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Introduction to Personal Injury Compensation Law
Personal injury includes several law areas; the most common claims are motor vehicle accidents, workers compensation, serious road accidents, public liability, criminal injury and medical negligence. It includes physical or psychological harm or injury through special rules apply concerning psychological or nervous shock injuries. Because accidents cause most personal injuries claims, it is often referred to as accident injury compensation claims. Injury compensation lawyers are specialists in accident injury compensation claims.
A recent significant change to personal injury law came into effect after 1 January 2003 in the Civil Liability Act 2002 (WA). The Civil Liability Act (WA) limits the number of damages that can be awarded and the circumstances in which they can be awarded. For example, it is now the case that Local Governments have the protection of 5Z of the Civil Liability Act (WA) which protects “road authorities” which to a large extent has wiped out footpath slip and fall claims.
The laws in respect of personal injury compensation are different from one state of Australia to the next. In the personal injury claims page, we have selected a list of our clients’ most frequently asked questions. In this page, we have answered more questions from a different perspective regarding personal injury compensation claims. If you are injured in Western Australia, contact Foyle Legal for an obligation-free meeting. Our No Win No Fee policy means you have no upfront legal costs to pay until you reached a successful settlement or receive an award.
Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury lawyer
The benefits of hiring a personal injury lawyer in Perth WA are:
- progress your claim faster
- improve your chance of getting maximum payouts
- better management of the claim so that you are stress less when going through the legal process
If you don’t have a good compensation lawyer on your side, your chance of getting the fair compensation you deserve is significantly reduced.
Can you do a personal injury claim yourself?
Yes. You can absolutely manage the personal injury claim yourself. But there is really no reason to do because most of good injury compensation lawyers offer no win no win legal service. If you do win the insurance company pays the majority of their legal fees.
In our view, accident injury compensation lawyers probably provide the lowest cost legal representation out of any legal area. Injured people should leverage personal injury lawyers’ experience and expertise to avoid an experience that they will regret. Foyle legal offers a No Win No Fee injury compensation claim representation to mitigate further the cost of acting for you in your claim.
How do you handle a personal injury claim without a lawyer?
To handle a personal injury claim by yourself without a lawyer, you need to start reading and understanding the law and finding resources relevant to your accident claims. For example, If you have a motor vehicle accident claim, there will be lots of information about the car accident on the ICWA website. If you made a workers compensation claim, then you will need to visit the WorkCover WA website. If you had a motor vehicle accident at work, then you will need to check out laws relating to the motor vehicle accident and workplace injuries as well as the resources from ICWA and WorkCover website. That’s a lot of work that personal injury lawyers can help you with ease.
You may find support hotlines from WorkCover WA, ICWA website, or the insurance companies’ website. Please be aware that the insurance companies other than your compensation claim are acting directly contrary to your interest. The insurance company wants to settle the claim for the least amount possible, and the claim assessor in charge of your claim would likely be rewarded for doing so.
How do you defend yourself in a personal injury lawsuit?
Yes, you can defend yourself in a personal injury lawsuit, but you are more likely to win if you engage a good compensation lawyer to help you.
Injured people should be aware that in the first place, they are dealing with an insurer with many years of experience and thousands of claims, that insurer has a great number of resources and may hire insurance lawyers in Perth to comment on the management of your compensation claim without you knowing. By trial and error, these insurers have found doctors and other experts who will often downplay your symptoms, state that you have recovered or blame your symptoms on something else. If you don’t have a good personal injury lawyer to help defend your claim, you are greatly disadvantaged.
In addition to experience and knowledge of compensation, hire a personal injury attorney also expose support network which you may not make aware of previously.
How a personal injury lawyer can help you?
Personal injury lawyers can help you navigate the complex system of personal injury law and provide you with the legal advice to maximise your compensation payout.
These things are difficult to overcome without appropriate injury claim legal representation to inform you how much your claim is worth and where to get the appropriate evidence. If you search for the answers for the following 3 questions, it’s a good sign that you should probably engage a good personal injury lawyer to help you.
- What is a reasonable settlement for pain and suffering?
- What is the average payout for pain and suffering in a car accident?
- How do you prove damages to pain and suffering?
