Public liability law covers a wide range of circumstances in which a person suffers injury or death in the public domain. Our expert team of public liability lawyers commonly litigate accidents that occur in Queensland or Western Australia (WA) in public or private places and injuries resulting from assaults and recreational or sporting accidents. Slip, trip or fall injuries and some food poisoning claims are also covered under public liability law.
If you’ve been injured in Queensland or WA, and it was someone else’s fault, you could be entitled to a compensation claim. You may be entitled to make a claim for public liability if a duty of care has been broken.
Types of public liability claims under Queensland or WA law
Public Liability claims in Queensland and WA cover a variety of circumstances. The most common types of claims include:
- Injuries in parks, leisure centresor other public places (e.g. Slips, trips and falls, Back injuries, Neck Injuries or Psychological injuries.
- 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)
- 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.
Public liability legal process in Queensland and WA
Everyone’s situation is unique, because no two public place accidents or injuries are the same. However, the below video provides a simple guide to the public liability claims process, and how you can access compensation following an accident.
How public liability compensation gets calculated in Queensland and WA
Depending on the nature of your public liability claim, in most instances a monetary value is placed on the gap between your predicted life path before the public place accident, and your actual life path since the injury.
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..