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If you’ve been injured in a public place and your injury was caused by someone’s negligence, you may be entitled to public liability compensation.

It costs nothing to find out how much you can claim. And when you choose Law Partners, your public liability lawyer will take time to get to know you personally and uncover all your entitlements. So you’ll get more compensation with Law Partners on your side.

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Injured in a public place? Start here.

If your injury happened in a public place like a shopping centre, park or public building, or at a private rental property, it may qualify for public liability compensation. If you’re not sure, you can call 13 15 15 and speak with one of our public liability lawyers. It’s a free service.

If your injuries are more serious, you may be entitled to lump sum payouts for permanent impairment, pain and suffering, or future losses. These lump sums can be substantial, so it makes sense to speak to a public liability lawyer and find out what you can claim.

When claims are simply ‘processed’, important details can be missed. We’ll match you with a specialist public liability lawyer, build a personal relationship with you and your family, and look beyond your obvious injuries to claim everything you’re entitled to. This can make a big difference to the amount of compensation you receive.

You can call us and get free advice from a public liability lawyer over the phone. If it looks like you can make a claim, we’ll offer to fund your claim and act for you for you on a no win, no fee basis. We win over 99% of our cases, so you’ll be in safe hands with Law Partners on your side.

Our public liability lawyers are here to help.

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Slip, trip and fall claims.

If you’ve been injured from a fall caused by a slip hazard like a wet floor or a trip hazard like an uneven surface, our public liability lawyers can tell you whether you can make a claim.

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Supermarket and shopping centre injury claims.

Injuries in supermarkets and shopping centres caused by hazards like spillages are all too common, and our public liability lawyers have extensive experience in making successful claims.

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Travel and leisure injury claims.

Including injuries sustained on airlines and cruise ships, at restaurants pubs and cafes, sports events and theme parks.

School injury claims.

School injury claims.

If your child has been injured at school or if you were a victim of abuse at a school or institution, we can help you claim the compensation you’re entitled to.

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Rental property injury claims.

Including landlord negligence that has resulted in an injury to you or a visitor to your rental home.

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What public liability compensation can I claim?

Public liability claim payouts range from tens of thousands of dollars to millions of dollars.

Depending on the severity of your injuries, the total compensation amount can include:

  • Lost income – the amount of income you’ve lost through time off work.
  • Medical expenses – resulting from your injuries.
  • Travel expenses – to and from medical appointments and treatment.
  • Domestic assistance – the cost of getting help with home duties.
  • Pain and suffering – an amount to compensate you for your pain and suffering, based on the extent of your injuries.
  • Permanent impairment – an amount to cover your loss of functionality or limitation of movement of a part of your body.
  • Future losses – for example, your future earnings that you will miss out on as a result of your injuries.
  • If you can’t work, you might also be entitled a lump sum TPD payment through your super fund.

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We’ll get to know you.

Our public liability lawyer will ask more questions and get to know you personally to work out everything you’re entitled to.

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We’ll offer to start your claim.

We’ll explain how we can claim all your public liability compensation and give you our ‘no win no fee’ guarantee. You decide if you want to proceed – there’s no obligation.

Watch our clients’ inspirational stories.

Justice for Miata’s death

A house fire tore through the Kollie family’s rental property and resulted in the tragic death of Miata. The family’s strength to achieve justice for their daughter’s death throughout their public liability claim is nothing short of inspiring.

Joseph's story

Restaurant owner Joseph had his life turned upside down after a horrible slip in a public toilet.

We all had one thing in common

Financial hardship as a result of serious injury is not only devastating to the individual but also their family. These people have managed to come out the other side and we’re honoured to have helped them on their journey.

You’re in safe hands with Law Partners.

Your public liability lawyer is backed by a team of specialists including paralegals, medico-legal experts, forensic accountants and barristers. Your team will work hard for you, check in with you regularly and always keep you up to date with your case. You’re in safe hands with Australia’s largest specialist personal injury firm.

Michele Cheong is a Managing Solicitor at Law Partners. Her speciality practice area is public liability.

Michele Cheong

Practice Group Leader

Most of our clients have suffered a sudden injury, so what they don’t need from their legal representative is more nasty surprises. This is why I’m always upfront and honest with all my clients, so they know exactly what to expect during the compensation process.

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Shane Butcher is a Principal at Law Partners. He specialises in medical negligence, public liability and TPD.

Shane Butcher


With over 15 years’ experience in personal injury law on my side, I’ve had the privilege of helping thousands of injured people and their families claim all the compensation they’re entitled to.

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Melissa Rae is a Senior Paralegal at Law Partners. Her pracitce area is public liability law.

Melissa Rae

Team Leader – Senior Paralegal

It’s obviously paramount that we do all we can to achieve the best possible outcome, but it’s also very important that we constantly remind our clients that we’re here as a support network to help them through what can only be described as an extremely difficult period.

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Gillian Potts is a special counsel at Law Partners. She specialises in medical negligence, motor accident injury, public liability and workers compensation.

Gillian Potts

Special Counsel

Being a calm-natured and patient person, I find that the best way to help my clients with their claims is to first focus on listening to them and understanding their needs, and then set about fulfilling those needs and exceeding their expectations.

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Frequently asked questions.

Your Law Partners public liability lawyer will take care of the whole claim process for you. Here’s an overview of the process:

  • We gather evidence of your accident. This could include photos of the hazard that caused your accident, CCTV footage, statements from witnesses and accident reports from the local authority or building manager.
  • We’ll have your injuries assessed by a doctor. We need medical evidence such as scans and x-rays to prove what injuries you suffered from the accident.
  • We’ll identify who’s responsible. Your public liability lawyer needs to identify who is the organisation or person in charge of the location or building where the accident occurred, as we’ll be claiming against their public liability insurer.
  • Once we’ve submitted your public liability claim, if the insurer accepts liability then it’s likely it will offer you a settlement payment. Most of our public liability claims are settled without the need for court action.
  • If the insurer rejects liability or you’re unable to settle out of court, we may need to take court action to gain compensation for your losses.

No win no fee public liability lawyers offer to run your case for you and only get paid when you win. If you choose the right lawyer, it’s an excellent option that allows you to pursue your claim without any risk, but it’s important to check the lawyer’s costs agreement to fully understand what’s covered. With some no win no fee lawyers you can still end up having to pay thousands of dollars in disbursements if your case is unsuccessful. This is because their no win no fee agreements cover their professional fees but not the costs they incur. At Law Partners, our no win no fee, no disbursements guarantee covers all our costs and disbursements as well as our professional fees, so you can pursue your claim with peace of mind.

For public liability claims to be successful, we need to prove that:

  • Your accident could have been avoided if the authority or building manager had taken action to prevent it.
  • You’ve incurred losses as a result of your injuries.

A building manager can be held liable if they knew or should have known about a potential hazard and did nothing about it. We have extensive experience with public liability claims, and we win over 99% of our cases. We can advise you over the phone on whether your claim is likely to succeed.

Why should I choose a Law Partners public liability lawyer?

Caring for our clients drives everything we do – that’s why thousands of Australians every year choose Law Partners.

We’ll match you with a lawyer who specialises in public liability compensation claims like yours.

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We’ll build a personal relationship with you and your family to make sure we understand the true impact of your injuries.

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Your legal team will check in with you regularly and always keep you up to date with your case.

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We win over 99% of our cases and pride ourselves in winning more compensation.

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Our senior lawyers will assess your case for free.

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As a personal injury law firm, we see first-hand every day the psychological damage that a lack of empathy can cause. So we’re committed to promoting more empathy in the world, and sharing stories of the positive impact it can have.

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