Frequently Asked Questions

It is always worth looking into your claim and getting advice. We have seen people who feel ok after an accident but as time goes by injuries don’t go away, they start to become symptomatic and you need treatment. Do not be in a rush to dismiss your claim. Have somebody look into it and get experienced advice.

Nothing. We are always happy to chat and discuss what’s on your mind about your accident or existing claim. You will not be charged for the initial chat or consultation.

  • You need to chat to your employers HR and get a Workers’ Compensation Claim form. Or you can download the form from: https://www.workcover.wa.gov.au/
  • You then need to have your GP complete First Certificate of Capacity.
  • Both forms will need to be handed to your employer.
  • This must be done as soon as reasonably possible after your injury. If you wait too long there could be difficulties in getting your claim accepted.
  • It is important to start your claim with the correct information and processes. Call us for a chat.
  • It is important to remember that the Third Party Insurer, being the Insurance Commission of Western Australia (‘ICWA’), is not your insurer: they insure the other driver.
  • To have a claim the other driver must have caused the accident, or at least be partly to blame.
  • You must complete an online crash report – you need to do this as soon as possible after the crash. You must compete the crash report at: http://www.crashreport.com.au
  • If you delay the completion of the crash report you will need to have a good reason for the delay.
  • After completing the crash report you need to complete a Notice of Intention to Claim form.
  • It is important to start your claim with the correct information and processes. Call us for a chat.

Workers’ Compensation claims are slightly different to other types of claims. In workers’ comp claims you will usually claim your lost earnings, treatment and vocational rehabilitation expenses and travel, and possibly a lump sum if you want to redeem your entitlements.

In Common Law claims, such as car accident and public liability claims, you can potentially claim:

  • Pain and suffering;
  • Loss of amenities;
  • Your lost wages;
  • Any loss of wages into the future;
  • The lost contributions to your superannuation fund;
  • Treatment expenses;
  • The value of any services provided by family and friends;
  • Travel costs

Once fault is determined, injury law is designed to compensate you for your injuries. As a general guide, once your injuries have medically stabilized your losses can be assessed. In other words, once your doctor is happy that they can project what treatment you will likely need, the effect of your injuries and restrictions on your employment, your prognosis etc, then you claim can progress to an assessment and settlement. Each case will be different. The longer it takes for your injuries to stabilize, the longer your claim will take to settle.

Lian Hall Injury Law can offer some work on a no-win no-fee basis. There are no upfront costs. For more on what that means please have a look at our discussion of this subject under the ‘developments’ tab.

No Win No Fee

No. We are always happy to chat about your options and will not send you a bill just for making an enquiry.

This means that you will not get a bill until you get a favorable settlement of your claim.

No. There are no up-front costs. When it comes time to settle your claim we will chat about the legal costs incurred and then try to recover those costs from the Defendant. To the extent that there is an  under-recovery, you will be responsible for that difference.  

No. Our bill is for the work that we do, your compensation is  your money. 

All claimants must be aware that if you lose your case that the insurance company lawyers might want to recover their costs from  you. We discuss this right from the beginning in our first meeting, and we will set this out in our Cost Agreement before any work is done on your claim.

At the start of every case we will discuss your claim and all costs issues in an open and easy to understand way. It is in everybody’s interests that we all understand how costs work – we do not want you to have any surprises down the track.  We will also provide you with our Cost Agreement and estimate of our legal costs. You are free to take that away and give it some thought before we start work. If you sign up then we give you a 5 day ‘cooling off’ period in case you are still uncertain.

Lian Hall Injury Law can offer some work on a no-win no-fee basis. There are no upfront costs. For more on what that means please have a look at our discussion of this subject under the ‘developments’ tab.

Client Testimonials

It is a pretty harrowing experience being involved in a workers compensation claim. But not with Lian Hall and his team. His knowledge is second to none and most importantly, Lian and his team are always contactable.  I found throughout my workers compensation claim journey that being contactable was the single most important aspect for me. Pick up the phone. Make the call. No question too big or small. Lian was always there. He understands people. He gets it. Highly Recommended.” 

M.K.

“I had a motorcycle in June 2019, I was left with significant disabilities preventing me from working in my previous occupation. Straight away I was angry with the other driver and starting falling into states of depression not knowing what was going to happen with my future. I was recommended Mr Lian Hall by a friend, after the first meeting I knew what the process was going to be, he gave me excellent straight cut no bullshit advice along the way, I could email or call him anytime and get an immediate response. Little things like quick responses made me feel better, Lian was unknowingly acting as a counselor by sending an email or a quick call just checking in on me which kept me from getting down again. It was a long road but I was blessed the day I got Lian’s’ number, they’ve done marvelous work for me. I was very happy with the outcome. I can’t thank Lian and Jason enough.”

N.D.

“I had a car accident 6 years ago and needed some legal help.   Lian Hall and Jason Rogers were kind enough to help me out, over this time they invested many hours of research to get me the best possible outcome.

My case was very complicated but they had no problem in getting things done.  I found them to be very thorough and professional at all times, but mostly they were very friendly and easy to talk to and very friendly.

I have no problem recommending them to anyone who needs help.  I had a good outcome and I am a very happy man”

T.H.