Personal Injury Insights and news
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  NSWDC [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]