Public Place Accidents

If you have suffered an injury or had a public place accident, you may be entitled to damages. In Queensland, public place injuries fall under the authority of the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act. Other states and territories have their own legislation in relation to these claims.


Employees who have been injured in the workplace may also need to pursue compensation under the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act. The act applies in cases when a staff member is injured while working for a company to whom they are contracted.


Personal Injury Helpline can help you understand the legal processes involved with public liability claims. Our personal injury lawyers will provide you with advice concerning your chances of recovery and compensation from a public place accident.


What Is Public Liability?

Public liability is a type of insurance. Covering injuries, property damage and even death, it is designed to protect against claims from members of the public. Having public liability insurance is considered essential for business owners.


To make a public liability claim, you will need to prove that the owner of the property contributed to your injury through negligence.

Types Of Public Liability Claims

Public place accidents can involve a broad range of accidents and injuries. These are some of the most common types of public liability claims:

  • Falls
  • Injuries in public spaces, such as a park
  • Animal-related injuries
  • Injuries sustained in amusement venues
  • Injuries sustained in rental properties
  • Injuries relating to recreational activities
  • Injuries sustained on school grounds.

If you are unsure as to whether your injury meets the requirements for a public liability claim, our lawyers can advise you on your legal options.


Public Place Accidents Frequently Asked Questions

Whether you are taking legal action against a person or company, their insurer will usually pay for any compensation awarded in your public liability claim. This is why businesses and public entities need public liability insurance.


To learn more about making a public liability claim, please contact us on either 1800 HELPLINE (1800 435 754), or alternatively complete the attached contact form and we will call you almost immediately. 


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