Get help with injuries

You may need legal help to seek compensation if you have been injured as a result of a crime, a motor vehicle accident, while on someone’s property, or through negligence.

We may be able to help you if you have been injured as a result of a crime that was committed in Western Australia. For other types of personal injuries, we may be able to refer you to someone who can help you. 

Our Civil Law Division may be able to give advice and assistance with applications for Criminal Injuries Compensation. We do not give legal advice or representation in court for other personal injury cases. Call the Infoline to find out about making an appointment for legal advice.

Where else can I get help?

Criminal Injuries Compensation
  • Community legal centres Your local CLC may be able to give you legal advice and help you to prepare a Criminal Injuries Compensation application. 

  • Family Violence Prevention Legal Services  Offer legal and counselling services for victims of family violence or sexual assault who are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) peoples, or whose partner or children are ATSI peoples, including for criminal injuries compensation where it relates to family violence and sexual assault. 
  • The Law Society of WA For a referral to a lawyer who specialises in personal injuries.​​​​​​​
Work-related injuries
  • The Law Society of WA  can refer you to a lawyer who specialises in this area.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
  • If you are in a union, you can contact your union to ask what help or services are available.
Other personal injuries claims
  • The Law Society of WA can refer you to a lawyer who specialises in personal injuries.​​​​​​​
  • Law Access 
    This is a not-for-profit organisation that assists people and community organisations find free legal assistance.


Reviewed:  20 September 2022

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