Ron Lipovac Director
Director, Ron Lipovac provides counsel, advice and recommendations on reducing risk and claims to employers, self-insureds, and many leading insurers. His entire career has focused on investigation and resolution of insurance claims, and in more recent years claims advisory.
Ron has personally handled thousands of successful claims investigations in the last 30 years, and has directed the investigation and strategisation of tens of thousands more.
Highly regarded by clients for his accessibility and ease of dealings, Ron enjoys preferred operative status with many leading insurers, law firms, and self-insurers.
His early career background as in claims management imbues Ron with unique insights into what an investigation must achieve for appropriate decision-making and a final outcome for insurers and insured. He brings a deep appreciation of the role an investigation plays both at a strategic level and in front-line claims management.
Ron also frequently provides counsel, advice and recommendations on reducing risk and claims as a value added service post-investigation.
Ron and his team of investigators, many of whom have worked with him for more than a decade, pride themselves on clear, concise, frequent, user-friendly communication and professional service which delivers to insurers strong commercial advantage.
Prior to his investigation career, Ron was a Technical Superintendent for a national insurance company, and was promoted to Superintendent of Liability Claims.
Ron then became a Technical Officer at an assessing firm, a role which encompassed all liability claims. In 1989 he formed an investigation company, which became a highly successful specialist investigations firm.
Ron jointly established Worksite in 2006, to focus on factual, criminal and surveillance investigations. The scope of work has grown with client demand.
Areas of expertise
Throughout Ron’s career he has been involved in all facets of litigation and claims management, principally in the fields of workers compensation, public and product liability, and general insurance.
Ron’s has honed his expertise through complex factual investigations and surveillance operations spanning:
- complex and sensitive investigations
- motor vehicle accidents
- stolen property
- stolen vehicles
- fraud control
- criminal investigations
- employment relationships
- contractual arrangements between various parties
- recovery potential
- public liability claims
- product liability claims
- stress, harassment and bullying in the workplace
- death claims.