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Slip, trip or fall injuries

If you have been injured because of a slip, trip or fall in a public, commercial or retail property, our public liability experts have the skills and expertise to help you claim the compensation you need to support your recovery.

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Do I have a slip, trip or fall injury claim?

If you’ve been injured because of a slip, trip or fall in a supermarket, shopping centre, theme park or other public place , you may have a public liability claim

To make a public liability compensation claim, your slip and fall injury lawyer will need to prove: 

  • Another person, business or entity owed you a duty of care 

  • The duty of care owed to you was breached  

  • The breach of care caused your injury (because of their negligence or failure to take reasonable care to avoid your injury)  

Where do some common slip and fall negligence cases in Australia occur? 

Public liability claims following slips, trips and falls in Australia commonly occur because of injuries suffered in places such as:  

Do you need a slip and fall injury lawyer? 

If you have suffered a serious slip, trip, or fall injury in a public place due to someone else's negligence you should seek legal advice from our slip and fall lawyers and premises liability lawyers. Strict time limits apply for making a claim.  

Our public liability experts have a proven record when it comes to achieving successful outcomes for our clients.  

We’ll fight to maximise your compensation, ensuring you receive the support for your recovery that you deserve. 

What can I claim slip and fall compensation for? 

Every injury is unique, so each public liability compensation claim will vary according to your circumstances. Once your slip and fall lawyer is familiar with your situation, they can explain what injury compensation you may be eligible to claim.  

The things an average slip and fall settlement in Australia may consider, include: 

  • Your medical and hospital costs 

  • Loss of earnings 

  • Loss in superannuation 

  • Assistance you may need at home, whether paid or unpaid 

  • The pain and suffering you experience because of your injury 

 What is the public liability claims process? 

Shine Lawyers’ public liability team includes expert slip and fall injury lawyers and premises liability lawyers. We can help you following your slip, trip, or fall injury.  

The complexities involved in this area of law mean that seeking legal help as soon as possible is your best chance of building a strong case. For a slip, trip, or fall injury claim to be successful, lawyers typically need to prove:  

  • A person, entity or company owed you a duty of care (they had a responsibility to take measures to prevent reasonably foreseeable harm)  

  • The person, entity or company breached this duty and failed to take care  

  • Because of that breach or failure, you were hurt and suffered loss 

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What we will ask:

  • Details about the accident and injuries that may have happened to you or your loved one

  • Basic personal information that is relevant and necessary for your compensation claim

What happens next:

  • Either book a no-obligation appointment with a public liability law expert right away, or

  • Speak with our public liability team about your options

If you are experiencing persistent symptoms after being injured, and another person, business or organisation is responsible, you may be able to make a public liability claim.

To help you make a successful claim, we recommend collecting evidence as soon as possible after your injury.

This evidence may include:

Taking photographs of the injury, and the location where the injury occurred.

Writing down what happened to you. Recording the contact details of any witnesses.

Sharing with your lawyer a record of the report you made of your injury and any response you received from those responsible.

Keeping any medical record of your injury. This includes appointment dates, medical certificates and x-rays.

Recording any expenses or lost wages due to your injuries.

Slip, trip and fall claim FAQs

What are the costs involved in making a slip and fall claim?

When making a slip and trip claim with Shine Lawyers, you won't pay any of our legal fees unless we win your claim in the end. We run all our Public Liability claims on a No Win, No Fee* basis. 

*Conditions apply

How are slip and fall settlements calculated?

No two slip and fall circumstances or injuries are the same. The  impact of slip and fall injuries can also vary from person to person. This means it's difficult to give an indication of what compensation you might expect to receive from a slip and fall payout in Australia without knowing the facts of your situation.  

In most instances, a monetary value is placed on the gap between your predicted life path before your slip and fall injury, and your actual life path since the injury. 

Are there any time limits for making a slip and fall claim?

Yes. Strict time limits apply to all public liability and slip, trip and fall claims. Please contact Shine Lawyers for further information regarding your specific circumstances, possible entitlements and eligibility to claim. 

Who pays the slip, trip or fall compensation to me?

In most cases, the specific person, business or entity responsible for your injury isn’t responsible for compensation payments.. Slip and fall payouts in Australia are typically paid by their public liability insurer. 

Are there any Shine public liability lawyers near me?

With more than 40 branches across Australia and 1000+ team members, location is no barrier when it comes to accessing Shine Lawyers’ legal advice and support.  

If you’d like to speak to the slip and fall lawyers and premises liability lawyers in our public liability team in person, you can see our full list of locations here.  

If you can’t find a location near you, we can easily arrange an obligation-free virtual appointment or discuss the option to meet at a location that’s comfortable and convenient for you. No matter where you are located, we will always provide the same expert advice and manage your claim with the same level of quality and commitment. 

Can I represent myself, or do I need a public liability lawyer?

It is possible to legally represent yourself when making a public liability claim, however successfully doing so will likely require: 

  • A thorough understanding of the relevant law and strict time limits 

  • A full understanding of your legal rights and entitlements 

  • A commitment to actively pursue your case to move it forward. 

Without an experienced public liability lawyer in your corner, it can be difficult to identify and highlight the strengths of your slip and fall negligence case in Australia.  

Without the right legal advice and support, you then may not receive the compensation you deserve. 

Why trust Shine to be my public liability lawyers?

At Shine Lawyers, we put your first. We’ve been standing up for the rights of everyday Australians for over 45 years. As one of Australia’s largest litigation law firms, we are here to help you get the justice you deserve.     Our empathy, understanding and expertise are why we’re ahead of the pack. We’ll stand with you and guide you through every step of the way. 

Do you have a claim?

We’re here to make the claims process as simple and stress-free as possible.  

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