How criminal injury compensation gets calculated in WA
Depending on the nature of your criminal injuries compensation claim, generally speaking, a monetary value is placed on the gap between your predicted life path before the injury, and your actual life path since the injury.
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- Why bring about a workers compensation claim now?
- Why bring about a workers compensation claim at all?
- Why bring about a claim with Shine Lawyers?
- Hear from others who have been through the legal process
Why bring about a workers compensation claim now?
When it comes to making a workers compensation claim, the longer you take to bring your case forward, the harder it is for your legal team to build the strongest case possible that will result in maximum compensation to you. If you leave it too late – you may even forgo your right to make a claim forever. Don’t delay, if you have a case it is in your best interests to get legal help as soon as possible when it comes to your workers compensation claim.
If you don’t claim now, you may never be able to
The law sets strict time limits for workers compensation claims and these are different for each state in Australia. It’s important you act quickly so the opportunity to claim is not lost.
Independent legal advice prior to WorkCover assessment is vital
WorkCover or the relevant self-insurer will naturally want to assess your claim as part of the WorkCover claims process. It’s always best to seek legal help before this happens. WorkCover won’t provide you with independent legal advice and may not pay out your full compensation entitlements. They are insurers and their job is not about taking into account the long term effect your injuries may have on your life.
It could result in more compensation to you
As workers compensation experts, bringing a claim forward with us quickly and before the initial assessment makes a big difference when it comes to maximising your entitlements, which is important because it usually results in you getting more compensation in your pocket at the end of the process. Back to top
Why bring about a workers compensation claim at all?
Think with the future in mind
Bringing about a workers compensation claim for injuries you have sustained is an important decision for you and your family. The compensation you receive could have a very big impact on your life and the welfare of you and your family. It’s important you are armed with all the facts so you can make an educated decision on whether or not to pursue a claim – which is why we recommend speaking to one of our lawyers. You’ll get a really good understanding of your rights and options moving forward in an obligation-free environment.
Employers pay insurance premiums to cover accidents at work
When you bring about a claim for workers compensation, in most cases, it's the insurance company of the person or business at fault that will pay you the compensation rather than the individual themselves. It’s a common misunderstanding that those at fault will be the ones that have to pay you the compensation for what’s happened – but this is very rare in workers compensation claims. The claim is almost always against the insurance company of the person or business who was at fault.
Less stress for you and your family
Bringing about a claim for workers compensation isn’t as stressful as it may seem. It can provide peace of mind knowing that experts are handling your claim and it can provide clarity on what to expect for the future. As experienced lawyers you can feel comfortable knowing that we’ll handle everything and do our very best to make the whole process as stress-free as possible. That’s part of our job. Your focus and energy should be spent on you and your family. Back to top
Why bring about a claim with Shine Lawyers?
Getting legal advice for an injury or illness you have sustained at work can be quite daunting at first. There can be a lot to take in and a fair amount of courage is needed to actually ask for help. But what we’ve found after nearly 40 years of practicing workers compensation law is that it does get easier for you as a client. Our lawyers do a great job of really listening to what you want out of the whole process and give our all to ensure you are not burdened by coming forward and making a claim. As lawyers, we will do what we can to reduce your stress levels and help you walk away at the end of the process with a sense of vindication and with the compensation you need in order to move forward with your life.
We explain things in plain English
We’ll make sure we don’t bombard you with legal jargon. We’ll explain things in plain English and keep in regular contact with you to ensure the process is as stress-free as possible. You’ll know how things are progressing with your workers compensation claim and feel comfortable that we’re handling things appropriately and to your liking.
We get the best outcome for you
We’ve been fighting for the rights of injured workers for over 40 years and we have a reputation for getting fantastic results for our clients. Our legal results are well documented and we’ve been involved in many landmark decisions across Australia, some of which have resulted in changes to government legislation. When you bring forward a claim with us you can be sure our lawyers will work hard and lean on the wealth of experience throughout the firm to help you get you the compensation you need. Each and every client is important and every case provides its own challenges, but our lawyers will face these challenges head-on with the commitment and skill required to achieve the best possible result for you. Click to meet some of our expert lawyers
Personal Injuries Accredited Specialists
Shine Lawyers have several lawyers who have risen to become personal injuries accredited specialists in their field. Achieving this accolade is extremely hard and is testament to the dedication and skill of individuals with the firm.
VIC - Cameron Tout, Ballarat - Sha Hotchin, Reservoir - David Phillips, Dandenong - Tom Bradley, Dangenong NSW - Natasha Stojanovic, Fairfield - Michael Inger, Parramatta - Susan Newman, Sydney - Ron Kramer,Fairfield QLD - Jodie Willey, Brisbane - Kathryn Richards, Townsville - Melissa O'Neill, Brisbane - Roger Singh, Brisbane - Amanda Gilmour, Robina - Simon Morrison, Brisbane - Bree Smith, Logan - David Davies, Brisbane
We minimise your costs
All of our workers compensation services are available on a No Win No Fee basis, which means you will only pay our legal fees if we win your case at the end. With this fee structure, we don’t get paid unless we win, which means we have skin in the game and every incentive to get you the best possible result and to win your case. We back ourselves and our ability so we’re willing to take on the risk and get you the outcome you need.
Hear from others who have been through the legal process
Over the last year we’ve helped many clients get the compensation they need. Our lawyers have successfully settled nearly 4000 claims and recovered $399 million in compensation.
Below are some videos from clients who have been through the legal process.