If you have sustained an injury in a public place as a result of a slip, trip or fall or other injury you may be entitled to make a claim under public liability law.
Our compensation law specialists frequently assist clients to recover compensation for injuries that occur in Queensland and injuries resulting from assaults, recreational or sporting accidents and other injuries occurring in public.
Injuries you have incurred in public other than a workplace accident or motor vehicle accident (the fault of another driver) could be considered under a claim for public liability.
We know that your finances can be one of your major concerns, particularly if you are not able to work due to your injury. Our lawyers operate on a No Win No Fee and low-cost basis, which means you don’t have to pay our legal fees unless we win your claim at the end.
What do we mean by low costs? Most law firms abide by the government set cap on professional fees of 50% of a settlement. But not us. We charge only on the government set Federal Court Scale and also set a much lower cap of one third of the settlement. That means our clients get the lion’s share of their settlement, like they deserve.
You could be entitled to compensation if you’ve been injured in Queensland, and it was someone else’s fault.
Public liability claim types in Queensland
Public liability claims in Queensland cover a range of circumstances. The list below outlines the most common types of claims but does not cover all possibilities:
- Food poisoning
- Physical and sexual assaults
- Injuries in parks, leisure centres or other public places
- Injuries in rental premises
- Injuries in private buildings
- Injuries caused by animals
- Injuries in schoolyards
- Injuries in amusement venues
- Recreational and sporting injuries
- Aviation and boating injuries
It’s important to act quickly. As a general rule, the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act sets a time limit of 9 months to give a notice of intention to make a claim. Beyond this time a claim can still be made but a reasonable explanation for the delay must also be provided. There is normally a 3 year time limit to finalise a claim or take steps to protect the limitation period, so it’s important to act quickly. Early advice from a genuine expert in the field, can help to get you the best possible outcome.