Public Liability Claims – Do They Apply to Me?
Public liability claims protect you from situations where someone’s negligence or failure to uphold their duty of care results in injury, death, loss or damage. There is always the potential for something to go wrong in everyday life and when it does it can have terrible personal and financial consequences.
It’s important that you are well-informed about your rights and your options if you are the victim of an accident on someone else’s property.
When Can You Claim Public Liability?
There are a variety of situations where you may be able to make a public liability claim. They cover incidents on both private and public property and can include accidents such as:
● Injury or damage to property sustained from a public event
● Injuries in public places such as parks or playgrounds
● Injuries sustained due to a lack of safety or disrepair on someone else’s property
● Accidents occuring in shops, retail outlets and other businsesses
● Accidents at amusement venues
● Injuries caused by animals (dog attacks, horse-riding accidents)
● A plane or boat accident
● Food poisoning
● Injury while you are working on someone else’s property and away from your own work place.
When you are the victim of an accident that results in injury, personal loss or damage, the person or organisation responsible for the property may be held liable. If you are a worker who is injured while working outside of your usual workplace, a tradesperson in someone’s home for example, you might be eligible to make a claim against both your employer and the homeowner.
Legal Process of Public Liability in Queensland
Making a compensation claim can be complicated because every situation is unique. It’s best to get advice from a compensation lawyer in Queensland, who can provide a professional evaluation of your case.
A compensation lawyer will examine every aspect of the situation in order to identify any liability on the part of the property owner. They will build a case by gathering significant evidence to prove that the property owner was negligent or failed to meet their duty of care.
If this process is successful, the compensation lawyer will help to establish a fair damages settlement. The settlement reached is usually a monetary value representing the gap between your predicted life path before the incident took place and your actual life path since it happened. This calculation varies depending on the complexity of the case and the nature of the public liability claim.
Public Liability Insurance
Individuals and businesses such as music festival organisers are required to have public liability insurance. This is because they are responsible for situations where there is a risk of an accident. Most other businesses also have it as a sensible measure of financially protecting themselves from public liability claims because it’s nearly impossible to prevent any possibility of accidents .
If you need an experienced compensation lawyer on the Gold Coast, call Dwyer Law Group on 07 5538 2766 or contact us online . Our ‘No Win, No Fee’ policy means that you can feel financially secure while we build the best possible case for you.