Angela graduated with an Arts/Law degree in 1982 and commenced practice handling workers compensation claims for injured workers. Between 1985 and 1986, Angela worked as an Industrial and Legal Officer for the Federated Fire Fighter’s Union. In 1986, Angela returned to personal injuries and has been a personal injuries Law Institute Accredited specialist since 1993. Angela is supported by a team of experienced solicitors and paralegals dedicated to the provision of expert, trauma informed legal advice.

Our office is on the lands of the Yulukut Weelam of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge the strength and resilience of all Aboriginal people.




If you were injured at work in Commonwealth employment or in the course of employment with a licensee, you may be entitled to compensation under the Comcare scheme.


Sexual and Institutional Abuse

If you have been a victim of childhood abuse, we can give you specific advice regarding the type of claims that are open to you including out of court settlement processes or the issuing of legal proceedings.


If you were injured in state-based employment, you may be entitled to benefits under the Workcover scheme and/or common law damages.


Superannuation and TPD Claims

If you are unable to work, you may be entitled to weekly benefits or a lump sum under your superannuation fund.



If you were injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to benefits under the Transport Accident Scheme and/or common law damages.


VOCAT Applications

If you have been a victim of crime, even if there has been no conviction, you may be entitled to compensation through the Victims of Crime Assistance Scheme.

Sentencing Act Applications

If you have been a victim of a crime and your perpetrator has been convicted of offences against you, the sentencing judge can order him/her to pay you compensation.




Public Liability

If you were injured in a public place and someone else is at fault, you may be entitled to common law damages.


our expertise


Angela Sdrinis Legal was established in 2014 and specialises in Comcare, Sexual and Institutional Abuse, Workcover, Transport Accident Claims (TAC), Superannuation and TPD, Victims Of Crime Applications (VOCAT) and Public Liability. Our principal lawyer and Director, Angela Sdrinis, has been a Personal Injuries Accredited Specialist since the scheme was introduced in 1993. She has over 30 years’ experience and has acted for thousands of people who have been survivors of Institutional child sexual abuse and workplace injuries covered by the Comcare scheme. She is supported by a team of committed lawyers and paralegals who have considerable expertise in helping people with compassion and understanding.

Our firm specialises in representing people who have been survivors of Institutional abuse and is regarded a leader in this area.

Angela Sdrinis Legal has represented numerous witnesses giving evidence at the Royal Commission into Child Abuse including at public hearings into the Salvation Army (Southern Territory), the Catholic Church, Geelong Grammar and the Defence Force. 

We have pursued numerous claims for former wards of the state who allege that they have been abused in care. We have acted for child migrants who reside in Australia and the UK and for members of the Stolen Generation. We have pursued or investigated claims on Redress Funds established in Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, Western Australia, Queensland and Victoria.  

Angela Sdrinis Legal has also acted for victims of Defence Abuse

Angela Sdrinis Legal recently won a landmark decision in the Victorian Court of Appeal regarding the use of medical records in civil sexual assault cases (

We also provide expert advice in Comcare claims for Commonwealth employees and other workers covered by the National Scheme.  Our firm has made submissions to Government with respect to inquiries into the Comcare scheme.

We have also made submissions with respect to reviews of the Comcare scheme, bullying and harassment and the management of injuries and injury claims by Australia Post.

Angela Sdrinis Legal currently act for members of the CWU, Telecommunications and Australian Postal Workers Divisions and for members of the National Union of Workers who are covered by the Comcare Scheme. Angela Sdrinis Legal has won Comcare cases in the AAT against the Australian Federal Police, Telstra, Australia Post, the National Australia Bank, Linfox and various Commonwealth Departments and has represented injured workers in the Federal Court.

We have over 30 years’ experience in acting for people injured in motor vehicle accidents, injured at work (WorkCover) and in public places. In addition to the expertise outlined above, the team, including accredited personal injury specialists at Angela Sdrinis Legal, can provide advice on a no win no fee basis in the following areas: Superannuation and TPD.


17.11.2023 Hardship Payments and Apology for Care Leavers

The Victorian Labor Government will make a historic formal apology in Parliament, as well as offering hardship payments, to Victorians who experienced historical abuse and neglect as children in institutional care before 1990.

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02.11.2023 Back-to-Back Wins at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal

Angela Sdrinis Legal had two further recent wins for employees against their respective employers for compensation at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Both cases were very different in nature, showcasing the broad range of issues employees can encounter during the claims process. We are encouraged by these recent Tribunal wins and that we may be able to have continued success for injured workers.

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27.10.2023 Angela Sdrinis Legal Succeeds in Two Applications Against Australia Post for Hip and Knee Injuries

Attention should be given to Australia Post’s reliance on technical aspects of the Act to deny claims, such as a failure to report injuries as soon as practicable and making false representations on claim forms. Although the Tribunal correctly found in the Applicant’s favour in respect of these issues, all workers covered by the Comcare scheme should be mindful of reporting an injury as soon as possible and taking care when answering claim forms.

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27.10.2023 Angela Sdrinis Legal Succeeds in Claim for Permanent Impairment against Australia Post

This matter was made more complex than necessary by Australia Post who attempted to absolve themselves of any responsibility for the Applicant’s injury by focusing on non-work related aspects, whilst completely ignoring the obvious trauma that can arise out of long-term injuries. Most people suffer from issues that are not related to work. This does not preclude someone from being entitled to compensation where there has been a work-related injury, or a work-related aggravation of a pre-existing injury.

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26.10.2023 Compensation Scheme for Forced Adoptions

Victorian mothers who had their babies removed under historical forced adoption practices will soon be able to access a new redress scheme.

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15.09.2023 It's time to act - close Ashley now to protect Tasmanian children

A coalition of justice and social services organisations have united to urge the Tasmanian Government to immediately release all children detained at Ashley Youth Detention Centre to prevent further harm to their safety and wellbeing.

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South Melbourne Office

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