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Cyclist hit by a Car

Mr Russell was on a cycling holiday with a friend. They were riding north on Colebrook Road and intended to turn right at the junction with Fingerpost Road. They were riding single file and on the extreme left hand side of the road. A driver approached from behind the cyclists at about 95km/hr.  The speed limit was 100km/hr so the driver was travelling well within the speed limit. Mr Russell put his Right hand up to signal his intention to turn [...]

July 19th, 2021|Insights into Injury Law|

What does no win no fee actually mean?

Why a contingent fee structure is the right way to fight for your case Offering a legal agreement based around a no win no fee outcome has become common practice here in Perth. Like most people, you’ve probably heard about it but thought it sounded too good to be true. No money involved unless you win? No way! Like most legal services, the reality is a little more complicated than one phrase can encompass. However, there are a multitude of benefits [...]

June 30th, 2021|Insights into Injury Law|

Find out why Lian Hall should be your choice for injury lawyers

With over 20 years of experience here in Western Australia Far too often an innocent member of the public suffers an accident that affects them physically or mentally, without any repercussions or compensations. To the experienced team here at Lian Hall, this is unfair and an injustice that we want to change.  With 20 years of experience working as personal injury lawyers in Perth, our knowledge of the WA claims system makes us a skilled force to be reckoned with. When [...]

June 18th, 2021|Insights into Injury Law|

What does ICWA do?

Owned by the Western Australian Government, the Insurance Commission of Western Australia (ICWA) is a statutory corporation responsible for providing third party personal injury insurance to more than 1.8 million motorists across the state. In 2020 there were nearly 28,000 reported crashes in WA. On average there were about 28 car accidents every day. The job of ICWA is to ensure that people who are injured by the negligent driving of a WA registered vehicle are compensated for their injuries. To [...]

June 15th, 2021|Insights into Injury Law|

The insurance company has made you an offer: Do you really need to get legal advice?

From time to time we hear stories that a lot of people are settling their claims without getting legal advice.  From time to time we also get calls from people who have settled their claims, many some years ago, and they’ve now realised that the settlement figure was not enough: the money has gone; they have still not properly returned to full-time work; or they are still incurring treatment expenses well past when they expected to have recovered, and they call [...]

June 15th, 2021|Insights into Injury Law|

How to make a slip and trip claim

Ensure you have all the information ready before making a claim When the unthinkable happens and you have a fall that causes an injury, be it at a private property or public space such as a shopping centre, it can be a stressful time. Apart from the actual pain and suffering you may be experiencing, additional strain can come from figuring out how to get proper compensation for an accident that was not your fault.  The experienced team here at [...]

May 25th, 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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