Have you suffered a no-fault motor vehicle accident in Perth or anywhere else in Western Australia? If so, our car accident lawyers can help you make a successful ICWA claim on a no win no charge basis.

Please note: You are viewing content for Western Australia. If your MVA took place in QLD or VIC, you may not have the same rights.

Abstract

  • From 2018 to 2019 there were 28,037 crashes reported to main roads
  • ICWA the states third party insurer received 11,300 motor injury insurance claims in 2019.
  • Millner and Knight have a specialist legal panel who can help you maximise your entitlements
  • Failure to lodge claims in time may result in you losing your right to financial compensation
  • Most matters are settled within 3 years without having to go to court
  • Lodging your own claim with ICWA is possible however numerous case studies show that people with independent legal representation receive far more compensation

Claiming compensation for a motor vehicle accident

If you’ve been injured in a road accident in WA then the Insurance Commission of Western Australia will be the ones that pay your compensation. The government-owned WA state insurer provides injury insurance to motorists and self-insurance to the Government. Third party insurance or CTP is compulsory in WA and is designed to protect drivers from any claims made against them.

We are here to help you make a successful compensation claim, whether you were injured as a driver, rider, passenger or pedestrian. Our highly experienced car accident lawyers in Perth and WA have the local knowledge and winning mentality needed to ensure you get the compensation you deserve for your road accident.

Please click here if you were injured on the way to work as you may not have the same rights.

What are you covered for?

The insurance commission on Western Australia covers the vehicles purchaser or person who drives the vehicle. ICWA insurance policies work on a fault basis and cover other parties injured in an accident caused by the owner or driver of the vehicle.

Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance in WA covers you for a number of accident types, which include:

  • Drivers injured in road accidents where another party were at fault
  • Drivers injured due to adverse road conditions
  • Passenger injured in collisions with other road users
  • Passengers injured in a single vehicle accident
  • Pedestrians hit by other road users
  • Cyclists involved in no-fault accidents with other parties
  • Motorcyclists hit by another road user or injured by defective road conditions
  • Pedestrians, passengers or drivers injured as a result of a hit and run
  • Witnesses to motor vehicle accidents
  • Claims on behalf of a loved one resulting from a serious injury or TPD

Your insurance policy will also cover the cost of any medical treatment for injuries endured in road accidents.

Can I lodge my own ICWA claim?

Many people choose to lodge their own claims after suffering injuries in a motor vehicle accident in Perth and WA so the short answer is yes, you can.

To get the ball rolling with your claim you should follow the following three steps:

  1. Complete an online crash report on the insurance commission of WA’s website
  2. Get in touch with the insurance commission and ask them for a claims form
  3. Complete any of the relevant paperwork and return it to them

It’s important to submit your claim as soon as practically possible after your accident as there are strict timeframes associated with claims in WA set by the Limitation Act 2005.

Please note: When making a claim, you are legally entitled to engage a specialist car accident lawyer to represent you. Your lawyer will be able to guide you through the claims process and ensure that no stone is left unturned when calculating the value of your claim. It’s also worth noting that most of your legal costs will be paid by the insurance company too.

What types of motor accident claims do we handle?

Millner and Knight have a panel of lawyers in Perth who specialise in all types of road accidents. Our team have decades of experience when it comes to dealing with the insurance commission. So no matter where your road accident took place, our experienced lawyers will be able to help.

Car accident compensation

Every day our car accident lawyers help people in Western Australia who have been involved in car accidents through no fault of their own make successful claims against any insurer. Our solicitors who specialise in car accident compensation will ensure that no stone is left unturned when negotiating your claim.

We can also help you get back on the road with an accident replacement vehicle if you are unable to drive yours after the accident.

No matter what type of injuries you sustained in your car crash, our lawyers can help.

We handle all types of car accident compensation claims according to our no win, no dramas guarantee.

If you need to talk to someone to find out whether or not you can make a claim, speak to our legally trained advisors free on 1800 106 107.

Neck and soft tissue injuries

Neck and soft tissue injuries AKA whip-lash is one of the most common injuries suffered in road accidents. Our lawyers have helped countless people get the compensation and apology they deserve after suffering soft tissue injuries through no fault of their own.

If you’re wondering whether you qualify to make a claim? Or you feel uncertain about the circumstances surrounding your accident we can help.

Motorcycle accident compensation

If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault you could be owed compensation.

Regardless of how severe your injuries were, or whereabouts in Western Australia it took place, our team of specialist motorcycle accident lawyers can help. When you contact us, we will perform a quick assessment based on our strict eligibility criteria to let you know whether or not you qualify for no win-no pay. If we deem your claim to be valid for our no dramas guarantee our lawyers will launch the necessary legal proceedings. If you are making a claim on behalf of someone else, this also applies.

For help or advice about claiming for your road traffic accident speak to a lawyer today on 1800 106 107.

What to do next

The best way to start your claim for motor vehicle accident compensation in WA is to call our WA head office on 1800 106 107. They will quickly guide you through the process and to give you a better understanding of how it all works.

We understand that many people who are victims of no-fault MVA’s often feel uncomfortable talking about their accident, especially if happened recently.  If this is the case, please feel free to make an enquiry online.

Either way, rest assured that all calls are confidential, and we will never pressure you into starting proceedings with us.

Why Millner and Knight

Our advice is free and comes with no obligations so if you don’t feel ready to start proceedings yet that’s absolutely fine. Our panel of experienced car accident lawyers in Perth and WA have decades of experience helping people make successful CTP claims.

We have a number of convenient office location throughout the state and all claims are handled according to our no win no dramas policy.

2019 road accident statistics for Perth and WA

  • From 2018 to 2019 there were 28,037 crashes reported to main roads.
  • As of 5 September 2019, there has been a total of 121 WA road fatalities.
  • ICWA the states third party insurer received 11,300 motor injury insurance claims in 2019.

Claims were made by

  • Drivers
  • Passengers
  • Pedestrians
  • Cyclists
  • Motorcyclists and pillion passengers
  • Horseman/woman

Last year WA’s road toll hit a record low, however new dangers to drivers such as smartphones and in-car technologies pose a greater risk to motorists.

ICWA contact details

Telephone

Local Call: +61 (8) 9264 3333

Outside the Perth metropolitan area (toll-free): 1800 643 338

Opening Hours

Monday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Tuesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Wednesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Thursday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: CLOSED

Public Holidays: CLOSED

By post or in person

If you need to contact ICWA by post, you can do so using the following address:

Insurance Commission of Western Australia

GPO Box U1908

Perth

Western Australia

6845

Online Enquiries

For online enquiries visit:

https://www.icwa.wa.gov.au/contact-us

Online Services If you need to make a complaint, you can do so here:

https://www.icwa.wa.gov.au/contact-us

If you feel nervous or are unsure about contacting them regarding your accident and injuries please don’t hesitate to contact us.