Public Liability Claims
Accidents that occur in a public place that is not related to your work may be covered by a public liability claim. Whether you have slipped and fallen in a supermarket or been hurt on a private property we can help, starting with a free initial consultation.
Can I Make a Claim?
If you have been hurt in an accident and another party is at fault – whether they’re an individual, a business or an organisation – you may be able to make a claim. For public liability claims, you make the claim against the at-fault party’s insurance.
Some places where you may be able to make a public liability claim include:
- Rental properties
Examples of incidents that may be covered include:
- Slipping and falling
- Food poisoning
- Animal attacks – for example a dog bite
- Sporting-related accidents
After My Accident – What to Do Next?
To receive compensation – either now or into the future – you need to be sure to follow important steps. Immediately after your accident you should have:
- Informed the responsible party of the incident
- Taken photos of where on your body you have been hurt, the location of the incident, and any cause(s) of your accident
- Seen your doctor promptly
Making a Claim With Bartels Lawyers
Independent insights can provide you with key information about your situation. The public liability process can often be complicated and subject to time limits. A dedicated lawyer can explain everything and help to build your case.
To investigate making a claim with us start by contacting us by phone or email. We will organise a free, face to face meeting with an expert lawyer who will work with you throughout the process, should you proceed with a claim.
What Will My Compensation Cover?
If you receive compensation from a public liability claim, it can help you by providing compensation for:
- Medical costs – present and future
- Suffering and reduced enjoyment of life
- Home care
- Lost income
To discuss your claim with an independent and expert compensation professional, call Bartels Lawyers on (07) 3341 2222.