I had an underground mine car accident at work. At first I didn't think about the long term effect but then Foyle Legal helped me with my workers compensation claim and my motor vehicle accident injury claim. I got a good payout and I am happy with the work Foyle Legal did for me.read more
I did not know what to do when I had a work injury. At first I made a claim for income protection, then Foyle Legal. Help me to get medical evidence in relation to my case. One of the doctors they sent me too was really good and gave me his card. I did not like the other doctor. Thank you very much. They also helped me with other things as my English is not the best.read more
I worked in the deli section at Woolworths. I had a few injuries and made a claim for workers compensation. Foyle Legal helped me to get medical evidence on my injuries and through the process at WorkCover WA. I did not know anything about workers compensation process and English is not first language. I would like to thank everyone at Foyle Legal and I will recommend them to my friends!read more
Until 1 October 2011, Workers Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 (the Act) used to prescribe that workers would only receive benefits until the age of 65, and if the worker was over the age of 64 at the time of the injury then the worker only has an entitlement to one year of weekly
Until 1 October 2011, Workers Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 (the Act) used to prescribe that workers would only receive benefits until the age of 65, and if the worker was over the age of 64 at the time of the injury then the worker only has an entitlement to one year of weekly compensation.
The Parliament has recognised that for a lot of Australians, retiring at the age of 65 is not desirable or financially possible, and have amended the Act. The new amendments to the act state that:
remove age-based limits on workers compensation entitlements;
extend the workers’ compensation safety net to enable workers employed by uninsured employers to receive common law entitlements; under certain circumstances. The amendments also make it mandatory for all employers to have insurance covering both statutory and common law liabilities;
restructure the dispute resolution system; and
address legislative anomalies and inefficiencies.
It is worth noting that the changes to the act only apply to injuries after the amendments, and the effects are not retrospective to older injuries before the amendments to the Act.
The amendments to the act are clearly positive news for workers, but workers should beware that insurers’ are always looking for ways to limit your liability. In older Western Australian workers this often means sending you to a doctor used by the insurance company who will say that your ongoing symptoms are being caused by a condition you had earlier in your life.
It is common for workers to be served with a document called a Notice To Worker of Intention To Discontinue or Reduce Payments. This is a very important document, and if you do nothing your weekly payments will be cut off. It is likely that there will be other evidence (such as evidence from your General Practitioner or other Specialists) you can use to dispute the notice and you will need to lodge an application with WorkCover.
If you have a query concerning a workers compensation matter call Foyle Legal for your obligation free consultation. At Foyle Legal we offer a no obligation free consultation for personal injury matters and we take your matter on a no win no fee basis. This means that if you are not successful, you do not have to pay us but if you lose your case then you may have to pay the other party’s legal costs.
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Foyle legal is a Perth Law firm specialises in compensation law. It is one of the most trusted and fast growing personal injury law firm in Western Australia. The firm offers No Win No Fee legal representation for all personal injury claims. If you have made a personal injury claim, contact Foyle legal for an obligation free claim review. We help you to maximise your injury compensation payout.
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Foyle Legal Help me to get the evidence that I need regarding my medical negligence claim. I am very happy with the service that has been provided to me in relation to my claim. And I have let other people know that they should use Foyle Legal Through Facebook.read more
Just received my settlement check in time for Christmas. I couldn't thank Christian enough for his assistance with my injury claim. There lots of factors made my claim difficult but Christian and Foyle Legal team dealt with professionalism and understanding. I am happy with my settlement outcome, and would definitely use them again for my future injury claims.read more
I was injured at work and had a workers Compensation claim. Foyle Legal Were very helpful and always got back to me about my queries in a relatively short period of time which I think you would not get in a larger firm. They advised me about the settlement of my case and help me to get the most out of itread more
I had a bad work injury to my knee and needed surgery. The insurer refuse to pay for the cost of my surgery and I had to go through WorkCover WA for an acceptance of liability to pay for the surgery. Foyle legal helped me to get the medical evidence that I needed to take the matter towards a finalisation of my claim.read more
I went to another lawfirm before I went to Foyle legal. At the other lawfirm I was treated like a number, but it won't legal they help to pay for my medical expenses to get the most out of my work is compensation claim and I answered all of my questions.read more
I had a workers compensation claim and the insurer wanted to fight me about whether I was entitled to weekly payments of compensation. Foyle Legal helped me to get medical evidence regarding my case, they were quick and very helpful and provided excellent service in relation to my personal injury claim.read more
Christian Foyle and Foyle Legal helped me a lot with my workers compensation claim and the doctors report they obtained was really helpful. If it was not for them i dont think I could have pushed my claim as hard.read more
Christian Foyle from Foyle Legal helped me out with my workers compensation claim a lot. He was very professional, polite and courteous and very approachable. I am happy with the way Foyle Legal handled my claim and I got a fair outcome. Christian is one of the nicest people in legal services I have ever met.read more
The service I received from Foyle Legal was second to none. Christian was well informed and quick to reply. Very happy how the case progressed and with the settlement I received. I would highly recommend Foyle Legal.read more