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Accident Compensation Claim: Pain & Suffering

If you are injured in an accident in Western Australia and have suffered an injury and have made a claim for compensation, you will usually make a claim for ‘pain and suffering’. This is an amount of money that tries to compensate you for things like your loss of enjoyment of life, your incapacity to participate in social and recreational activities, as well as any pain and restriction. This amount is in addition to the other losses that you claim, such as [...]

December 2nd, 2021|Insights into Injury Law|

Can I Still Claim If I am Injured While Working From Home?

Post-Covid more and more people in Perth are working from home, if not full-time, then at least one or two days per week. What if a person is injured while working at home, can they still claim workers compensation? Under the West Australian workers compensation scheme an employer is liable to pay a worker compensation if he/she suffers an injury by accident, or, suffers a disease (for example stress or anxiety), while working ‘in the course of the employment’ or ‘whilst acting [...]

November 23rd, 2021|Insights into Injury Law|

Public Liability Claims Perth: Slip at Coles

When making a claim for compensation for injuries suffered in a slip in a supermarket it is critically important that you know what you slipped on. It is not the job of the Court to guess what caused a slip and fall - that is your job. If you slip and fall and are injured and want to claim compensation you are going to need to prove that something was left on the floor and that your foot came into contact with [...]

November 23rd, 2021|Insights into Injury Law|

Car Accident Compensation Claims: Hit And Run Accident Am I Still Covered?

If you have been involved in a car accident you must stop and you must exchange names and details with the other driver. You must then report the crash. You can report your car accident by completing the information online at http://www.crashreport.com.au and clicking on Report a Crash. But at Lian Hall Injury Law we have  seen many clients who have suffered injuries in a car accident in Perth but they could not get the other driver’s details because the other driver [...]

November 11th, 2021|Insights into Injury Law|

Public Liability Claims Perth: Child Caught Fingers In a Gate

In a recent Court case a young boy’s family sued the Town of Port Hedland for compensation for injuries to his hand. The boy was just under 3 years old. The family drove to a local hall where one of the children was going to a karate lesson. The young brother went off with his friends to play on a nearby gate. Usually the gate was kept locked but on the day of the accident it had been left unlocked. The kids [...]

November 5th, 2021|Insights into Injury Law|

Personal Injury Claims Perth: Injured At The Gym?

On 8 July 2021 the Appeal Court in NSW handed down its decision in the case of New Dimensions Health & Fitness v Powell. In this case Powell went to the New Dimensions gym late in the afternoon. She wanted to use one of the machines, but before she could use it she needed to pick up a number of weights that had been left lying around on the floor around the machine. She bent down to pick up a 25 kg [...]

November 5th, 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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