Biography

Mark Nelson was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2000.

The Law Society of New South Wales appointed him as an accredited specialist in personal injury law in 2006. Mark enjoys using his experience to help injured clients to deal with their claims to their best advantage.

In recent years Mark has acted on behalf of injured clients in relation to motor vehicle accident claims, workers compensation matters, public liability matters, superannuation and income protection claims and medical negligence matters. His background includes having acted on behalf of insurers for several years in relation to motor vehicle accident claims, workers compensation claims and common law industrial accidents.

Mark has extensive experience in the preparation of cases in the District Court and Supreme Court as well as cases before the State Insurance Regulatory Authority and Workers Compensation Commission.

Mark has extensive experience in acting for clients in life insurance claims, including TPD and income protection claims.

Successful life insurance claims for both TPD and income protection policies require experience in dealing with particular contractual and policy issues that arise in bringing such claims against life insurance companies and the trustees of superannuation funds.

Expertise

His particular areas of expertise include:

  • Motor vehicle accident claims
  • Workers Compensation claims
  • Superannuation claims
  • Income Protection claims

Associations

  • Law Society of NSW
  • Australian Lawyers Alliance

Career History

  • Partner, BPC Law since 2012 to date
  • Partner, Drexler and Partners, 2009—September 2011
  • Lawyer/Senior Associate, Sparke Helmore Lawyers, 2005—2009

Professional Qualifications

  • Admitted as Solicitor in Supreme Court of NSW, 2000
  • Diploma in Law – Solicitors Admission Board, 1998

If you think you have a claim that you would like Mark to handle, please call us on 02 8280 6900 or use the contact form to send us your details.

Industry Awards

  • Leading Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) – New South Wales, 2019;
  • Leading Public Liability Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) – New South Wales, 2019;
  • Leading Work Injury Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) – New South Wales, 2019;
  • Leading Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) – New South Wales 2018;
  • Leading Work Injury Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) – New South Wales, 2018; and
  • Leading Public Liability Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) – New South Wales, 2018;
  • Leading Public Liability Compensation Lawyer (Plaintiff) – New South Wales, 2017;
  • Leading Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation Lawyer (Plaintiff) – New South Wales, 2017;
  • Leading Work Injury Compensation Lawyer (Plaintiff) – New South Wales, 2017;
  • Leading Public Liability Compensation Lawyer (Plaintiff) – NSW, 2016;
  • Leading Motor Vehicle Accident & Injury Compensation Lawyer (Plaintiff) – NSW, 2016; and
  • Leading Workplace Injury & Compensation Lawyer (Plaintiff) – Sydney, 2015.

The Best Lawyers for 2019 – 11th Edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Australia

  • Mark Nelson was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the 11th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Australia for his work in Motor Vehicle Law, Sydney, Australia.

The Best Lawyers for 2020 – 12th Edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Australia

  • Mark Nelson was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the 12th Edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Australia for his work in Motor Vehicle Law and Personal Injury Litigation, Sydney, Australia.

The Best Lawyers for 2021 – 13th Edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Australia

  • Mark Nelson was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the 13th Edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Australia for his work in Motor Vehicle Law and Personal Injury Litigation, Sydney, Australia.

Best Lawyers Award Badge

Community

Mark sits on the NSW Motor Accident Sub Committee of the Australian Lawyers Alliance.  The Australian Lawyers Alliance makes regular submissions representing vulnerable groups and individuals.

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How Mark Can Help You

Accredited Specialist Personal Injury Law (NSW)

Road Accidents

If you have been injured in a road accident, either as a driver/rider, passenger or pedestrian it’s likely that you will be entitled to compensation.

Work Accidents

If you have been injured at work, on your way to or from work, you may be entitled to compensation.

Public Accidents

If you have been injured in a public place (shopping centre, hotel, gym etc) because of the negligence of the owner it’s likely that you will be able to make a claim.

Medical Negligence

We can help you seek compensation if you have suffered injury as a result of a medical opinion or procedure that was or went wrong. Very strict time limits apply in these matters.

Superannuation Claims

If injured at work, you may also be able to make a claim through your superannuation account.

Product Liability

If you suffer an injury as a result of some goods or products which you feel may have been the fault of the manufacturer or distributor, you may be entitled to compensation.

Articles by Mark

Can You Still Claim Compensation If WorkCover Have Rejected Your Claim?

One very common question that injured workers ask is, “in the event that WorkCover rejects their claim, are they still entitled to claim compensation?”  In this podcast, Accredited Sydney Personal Injury Law Specialist, Mark Nelson answers the question.

What is a TPD Claim and What Benefits Can I Expect from a Successful TPD Claim in New South Wales?

TPD stands for ‘total and permanent disability’ caused by injury, illness or disease. There is insurance available to cover these tragic and unforeseen circumstances. TPD claims mostly differ from regular personal injury claims as the entitlements available are stated in the contract the claimant takes out with his or her insurance company, or more commonly… Read More »What is a TPD Claim and What Benefits Can I Expect from a Successful TPD Claim in New South Wales?

How Long Should it Take to Settle My Personal Injury Claim?

Personal injury claims can happen in a myriad of different ways and arise out of many different circumstances. Depending on the precise details of those circumstances, your personal injury claim may last anywhere from a few months to several years. It is rare for a personal injury claim to be resolved in a short amount… Read More »How Long Should it Take to Settle My Personal Injury Claim?