pursuing social justice.”
Based in our Sunshine and Ballarat offices, Ben acts for clients who have suffered an injury, illness or disease during work. He has successfully fought for clients against major insurers and negligent employers in various levels of the court system. He can help with statutory benefit claims, serious injury applications and common law negligence claims.
Ben is regarded as an empathetic and straight-forward lawyer who empowers clients through clear and concise advice.
“I enjoy earning the trust of my clients, and I always work to minimise the stress levels during what is a tough time in their lives. My role is to take the burden of the legal process off their shoulders by ensuring that they are well advised of their rights and well informed of the WorkCover processes. This approach enables my clients to focus on their recovery and start moving forward again.”
To find out more about Ben McIlwain and how he can help you, contact us today.