Settlement Offers

Settling a workers’ compensation claim will impact your access to compensation for ongoing medical treatment, lost income and rehabilitation. Before agreeing to a statutory or common law settlement, contact Perth’s trusted workplace injury lawyers for expert legal advice and personal support.

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Our Perth claims lawyers help injured workers get the compensation they deserve.

Settlements finalise a workers’ compensation claim and are legally binding. In many workers’ compensation cases, settlements include a lump sum payment that factors in medical expenses and weekly compensation payments. Permanently impaired workers can also seek lump-sum settlements.

As personal claim lawyers in Perth, we help you understand the agreement and ensure you will not suffer in the event of ongoing injuries. Book a free, confidential consultation to receive expert legal advice.

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Settling a workers’ compensation claim in WA.

Workplace injury claims are complex. There are two options for settling a claim under the workers’ compensation scheme.

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Statutory settlement

These settlements are based on the entitlements outlined by the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981, including compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and rehabilitation. When someone is permanently impaired and incapable of work, they may receive a lump-sum statutory settlement. Although statutory settlements are made without the need for legal action, workers should still seek legal advice.

Common law settlement

These settlements involve legal proceedings and the need to prove negligence on the employer’s behalf. With the right claims lawyer on your side, a common law settlement can provide higher compensation than statutory settlements. They include damages for pain and suffering, loss of future earning capacity, and other non-economic losses.

Both statutory and common law settlements affect your future compensation

Understanding the factors that impact settlement offers and seeking legal assistance can help injured workers navigate the legal system and get the compensation they deserve. Our lawyers are highly experienced with common law settlements in Perth, helping you alleviate the stress of managing a compensation claim.

Expert legal advice

Unbiased claim assessments

Legal representation

No win, no fee policy

Support to manage claims

We protect your rights for the future

Work-related injuries and illnesses can require ongoing treatment. They often cause problems later in life, including lost income, restriction at work, PTSD and high medical costs. With over 20 years of personal claims law experience, Perth City Legal can help you negotiate a common law settlement that provides future financial security.

Assessing your claim .

In the context of a common law claim, negligence occurs when an employer or company representative fails in their legal duty to provide a safe working environment.

Negotiating a fair settlement.

We negotiate common law settlements with Perth insurers, ensuring the best outcomes for our clients’ futures.

Understanding your entitlements.

You are not obliged to accept a settlement offer. Seek independent legal advice to ensure you are getting the compensation you deserve.

Pursuing common law claims.

Common law claims hold negligent employers accountable. We help our clients navigate the legal system and seek fair compensation.

Legal representation.

An insurer’s legal team is typically highly experienced. We make it a fair fight to alleviate the stress and intimidation of common law settlements.

Are you considering a workers’ compensation settlement?

Contact Perth City Legal first for a free, confidential consultation.

Is a common law settlement the best course of action?

Insurers offer settlements for many reasons. Whether a common law settlement is right for an individual depends on the nature and extent of their injuries, ongoing compensation requirements, and the settlement details.

When evaluating a settlement offer for a workers’ compensation claim, it is important to consider:

Your injuries

The severity of your injuries and their impact on your ability to lead a productive life will play a significant role in determining the settlement amount.

Treatment costs

Ongoing treatment, rehabilitation, allied health treatments, medicine, counselling and future complications should be factored into any settlement offer.

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Lost wages

Injured workers are entitled to compensation for past and future lost wages. Despite your best intentions, returning to work may prove more challenging after an injury.

Pain, suffering and stress

The workers’ compensation scheme provides for physical and psychological injury. Stress and PTSD can linger, and pain can resurface years later.

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Legal fees

Work with a Perth claims lawyer who puts your well-being first. Our no-win, no-fee policy means you won’t pay legal fees unless you receive a satisfactory outcome.

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Settling a workers’ compensation claim.

Settling a workers’ compensation claim could be one of the biggest decisions you make in your lifetime. Seek independent and experienced legal advice from Perth’s trusted personal claims lawyers to ensure you make the best choice for your future, family, and finances.

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We never expected to need legal assistance but when my husbands workers compensation claim was declined without good reason, Matthew Webster guided us through the stressful conciliation process. He made a very difficult time in our lives much easier. As a result of Matthews professional negotiations, we have received the settlement offer that we deserve.

- Tennille Moir

Carl from Perth City Legal was fantastic dealing with my case. I was being bullied by insurance company and once he took over my case I felt empowered and protected. Big shout out to Tracey too who kept me in the loop and organised everything for me. I would absolutely recommend these guys to anyone dealing with insurance claims.

- David Cox

I couldn’t be happier with Perth City Legal. The result was better than I expected. A special thanks to Matt Webster who did an outstanding job on my claim. He is very professional and made me feel at ease throughout the entire process.

- Marty A

I would like to thank you for all of your hard work on my case. You were extremely professional but kind in the way you handled my situation and I am very grateful for that.

- Tracy Reeves

A world of thanks to Perth City Legal for guiding me through a legal minefield and achieving a positive outcome regarding my claim, which I could not have achieved on my own.

- Gibson Street

I was very impressed with the team at Perth City Legal. Matt was professional, knowledgeable, and always available to answer my questions. He took the time to fully understand my case and provided clear guidance throughout the process. I was very happy with the outcome!

- Elliott Jackson

I can definitely recommend Perth City Legal. All the staff are so helpful, caring and quick to respond when asked for information. Carl Messina is such a lovely person, will go above and beyond to help and works so so hard. Tracey Sleight - the Paralegal - is a dept of knowledge and is always available at the end of a phone. A massive thank you Perth City Legal 💗

- Lisa Hackett

I needed help and Perth City Legal represented me and dealt with my claim. The settlement outcome was a lot more than I expected thanks to the work done by Matt and his team in a very professional and timely manner. I highly recommend their services to anyone in need.

- Cynthia Tauarua

Carl has handled my WorkCover claim for over 2 years. He is knowledgeable, passionate and guides you to the best outcome at each point in the case. Tracey was also a great help throughout, taking my phone calls and giving guidance and reassurance. I'm very grateful to the team and all their efforts. Couldn't recommend them any more highly.

- Jessica Mitchell

A great service from Carl, Declan and Tracey.  Always responded to my concerns, giving prompt considered answers.  Fees reasonable and sound legal advice at every step.  Definitely would recommend.

- Charlotte Williams