Public Liability Claim Lawyer

Public liability is an area of law that covers a wide range of accidents and injuries that may have occurred as a result of another person or company’s negligence or failure to take reasonable care.

If an accident occurred on public property such as a street then it is a public liability case.

What is Occupiers Liability?

If the incident occurred on private property, such as a house, or in a shop, supermarket, school, library, restaurant, etc then it will be occupier’s liability.

The laws in relation to public and occupiers liability law are complex and vary vastly between the States and Territories in relation to what needs to be proven for a claim to succeed and if a claim succeeds to what you may be entitled. One point that is uniform across the Country is that Councils, shop owners, shopping centers, etc. are required by law to have insurance in place to any responsibility that may arise from an injury being sustained on their property or as a result of negligence

  • Slips, trips and falls in supermarkets, shops, offices, swimming pools, etc
  • Trips on pathways, streets, etc. on Council or private property
  • Accidents that occur at school, college or university

Public Liability Compensation Entitlements

The amount to which you may be entitled in compensation varies from State to State and all jurisdictions have different thresholds (minimum severity of injury) which must be met for different items of claim, particularly direct compensation for pain and suffering.

You may be entitled to the following:

  • Loss of wages and superannuation
  • Lump sum compensation for pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses for the treatment received
  • The cost of future care that you require
  • The cost of home modification
  • The cost of Home help required
  • Other miscellaneous expenses, relating to the incident and your injury

The specialist public liability solicitor can advice you on your specific entitlements, which could well include items not mentioned above.

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