WORKERS’ COMPENSATION AND COMMON LAW DAMAGES LAWYERS

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION AND COMMON LAW DAMAGES LAWYERS2019-02-11T07:55:46+00:00

Only dedicated, experienced, specialist workers’ compensation and common law lawyers will have the conduct of your matter!

We do not delegate your important matters to articled clerks or para-legals like some firms do. We have never believed in this as it simply duplicates work and increases costs.

At Friedman Lurie Singh & D’Angelo our personal injury lawyers specialize in Workers’ compensation claims.

Free Phone Advice

Call us on 08-9254-0000 for FREE no-obligation phone advice. We are here to help you!

While you are receiving treatment, the insurer may be obtaining evidence to stop or reduce your wages!

Delay may jeopardise your claim. You should call us for FREE phone advice immediately

Who is Friedman Lurie Singh & D’Angelo?

We are an experienced and trusted firm of lawyers based in Perth with five offices across the metro area.

We have specialists in several areas of law including family law, personal injury law, criminal law, commercial and civil law.

Call us on 08-9254-0000 or complete the form on this page to submit your enquiry online. We respond to most online requests in one business day or less.

Who Can Claim Workers’ Compensation?

All employees (workers) in Western Australia have workers’ compensation entitlements, even if the injury was partly their fault.

Even some sub-contractors (subbies), part-timers and casuals may claim such entitlements.

Does the Injury Have to be During Work?

Yes. But in certain circumstances, injuries arising while you were not physically at the workplace may also be included. These sort of rules and exceptions make it important that you see us BEFORE you make a mistake and prejudice or defeat your rights.

Except in certain cases, traveling from home to work and return is NOT covered by workers’ compensation.

What do I do When Injured at Work?

  1. Report the injury immediately to your employer.
  2. See a doctor (this is really very important) but speak to us first so that you get the best out of the consultation
  3. Phone us on 08 9254 0000 for FREE advice before you fill in any claim forms or sign anything.

Are There Time Limits Within Which to Submit a Claim?

Yes, you are required to submit a notice of occurrence of an injury and make a claim for compensation as soon as practicable after an accident.

In fact, unless you comply with the required procedures, the claim will not be maintainable later than 12 months from the date of the accident.

You should obtain legal advice from our workers’ compensation lawyers immediately. It may be too late if you wait for the termination date. If you do not progress a legal claim (not just reporting a workers’ compensation claim) immediately, then you may lose your right to claim.

Delay may jeopardise your claim. You should call us for FREE phone advice immediately Contact us immediately.

Can my Weekly Payments be Reduced or Stopped?

Yes, reduction may occur automatically after 13 weeks from the date of your injury. Also, the insurer may seek to stop your weekly payments. This is complicated and you should call us on 08-9254-0000 for FREE phone advice.

If you do receive a notice that the insurer intends to reduce or stop payments, you should phone us immediately for FREE initial advice.

What About Medical Bills?

The workers’ compensation insurer should pay all medical, physiotherapy and medication bills but this may be stopped if challenged by the insurer.

Am I Entitled to a Lump Sum Payment?

There are 2 types of lump sum payments, a workers’ compensation “redemption” and a “common law” damages lump sum.

Both depend on your level of disability. A lump sum payment is best negotiated urgently because in most cases delay will reduce it.

We are qualified to assist you in maximizing the claim.

Besides Claims Under the Workers’ Compensation Act do I Have any Further Claims Against my Employer?

Yes, this is the common law damages claim.

If it can be shown that your injuries were caused by your employer’s negligence or where your employer breached the Occupational Health and Safety Act, you may have a common law claim for damages.

Delay may jeopardise your claim. You should call us for FREE phone advice immediately

Superannuation Disability Claims

Your injury may entitle you to a lump sum payment under your occupational Superannuation Plan. Contact us for advice.

What About Legal Costs?

We offer FREE initial phone advice on 08 9254 0000.

Your first consultation with your workers’ compensation lawyer is FREE if you do not proceed with us. There is no risk for you to have a talk to us.

Normally we do not require payment of fees until the completion of your claim. We may even be able to help you with certain expenses such as medical reports fees while we help you make a claim.

We will discuss the terms and conditions of this assistance with you and advise if you qualify.

Phone us on 08-9254-0000 to schedule a consultation. *Special rates for new clients may apply. Ask your lawyer!

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Why you should Contact Us

We have 5 conveniently located offices in Perth, Jindalee, Joondalup, South Lake and Rockingham to deal with your case.

You do not need to come into town to see us! We are in your local area for your convenience!

We have a dedicated team of specialist family lawyers who love their involvement in law and who pride themselves in providing good quality legal services at a competitive price.

Only dedicated, experienced, specialist family lawyers in Perth will have the conduct of your matter!

We do not delegate your important matters to articled clerks or para-legals like some firms do. We have never believed in this as it simply duplicates work and increases costs.

For all your personal injury enquiries, call us for a free no obligation telephone consult on 08-9254-0000 or submit an online enquiry using the form below. For all other legal or to make an appointment with one of our helpful legal staff, call us to schedule a consult on 08-9254-0000. We respond to most requests within 1 business day.