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.
For more information on what's involved in bringing a claim for compensation with Shine, watch our simple guide below:
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Common questions about Slip, trip or fall injuries
The below image can give you a good indication as to the steps involved in bringing about a public liability claim.
Shine Lawyers are expert public liability lawyers who can advise you of your rights under Australian law.
In order for a slip, trip of fall injury claim to be successful, lawyers typically need to prove:
- That the person or company at fault owed you a duty of care (they had an obligation to take measures to prevent harm)
- That the person or company failed to take this care
- That you were hurt and suffered loss as a result.
As part of the Shine Lawyers service, we offer an obligation free first consultation, which means you can get an understanding of your entitlements under Australian law.
Depending on the nature of your slip injury or fall injury, in most instances a monetary value is placed on the gap between your predicted life path before the injury, and your actual life path since the injury.
Most people making slip, trip or fall compensation legal claims choose not to act for themselves and instead engage an expert compensation lawyer. The best compensation lawyers can provide the knowledge and experience required to help guide a case to a successful outcome.
Our compensation experts are in the following locations:
New South Wales
- Gold Coast
- Hervey Bay
- North Lakes
- Stones Corner
- Sunshine Coast
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Shine Lawyers also have accredited specialists in personal injury law across the nation:
Ron Kramer, Fairfield
Susan Newman, Sydney
Zlatko Mackic, Liverpool
Jodie Willey, Brisbane
Kathryn Rayner, Townsville
Melissa O'Neill, Brisbane
Michelle Wright, Springwood
Roger Singh, Brisbane
Simon Morrison, Brisbane
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