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Slip, trip or fall injuries

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.

For more information on what's involved in bringing a claim for compensation with Shine, watch our simple guide below:


Our offer to you

  • Obligation-free consultation to assess your case confidentially

  • Claim assessment process where we will explain all of the options available to you

  • We can come to you - if you can't make it into the office we're more than happy to come to you

  • No Win No Fee arrangement

Common questions about Slip, trip or fall injuries

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.
Shine Lawyers have public liability lawyers that 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 necessary in helping you build a strong case.

The below image can give you a good indication as to the steps involved in bringing about a public liability claim.
Claims Process Diagram
No two cases are the same, so it's always best to find out if you have a slip, trip or fall compensation claim by consulting an expert in the area of public liability law.

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:

  1. That the person or company at fault owed you a duty of care (they had an obligation to take measures to prevent harm)
  2. That the person or company failed to take this care
  3. 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.
When making a slip, trip or fall injury claim with Shine Lawyers, you won't pay any of our legal fees unless we win your claim at the end. This is part of our No Win No Fee guarantee, which is applicable to all public liability claims.
No two slip, trip or fall injuries are the same. The impact these injuries have on a person varies as well, which means its hard to give an indication of what you might expect to receive from a compensation payout without knowing the facts of your situation.

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.
Compensation Diagram
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.
In most cases the specific person responsible for your injury doesn't pay you the compensation. It's typically the insurer who will pay you the compensation rather than the individual or the business who is at fault.

How long a slip trip or fall claim may take depends on a number of circumstances and really depends on your specific situation. Often, claims are resolved within 18 months, but more complex cases can take longer. It depends on how bad your injuries are, and the treatment you'll need to restore your health.
Yes. Strict time limits apply to all public liability or slip trip and fall claims. Please contact Shine Lawyers for further information regarding your entitlements and your eligibility to claim.
It is possible to legally represent yourself when making a compensation claim. Doing so successfully will likely require a thorough understanding of the law, your legal rights and entitlements, and a commitment to actively pursue the case to move it forward.

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.
Shine Lawyers have offices in the following locations. As part of our service offering, home or hospital appointments can be arranged at your convenience.

Our compensation experts are in the following locations:


New South Wales


Western Australia
Shine Lawyers have expert slip, trip and fall lawyers that can help you determine your rights and bring forward a claim on your behalf should you wish. The below links contain further information regarding your legal options.

Why choose Shine
Client Stories
Our History
Meet the Team

Shine Lawyers also have accredited specialists in personal injury law across the nation:

personal injury lawyers Victoria

Stuart Le Grand, Melbourne

personal injury lawyers New South Wales

Ron Kramer, Fairfield
Susan Newman, Sydney
Zlatko Mackic, Liverpool

personal injury lawyers queensland

Jodie Willey, Brisbane
Kathryn Rayner, Townsville
Melissa O'Neill, Brisbane
Michelle Wright, Springwood
Roger Singh, Brisbane
Simon Morrison, Brisbane

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