Soul Legal

Baldivis Workers Compensation Claims Lawyer

Baldivis Workers Compensation Claims Lawyer

Advocating for Injured Workers Who Have Filed Claims for Physical or Mental Workplace Injuries

When faced with the complexities of WorkCover and Comcare claims, it’s natural to feel daunted. However, with Soul Legal as your ally, you have the advantage of expert navigation through the Western Australian compensation system.

The WA state scheme has strict time-bound parameters, and overlooking them can be costly. We’re diligent in ensuring that potential common law claims are identified and acted upon before the critical one-year “termination date.” And if the need for an appeal arises, our adept team stands ready to represent you at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT), championing your cause to ensure your rights remain protected.

Your well-being and peace of mind are central to our mission. Hence, we invite you to benefit from a free, no-obligation review of your Workers’ Comp. claim at Soul Legal. We operate on principles of transparency and honesty, aiming for you to feel informed and empowered throughout your journey.

Workplace injuries can be immensely distressing, both physically and mentally. It’s crucial to know that the Workers Compensation & Injury Management Act has provisions ensuring your right to compensation. Our role is to ensure you receive every entitlement you deserve.

With our no win – no fee* pledge, we align our interests with yours, meaning we only benefit when you do. The Soul Legal team, with its vast experience of over 75 years combined, boasts a legacy of securing favorable outcomes for clients in Baldivis. We’re motivated by the successes of our past clients and endeavor to replicate the same for you.

Though the Workers’ Compensation Claims process can seem daunting, our expertise aims to clarify and streamline it for you. Partnering with Soul Legal means you’re prioritizing a brighter, justly compensated future after your injury.


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We Help You Get Your Claim Accepted

Soul Legal’s reputation is anchored in over 75 years of collective knowledge, emphasizing workers’ compensation claims in Baldivis and throughout Western Australia. More than just years counted, this duration symbolizes our enduring commitment, meticulous understanding of the law, and heartfelt dedication to every client we serve.

The labyrinth of compensation claims, replete with intricate legal terminologies and procedures, can often feel intimidating. Whether you’re stepping into the realm of initiating a claim or seeking to contest a WorkCover verdict, having a seasoned team on your side can be the deciding factor. Our Workplace Injury Attorneys are more than just experts in the field; they are fervent champions for your rights and entitlements.

We recognize that every individual’s situation brings its unique challenges and intricacies. With this understanding, Soul Legal customizes its approach, molding it to align seamlessly with your specific needs. Our prime objective remains consistent: to harness the maximum compensation you are rightfully owed, offering you a foundation to rebuild and progress with confidence and security.

We also staunchly believe that quality legal counsel should be accessible to all. Our no win – no fee commitment stands as a testament to this ethos, ensuring that no financial constraints inhibit your access to exemplary legal representation. This service underscores our unwavering belief in our capabilities and our dedication to be by your side until justice prevails.

If you’re in pursuit of legal expertise, combined with decades of hands-on experience and a genuine concern for your well-being, your search ends here. Connect with Soul Legal today, and together, let’s pave the path to justice and vindication.


We Help You Gather All The Required Evidence 

At Soul Legal, we don’t just see cases; we see individuals, families, and lives affected. Our expertise in Baldivis and the broader Western Australia region isn’t just built on legal precedents but on genuine human connections. We recognize that behind every claim lies a story of disruption, uncertainty, and often, distress.

Navigating the legal framework of workers’ compensation can indeed be a complex affair. However, our approach goes beyond the mere technicalities. While we are relentlessly rigorous in our pursuit of justice in the courtroom, we are equally dedicated to ensuring our clients feel supported, informed, and empowered throughout the process.

Our team, grounded in both legal acumen and a deep sense of empathy, is attuned to the myriad challenges our clients face. The physical injuries are often just the tip of the iceberg. The emotional toll, the anxiety of lost earnings, and the burden of medical expenses can be equally, if not more, debilitating. This holistic understanding drives us to be more than just lawyers; we aim to be confidants and allies.

