I’ve been injured at a rental property. What should I do?
A rental property landlord has a duty of care to tenants and visitors, and must do everything possible to ensure their safety. If you’ve been injured at a rental property and it can be shown that the injury resulted from a breach of that duty of care, then you’re likely to be entitled to compensation. For example, if a balcony railing is faulty and the landlord fails to get it repaired, and this results in an injury from a fall, then compensation is likely to be available under the landlord’s public liability insurance policy. If you’ve been injured, you should gather evidence and keep records to support your claim. This could include receipts for treatment and copies of any emails or letters between you and the property manager. You’ll also need to show that your injury meets the required threshold to make a claim. If you’re unsure how to proceed, it’s best to speak to a specialist public injury lawyer as soon as possible and get advice.
What if I feel intimidated to make a claim?
It can be intimidating to make a claim or lawsuit against a large organisation or property management company on your own. A specialist public liability lawyer who has experience with rental property claims can make the process much easier. Your solicitor will contact the landlord and its lawyers on your behalf and take care of building the evidence and arranging medical reports on your behalf. It costs nothing to call Law Partners for advice, and we’ll put you straight through to one of our specialist public injury lawyers.
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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Commonly asked questions.
What compensation benefits could I be entitled to?
- Income loss – Weekly payments to cover lost income as a result of your inability to work.
- Medical expenses – Payment of reasonable and necessary treatment expenses.
- Travel expenses – Payment of reasonable and necessary travel expenses.
- Domestic assistance – The cost of home help while you’re injured.
- Pain and suffering – A lump sum payment to compensate you for your pain and suffering.
Can I claim loss of income if I had time off work?
If you’ve had time off work as a result of your injuries, you can claim for lost income. This may include past and future income.