If you have suffered a slip injury, trip injury, or fall injury, and these injuries happened as a result of someone else, it's important to realise that you may have a right to claim compensation for what has happened.
Public Liability law is the area of law that covers these types of claims, which typically arise in public places such as supermarkets or anywhere on council property. Back injuries, neck injuries and hip injuries are among the most common types of claims, however public liability law covers a variety of different types of injuries. If you are unsure of your rights, it's important you seek the right legal help for your situation. Shine Lawyers have a team of public liability lawyers who can inform you of your options moving forward. Our slip, trip or fall injury lawyers provide legal services on a No Win No Fee guarantee, which means you won't have to pay our legal costs unless we win your claim at the end.
Do I have a slip, trip or fall injury claim?
Everyone's situation is different, but generally speaking if you have suffered a slip, trip or fall injury, whether in a supermarket or elsewhere in public, you may be entitled to make a public liability claim. Often, the types of public liability claims that come before the courts include:
- Injuries in a supermarket
- Injuries in rental properties
- Injuries in shopping centres or carparks
- Injuries in the schoolyard or on the sporting ground.
- Other related injuries in public
If you have suffered a slip, trip or fall injury in public, it's always best to seek legal advice as soon as possible. If you have suffered a slip, trip or fall on an aircraft or whilst disembarking an aircraft, bringing about a claim can be a little different. Click for information about slip, trip and fall injuries in relation to aircraft travel.
What exactly can I claim compensation for?
A claim for slips, trips and falls compensation generally covers physical and psychological injuries and losses. This includes not just past losses, but also future losses. Once a lawyer knows the ins and outs of your situation they should be able to give you specifics on what you should be able to claim for, but generally, examples of what you may be able to claim include:
- Medical and hospital costs
- Loss of earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Home help you may have received, whether paid or not paid.
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.