A claim must be made in writing by completing a prescribed form which can be accessed along with other useful information here.
The form is to be sent to the Chief Assessor, Criminal Injuries Compensation Commission, GPO Box F317 PERTH WA 6841, Ph: 08 94253250 Fax: 08 94253271.
Your claim will then be processed. You may be requested to provide more information or attend a medical review. You may be directed to claim compensation from someone else eg your employer, a third party or another insurer, and there may be a formal hearing of your claim.
If there is a hearing, the offender will be informed of the date and invited to attend and present evidence/make submissions.
You can engage a lawyer to represent you but the costs will not form part of your claim and are therefore not recoverable.