To answer the above three questions completely, it requires understanding the law, the experience of settling claims, negotiating lumpsum payments and intimate understanding of the specific circumstance of your compensation claim.
What are the chances of winning a personal injury lawsuit?
If you choose the right compensation lawyer to help with your injury claim for compensation, your chance of win your case is high.
Foyle Legal has a track record of high win rate, and the effect of this should not be underestimated. Foyle Legal recently acted in a workers compensation stress claim where liability was denied, and the insurer had not made an offer of settlement to the injured worker. Foyle Legal took on the worker’s compensation claim and worked the claim tirelessly. The correct medical evidence was obtained, and a statement with the correct information was filed in the WorkCover proceedings the insurer offered to settle the claim for over $200,000.00.
What the most common personal injury claims in Western Australia?
What the most common personal injury claims in Western Australia?
Motor vehicle accident claims and workers compensation claims are the most common personal injury claims in Western Australia.
Car Accident Injury Claim is the Most Common Motor Vehicle Accident Claim
Car accident whiplash injury is the most common motor vehicle accident claim. It seems easy, right? Many injured people try to run their own car accident injury claim without accident lawyers’ legal advice and only found regretted at a later stage. This is because ICWA has a panel of insurance lawyers in Perth who fight injury car accident claims like yours. Personal injury lawyers specialised in the motor vehicle accident claim can often help injured people recover a fair compensation amount for car accidents, motorbike accidents, bicycle accidents, or other road accident in Perth.
Workers Compensation for Work-related Injuries
Work-related workers compensation claims, both physical injuries and stress claims are also prevalent. If you have claimed workers compensation, work accident claims lawyers can help, even you are at fault in causing the work accident.
Other Type of Personal Injury Claims
In addition to the motor vehicle accident injury claims and workers compensation, it is also widespread to claim compensation for medical malpractice, criminal injuries, and public liability cases. Expert legal advice from good accident lawyers in Perth often makes a big difference in helping injured people to get the compensation you deserve.
Compensation Lawyers’ Legal Fees
How does a compensation lawyer cost? It’s costs less than you think. The benefit of hiring a personal injury lawyer often significantly outweighs the legal fees.
How do personal injury lawyers get paid?
How does a personal injury lawyer gets paid is depending on the cost agreement you sign with them? Some lawyers take fee upfront, and some lawyers offer No Win No Fee service. If you have the money to pay the legal fee upfront, it does not necessarily mean that you are getting a better service. In our opinion, compensation claims have a better chance of success if they engage a No Win No Fee lawyer because the lawyer’s interest is aligned with your interest. That is to get you a compensation payout.
If you engage a No Win No Fee law firm, personal injury lawyers at the firm will get paid once they win the compensation claim for you.
Foyle Legal provides no win no fee compensation claim legal representation. Usually, this means that you will only pay legal fees at the end of your claim when you obtain compensation or damages. The normal procedure is that the other side will offer a settlement offer to you plus a ‘contribution towards your legal costs and disbursements’. It is normal for the insurer to pay all of your disbursements and most of your legal costs. Accident lawyers at Foyle Legal often negotiate with insurance companies to ensure that injured people will get the maximum amount out of their injury claims.
What’s the catch with no win no fee?
Not all law firms have the same no win no fee no catch agreement like Foyle Legal. We offer peace of mind solutions, and we don’t work on a contingency fee basis. This means when we win your case, you get to keep the majority of your settlement money.
It would help if you were mindful that there often catches in the No Win No Fee agreement. The common signs of cautions are:
- long cost agreement
- financial agreement as part of your cost agreement
- no examples were given to show how your cost agreement work
Some personal injury lawyers in Perth have very aggressive price policy. Please be careful not to get caught!
How much do lawyers take from the settlement?
Each law firm takes from the settlement can vary largely, and it also depends on if your claim has proceeded to trial. You should be aware that as your matter proceeds towards trial legal costs will exponentially increase as more legal work is necessary, for this reason, it is helpful to get a compensation law firm involved at an early stage so that you can get the appropriate evidence. You will be surprised how much a difference an experienced lawyer can make to your injury case.
Foyle Legal Provides Legal Services to all of WA
What suburbs in Perth does Foyle Legal provide legal representation to?
