I suffered an injury at work 8 months ago which was accepted and I have had lots of X-rays, MRI's, Physio, Specialist appointments, hydrotherapy, etc., but my leg has not improved and the pain at night is often unbearable and I only get 3-4 hours sleep and it has seriously affected my lifestyle in that I feel like I've aged 10 years and I can't do the physical exercise like brisk walking and dancing as I used to. I have followed all the medical suggestions, exercise plans and medications (which have made me nauseous, dizzy, blurred vision, lost balance). I believe the pain will not subside and that it will be ongoing. How do I go about making a personal injury claim? I have just received a letter from the employer about termination day. What is my first step? Do I just tell them I would like workers compensation and then do I need to get a lawyer? Are there lawyers who take on these cases in Perth who get paid if they win (I am on a health care card)? And if so, what is their percentage? I joined the Union after the incident so they say they can't help me. Can you please lead me in the right direction? Thank you.