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Workers Compensation Claims Perth: Disputes and What is WorkCover?

If you have had an injury at work you need to start the workers compensation process by completing a Workers Compensation Claim form. Your employer will be able to give you the form, or, you can download a free copy of the form from the WorkCover WA website. Once you have completed the claim form you need to hand that to your employer together with a First Certificate of Capacity from your doctor. Your employer then has 5 working days to give [...]

December 25th, 2021|Insights into Injury Law|

Car Accident Compensation Claim Perth

Can I still claim if the accident is caused by a mechanical fault in the vehicle? As a general rule: You can claim third party compensation from the Insurance Commission (‘ICWA’) if your injuries are directly caused by the driving of a motor vehicle. But what does that mean? The leading case on this is the 2009 High Court case of ICWA v Container Handlers. In that case a low loader truck being driven in a remote part of Western Australia suffered [...]

December 25th, 2021|Insights into Injury Law|

Public Liability Claims Perth: Suing Your Landlord For An Accident

Suing Your Landlord For An Accident At Your Rented Property In the recent case of Gentle v Wright [2021] the Claimant fractured her leg and hurt her back when she slipped down some steps at the back her rental property. She argued that there were a couple of loose bricks on the steps and that she had complained to the landlord about this but that he had done nothing to fix the problem. The landlord defended the claim. He said that Ms [...]

December 14th, 2021|Insights into Injury Law|

Car Accident Compensation: Proving Lost Earnings

The case of Kilani v Aluabaid [2021] ACTSC reflects a situation that lawyers see all too often in cases where a person has been injured in a car accident in Perth, has not been able to go back to full-time work, but battles to explain the value of their lost earnings. It is well established in our law that if you claim lost earnings that you need to prove: A reduced capacity to earn, ie: that your accident-related injuries are the reason [...]

December 14th, 2021|Insights into Injury Law|

Public Liability Claim Perth: Watch Your Step!

At Lian Hall Injury Law we hear from people who are injured in accidents at local parks and national parks. A surprising number of falls happen when a person misses a step or misjudges a step or on occasion doesn’t even see the step. But when is a local authority liable for a person’s accident? And when is a step so obvious that you can’t blame somebody if you fall over it? The case of Williams v Wollongong City Council [2020] NSWDC [...]

December 9th, 2021|Insights into Injury Law|

Personal Injury Lawyer Perth: Medical Examinations, Can You Put Conditions On The Doctor’s Examination?

When you make a compensation claim in Perth it is often the case that the insurance company will arrange for you to see an independent doctor to that they can get an independent assessment on things like your injuries, your recovery, the effect of the injuries on your work, your treatment requirements and your prognosis for a recovery. Claimant’s often receive a letter from the insurance company or its lawyers telling them about that appointment and saying that if they don’t go [...]

December 9th, 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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