Public Liability Compensation Claims | Law Partners™

Public injury compensation. That's our specialty.

If you’ve been injured in an accident at a public place, you might be entitled to claim public liability compensation. Law Partners can help you claim everything you’re entitled to.

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Roger’s Story.

A public injury is an injury resulting from an accident in a public place like a park, shopping centre or even a rented property. Some accidents involve faulty equipment, but many public injuries happen because of hazards, obstacles or spills that cause slip, trip and fall accidents. Over the years our solicitors have helped many thousands of Australians claim compensation for public liability, and Roger’s story is a typical example of an unexpected fall that had a significant impact on his life.

Roger, a retired veteran, was doing his weekly supermarket shop when he slipped and fell on some orange juice that had spilt on the floor. He fell forwards onto his left knee, twisting his back in the process. This accident stopped the active 69 year old in his tracks. He was unable to walk or stand for any longer than 15 minutes and couldn’t sit for extended periods of time.

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Getting to know Roger and his family

When Roger came to Law Partners he was in a vulnerable state. We took the time to get to know Roger and his wife, Donna, to really understand how his life had been impacted by the accident. Roger was a handyman and also took great pride in his contribution to the housework. After the accident, Roger could no longer cut the hedges, lift shopping bags, paint the house or even mow the lawn without experiencing pain through his knee and back. He confided in his solicitor that although he was struggling with his inability to help his wife, the thing he missed most was bending down and picking up his 2 year old granddaughter.

Roger’s successful claim

We supported Roger and Donna through this difficult time and successfully claimed compensation for all of Roger’s treatments costs, including hydrotherapy to help rehabilitate his muscles. We also claimed compensation for domestic assistance, so that Donna didn’t have to take on the burden of maintaining their family home on her own. The accident also brought back some pre-existing anxiety symptoms from Roger’s time serving in the Vietnam War. This distress resulted in a significant interruption to his sleep and recovery, and in light of this we made sure Roger received the maximum compensation he was entitled to.

Clients' names and images have been changed to protect their privacy.

How can I claim public liability compensation?

If you’ve been injured in an accident at a public place or someone else’s premises, and you’ve suffered any sort of loss from your injuries, then you could be entitled to make a public liability claim. Public liability claims can include the following:

To make a successful claim you need to be able to prove that you were owed a ‘duty of care’, that the duty of care was breached, and that it could be predicted that this breach would lead to injury. A specialist public liability lawyer will be able to advise you on whether you have a strong claim, and how to go about lodging your claim to have the best chance of success. So it makes sense to get legal advice as soon as possible, before you proceed with a compensation claim.

What can I claim for?

You might be able to claim compensation for lost income, medical expenses, travel expenses, domestic assistance, pain and suffering, permanent impairment and future losses.

How do I make sure I get my full entitlements?

There’s one factor that will ultimately determine how much compensation you receive – and that’s how well your lawyer gets to know you personally. At first glance the consequences of your injuries might seem obvious. But our lawyers will take the time to find out more about you, your family and what your life was like before your accident, to really understand the impact it’s had on your life and successfully claim all the compensation you’re entitled to.

Why trust my claim with Law Partners?

Caring for our clients drives everything we do – that’s why thousands of Australians every year choose Law Partners. When we started Law Partners we introduced a fresh, client-focussed approach to the industry, and we continue to set the standard in client service today. We win over 99% of our cases and we’ll fund your case for you, giving you a no-risk way to pursue your claim.

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