Marisha is a dedicated personal injuries lawyer passionate about pursuing a worker’s right to compensation that they are entitled to. She predominantly represents Police members injured in the course of their work, assisting with their Workers’ Compensation statutory claims. Joining Sciaccas in 2020 has strengthened Marisha’s commitment to social justice and investing herself in her client’s claim by looking at all the possible scenarios.
“All workers need to have that reassurance that they will be looked after should they unfortunately sustain an injury through work, whether it is for treatment or loss of wages. I’m so proud to be able to offer that reassurance.”
Many claims Marisha works on involve psychological injuries. She is driven to protect her clients, ensuring the very legislation put in place to protect workers’ rights is not used against them through exclusionary provisions. In most instances with psychological injuries, the injured worker is so emotionally impacted that they are unable to appropriately articulate what the actual cause is of their injury. Marisha notes this is why it is helpful to have an expert to guide you through the legal process, as it enables you the mental and emotional space to focus on your recovery.
Marisha was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2006 and the High Court of Australia in 2018. She is a member of Queensland Law Society and holds a Bachelor of Laws from University of New England, and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law. She is a passionate advocate for unions having witnessed firsthand their commitment to provide genuine assistance for their members when they don’t know where to turn, at a time they need help most.