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Public Liability Claims

Getting injured is the last thing we expect when we leave home in the morning but we all know accidents can happen in any place, at anytime.


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Types of public liability claims

If you’re injured in a public place, everything can change in the blink of an eye. Your ability to work can be affected, your quality of life can be diminished and the normal everyday things in life that used to be easy, can become very hard. If you’ve been hurt in a public place, help is available. The most common types of claims include:

  • Injuries in parks or other public places (e.g. Slips, trips and falls)
  • Injuries in rental premises (e.g. landlord/tenant)
  • Injuries in private buildings (e.g. shopping centres)
  • Injuries caused by animals (e.g. dog attacks, horse-riding accidents)
  • Back injuries as a result of a fall in public
  • Schoolyard injuries
  • Amusement venue injuries
  • Recreational and sporting injuries (e.g. jet-ski and diving accidents)
  • Aviation and boating injuries
  • Food poisoning
  • Physical assaults
  • Sexual assaults.

Whether you’ve been injured as a result of a dog bite, suffered a slip, trip or fall in a shopping centre, theme park or any other place in public, or you have a dispute with your landlord, public liability law is there to protect you. If you have suffered food poisoning you may also be able to start a claim under public liability law. Our team of public liability experts have the knowledge and experience to help you make a claim for compensation.

Making a public liability claim

If you’ve been injured in a public place, you might be able to claim compensation for your injuries and the effect they have had on your life. In order for a claim to be successful, our expert accident lawyers will have to prove that the person, company or council that contributed to the accident, owed you a duty of care. If it’s found that they did and you suffered as a result of your injuries – then you might have a claim for compensation. No two cases are the same when it comes to public liability claims and the law can be quite complex – which is why you should trust our expert public liability team who only specialise and deal with these types of claims on a daily basis. We’ll help you get the compensation you need to regain control over your life, because your focus should be on getting better, not the legal side of things. In order to make a successful claim, your legal team must prove three things:

  • That the person or company at fault owed you a duty of care
  • The person or company breached that duty of care
  • As a result, you were hurt and suffered loss.

What is the public liability claims process?

Every public liability claim for compensation is different, however the below image gives a good indication of how the claims process works with Shine Lawyers and how you can access compensation following your injuries.

Watch the video below for a simple, step-by-step guide to bringing a compensation claim with Shine Lawyers.

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..

Learn more about Superannuation and Disability Insurance Claims


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