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Public Liability Compensation

Public Liability Compensation

If you’ve slipped, tripped or fallen in a public place like a a supermarket, shopping centre or service station you may be able to claim public liability compensation. In New South Wales, the owners and occupiers of land and property have a legal duty to make sure that people who visit or are on their property are reasonably safe. So, if you do have an accident or are injured, either physically or emotionally, while you’re in a public place you may be able to claim compensation.

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    Our experienced personal injury claim lawyers have helped people deal with very difficult and often confusing times. We have a no win no fee scheme, which means you can claim compensation without worrying about large legal bills. Based in Parramatta and Fairfield, our accident injury lawyers have helped people like you:

    • Understand what their rights are.
    • Understand what the potential value of a public liability compensation claim may be.
    • Make a claim for public liability compensation.
    • Take a claim for public liability compensation to Court.
    • Negotiate a settlement for a public liability compensation claim.

    Public Liability Claims

    Everyone has the right to be safe when they’re going about their everyday lives. That’s why everyone, including individuals and businesses, have a duty of care to make sure people are safe. If they’re negligent, do or don’t do something and it causes physical or emotional injury, you may be entitled to claim compensation. This can include if you:

    • Slip, trip or fall.
    • Have an accident in a public place.
    • Are physically assaulted.
    • Are bitten by a dog.
    • Get food poisoning.
    • Have a boat or water accident.
    • Are injured while playing sport.

    If you want to make a claim for public liability compensation, you will need to be able to show that:

    • A duty of care was owed to you by the person you’re bringing the claim against.
    • This duty of care was breached.
    • A reasonable person could have predicted that the duty of care may have been breached.

    These involve legal concepts to determine whether you can make a claim. You may also only have a limited amount of time where you can make a claim for public liability compensation, which is why it’s important to speak to a lawyer as soon as possible.

    If you make a public liability compensation claim you may be able to receive a lump sum payment to:

    • Cover all of your past and future medical and rehabilitation expenses.
    • Compensate you for any past or future loss of wages and superannuation.
    • Compensate you for your physical and emotional pain and suffering.
    • Cover any past and future care you may need.
    • Cover anything else you may need to live comfortably, like wheelchairs or the cost of modifying your home.


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