It’s this dual commitment – to legal excellence and compassionate service – that sets Soul Legal apart. We are steadfastly dedicated to restoring balance, ensuring that justice isn’t just an abstract concept but a tangible reality for every client we represent.

If you or a loved one are grappling with the aftermath of a workplace injury and the daunting world of compensation claims, let Soul Legal be your guiding light. Together, we’ll traverse this journey, aiming for a future where you’re not just compensated but also rehabilitated and renewed.

We Help You WIN

At Soul Legal, we believe in the power of understanding. We recognize that the wounds inflicted by negligence run deep, often affecting every facet of one’s life. While the world sees the outward signs of injury, we delve deeper, understanding the ripples it sends across your emotional well-being, family dynamics, and financial stability.

Every story is unique, and every client’s experience brings a new set of challenges and implications. But there’s one constant – the human need for validation, understanding, and justice. Our role is not just about navigating the legal maze but about acknowledging the myriad of ways your life has been altered and ensuring that the compensation reflects this depth of impact.

With our seasoned team, we merge legal excellence with a deep sense of empathy. We’re not just advocates; we’re listeners, supporters, and champions. It’s not just about courtrooms and legal documents; it’s about understanding your pain, fears, hopes, and dreams, and then channeling this understanding into powerful legal representation.

The world of compensation claims can indeed seem overwhelming. But think of Soul Legal as your anchor, offering stability amidst the storm. Every question, every doubt, every concern – we’re here to address it, providing clarity and reassurance.

So, whether it’s the tangible burdens of medical bills or the intangible pain of emotional distress, trust Soul Legal to stand by your side, advocating for your rights with passion and precision. Your journey to justice starts with us, and together, we’ll ensure that the future holds not just compensation but healing and hope.



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The Soul Legal Injury Compensation Lawyers Experience

75+ Years Combined Experience

Soul Legal’s Directors Kevin, Rebecca and team bring 75+ years of combined experience in compensation law


Proven Track Record

Soul Legal has a proven track record of hundreds of successful claims totalling millions in compensation awards


Personal Injury Specialists

Soul Legal are the specialists in personal injury compensation. We have helped many clients win and receive the compensation they deserve for over the past 20 years


Soul Legal is Perth’s Leading Personal Injury Compensation Law Firm


Most frequent questions and answers

In Western Australia, a Workers’ compensation claim can be made if you suffer from stress, anxiety, depression or other mental illness that is significantly contributed by particular work related actions, events or exposures.

There are, however, certain exclusions where the stress injury arises wholly or predominantly from certain industrial actions taken by the employer where these actions are not harsh and unreasonable. 

Safe Work Australia provides some examples of causes of work related stress or mental illness:

  • Work pressure—mental stress arising from work responsibilities and workloads, deadlines, organisational restructure, workplace conflicts and workplace performance or promotion issues;

  • Work-related harassment &/or workplace bullying—repetitive assault and/or threatened assault by a work colleague or colleagues; and repetitive verbal harassment, threats, and abuse from a work colleague or colleagues;

  • Exposure to workplace or occupational violence—includes being the victim of assault by a person or persons who may or may not be work colleagues; and being a victim of or witnessing bank robberies, hold-ups and other violent events;

  • Exposure to a traumatic event—disorders arising from witnessing a fatal or other incident;

  • Other harassment—being the victim of sexual or racial harassment by a person or persons including work colleague/s.

You need to satisfy the criteria of having a recognised psychiatric injury. In simple terms, if you have attended a GP, psychologist or psychiatrist in regards to work related stress or mental health issues, and have been certified unfit for work, you may be able to make a claim.

If your workers’ compensation claim is accepted by the insurer you may be entitled to compensation for loss of wages, permanent impairment and treatment expenses.

Permanent Impairment

This is assessed under Guides published by Workcover WA. When you have reached maximum medical improvement, a Workcover approved doctor can assess the level of permanent impairment. Entitlements can then be calculated under a table in the applicable legislation known as the the “Second Schedule”.

