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Workers Compensation Travel Claims in Western Australia

When are Travel Expenses Payable

Where an injured worker, who has an accepted workers compensation claim in Western Australia, is required by his employer, or a medical, or like adviser, or is advised by his own medical or like adviser, to travel from the place where he resides to a hospital or other place for treatment, or attendance of a kind referred to in Schedule 1, Clause 17 of the Workers Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 then, the employer shall pay the worker’s vehicle running expenses, at the prescribed rate and any other reasonable fares and expenses incurred by the worker in such travelling and return.

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It is important to release that in Schedule 1, Clause 17 of the Workers Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 it creates an allowance for rehabilitation expenses and on that basis motor vehicle expenses to travel to a rehabilitation provider or a return to work programme would also be payable. These expenses are irregularly claimed by injured workers.

Permanent Impairment Assessments

Where a worker travels for the worker’s degree of impairment to be assessed by an approved medical specialist or an approved medical specialist panel, the employer is liable to pay the worker’s vehicle running expenses, reasonable fares and expenses.

No Win No Fee Injury Claims

Our guarantee to all qualified personal injury clients is that we don’t charge upfront legal fee unless you receive an award. Once you successfully receive compensation, we will try our best to recover most of our legal fees from the insurer to minimise your out-of-pocket expense.

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What is the current rate at Which Motor Vehicle Running Expenses are Payable?

This is set, usually on 1 July every year in the Variations in Prescribed Amount and other Workers’ Compensation Payments document which can be found on the WorkCover WA Website. The current rate at the time of writing on 16 September 2017 is $0.46 per kilometre.

How can I claim travel expenses?

Payment of travel costs is best arranged through your employer or their insurer. Keep a record of your travel by recording vehicle kilometres, appointment dates and times, and any public transport tickets or receipts.

The Workers Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 does not set a prescribed form that will allow an injured worker to claim travel expenses from the workers compensation insurer. Foyle Legal has developed a form which it routinely provides to its clients to make it easy for them to claim travel expenses.

Foyle Legal understands that having an Expert Personal Injury Lawyer is not for everyone and in an effort to spread ease of access to the law throughout Western Australia. Foyle Legal is providing its travel expenses claim form free of charge.

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Foyle Legal cannot give any assurances that workers compensation insurers will accept the travel expenses claim form and this travel expenses claim form is no substitution for obtaining legal advice specific to your situation.

Foyle Legal is a personal injury firm which specialises in the area of workers compensation. If you are an injured worker and have made a claim for workers compensation then Foyle Legal may be able to assist you with your claim on a no win no fee basis. This would include claiming travel expenses from the Workers Compensation insurer through WorkCover WA, the court for workers compensation in Western Australia.

 

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Foyle Legal

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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.

christian foyle

Foyle Legal

Protecting your interests!

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.

My injury has been going on for 2 years and I didn’t know what to do. When I first went there, they spent the time to help me, instantly I was clear about what to do next. I have now received my compensation payout and I am happy with the outcome. I have referred them to my friends who have personal injury claims.read more
Jim Keo
Jim Keo
2018-10-31T15:35:41+0000
I was very happy as Foyle Legal got me almost double the amount I was expected for my foot amputation work injury.read more
Tim Martin
Tim Martin
2018-10-31T08:11:34+0000
Explained my workers compensation very well. Very experienced and knows what to do. I am happy with the good time frame. I appreciate your good job with your team thank you.read more
Deklinsman Nkemjika
Deklinsman Nkemjika
2018-10-10T09:16:57+0000
I did not know what to do with my stress related Workers compensation claim. Foyle Legal helped me to get reports from my GP and a psychiatrist. They provided me with as lot of help preparing statements. I am happy I had their representation as i was very stressed and i am happy with the way things turned out.read more
Liliana Andri
Liliana Andri
2018-09-26T04:16:01+0000
I underwent several years of being abused by passengers as a bus driver. Foyle legal helped mw to get the medical reports i needed in circumstances where my gp was slow in providing a report.read more
Karen Nevard
Karen Nevard
2018-08-30T06:49:54+0000
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
Anthony Daniels
Anthony Daniels
2017-12-21T08:56:31+0000
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
Vijay Sourinathan
Vijay Sourinathan
2017-12-20T02:53:28+0000
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
Roxann Campbell
Roxann Campbell
2017-11-14T08:27:49+0000
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
Daniela Colantropo
Daniela Colantropo
2017-10-23T02:32:55+0000
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
Suman Thilak
Suman Thilak
2017-09-22T05:29:20+0000
Christian from Foyle Legal was very helpful given my lack of knowledge of the law in respect of workers compensation claims and I ended up with a better result than I ever expected.read more
Paul Beard
Paul Beard
2017-07-13T08:58:07+0000
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
Ajak Kuer Ajak
Ajak Kuer Ajak
2017-03-29T03:51:32+0000
I had a workers compensation claim which Foyle Legal helped me with. They helped me with the medical reports i needed and gave me emotional support and I am happy with the outcome.read more
Lucinda Hogan
Lucinda Hogan
2017-03-29T02:02:07+0000
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
Theresa Southam
Theresa Southam
2017-02-23T03:03:41+0000
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
Brendan Arthur
Brendan Arthur
2016-12-20T00:56:43+0000
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