What Are Public Liability Claims?
Accidents are an inevitable part of life, but sometimes they are preventable. In fact, if you suffer a serious injury on public property, the property owner may be liable for your injury and suffering. If you have recently suffered a personal injury on public property that was no fault of your own, then you may be eligible to file for a personal injury compensation known as a public liability claim.
At Dwyer Law Group, we believe that everybody should know their rights when it comes to public liability claims. That is why we have compiled some pertinent information to keep you informed.
Am I Eligible?
The Personal Injuries Proceedings Act of 2002 is the federal legislation that outlines the type of incidents that can precede a public liability claim.
The act states that accidents such as slipping and falling, poisoning, plane and boat accidents, faulty products, sporting incidents as well as private property accidents are worthy of public liability claims. However, it is not always necessary to file a public liability complaint if you have been injured in a public space. This is dependent on whether the suffering caused is ongoing and permanent.
If the injury was minor, temporary and in the past, you can only go through your insurance providers for compensation. The most advisable course of action is to visit a personal injury lawyer to see if you have a claim.
Important Factors in Public Liability Claims
Every legal evaluation of a potential compensation claim will centre on several different factors.
Firstly, it must be established that the injury is either ongoing or permanent. After this has been proven, you have to demonstrate that you will incur extra costs undergoing treatment, and explain how the injury will affect your ability to work in the same occupation as prior to the incident.
It is always advisable to record as much information as possible about the conditions of the space where the accident occurred. Taking up close photos of the scene and making an audio or visual recording of the scene can be invaluable when trying to claim compensation.
Public Liability on the Gold Coast
Dwyer Law Group is here to offer careful and prudent legal advice to anyone has suffered a public injury on the Gold Coast. Our legal team offers initial consultations to anyone looking to file a public liability claim but is unsure if they have a legitimate case. If your case does go ahead, we have a no win, no fee policy for our clients. Please bring relevant photos of the accident area, of your injuries and of anything else that you believe may be relevant.
Contact Dwyer Law Group today for an in-depth legal consultation on potential public liability claims.