Personal Injury

Traffic Accidents

injuryIf the negligence of another person has led to you being injured, either as a driver, passenger, motorcyclist, cyclist or pedestrian, you may be entitled to receive compensation. This applies even though you may be partly to blame for the accident.

We have extensive experience in handling all types of road and traffic accident claims, with the vast majority being settled “out of court” following negotiations undertaken by us on your behalf.

Work Accidents

In nearly all cases, a claim is settled by the insurer paying a lump sum payment to the injured worker. Without going to trial, compensation may also be granted for various other benefits, including weekly workers’ compensation for lost wages, and payment of expenses incurred, such as medical treatment, rehabilitation, pharmaceutical and travel.

The law relating to work accidents in Western Australia is extremely complicated and it is imperative that if you wish to make a claim you act without delay. There are very strict deadlines in place, and delay can often lead to lost compensation.

Workers Compensation

The area of workers compensation can be complex. We are able to negotiate to settle claims and, if necessary, appear in Workcover WA.

The firm has over the years conducted a number of important cases in the workers compensation area and this continues to be a priority area of work within the firm.

Criminal Injuries

If you:

  • Have been injured and/or have suffered financial loss; or
  • You are a close relative of a person killed as a result of an incident

and if the incident has been reported to the police, you may be entitled to criminal injuries compensation even if the offender is not identified, charged or convicted of the incident.

Insurance Claims

After carefully analysing the facts and documents we firstly try to organise a conference, or at least pick up the telephone, to see what can be agreed. Sometimes having an experienced lawyer involved that speaks insurance language makes all the difference. If settlement cannot be reached our next step is Court.

Butcher Paull & Calder have conducted a number of cases concerning the construction and meaning of insurance policies. However the vast majority of our cases settle out of court.

Public Liability

If you have been injured in a public place as a result of unsafe premises, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injury and losses. This applies even though you may be partly to blame for the accident.