Soul Legal

Workers Compensation Claims Lawyer Baldivis

Premier Attorneys for Workers' Compensation in Baldivis

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

Navigating the intricacies of WorkCover and Comcare claims can be a challenging endeavor, but you don’t have to do it alone. At Soul Legal, we are well-versed in the nuances of the Western Australian compensation landscape, and we’re committed to advocating on your behalf.

There are time-sensitive elements in the WA state scheme that require careful attention. Our team is proactive in ensuring any potential common law claims are protected before the one-year “termination date.” Moreover, if you find yourself needing representation for appeals, we adeptly handle proceedings at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT), ensuring your voice is heard and your rights are upheld.

Your well-being and future are of the utmost importance to us. That’s why we encourage you to reach out to Soul Legal for a free, no-obligation assessment of your Workers’ Comp. claim. We believe in transparent and open communication, allowing you to make informed decisions every step of the way.

Being injured at work can be a traumatic experience, but you have rights. The Workers Compensation & Injury Management Act outlines the compensation you’re entitled to, and we are here to ensure you claim it.

Our commitment is unwavering. With the no win – no fee* service, your financial burden is eased, knowing that our fees are contingent on the success of your case. Our seasoned Workers’ Compensation attorneys, with over 75 years of combined expertise, have a proven track record in Baldivis. We have consistently secured favorable resolutions for our clients, and our mission is to do the same for you.

The Workers’ Compensation Claims process might seem labyrinthine, but our promise is to demystify it, providing clarity and support throughout. With Soul Legal on your side, you can have confidence in a future where you’re rightfully compensated for your injuries.


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We Help You Get Your Claim Accepted

At Soul Legal, our legacy is built on over 75 years of cumulative expertise in handling workers’ compensation claims in Balvidis and the wider Western Australia region. This vast experience is not just a number; it represents countless hours of dedication, a deep understanding of the law, and an unwavering commitment to our clients’ rights and well-being.

Navigating through compensation claims can be a daunting process, filled with legal jargon and complex procedures. Whether you’re initiating a new claim or challenging a WorkCover decision, it’s crucial to have a seasoned team behind you. Our Workplace Injury Attorneys are not just legal professionals; they’re passionate advocates dedicated to fighting for what’s rightfully yours.

Every client’s situation is unique, and at Soul Legal, we understand that there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. We tailor our approach to match your specific circumstances, ensuring that your claim’s nuances are fully addressed. Our ultimate goal is to secure the maximum compensation you’re entitled to, thereby helping you move forward with financial stability and peace of mind.

Furthermore, we’re firmly rooted in the principle of accessibility. Our no win – no fee service ensures that everyone, regardless of their financial situation, has access to top-tier legal representation. It’s a testament to our confidence in our ability to deliver results and our commitment to standing by your side until justice is served.

So, if you’re searching for legal guidance, backed by decades of experience and a genuine passion for client advocacy, look no further. Reach out to Soul Legal today, and let’s embark on this journey towards justice together.


We Help You Gather All The Required Evidence 

Soul Legal understands the intricate layers of a workers’ compensation claim and the profound impact it can have on one’s life. In Baldivis, we have built a reputation based on our profound commitment to ensuring our clients are not just heard but adequately compensated for the injuries they’ve sustained, especially when these injuries disrupt their everyday life.

Each claim has its own unique story and set of circumstances. From emotional distress to the physical pain, from lost wages to the mounting medical bills – the ripple effect of an injury can be vast and overwhelming. Our team is equipped not only with the legal know-how but also with a compassionate understanding of the personal struggles each client faces.

We Help You WIN

When it comes to negligence, whether it’s an assault or an accident, the repercussions are far-reaching. Emotional trauma is as real and debilitating as physical injuries. Loss of income can put families in dire straits, medical bills can become a constant source of stress, and the need for home care can change the dynamics of one’s household. Our role is to quantify these intangible impacts and ensure that you are compensated adequately for both the seen and unseen effects of your injury.

The path to compensation can be fraught with complexities, but with Soul Legal by your side, you’ll be equipped with a dedicated team of professionals who’ll provide clear guidance every step of the way. We’re not just here to represent you; we’re here to champion your right to a fair and just compensation. So, if you or someone you know is grappling with the aftermath of an injury, don’t hesitate. Let Soul Legal be your beacon in these challenging times, guiding you towards the justice and compensation you rightfully deserve.



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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.