I’ve been injured at a recreational facility. What should I do?
Many recreational activities have inherent risks, and people who participate in the activities are well aware of the risks. However operators of recreational facilities also have a duty of care to ensure the safety of visitors. If an operator is negligent and an injury results from that negligence, then compensation is likely to be available. For example, an injury sustained crashing a go-kart into a safety barrier might be deemed to be the result of inherent risk, whereas an injury resulting from faulty brakes might be deemed to be the result of negligence. To make a claim for an injury sustained at a recreational facility, you’ll need to show how the operator was negligent in managing its duty of care, and you’ll need to prove that your injury meets the relevant threshold. If you’re unsure how to proceed, you can call us and speak to a specialist public injury lawyer who will give you advice.
What’s my chance of a successful claim?
The success of your claim will depend on the quality of your evidence and the case you build when you make your claim. Keep records of the accident – like receipts, waivers, photographs and the details of witnesses. Also, keep copies of any emails or letters between you and the facility where the accident occurred. It can be difficult to prove that the operator was negligent, especially if the activity had an obvious inherent risk. However an experienced personal injury lawyer who specialises in claims for accidents at recreational facilities will make the process much simpler for you, and manage the claim on your behalf.
What's the claim process?
We make the claim process easy for you.
We get to know you
We'll get to know you personally, listen to your side of the story and give you free advice on your options.
We ask more questions
We'll look beyond the obvious and see if your injuries have led to other complications, to claim everything you're entitled to.
We build the evidence
Led by your lawyer, your dedicated team including hand-picked medical specialists will build strong evidence to maximise your claim.
We pursue your claim
We win over 99% of our cases and we'll fight until you receive the compensation you're entitled to and deserve.
You receive your compensation
Your compensation will be paid into your bank account.
What will it cost me?
There are no upfront costs. We’ll provide free claim advice, we’ll cover all the costs to prepare and run your case and we only get paid when you receive your compensation. Also, just like a mobile phone bill, we put a cap on our fees so there are no nasty surprises at the end of your claim. You should feel comfortable that you can speak to your lawyer any time, without worrying about the cost getting out of control.
Where can I find a public accident injury expert in my area?
Law Partners is Australia’s largest specialist personal injury firm, and we have 25 local offices.
We have solicitors and legal teams who specialise in public injury claims.
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What medical and treatment expenses can I claim?
You can claim all your medical and treatment expenses that relate to injuries from your accident. This can include doctors, specialists, hospitals and rehabilitation therapy providers, and may include past and future treatment.
Are there any limitation periods or time limits to make the claim?
In most cases a claim for public injury compensation must be made within 3 years of the date of your injury.