Public Place Injury – Compensation Lawyers Brisbane Solutions


Public Place Injury Compensation

Brisbane public place injury​ liability compensation covers a wide range of injuries that aren’t related to motor vehicles or a person’s workplace.  Businesses, organisations and individuals are expected to uphold a duty of care towards the people that come into their space and protect them from ‘reasonably foreseeable harm’.  Where someone is injured due to their negligence, public liability may apply.

Despite the term ‘public’, public liability applies in more than just public spaces.  It can include:

  • Properties open to the public – shopping centres, car parks, cinemas, restaurants, gyms
  • Government-owned amenities – swimming pools, parks, schools

It can cover injuries such as:

  • Slips, falls
  • Food poisoning
  • Animal bites
  • Sport injuries
  • Physical assault
  • Boat accidents.

If you’re not sure whether you would be eligible to make a public liability compensation claim, get in touch with our experienced team.  We offer obligation-free initial appointments and can offer knowledgeable advice on your specific circumstances.

What could you be compensated for?

Businesses and organisations are required to have public liability insurance, so most claims will deal directly with the insurance company.  We take care of your claim every step of the way, to ensure you receive fair compensation for your injury.

A public liability compensation payment will generally take into account:

  • Medical costs associated with the injury
  • Loss of past and future income
  • Adjustments to the home and vehicle
  • Physical and psychological pain and reduced quality of life

Making a claim

Public liability claims can be submitted up to three years from the injury, or six years for children and people with recognised disabilities.  The first step is to get in touch with us – we can have a chat about what you may be entitled to, the process of making a claim. We then can help you to decide whether to pursue a claim through our compensation lawyers Brisbane team.

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