Loss of Wages

If you are unfit for work due to your injury or illness, you are entitled to weekly compensation payments on your usual pay days. Your employer can be penalised if they do not make your compensation payments in accordance with your usual wage payment process.

Unless you are under an award, wages will usually be reduced to 85% of your wages after the 13th week post injury, subject to a cap.

The maximum amount of compensation or weekly payments you can receive for loss of earnings is referred to as the ‘prescribed amount’. In special circumstances, if you are unable to return to work, these payments can be extended.

Treatment Expenses

You are entitled to be compensated for reasonable medical and rehabilitation expenses as well as other costs, such as travel and lodging.

The medical and rehabilitation expenses that can be claimed include:

  • first aid, paramedic and ambulance costs;

  • medication and prescriptions;

  • medical or surgical treatment;

  • nursing services;

  • X-rays, CT and CAT scans, MRI’s and Ultrasounds;

  • medical aids and equipment;

  • treatment by medical or rehabilitation specialists;

  • dental treatment;

  • physiotherapy services;

  • chiropractic services; and

  • other medical treatments, including occupational therapy, speech pathology, exercise physiology, osteopathy and clinical psychology.

You are entitled to attend medical and rehabilitation providers of your choice. There are caps under the applicable legislation in relation to funding for treatment and rehabilitation.

Travel and lodging expenses that can be claimed include:

  • travel expenses incurred whenever you are required by a medical practitioner, your employer or their insurer to attend a medical or rehabilitation appointment; and

  • reasonable accommodation and meal expenses for workers required to travel long distances in order to seek treatment or rehabilitation.

Preferably within 12 months from the Date of Accident.

There are a number of critical dates that must be complied with in order to successfully make either a workers’ compensation or common law claim.

If a workers’ compensation claim is lodged with the employer more than 1 year from the date of accident the insurer may legitimately deny the claim if they can prove material prejudice.

Termination Date Time Limits

Workers must take steps to preserve their common law rights by obtaining a whole person impairment assessment from a Workcover Approved Medical Specialist and file an election before the expiration of a 12 month termination date. In a usual case where workers’ compensation liability is accepted by the insurer, this period will commence to run from the date the claim for weekly payments was lodged. There is scope for extension of this 12 month period only if the strict legislative criteria is fulfilled, and an application to extend should be brought before the period expires.

We strongly recommend that you see Soul Legal well before the expiration of the termination date. Failure to do so may well result in the loss of your common law rights and entitlements. 

There is usually also a Three Year Statute of Limitation Period for common law claims involving third parties. The 3 year statute of limitation period applies from the date of accident.

The legislation provides a broad definition of the term ‘injury’ and includes easily identifiable work accidents, illnesses that developed over time or an aggravation or exacerbation of a pre-existing medical condition. This means that you do not necessarily have to prove a specific accident to make a claim for workers’ compensation. It is not uncommon to have a claim arising from symptoms that have developed gradually over a period in employment from repeated exposure or activity (eg. repeated daily lifting of heavy machinery or  equipment).

A workers’ compensation claim is usually made by:

  1. Seeking medical attention and notifying your employer that you have suffered a work related injury or illness;

  2. Visiting a medical practitioner of your choosing to obtain a first certificate of capacity;

  3. Completing the Workers’ Compensation Claim Form (please get in touch if you need assistance completing this form);

  4. Copying your completed forms and giving your employer the originals;

  5. Your employer then has 5 days to lodge your workers’ compensation claim application with their insurer; and

  6. The insurer has 14 days to process your claim and confirm whether it has been accepted, disputed or pended.

Personal injury law claims in WA are predominately settled by negotiation. This is an adversarial system where the insurer is under no obligation to provide you with a particular or equitable level of compensation. Most insurers will appoint legal representatives to negotiate on their behalf and given that this is a specialist and highly technical area of the law you place yourself at a disadvantage if you do not have legal representation. If you need assistance or support with any of these steps please get in touch with Soul Legal.