Looking for best personal injury & workers compensation lawyers near me in Perth? Foyle Legal provides legal presentation to Workcover claims, workplace injury claims, work accident claims, accident injury claims, and all personal injuries clients all over Perth. It includes but not limited to north of river, south of the river, Perth city areas, eastern suburbs, western suburbs and Fremantle areas.
North of the river – Northern Suburbs
Ballajura – Bassendean – Bayswater – Beechboro – Carine – Carramar – Clarkson – Connolly – Currambine – Dianella – Doubleview – Duncraig – Eden Hill – Edgewater – Embleton – Glendalough- Greenwood – Gwelup – Heathridge – Hillarys – Inglewood – Innaloo – Joondalup – Kallaroo – Karrinyup – Kingsley – Landsdale – Maida Vale – Malaga – Marangaroo – Mindarie – Mindarie Keys- Morley – Mullaloo – Munster – North Beach – Osborne Park – Padbury – Scarborough – Shenton Park – Sorrento – Trigg – Tuart Hill – Wanneroo – Warwick – Waterman – Wembley Downs – Woodlands – Woodvale – Yanchep
South of the River – Southern Suburbs
Alfred Cove – Applecross – Ardross – Attadale – Bateman – Beaconsfield – Beeliar – Bentley – Bibra Lake – Bicton – Booragoon – Bullcreek – Canning Bridge – Canning Vale – Cannington – Casuarina- Cockburn – Como – Coogee – East Victoria Park – Forrestdale – Gosnells – Jandakot – Karawara – Kelmscott – Kwinana – Melville – Mount Pleasant – Palmyra – Shelley – Spearwood – Success – Wattle Grove – Welshpool – Willetton – Wilson – Winthrop
Perth Inner City
Burswood – CBD/Northbridge – East Perth – Highgate – Leederville – Maylands – Mount Hawthorn- Mount Lawley – North Perth – South Perth – Subiaco – Victoria Park – West Leederville – West Perth – CBD – Kings Park – Northbridge – Perth
Ascot – Belmont – Carlisle – Kewdale – Newburn – Redcliffe – Rivervale
Churchlands – City Beach – Claremont – Cottesloe – Crawley – Daglish – Dalkeith – Floreat – Mosman Park – Mount Claremont – Nedlands – Swanbourne – Wembley
East Fremantle – Fremantle – Hamilton Hill – North Fremantle – O’Connor – South Fremantle
Does Foyle Legal provide Legal presentation to surrounding areas of Perth?
Yes, Foyle Legal extends legal presentation to surrounding areas of Perth. This include but limited to Avon Valley, North Coast & Valleys, Peel areas, Perth Hills, Rottnest Island, and Swan Valley.
Avon Valley – New Norcia – Northam – Other Avon Valley Areas – Toodyay – York – Clackline – Wooroloo
North Coast & Valleys
Bindoon – Chittering – Gingin – Guilderton – Lancelin – Ledge Point – Lower Chittering – Moore River – Neeragabby – Upper Chittering – Wanerie – Woodridge
Mandurah – Peel Coast – Peel Inland – Baldivis – Barragup – Boddington – Dawesville – Dwellingup- Falcon – Greenfields – Halls Head – Karnup – Mandurah – Mandurah East – Meadow Springs – Pinjarra – Port Kennedy – Quindanning – Ravenswood – Rockingham – Rockingham Beach – Safety Bay – Secret Harbour – Serpentine – Shoalwater – South Yunderup – Wannanup – Waroona- West Pinjarra
Armadale Area – Bickley – Carmel Wine Region – Kalamunda Area – Mundaring Area – Other Perth Hills Areas – Serpentine – Jarrahdale Area – Armadale – Bedfordale – Bickley – Byford – Carmel – Chidlow – Darling Downs – Darlington – Forrestfield – Gidgegannup – Glen Forrest – Gooseberry Hill – Greenmount – High Wycombe – Hovea – Jarrahdale – Kalamunda – Karragullen – Lesmurdie – Mount Helena – Mundaring – Mundijong – Orange Grove – Parkerville – Paulls Valley – Pickering Brook – Roleystone – Stoneville – Wungong
Baskerville – Belhus – Bellevue – Brigadoon – Bullsbrook – Caversham – Ellenbrook – Guildford – Hazelmere – Henley Brook – Herne Hill – Middle Swan – Midland – Midvale – Millendon – South Guildford – Swan Valley – The Vines – Upper Swan – Viveash – West Midland – West Swan – Whiteman
Does Foyle Legal provide legal service to clients in Regional WA?
