Public Place Injury Compensation
If you have been injured in circumstances other than a car accident or work accident and there is negligence on the part of a company or individual, you may be entitled to a compensation and damages claim. Such a claim is known as a ‘public liability claim’.
Why choose South East Injury Lawyers for your public liability claim?
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We have highly qualified and experienced senior lawyers who will conduct your case instead of dealing with a junior solicitor or paralegal.
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The damages payout is for you and your lifetime injury not to pay excessive legal fees.
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We have offices in Brisbane CBD, Gold Coast, Springwood, Brendale, Brookwater, Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba. If you live in SEQ, we are happy to come to you at home.
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A no win, no fee guarantee means you don't have to pay any of our fees or outlays if you don't win your case.
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Our quick and easy 5 step process to maximise your resolution.
1. Initial contact
Contact us and speak confidentially to an expert personal injury lawyer to understand how we can best assist you.
We meet for a free, no obligation consultation with you at home or at one of our many offices in SEQ to give you advise about your claim.
3. Case Management
We will take over your claim and ensure that your damages are maximised and you get resolution in a minimum amount of time.
We represent you at a settlement conference with the insurer and ensure that you get maximum compensation on the day.
5. Damages Payout
A damages payout is for your lifetime injury and so we are extremely mindful of this when charging professional fees at the conclusion of the claim.
Frequently asked questions in relation to your Public Place and Public Liability Claim
What is a public place or public liability claim?
An injured person may have the ability to bring a personal injury damages claim if they have been injured as a result of the negligence of another party in circumstances other than a car or work accident.
Examples of where an injured person may have such a claim include:
- Slip, falls and trips in public places;
- Injuries caused by faulty and defective products;
- Slip and fall accidents at shopping centres;
- Injured while working as a contractor and as such not entitled to WorkCover benefits i.e. labour hire or construction accidents;
- Accidents at school;
- Accidents at rental properties;
- Injuries or accidents at the home of another;
- Injuries from falling objects.
How do I know if I have a compensation claim for my public place injury?
If you have been injured as a result of unsafe practices or negligence of a property owner or in a public place, then you may well have the right to bring a damages or personal injury injury compensation claim.
How do I make a make a public liability claim for my injury?
A public liability claim is made under the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act and there are a number of procedures that must be followed including the service of a Notice of Claim Form on the party a fault. As such, which such personal injury claims it is important that you seek legal representation for the compensation claim
What are the time frames to bring a claim for my public liability injury?
There are strict time frames mandated to make a public liability claim. This is typically 9 months from the date of the accident, or 1 month after consultation with a lawyer (whichever is the earliest). A claim can be lodged outside of this time with a reasonable excuse. A public liability claim must be made within a 3 year period from the accident that caused the injury, otherwise the compensation claim will likely be statute barred.
What compensation or damages can I receive in a public liability claim?
As part of your public liability claim personal injury claim, you will receive compensation and damages for:
- Out of pocket medical and rehabilitation expenses;
- Compensation for lost wages;
- Damages for future lost wages;
- Future medical expenses;
- Paid and gratuitous care and assistance up to settlement and in the future;
- Past and future loss of superannuation benefits.
How much compensation will I receive?
The amount of compensation you will receive for your personal injury claim will depend on a number of factors including the type and severity of the injury, your age and impact of your injury upon you social, domestic, recreational and employment activities.
To ensure that you do receive maximum compensation for your injury in a timely manner it is important that you obtain advice from senior expert lawyers in injury compensation.
How long will my claim take?
Generally, we can attempt to resolve your personal injury claim from approximately 9 months post incident, when your injuries become stable and stationary.
Who pays the compensation I will receive?
Compensation in public liability claims is in most circumstances paid for by insurers through public liability insurance.
What costs are involved in making a public liability claim?
We act on a strict no win, no fee basis meaning that if you do not receive compensation for your personal injuries, we will not charge for professional fees incurred or for outlays.
Will my claim go to Court?
We estimate that approximately 98% of compensation claims are settled through informal settlement negotiations or at a settlement conference.
What injuries can I claim compensation for?
The injuries you can claim compensation for are limitless. However, some examples include:
- Back and neck injuries;
- Sprains and fractures;
- Crush injuries;
- Carpal tunnel syndrome;
- Post traumatic stress disorder;
- Whiplash Injuries;
- Head injuries;
- Shoulder injuries;
- Hip injuries;
- Soft tissue injuries;
- Ankle knee and foot injuries;
- Spinal injuries;
- Chemical injuries;
- Diseases Contracted in the workplace;
- Burns and lacerations;
- Catastrophic injuries;
- Traumatic Brain Injury;
- Carpal tunnel syndrome;
- Repetitive strain injury;
- Electrocution injuries;
- Neurological injuries;
- Internal injuries;
- Hernia injuries;
- Crush Injuries;
- Psychiatric and psychological injuries including depression, post traumatic stress disorder, adjustment disorder, anxiety, traffic phobia and pain disorder;
- Nervous shock;
- Complex regional pain syndrome;
- Chronic pain disorder.
Will I ever be out of pocket for my public liability claim?
South East Injury Lawyers acts on a strict no win, no fee guarantee and so if you receive no compensation we will not charge for professional fees our outlays.
How do I proceed?
Please telephone 1300 446 999 to speak to one of our expert injury lawyers to obtain free, no obligation and confidential advice in relation to your personal injury claim or complete our free, no obligation case review form for a response within 30 minutes from an expert lawyer.