Public liability is an area of law that covers a wide range of accidents and injuries that may have occurred as a result of another person or company’s negligence or failure to take reasonable care. Often known as a Slip & Trip claim, a Slip Trip injury or accident can happen in any public place such as footpaths, shopping centres and other retail outlets are all common places where people have slipped or tripped or fallen.
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Councils, shop owners, shopping centers, etc. are required by law to have insurance in place to any responsibility that may arise from an injury being sustained on their property or as a result of negligence.
Examples of places in which you may be able to claim are below:
- Slips, trips and falls in supermarkets, shops, offices, swimming pools, etc
- Trips on pathways, streets, etc. on Council or private property
- Accidents that occur at school, college or university
What is a Public Liability or Occupiers Liability Claim?
If the incident occurred on private property, a shop, supermarket, school, library or restaurant etc then a claim will be deemed occupier’s liability.
The laws in relation to public and occupiers liability law are complex and vary vastly between the States and Territories in relation to what needs to be proven for a claim to succeed and if a claim succeeds to what you may be entitled.
Public Liability Compensation Entitlements
The amount to which you may be entitled in compensation varies from State to State and all jurisdictions have different thresholds (minimum severity of injury) which must be met for different items of claim. It is recommended you seek advice specific to your needs from our team of expert injury compensation lawyers.
As a guide, possible entitlements for these types of claims include:
- Loss of wages and superannuation
- Medical expenses for the treatment received
- The cost of future care that you require
If you have suffered a slip, trip or fall in a public place you may be entitled to a public liability claim for compensation. Injury compensation may be awarded if negligence can be clearly proven. Our personal injury lawyers can help you with a claim Call Us Now or send us a message a free claim review today.
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