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Public Liability Claims

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If someone else is responsible for your injury, we’ll help make them accountable.

If you’ve been injured because someone else didn’t take the right amount of care, you may be able to make a public liability claim.

Each state and territory has its own laws that govern your right to public liability or personal injury compensation. In order to make a claim, you must be able to prove the accident was caused by the negligence of a person, an organisation or a company.

A claim can cover physical and psychological injuries, caused in public and private places, and includes a number of different types of accidents, including:

Public liability claims can also be made for injuries suffered in schools, playgrounds, sporting venues and amusement venues, as well as aviation accidents and diving accidents

If you are an injured person and can show fault on behalf of someone else, then you may be able to claim compensation for your loss of earnings and medical and related expenses - both future and past.  It may also be possible to claim for the care that others have provided to you, or you have been unable to provide to others.

We can help

The highly experienced team at Slater and Gordon have the skills and expertise to handle all kinds of liability claims. We can advise you whether you have a claim. We can help you understand what evidence you might need, and how to go about getting it.

We can guide you through the process, one step at a time, using our experience to help you secure the best possible outcome.  In most cases the claim can be settled without going to court.

Depending on the nature of your injuries, you may also be able to claim compensation for loss of earnings as well as medical and related expenses. You may also be able to claim for care others have provided to you, or you have been unable to provide to others.

Strict time limits do apply, so it’s important to seek independent legal advice at the earliest opportunity after your injury. 

Why choose Slater and Gordon?

At Slater and Gordon, our lawyers have taken on and won a wide range of public liability cases. Many of our lawyers are recognised Accredited Specialists in this area of law. And, if we agree to act for you, this will often be on a conditional No Win – No Fee* basis.

To find out if you are eligible for compensation, please contact us either by submitting an online enquiry via the form on this page or by calling us.

*conditions apply

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