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We ask more questions and get to know you personally. It’s how we spot the things others don’t, so you get more compensation.

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Can I claim compensation for being injured on a rental property?

A rental property landlord has a duty of care to tenants and visitors, to ensure their safety. If you’ve been injured on a rental property and it can be shown that the injury resulted from a breach of that duty of care, then it’s likely you can claim 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 this is likely to be deemed landlord negligence, and compensation is likely to be available under the landlord’s public liability insurance policy.

There’s no cost speak to one of our landlord negligence lawyers and get advice on how much compensation you can claim.

We’ll get you more compensation.

Injuries from accidents at rental properties can mean time off work, unplanned expenses and financial stress. But your situation is unique, and your injury may have led to other health issues and complications. We’ll ask more questions and get to know you personally, to understand all your issues and their impact on your life. That’s why you’ll get more compensation with a Law Partners public liability lawyer on your side.

What accidents can I claim for?

Here are some examples of landlord negligence that can result in compensation claims:

Poorly-maintained railings or stair bannisters.

These can give way resulting in falls and serious injuries.

A broken path.

Or an access way into the home left unrepaired, causing a fall.

Defective flooring.

Left unrepaired, this can lead to slip, trip and fall accidents.

Poorly maintained common areas.

For example, faulty lighting that causes a trip and fall.

No matter how you’ve been injured on a rental property, you can call Law Partners and get free legal advice whether you can claim compensation.

Getting started.

Tell us about your claim.

Speak to one of our friendly solicitors today and find out if you can claim.

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We’ll get to know you.

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

We’ll offer to start your claim.

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

Get FREE claim advice today.

A specialist lawyer will review your circumstances and tell you how much you can claim.

How much can I claim for landlord negligence?

Compensation payouts range from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands 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 to a lump sum TPD payment through your super fund.

How we can help you.

Your Law Partners landlord negligence lawyer will contact the public liability insurer on your behalf, and then:

Gather evidence of your accident, which may include photos of the hazard that caused your accident, CCTV footage, statements from witnesses and accident reports the landlord, property manager or strata manager.

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.

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Once we’ve submitted your compensation claim, if the public liability insurer accepts liability, then it’s likely it will offer you a settlement payment. Most of our landlord negligence claims are settled without the need for court action.

If the insurer rejects liability or we’re unable to settle out of court, we may need to take court action to get your compensation.

You’re in safe hands with Law Partners.

Your public injury lawyer is backed by a team of specialists including paralegals, medico-legal experts, forensic accountants and barristers. So, you’re in safe hands with Australia’s largest specialist personal injury firm.

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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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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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Elyse Bonnici

Senior Associate

I always endeavour to provide my clients with a service that’s free of legal jargon and personalised to ultimately ensure they’re informed, included and respected throughout the claims process.

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Michele Cheong

Special Counsel

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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Marcus Frangos

Senior Associate

Every client needs to be treated with respect, and this is done by establishing a communication pathway that enables them to express what they want out of the claim along with any questions they may have.

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Melissa Rae

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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Frequently asked questions.

For landlord negligence claims to be successful, we need to prove that:

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

A landlord 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 landlord negligence claims, and we win over 99% of our cases. We can advise you over the phone on whether your claim is likely to succeed.

No win no fee 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 expenses if they lose your case. This is because their no win no fee agreements cover their professional fees but not their costs, such as medical reports. 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.

When you make a landlord negligence claim, you’re claiming the landlord is liable for your injuries. If the landlord admits liability, then their public liability insurer is likely to offer you a sum of money as compensation – this is known as a settlement. If you can’t come to agreement on the settlement amount, or if the landlord denies liability, then you have the option of taking them to court and letting a judge decide on the outcome – this is known as litigation.

Most of our claims are settled out of court. Your Law Partners lawyer will keep you informed about your claim regularly and advise you on your options.

Why should I choose Law Partners?

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.

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

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

We have over 400 5-star reviews on Google.

Marcus Frangos was a great lawyer. Supported me and kept me informed throughout the whole duration of my claim. Couldn’t of asked for a better result in the end.
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When I first called Law Partners I spoke to Michele Cheong. She made me feel so comfortable and so at ease that not once I stressed about my case. I was kept up to date with everything. I’m so happy with the outcome.

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