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Hit in Emergency Lane

Hit in Emergency Lane Take Photographs Before You Move Your Car After An Accident In the recent case of Singh v Ward [2022] VSC 155 (29 March 2022) a driver, Mr Singh, was driving on a busy highway outside of Melbourne when he needed to pull over to help attend to his distressed daughter who was in the back seat. He pulled over into the emergency lane to let his passenger take over the driving. He pulled over, stopped, and got out [...]

May 20th, 2022|Insights into Injury Law|

Never accept a settlement offer without getting a medical report

Never Accept An Offer To Settle Without Getting a Medical Report At Lian Hall Injury Law we often hear from people who have been made an offer to settle their claim by and insurance company and they just want to know whether the offer is reasonable before they accept the compensation. What they are really saying is that they feel that the insurance company has made a fair offer and they don’t want the hassle of engaging compensation lawyers and getting into [...]

May 16th, 2022|Insights into Injury Law|

Compensation Recoveries And Calculating Centrelink Preclusion Period

Compensation Recoveries and Centrelink Preclusion Period Being in an accident can leave you unable to work and without your usual income.  If you do not have income protection insurance or enough sick leave entitlements you might apply to Centrelink for Income Support Payments to cover the costs of living.  If you get Centrelink Income Support Payments  then those will need to be dealt with at the time of settling your personal injury compensation claim. Because you claim lost wages as part of [...]

May 13th, 2022|Insights into Injury Law|

E-scooter accidents: can I claim compensation?

E-Scooter And E-Rideable Accidents In Perth perthnow.com.au/ have recently (May 2022) been reporting the increase in e-scooter accidents in Perth. In one article (6 May 2022) it was reported that since 1 January 2022 that St John’s Ambulance had attended more than 250 incidents involving e-scooters. That translates into about 50 incidents each month, or one or two every day where an ambulance needed to be called. The report says that most of those e-scooter accidents required Priority 1 response and that [...]

May 6th, 2022|Insights into Injury Law|

Public Liability compensation claims: injured at school

Personal Injury in the Class Room: A Western Australian Court Decision In the recent case of Sidhoum v Minister for Education [2022] WADC 35 (22 April 2022) a class of Year 12 students at Shenton College got out of hand and boys started to throw small computer stands at each other. An example of the object that was at the heart of the trial. A plastic computer stand weighing 37 g. If broken apart it ends in two sharp [...]

May 6th, 2022|Insights into Injury Law|

Work accident compensation: repetitive turning & twisting neck caused injury

The case with a twist In the recent case of Cavanagh v Manning Valley Race Club (15 March 2022) the claimant sued his employer for a million dollars for an injury to his neck. The Claimant was Course Manager at the Bushland Race Course in Taree. Part of his job was to drive a tractor with a leveler attached to the rear. To make sure that the correct sand and cinders was applied the Claimant had to repeatedly turn and twist his [...]

April 29th, 2022|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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