Greg Black

Greg Black
Legal Practitioner Director

Greg has been practising as a solicitor in personal injury law for more than 20 years and acts of injured people on a speculative or “No Win – No Fee” basis primarily throughout Queensland but also across all States and Territories in Australia and overseas.
The areas of Greg’s experience and expertise in personal injury law include:-

  • Workers’ Compensation Injury Claims
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Injury Claims
  • Asbestos Disease Compensation Claims including claims for victims of Mesothelioma, Asbestosis, Asbestos Related Lung Cancer, Asbestos Related Lung Disease, Silicosis and all other forms of Dust Diseases including Asbestos Related Kidney and other lower organ cancers which have a causal link to asbestos exposure in claims often against James Hardie, Wunderlich, Employers and WorkCover Queensland
  • Product Liability Injury Claims
  • Occupier Liability Injury Claims
  • Professional Negligence Claims
  • Industrial Deafness Claims
  • Total and Permanent Disablement Claims.

Greg enjoys a very strong following from the thousands of clients he has successfully acted for in the past who have and continue to recommend Greg to their families and friends which has and continues to be a significant source of Greg’s ongoing healthy practice.

Prompt and reliable personal service is one of Greg’s main strengths. Phone calls and emails are returned the same day and especially when clients are in a time of crisis or stress. Greg is available to his clients 7 days per week.

Similarly, Greg’s colleagues and peers in the insurance litigation sector of the legal market have regularly recognised Greg as one of the leading practitioners in Queensland and Australia in Doyle’s Guide for his skill and expertise in Dust Diseases, Motor Vehicle, Workers’ Compensation and Public Liability claims.

A small selection of some the important cases that Greg has taken to trial to achieve a hard fought but successful outcome for his clients include:-

Qantas Airways Limited v. Q-Comp and Michelle Blanch [2009] QIC 20.

The leading authority in Queensland in workers’ compensation cases with respect to the judicial interpretation and application of the words ‘a significant contributing factor’ from section 32 of the Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 regarding causation.

Littlejohn v. Julia Creek Town & Country Club Inc [2010] QCA 361, [2011] QDC 116, [2011] QCA 3, [2011] QCA 260, [2012] QCA 16, [2012] QCA 46

Slip and fall case which involved a successful trial for substantial damages in the Supreme Court of Queensland, a successful retrial in the District Court of Queensland and successfully resisting a second appeal by the Defendant in Queensland Court of Appeal with Greg’s client receiving an indemnity costs order of the entire action.

Peck v. Inghams Enterprises [2007] QDC 372

An injured process worker at Inghams Chickens successful at trial in the District Court in a hotly contested liability and quantum case.

Woolworths (Qld) P/L v. Berry-Porter [2002] QSC 360

The leading authority in Queensland for the rights of an injured worker to resist further or repeated medico-legal assessments by a workers’ compensation insurer on the basis of the request be unnecessarily repetitious and unreasonable.

Parker v. Ford & Anor [2011] QDC 163 & 193

Greg successfully applied to the District Court in Brisbane for orders against a CTP Insurer to prevent delay in a motor vehicle accident claim so that a settlement conference could be organised in a timely manner.

Client Feedback

“After several months of battling my insurance company I attempted to seek out legal advice to assist with a TPD claim that I was making zero progress with. It was incredibly stressful and I had no idea what I was doing. From the first conversation I had with Greg he started actioning my claim and met with me for a thorough discussion. He treated me like I was his number one priority from the beginning and that didn’t change through the whole process.. The peace of mind that came with having someone so knowledgeable on my side that dealt with all the correspondence was incredibly relieving. Greg and his team are worth their weight in gold! I couldn’t recommend them highly enough! Thank you Greg – we are eternally grateful for what you’ve done for us.”

“I am so grateful that you have acted on my behalf throughout my case and I am very happy with the outcome you were able to achieve”

“Many thanks again to yourself, Leesa and the rest of your team at VBR Lawyers.I feel a great sense of relief the case has been resolved and know I can now finally put the accident behind me and move forward”
“Great service from start to finish”

“Leesa/Greg – My family and I can’t thank you both enough for the result you have been able to achieve for dad”
“Thanks once again you went above and beyond for me.I’m so incredibly happy and grateful for the outcome you got for me”

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For an obligation free discussion about your rights contact Greg on 07 3379 2513 or greg@vbrlaw.com.au