Soul Legal

Best Workers Compensation Lawyer Baldivis

Premier Attorneys for Workers' Compensation in Baldivis

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

At Soul Legal, we are committed to guiding you through WorkCover and Comcare claims in Baldivis, safeguarding any potential common law claims before the one-year “termination date” of the WA state scheme comes to an end. Additionally, we have expertise in managing appeals at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT).

Get in touch with Soul Legal to set up a free, no-obligation review of your Workers’ Comp. claim!

Should you experience an injury in the line of duty, it’s essential to know that you’re entitled to compensation under the Workers Compensation & Injury Management Act.

With our no win – no fee* commitment, you won’t face any fees unless your case is victorious. Our Workers’ Compensation lawyers in Baldivis have an impressive combined experience of over 75 years, consistently securing positive results for our clientele. We understand that navigating the claims process can be overwhelming and complex, but our dedication lies in making it as straightforward as possible for you. You can trust us to ensure you get the rightful compensation.


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We Help You Get Your Claim Accepted

With over 75 years of combined expertise, Soul Legal stands as a beacon of trust and proficiency in the realm of workers’ compensation claims in Baldivis and throughout Western Australia. Our seasoned team is fully devoted to ensuring your claim receives the most advantageous outcome. Our vast knowledge and unwavering commitment to our clients are what sets us apart.

For those in need of guidance regarding a compensation claim or if you’re looking to challenge a WorkCover decision, the Workplace Injury Attorneys at Soul Legal are here to support. Reach out to us for more insights and assistance.

Our core objective at Soul Legal is to champion the rights of employees seeking injury compensation in Baldivis, ensuring that they get the most significant compensation tailored to their individual situations. We stand by our commitment to a no win – no fee service, prioritizing your best interests. Baldivis


We Help You Gather All The Required Evidence 

Navigating the complexities of workers’ compensation claims in Baldivis can be challenging, but with Soul Legal by your side, you’re in capable hands. Our dedication is evident in our unwavering commitment to comprehensively understanding your situation, ensuring that the merits of your case are thoroughly evaluated. With a clear roadmap of necessary documentation and evidence, we guide you step by step towards a just compensation.

Beyond general workers’ compensation, when unfortunate incidents like assaults or accidents occur due to the negligence of others, the repercussions can be life-altering. Emotional, physical, and financial burdens can mount. Our expertise ensures that individuals in such circumstances are made aware of their rights to claim compensation for various losses, including emotional turmoil, income interruptions, soaring medical bills, the need for home assistance, and more.

With Soul Legal’s adept team at your service, you can be confident that every possible avenue will be explored to ensure that justice is served and that you receive the compensation you rightfully deserve.

We Help You WIN

Engaging in legal proceedings can often be overwhelming and financially daunting. At Soul Legal, we understand this predicament and strive to provide our clients with a sense of security and assurance. Our primary goal is to give you peace of mind, knowing that we stand by the validity of your claim.

Our comprehensive evaluation process ensures that we take on cases that genuinely have a strong foundation. If upon assessment, we discern that your case possesses the potential for a favorable resolution, we propose a No Win – No Fee* agreement. This means that our legal fees are contingent upon the success of your claim, ensuring that we are wholeheartedly invested in achieving the best possible outcome for you.

Our No Win – No Fee* service encompasses a range of claim types, including:
– Motor Vehicle Claims: For incidents involving road traffic accidents where you’ve been harmed due to another’s negligence.
– Workers Compensation Claims: Assisting workers who’ve been injured in the course of their employment.
– Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims: For victims of violent crimes seeking compensation.
– Public Liability Claims: For injuries sustained on public properties or due to someone else’s negligence.
– Product Liability Claims: Assisting those harmed due to defective or unsafe products.

At Soul Legal, your well-being is our priority. Reach out to us, and let our dedicated team guide and support you through your legal journey.



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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.