Public liability claims fall under the umbrella of personal injury compensation. A public liability claim is filed when you suffer an injury in a public place due to someone else’s negligence and have suffered a corresponding physical or financial loss. Whether it’s public liability, workers’ compensation or motor vehicle liability, you will need to hire a personal injury compensation lawyer. Here are some reasons why:
The laws are complicated and vary from state to state. Often, common law applies, as does Australian law. Also, previous court decisions are cited as precedents. Remember, that most public places are owned by large agencies with deep pockets. Also, remember that it is their insurance companies who usually try to handle the claim first. If you go to court, they will definitely have great legal representation. If you don’t have a specialist, you will lose.
You need someone who knows personal injury laws inside-out.
Who can File a Public Liability Claim in WA
If you have suffered an injury in a public place and it isn’t all your fault, you may be eligible to file a claim. A great example is a slip and fall at a mall, restaurant, shop or other public place. If you are injured by a malfunctioning product it also counts as public liability. A boat or plane accident that wasn’t your fault falls under public liability. Even accidents on private property or in schools fall under the umbrella of public liability.
How to File
When you are hurt, you need to notify the entity responsible for the property on which you were injured. That can be a person or an organisation. You find out who their insurance company is and send them medical records. Then, the insurance company tells you how much they want to pay you.
The Best Option
Protect yourself by calling us first: 1300 738 303. Our Perth lawyers can help you.