Public Liability Claims

If you sustain an injury in any public place, whether that place is controlled by a private person/entity (for example, a shopping centre), or a government authority (for example, on a footpath or public park or reserve) and it can be shown that your injury happened because of someone else’s negligence then you may be entitled to make a ‘public liability’ claim for appropriate compensation.

Types of ‘public liability’ claims which can arise include:

  • Dog attacks
  • Slips and falls at private residences
  • Slips and falls in a public place
  • Boat (marine) accidents
  • Sports field (school yard) accidents
  • Recreational activities (for example, accidents at public pools, rock climbing, sky diving, go kart racing)

If you’ve suffered an injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, you should seek expert and experienced legal advice as soon as possible. Contact us to arrange an initial free consultation.

When should I make a claim?

Strict time limits apply to public liability claims and your entitlement to compensation may be lost if you claim late.

Hall Payne knows that when you can’t work due to injury, it is a very challenging time. Financial stress can make the situation overwhelming. The sooner a claim is accepted, the sooner you’ll receive compensation.

How long will my public liability claim take?

There is a no single answer to this question. Each case is different. However, the sooner your claim is finalised, the sooner you can move on with your life. That said, a properly prepared and managed claim can’t be rushed.

Contact us for a free initial consultation with one of our expert workers’ compensation lawyers to discuss your claim circumstances.

How much will it cost me to make a claim?

Hall Payne will provide you with a free initial consultation to discuss your injury and the circumstances around it. We will provide an estimate of legal costs and the likely time frames that will apply to your claim.

If we consider you have reasonable prospects of success, we will act for you on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis.

Speak to one of our experts


1800 659 114
general@hallpayne.com.au

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