Public Liability

If you are injured in an accident or incident which occurred in a public or private space then you may be entitled to bring a claim for compensation. Examples of such Public Liability claims are:

  • Falls at shopping centres
  • Falls on footpaths, car parks, ie slips, trips and falls
  • Assaults or accidents or injuries which occur in hotels, clubs or entertainment venues
  • Sporting and recreational injuries
  • Defective or faulty products
  • Physical and/or sexual assaults
  • School based injuries
  • Dog attacks
  • Boating accidents
  • Injury at a gym or recreational facility due to malfunctioning equipment
  • Fall on stairs, verandas or balconies due to poor lighting or maintenance

Public Liability claims are generally governed by the terms of the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act and as such there are certain steps that need to be taken to ensure a person’s rights are fully protected. There are a number of legislative provisions which need to be complied with in order for a claim to proceed.

In order to recover damages you must be able to prove that the owner or occupier of the place and/or equipment owed to the injured person a duty of care and that that duty has been breached and as a result of that breach the person has suffered injuries.

There are strict time limits which apply so you should seek legal advice to ensure your rights are fully protected.

Contact us to arrange a consultation with one of our experienced lawyers.