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Most Injured Workers Are Eligible for Workers Comp
If you are injured or suffered an illness due to your work in WA, you may be entitled to workers compensation in Western Australia. This is because we have a no-fault worker’s comp system in WA.
This online worker’s comp claim checker is designed to determine if you have the right to make a claim for workers compensation in WA based on your answers to a few simple questions. Results from this online checker should give you a reasonable preliminary indication about your workers comp eligibility in WA but it should not be treated as legal advice.
We encourage all injured workers to book in an in-depth consultation with one of our specialist workers compensation lawyers in Perth so that your rights and entitlements can be assessed with higher degree of accuracy. Although we collect your information in the claim checker here, it remains your responsibility to contact Foyle Legal to arrange a detailed consultation if you would like to receive an obligation free claim review with one of our lawyers.
Can I Claim Workers Comp in WA?
If you are injured at work in WA you maybe entitled to workers compensation in WA. It is important to understand that WorkCover WA only deal with workers compensastion claim in Western Australia. If your workplace accident happened outside of WA, you can not claim compensation through the WA workers compensation system except in very limited circumstances where the employment is connected with the state of WA.
Who can claim workers compensation in WA?
Any worker who is injured at work in WA may be able to claim workers compensation. You do not have to prove negligence, meaning it doesn’t matter whether you are at fault or not, you can claim workers compensation.
Examples of workers compensation claims in WA?
- Worker injured at work
- FIFO Worker injured while travelling to work
- Worker injured while on lunch break or attending a work function, conference or event where you attendance is required for work related purpose.
- Stress condition, such as anxiety, shock, depression or psychological trauma as a results of workplace environment or conditions (exclusions apply)
- PTSD due to exposure of a traumatic event at work
- Repetitive injuries caused by work
- Worker died due to an injury or disease directly caused by work
Can I claim if I am on a work visa?
Yes. You can claim if you are working in WA under a visa work visa for example 457 visa or 482 visa.
Can I claim workers comp if I am a contractor?
You may be entitled to workers comp benefits if you are a contractor or sub-contractors depending on your contractual agreement. Generally contractors may be able to claim if their remuneration is in substance for their manual labour or services but this is a complicated area and legal advice should be obtained.
Can I claim workers comp if I am a temp or a casual work?
Part-time workers, part-time workers, temporary workers, casual workers with ongoing work, trainees, apprentices, workers on work trial, workers on return to work program can all claim workers comp if they need the definition of worker.
Medical Evidence in workers compensation claim
Medical evidence plays an important role in determining the acceptance of your workers compensation claim and the quantum of your compensation payout. If you have not sought medical attention immediately after the accident, it doesn’t mean that you don’t have a valid workers compensation claim but the claim may be more difficult. Foyle Legal may be able to help you to get the most out of your personal injury claim.
What to after a work injury?
Ordinarily, injured workers are expected to seek medical attention promptly after the accident at work. This is because:
- Medical treatment provides early treatment which helps with recovery
- If you want to make workers compensation claim, you need to submit your workers compensation claim form together with your first certificate of capacity, and you will need to seek medical attention to obtain the first medical certificate
If you don’t seek medical attention immediately after your workplace accident, the insurer may contend that your injury is not directly related to your work accident.
Workers Compensation Payout
The workers compensation system is designed to help injured workers cope with the financial burden while they are injured and can not work. This is assuming that your workplace injury is causing a tangible loss to you.
At the end of a claim workers are often elegible for a payout, but it is important to have the right evidence and that is where Foyle Legal can help you.
What are the circumstances that it’s not worthy to make a workers comp claim?
While you are entitled to make a workers compensation claim, in some circumstances where your injury is VERY minor and has not resulted in any tangible loss, then it is probably not worth it to make a workers compensation claim. For example, if you had a small paper cut from binding documents at work, the injury caused no loss tangible loss to you and it is probably not worth your time to claim workers compensation.
How much does workers compensation lawyer charge?
Workers compensation lawyers may charge differently in accordance with the fee agreement. Foyle Legal charges in accordance with the rate specified by WorkCover WA for WorkCover WA proceedings and in accordance with a scale of costs set by the government for general workers compensation work.
How much will no win no fee workers comp lawyers take from my workers compensation payout?
How much would your lawyer take upon successful settlement of your claim may vary. Foyle Legal often recover most of the legal fees from your employer’s insurer. This means that amount we take from you workers compensation payouts is small.
Foyle Legal is well known for providing quality and affordable personal injury legal service.
Foyle Legal Provides WorkCover Legal Services to WA
What suburbs in Perth does Foyle Legal provide legal representation to?
Looking for best personal injury & workers compensation lawyers in Perth? Foyle Legal injury compensation lawyers provide legal advice to all suburbs in Perth metro areas and Perth’s surrounding 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.
Ascot, Belmont, Carlisle, Kewdale, Newburn, Redcliffe, Rivervale.
Perth Inner City
Burswood, Perth 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.
East Fremantle, Fremantle, Hamilton Hill, North Fremantle, O’Connor, South Fremantle.
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.
Churchlands, City Beach, Claremont, Cottesloe, Crawley, Daglish, Dalkeith, Floreat, Mosman Park, Mount Claremont, Nedlands, Swanbourne, Wembley.
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 Representation to surrounding areas of Perth?
Yes, Foyle Legal extends legal presentation to surrounding areas of Perth. This includes 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, Pinjarr, Port Kennedy, Quindanning, Ravenswood, Rockingham, Rockingham Beach, Safety Bay, Secret Harbour, Serpentine, Shoalwater, South Yunderup, Wannanup, Waroona, West Pinjarra
Does Foyle Legal provide legal service to clients in Regional WA?
Yes, Foyle Legal service all of WA, including remote or regional areas of Western Australia. Check out our the services we offer in your area.
- Kalgoorlie – Boulder
- Port Hedland