Public liability law protects your right to safety in the community. If you’ve suffered an injury on public, commercial or retail property, and someone else is responsible, our expert Public Liability team possesses the skills and experience to guide you through the entire process and are committed to securing the best outcome on your claim.
Can I make a public liability claim?
For a claim to be successful, our expert public liability lawyers will have to prove that the person, company or organisation that contributed to the accident owed you a duty of care, this duty of care was breached, and you’ve suffered an enduring injury as a result.
Public liability claim examples
Public liability is a broad area of law, encompassing claims stemming from many different locations and types of injuries. Below are some of the most common locations and injuries which fall under public liability law.
Common locations where public liability claims originate
Public liability claims can arise where an injury is sustained in a variety of circumstances, for example:
- Injuries in parks, leisure centres or other public places
- Injuries in rental premises (e.g. landlord/tenant)
- Injuries in private buildings (e.g. shopping centres)
- Schoolyard or daycare injuries
- Amusement venue injuries
- Recreational and sporting injuries (e.g. jet-ski and diving accidents)
- Aviation and boating injuries
Common injuries claimed for under public liability
Typically, the types of injuries sustained in these circumstances have included, but are not limited to:
- Slips, trips and falls
- Back injuries
- Neck Injuries
- Psychological injuries
- Injuries caused by animals (e.g. dog attacks, horse-riding accidents)
- Food poisoning
- Sexual assaults
What can I claim compensation for?
What you can claim public liability compensation for varies from case to case, as it is specific to your circumstances.
In public liability claims compensation is commonly claimed for:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future loss of earnings
- Pain and suffering as well as loss of enjoyment of life
- Care and help provided by friends, family or any other individual.
As expert public liability lawyers, we will be thorough in our approach, strong in negotiations on your behalf and look to get you the best outcome possible. You’ll have your own go-to team supporting you every step of the way.
What is the public liability claims process?
No two cases are the same and the law is complex – which is why you should trust our expert team who specialise in public liability claims. We’ll help you get the compensation you need to regain control over your life, because your focus should be on getting better, not on the legal side of things.
Why choose Shine Lawyers?
Obligation-free initial consultation to assess your case confidentially
Claim assessment process where we will explain all of the options available to you
We can come to you - if you can't make it into the office we're more than happy to come to you
No Win No Fee arrangement
Superannuation and Disability Insurance
If you are unable to work due to illness or injury you might be entitled to benefits through your superannuation or other insurance policies. We recommend speaking to one of our experts for a quick, obligation-free analysis of your situation to determine your rights and ability to make a claim.