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Are injury lawyers really worth having?

You deserve to be compensated for any pain or suffering you have endured. When you’ve been the victim of an accident or suffered an injury that wasn’t your fault, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with the consequences. You might be in constant pain, or dealing with a thousand pieces of medical paperwork, plus worrying about the bills that are piling up – in particular if you’re unable to work as a result of the injury. It is easy to understand [...]

May 13th, 2021|Insights into Injury Law|

Criminal Injuries Compensation – How it works in Western Australia

Criminal Injuries Compensation: a brief guide   What is the CIC compensation scheme all about? If a victim of a crime has suffered injuries and then suffers financial losses and has no other way of claiming compensation for their loss, then under specific conditions they might be able to access payments from a state scheme.  The Criminal Injuries Compensation Act 2003 establishes a tribunal, the Office of Criminal Injuries Compensation (OCIC), to oversee applications for compensation. OCIC has the statutory authority to [...]

March 25th, 2021|Insights into Injury Law|

Jet ski Accident

Jet ski accident. Injured rider gets $350,000: In February 2016 two jet-skiers riding on the Goulburne river in Victoria collided. The Claimant was riding at a slow speed when he looked over his shoulder and saw the Defendant coming up behind him at high speed. They collided. The Claimant suffered a broken arm and ribs. The Court found the Defendant liable on the basis of his speed: it was foreseeable that by riding his jet ski at high speed [...]

March 11th, 2021|Insights into Injury Law|

Legal costs of handing over your file to your new lawyer

Legal costs of handing over your file to your new lawyer Ms Toumas instructed a solicitor, Mr Maroulis, to sue in a compensation claim. Shortly before the trial Toumas changed lawyers and asked Maroulis to give all of her documents to her new lawyer. Toumas became unhappy that Maroulis had given over all of her documents to her new lawyer. She alleged that documents were being handed over in dribs and drabs and eventually Toumas issued a Summons compelling [...]

March 11th, 2021|Insights into Injury Law|

How will getting a compensation payout affect my Centrelink payments?

How will getting a compensation payout affect my Centrelink payments? The social security system prevents people from double dipping, ie: getting both income support from Centrelink as well as Compensation. The system is designed so that the party which has primary responsibility to provide the support, actually pays the support, for example: if your accident happened as work, then your income support should be paid by your employer through the workers’ compensation scheme, and not by Centrelink. For that [...]

March 11th, 2021|Insights into Injury Law|

Child falls through railing in a jetty

Child falls through railing in a jetty The old jetty at Coffs Harbour was restored and handed over to the Council to manage. As part of the restoration the heritage railings were refurbished and certified as complying with the Australian building standards. In addition a warning sign was placed at the start of the jetty warning of the risk of injury by diving off the jetty. Nevertheless, nearly 10 years later, a 5 year old boy, walking down the [...]

March 11th, 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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