Yes, we service all of WA, including remote or regional areas of Western Australia.
Caiguna – Cocklebiddy – Madura – Mundrabilla – Esperance – Woody Island – Goldfields – Balladonia – Boulder – Broad Arrow – Coolgardie – Cue – Gwalia – Kalgoorlie – Kalgoorlie-Boulder – Kambalda – Kookynie – Laverton – Leonora – Menzies – Murchison – Norseman – Warburton – Hopetoun – Munglinup – Ravensthorpe – Wheatbelt – Bolgart – Broomehill – Caballing – Corrigin – Gnowangerup – Holleton – Hyden – Kulin – Lake Grace – Lake Yealering – Merredin – Mullewa – Narembeen – Narrogin – Nungarin – Wagin – Wandering – Watheroo – Williams – Coral Coast – Cervantes to Dongara – Badgingarra – Cervantes – Dongara – Eneabba – Green Head – Jurien – Leeman – Mingenew – Port Denison – Coral Bay – Exmouth – Ningaloo Reef – Abrolhos Islands – Carnamah – Geraldton – Greenough – Northampton – Kalbarri – Port Gregory – Carnarvon – Denham – Monkey Mia – Shark Bay – North West – The Kimberley – Broome Peninsula – Broome – Cable Beach – Roebuck – Dampier Peninsula – East Kimberley – Halls Creek – Kununurra – Lake Argyle – Warmun – Wyndham – West Kimberley – Derby – Fitzroy Crossing – The Pilbara – Karijini -Pilbara Coast – Dampier – Karratha – Onslow – Point Samson – Port Hedland – Roebourne – South Hedland – Thevenard Island – Wickham – Pilbara Outback – Marble Bar – Newman – Pilbara – South West – Blackwood River Valley – Balingup Area – Balingup – Mullalyup – Boyup Brook Area – Boyup Brook – Bridgetown / Greenbushes Area – Bridgetown – Greenbushes – Nannup Area – Jalbarragup – Nannup – Geographe / Bunbury – Bunbury Area – Australind – Bunbury – Eaton – Collie River Valley Area – Collie River Valley – Donnybrook / Capel – Capel – Donnybrook – Glen Mervyn – Kirup – Peppermint Grove Beach – Ferguson Valley Area – Dardanup – Ferguson Valley – Wellington Mill – Wellington Mills via Dardanup – Harvey Area – Binningup – Cookernup – Harvey – Myalup – Preston Beach – Yarloop – Great Southern – Albany Coast – Albany – Big Grove – Bornholm – Emu Point – Little Grove – Middleton Beach – Redmond – Robinson – Bremer Bay Coast – Bremer Bay – Denmark Coast – Bow Bridge – Denmark – Golden Hill – Hazelvale – Kentdale – Nornalup – Frankland River – Frankland – Kojonup – Mount Barker / Porongurup – Amelup – Cranbrook – East Porongurup – Kendenup – Manypeaks – Mount Barker – Narrikup – Porongurup – Margaret River – Busselton/Vasse – Broadwater – Busselton – Geographe – Vasse – Dunsborough/Yallingup – Bunker Bay – Cape Naturaliste – Carbunup – Carbunup River – Dunsborough – Eagle Bay – Marybrook – Naturaliste – Quedjinup – Quindalup – Yallingup – Margaret River Central – Forest Grove – Forest Grove via Margaret River – Gnarabup – Gnarabup Beach – Karridale – Margaret Region – Margaret River – Prevelly Park – Rosa Glen – Margaret River North – Chapman Hill – Cowaramup – Gracetown – Metricup – Wilyabrup – Witchcliffe – Yelverton – Margaret River South – Augusta – Kudardup – Southern Forests – Manjimup Area – Donnelly River – Manjimup – Nyamup – Quinninup – Northcliffe Area – Pemberton Area – Pemberton – West Pemberton – Walpole Area – North Walpole – Walpole