Our team of aggressive no win no fee injury lawyers have experience winning cases like yours and can provide you with immediate legal representation anywhere in Perth or greater WA. Millner and knight have two conveniently located Perth offices within walking distance from the city bus and train stations. If you’re driving here there’s plenty of on-street parking and a number of multistorey car parks in the immediate vicinity.
12/17 Prowse St, West Perth WA 6005 – Get Directions
St Martins, Tower, Level 27/44 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000 – Get Directions
To book an appointment please call 08 6206 8080. We’re open from 8 AM to 8 PM Monday to Saturday.
Our personal injury & compensation lawyers can help
Our compensation lawyers are here to make life easier for you and your family when the unexpected happens. Every year we help countless people in Perth secure the best possible compensation and rehabilitation support they need to make a full recovery.
Our team are determined to provide the necessary help and support to fully enforce your legal rights. We promise to speak to you in a language you understand and will never pressure you into making a claim.
We can offer you the following no win no fee services in Perth to assist you in:
- Making an ICWA claim if you have been injured in a road traffic accident in Perth, or
- Filing a claim if you have been injured during the course of your employment in WA, or
- finding the person who owed you a duty of care after an accident in a common domain, or
- seeking justice for a negligent act or omission committed during a procedure.
- lodging a TPD lump sum financial recompense claim, or
- all general injury-related insurance and superannuation claims services
If we have omitted to mention your situation in the list above, call us for instant clarification.
Compensation claims in Perth and WA
If you’ve been injured or harmed due to an accident that wasn’t your fault, you’re probably wondering where you stand. If your accident happened in Perth, or anywhere else in Western Australia, a personal injury lawyer can help you start the legal process of recovering financial recompense. In most instances, to be eligible your accident must have happened because of someone else’s careless or negligent behaviour. However, WorkCover matters and some other types of claims are no-fault.This means you can make a claim regardless of who caused your injury.
Negligence in the State of Western Australia is governed by the Civil Liability Act 2002. We advise anyone that thinks they might have a claim to take action as soon as possible because in most instances there is a three-year limitation period associated with claiming.
What is the personal injury claims process?
Before any legal action can go ahead, a personal injury lawyer must, first of all, determine whether or not you have a genuine case.
If you do, the claims process will look something like this.
- Your lawyer will discuss your individual circumstances to gain a deep understanding of what suffering you’ve endured or expect to endure as a result of your accident.
- They will then let you know what your chances of success will be and discuss their legal fees. This way there are no surprises further down the line.
- If you are happy to go ahead, you will sign a conditional costs agreement and legal action will commence.
- Evidence will be gathered to support your accusation which will be used to notify the party responsible for causing your injuries, with the details of your claim.
- The other party will then accept or reject the allegations made against them. If they reject them, your lawyer will then gather further evidence to prove they were the ones at fault.
- Once liability is confirmed, your lawyer will fight to get you the highest compensation award possible. The other party may make several offers along the way which you can choose to accept or decline.
It’s good to note that a high percentage of claims in Perth get settled without going to court. If you need help or support regarding your situation, you can call us today. Millner and Knight are one of Perth’s largest and most trusted injury claims companies.
Do you have a case?
If you’ve been physically injured or suffered psychological harm, you may have a case. You may also have a case if you have incurred a substantial finacial loss. Unfortunately though, in most cases, if your injuries resulted from your own carelessness, you will not be entitled to compensation. Generally, the law in WA states that someone else, whether that be a person, business or Government entity must have been wholly or at least partly responsible for a case to have legal merit. That being said there are a number of exceptions. Furthermore, you may think that you were to blame for the accident which caused your injuries, but from a legal perspective, you were not.
If you have a valid case, depending on your circumstances you may be entitled to a lump sum payout, weekly benefits or a combination of both.
If a person has died or become seriously injured, a claim can sometimes be made by the dependent(s). Generally, a dependent is considered as a husband, wife, partner or child.
With that in mind, if you are unsure about your rights and responsibilities feel free to give our expert team a call. Our Perth compensation lawyers have a deep understanding of local legislation and case law and have decades of experience helping plaintiffs achieve swift successful outcomes.
Compensation lawyers legal fees in Perth
We believe that everyone has the right to legal representation regardless of whether or not they have the finances to pay for it. For this reason, our compensation lawyers off two types of fee arrangements.
- Self-funded/pay as you go, or
- conditional costs agreements/no win no fee
Conditional cost agreements (CCA’s)
A CCA is an agreement between you and your lawyer. If you win, you keep all your compensation minus any legal fees. If you lose, your costs get waived.
Read full T’s and C’s here.
Pay as you go
If you have the capital available to fund your own claim, you can pay your own costs as you go. However, we must point out that with this option, you run the risk or paying the winning party’s costs if you lose.
Learn more about pay as you go here.
Financially risk-free claiming
We help people when other firms can’t.
All cases undertaken by our personal injury lawyers in Perth are handled according to our risk-free guarantee. This means when you make a claim with us, if for some reason your case is not successful, you won’t be left out of pocket. The only time you will be required to pay towards the legal costs is when we win your case.
Prior to our lawyers starting work they will discuss their costs with you in great detail before you sign any paperwork, this way there are no hidden surprises. If and only when your case is a success, is when the legal fees that you agreed upon are deducted from your final settlement.
It’s worth noting that the losing side, which is normally an insurance company will pay a large part of your legal costs.
How much compensation can you get?
When it comes to estimating compensation thankfully there is no one size fits all because every case is unique. Though injuries tend to be similar peoples situations are not. For those reasons mentioned the compensation lawyers at Millner and knight go far beyond representing you as a claimant. We will truly get to know you so that we can thoroughly understand your losses and ensure you’re rightly compensated.
The following factors will determine your final compensation award:
- The extent of your injuries,
- your age,
- your occupation,
- your overall health before you become injured,
- your pre-injury lifestyle,
- any unique elements in your particular circumstances
- and the amount of experience and ability your compensation lawyer has in cases like yours
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How to find the best injury lawyer to act for you
With over 60,000 Australian lawyers, how do you find the best one?
Anyone who practices personal injury law in Perth must be fully qualified however, the level of skill and experience amongst lawyers varies dramatically.
Solicitors tend to specialise in many different areas of law. For example, one lawyer might specialise in housing contacts, while another might specialise in business contacts. It is widely known that choosing someone who specialises in personal injury will give you the best chance of being successful and achieving a maximum settlement. We have some of the most successful legal practitioners on our panel and specialise in all areas of injury law.
About our experienced local team
Our Perth compensation lawyers are experienced in dealing with all types of compensation ranging from small value claims to high value catastrophic and fatal accident claims. We are brave, bold, determined and passionate about justice, yet sensitive in our approach because we understand the pain and injustice you have likely endured.
Do I need to hire a local personal injury law firm?
These days there is no need to hire a lawyer in Perth to handle your claim because most successful companies now have a national footprint. However, if you do decide to instruct one of the national law firms to act on your behalf, it’s important to find out if they are partnered with medical centres in your locality. The reason being, as part of the claims process you will need to attend a medical assessment to have your injuries looked at by a professional.
Millner and Knight is a fully integrated, national claims management company with solicitors and medical centres located throughout the whole of Western Australia.
Locations we service in WA
- Canning Vale