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
It has been quite easy working with Foyle Legal who has gone beyond expectations and has got me an outcome that I believe is sufficient. I would recommend Foyle Legal to anyone to anyone who needs someone to work for their benefit in a personal injury claim.read more
I am originally from Afghanistan. Foyle Legal helped me with my workers compensation case at a time when my English was not very good. They met with me and my friend and we communicated that way. At first the workers compensation insurance company made low offers to me but Foyle Legal helped me to settle my case for a better amount of money. They did not hurry me and tried to make sure I go through every option for treatment of my injured hand.read more
I really appreciate Phillip and Christian handling my workers compensation claim well. They worked with me to achieve a financial outcome in relation to my injuries from work. I would definitely use them again and recommend them to other people.read more
I had a workers compensation claim which was going nowhere. Foyle Legal helped me to go through the WorkCover process and settle the claim. The outcome was several times better than the original offer that was made to me to settle the claim by the insurer.read more
I live in Europe and the Foyle Legal team was able to assist me with my claim remotely. Dealing with time zones and different medical report requirements wasn't easy, but Foyle Legal managed it well. I am happy with my compensation payout, and they really make the process straight forward for me. They worked hard to get a good payout for me. I would definitely use them again.read more
Attended both Foyle Legal offices in Perth. They are great pi lawyers. I would not hesitate to refer them as personal injury lawyers for any matters relating to accident injury compensation in WA.read more
we met Foyle Legal after being with another law firm. We have been given the best advice since we have been with them regarding my workers compensation claim. They fight the insurer to get the right amount in the right amount of time.read more
They are great! Not in a million years that I thought I could afford a top notch compensation lawyer on my income. They helped me to get my rejected compensation claim accepted, and the doctors they sent me to were great. Had I gone with Foyle Legal early on, It would really have saved me lots of stress. If I have a personal injury compensation claim again, I know who I would call.read more
I had a workers compensation claim from falling out of a truck and the workers compensation insurer did not accept liability. Foyle Legal helped me to get more evidence from a witness I am happy with the end result. It was a long process and I dont know what I would have done without Christian, Phillip and JoJo and the team from Foyle Legal.read more
It was really easy to deal with Foyle Legal and my emails were replied to really quickly. I am really happy overall with the way that they settled my motor vehicle accident claim arising from a car crash in 2016.read more
I had an injury several years ago in 2014. I has persistant trouble with my neck and left shoulder. Foyle Legal helped me in my case with the Insurance Commission by getting a medical report from an orthopaedic surgeon and my medical notes to show my past history and I am very happy with my end settlement.read more
Highly recommended! They are very good with getting back to me, even during the the holiday seasons. I like them because they are very transparent and upfront about what to expect. Throughout the process, they did exactly what they said they would do, and got me a very good outcome, which had made a big difference to my future finance. Thank you Foyle Legal team.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.
I came to see Foyle Legal because I was not sure how much my workers compensation claim was worth. They helped me to negotiate a settlement of my claim and I think I am sure the best possible outcome. These guys are worth contacting if you have any queries. Iread more
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
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
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