Public Liability Claims
When accidents occur on public grounds or premises owned by third parties, resulting in personal injury caused by their negligence, seeking rightful compensation becomes paramount.
Our expert team specializes in navigating the intricate realm of public liability claims.
If you've suffered due to another's negligence, you may be eligible for support with medical costs, loss of income, and compensation.
Trust us to guide you through the legal process and advocate for your rights, ensuring justice prevails in the face of adversity.
What is a public liability claim?
A public liability claim is a legal process that allows individuals who have suffered personal injuries in public places or on third-party premises due to the fault of another party to seek compensation for medical expenses, loss of income, and other related damages.
What types of incidents fall under public liability claims?
Incidents that can lead to public liability claims include slip and fall accidents, injuries in retail stores, accidents in restaurants, injuries on footpaths or public walkways, and any situation where negligence by a property owner or entity has led to your injury.
How do I know if I have a valid public liability claim?
If you have suffered a personal injury in a public place or third-party premises due to the fault of that party, you may have a valid claim. Consulting with one of our legal professionals who specialise in personal injury claims can help determine the validity of your case.
What should I do immediately after the incident?
First, seek medical attention for your injuries. If possible, gather evidence such as photos, witness contact information, and incident details. Notify the property owner or responsible party and report the incident to them. Then, get in touch with QLegal to discuss your case and potential next steps.
How long do I have to file a public liability claim?
Generally, a public liability claim must be lodged within 9 months of the date of accident.
It's important to consult with a lawyer as soon as possible after the incident to understand the specific time frame in your case.
Do I need to prove negligence for a successful claim?
Yes, typically you will need to prove that the property owner or entity responsible for the premises was negligent in maintaining a safe environment, which directly led to your injury. A lawyer can help gather evidence to establish negligence.
How is compensation determined in public liability claims?
Compensation varies based on factors such as the severity of your injuries, medical expenses, loss of income, and the impact of the injury on your daily life.
QLegal will help you through the claim process and calculate a fair compensation amount that you are entitled to fight for.
What if the property owner denies liability?
If the property owner denies liability, it doesn't necessarily mean your case is lost. QLegal has experience in navigating complex situations like this. We will investigate the circumstances, gather evidence, and build a strong case to prove negligence and secure the compensation you deserve.
Will my case go to court?
Not all cases go to court. Many public liability claims are settled through negotiations with the responsible party's insurance company. However, if a fair settlement cannot be reached, your case may proceed to court.
Is there a time limit for filing a public liability claim?
Yes, there is a time limit known as the statute of limitations. The timeframe varies by state, and if you exceed it, you might lose your right to make a claim. Contact QLegal as soon as possible after the incident so we can guide you within the legal timeframe.
How can QLegal help with my public liability claim?
QLegal specialises in personal injury cases, including public liability claims. We can provide expert legal advice on the strength of your case, guide you through the claims process, and help you understand your rights. Our experienced team will gather evidence, negotiate with insurers, and represent your interests to secure the compensation you deserve.