Our personal injury lawyers are experts in public liability (slip & fall) claims and will guide you through the claims process, advising you of your rights and the legal options available to you.
How we help you…
we provide a free
no obligation initial consultation
NO WIN NO FEE
if your claim is unsuccessful
you won’t pay our fees
if you are unable to attend our offices
we can organise an in-home visit
What makes us different?
- Our lawyers take the time to understand your challenges.
- Our lawyers provide hands on personalised service.
- You will never be treated as just another number.
- Our lawyers are experts in compensation law.
- You will always be informed of your rights.
- We are long established local Mackay lawyers.
Who can make a public liability claim?
If you are a lawful entrant to a property and you are injured on that property through no fault of your own, you may be able to make a public liability claim.
How do I make a public liability claim?
A public liability claim should be made in accordance with the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act 2002 (Qld) and will need to be served on the Proper Respondent of the property. Our experienced solicitors can assist you with your claim.
Are there time limits to making a claim?
A Notice of Claim Form under the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act 2002 (Qld) must be lodged within nine months of the injury occurring or within one month of consulting a solicitor (whichever is the earliest). Crucial time limits apply to these claims so it is best that you seek advice from a solicitor as soon as possible.
What does it cost to make a claim?
Our firm acts on a “no win no fee” basis so you do not need to pay any legal fees until the successful completion of your claim. Contact our office to discuss our “no win no fee” arrangement.
How does the claim process work?
Our expert team are here to listen.
There is no cost for us to listen to your story and assess your case.
We will run the matter for you and keep you well informed along the way.
Payment is made if successful.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
What is duty of care?
In general terms, a duty of care is a legal duty owed to ensure the safety and well-being of others. At common law, a duty of care will generally arise when the Defendant should have foreseen that their conduct (or lack thereof) could result in an injury to the Plaintiff.
What sort of accidents may be covered by public liability law?
- Slip, trip and fall accidents in a shopping centre/footpaths/private property.
- Medical negligence claims are also governed under the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act 2002 (Qld).
Is sport covered by public liability law?
Generally speaking, liability varies between relationships in sport i.e. occupier and spectator, occupier and entrant, athlete liability and umpire’s and official’s liability. A duty of care is owed between each of the parties, however the standard of care varies. Contact our team for a free consultation as to your rights.
Who pays the public liability compensation under Queensland Law?
When a claim is lodged against another party, generally speaking that party will have public liability insurance. The insurer for that party will be responsible for paying the compensation.
How long will the claim take under Queensland Law?
Time frames vary for each individual claim but can range from anywhere between six months to three years or more.
Can I represent myself when making a public liability claim?
Whilst there is no requirement that a solicitor is to be involved, we would recommend consulting one of our experienced solicitors to act on your behalf to ensure that you maximise the benefit of bringing a claim and so that you know your rights and entitlements.