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What you should do if you’ve been involved in a dooring incident

If you’re a cyclist and have been involved in an accident on Perth’s roads, you might be able to make a compensation claim. Anyone with a bike knows the risks involved in driving on the Perth roads. Cyclists often have near misses or times when a car has nearly hit them or even cop abuse from drivers.   To learn about your rights as a cyclist after a bicycle accident with a car, you should chat to Lian Hall Injury Law. Motor [...]

August 25th, 2021|Insights into Injury Law|

Passenger injured in an illegal street race: can you claim?

Late one evening on a quite country road, 2 mates were out driving in 2 separate cars and having some fun and doing some doughnuts, when one thing led to another and they started to race. In the course of the race one of the drivers lost control of his car, the car left the road and he hit a tree. His front seat passenger was injured and claimed compensation saying that the driver was driving negligent in driving way too fast. [...]

July 29th, 2021|Insights into Injury Law|

Is it worth it to appeal a Criminal Injuries Compensation decision?

Is it worth it to appeal a Criminal Injuries Compensation decision? Thoughts on a recent appeal for compensation decision after an assault at a nightclub. A recent decision by the District Court of Western Australia [WOODWARD -v- DAVIES [2021] WADC 73] gives some insight into the problems that can be encountered when appealing an award for compensation made by the Western Australian Criminal Injuries Compensation (CIC) scheme. In this blog we explore the benefits and consequences of choosing to appeal an award [...]

July 29th, 2021|Insights into Injury Law|

Had a work related accident in WA?

Here's what you need to know. Suffering an accident at work that causes an injury can be a tough experience.  Employers have a responsibility to take care of their workers, so if you have had an accident at work, regardless of whether the accident  happened because it was a complete accident or because of negligence, you might be entitled to make a workers compensation claim. Trying to work your way through the legal process while injured can be stressful so we [...]

July 22nd, 2021|Insights into Injury Law|

Been involved in a dog bite related injury?

Here's our guide to get your compensation. Dog attacks are far too common here in Western Australia. Suffering an injury from a dog bite or dog attack can be immensely stressful. You may be thinking of making a claim but navigating the compensation system can be confusing.  As experienced Perth injury lawyers we’re keen to share our expertise and ensure each victim receives the maximum compensation they deserve. I’ve been injured by a dog, what now? The first step with any [...]

July 19th, 2021|Insights into Injury Law|

Car accidents: Duty of care to ensure the car is in a safe condition to be on the road.

From time to time we see cases where a car accident happened because of a mechanical fault in the vehicle. For example we have seen cases where a bus failed to stop at a stop street and the bus driver said that the brakes had failed. If you are involved in a car accident, is somebody responsible for the accident? If so, is it the driver of the vehicle or is it the owner of the vehicle?  As a general rule [...]

July 19th, 2021|Insights into Injury Law|

Client Testimonials

G’day Lian(and Jason)

on behalf of Lilly, thank you very much for the speed and professionalism you have demonstrated throughout the handling of this case.

From the beginning you showed us what to do or not do and the benefits that could/may be achieved.

We have not dealt with lawyers before, but have heard some horrific stories.

From the beginning you made us feel very comfortable and that you were not here to rip us off.

Again, thank you.

Keith

Lilly M.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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It is always worth looking into your claim and getting advice. We have seen people who feel ok after an accident but then 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.

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.

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