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Our Workcover WA lawyers alleviate the stress of your workers’ compensation claim.
Workplace injuries can be a stressful experience. When you do not get fair compensation, or the insurer disputes your claim, things can seem hopeless. That is when our experienced WorkCover lawyers can help you navigate the process of making a claim with WorkCover WA.
Your job is to recover. Book a free consultation with our Perth WorkCover lawyers to get the compensation you are entitled to.
Australian employers are legally required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. WorkCover WA is the Government authority overseeing the workers’ compensation scheme. However, you will likely deal with your employer’s insurer when submitting a workers’ compensation claim. In our experience, insurers can and do challenge claims. This can obstruct or delay compensation payments, adding financial stress to a difficult situation.
The most common disputes arising between injured workers and the employer’s insurer are:
Pended or disputed claims
Low compensation payments
Unpaid treatment expenses
Insurer declines to fund treatment
Notification of a weekly payment reduction
Unsatisfactory return-to-work program
Your well-being is always your first priority. If you are injured at work, seek medical help first and worry about your workers’ compensation claim second. Provided you take the steps below and get your injuries on record with a doctor, our personal claims lawyers can help you build a WorkCover claim.
Seek treatment and a medical certificate.
Report the injury to your employer.
Submit a workers’ compensation form.
Contact a workers’ compensation lawyer.
Manage your compensation claim.
Our WorkCover lawyers in Perth can help.
An experienced personal claims lawyer can help you take the next steps to get fair compensation. We can assess your case honestly, provide personal advice, assist with paperwork, negotiate with insurers, and represent you in legal proceedings if necessary. When you are up against an insurance company’s experienced lawyers, you want Perth City Legal on your team.
We understand the complexities of the WorkCover scheme. So whether you received a notification that your claim is pended, or you feel the compensation is unfairly low, we will work with you to get the best outcome. Western Australians have a right to fair treatment and safety at work.
Workers’ compensation claims are pended for many reasons. We help you get unstuck and move your claim forward.
Our Perth claims lawyers are highly qualified, knowledgeable and compassionate. We are the team you want in your corner.
When insurance companies send their best lawyers, Perth City Legal makes it a fair fight. We are on your side every step of the way.
Common law claims hold negligent employers accountable. We help our clients navigate the legal system and seek fair compensation.
You will only pay legal fees if your WorkCover claim is successful and you get the compensation you deserve.
The first 14 days
Your employer has five days to lodge a completed workers’ compensation claim form with their insurer. The insurer must notify you of a decision within 14 days.
Your insurer can suspend their initial decision. They then have 10 days to make a decision. After 10 days, the decision is deemed to be in dispute.
What is an injury?
WorkCover WA treats physical and psychological injury the same. You are entitled to compensation if you develop an illness or suffer an injury at work.
Injured workers are not required to prove that their employer was responsible. However, insurers may dispute or pend a claim if the circumstances are unclear.
Common law claims
If you believe negligence contributed to your injuries, you may pursue a common law claim by suing your employer outside the WorkCover scheme.
We work with clients whose lost income payments and treatment reimbursements were obstructed, unfairly reduced, or refused by insurers.
Settling a WorkCover claim
Keep in mind that settling a claim means you are not entitled to compensation in the future, which can cause financial stress for ongoing treatment or inability to work.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 💗
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.
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.
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.