- September 12, 2016
- Posted by: Seymour Furlong
- Category: Uncategorised
If you suffer an injury in a public place, not as a result of a motor vehicle accident or workplace accident, then you may have a right to bring a public liability claim.
In Queensland, public liability claims are governed by the terms of the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act (PIPA).
As such, each person who suffers injuries must take certain steps in order to recover compensation for their injuries.
In Brisbane, public liability claims can arise out of a number of different events. The occupiers or owners of public or private places have a duty of care which is owed to each person who uses their facilities to ensure that they are fit and proper for the purposes they are supposed to be used for.
If an injury arises as a result of the negligence of an owner of these premises then the injured person should consult a compensation lawyer in relation to making a public liability claim.
What Can I Claim?
People who suffer injuries as a result of a public liability incident can claim damages and compensation which may arise as a result of the injuries suffered.
This includes a claim for pain and suffering and compensation for either physical and/or psychological injuries or both.
In addition to this a person can claim all medical or related expenses they have been put to or reasonably likely to be put to in the future, together with any past or future income loss and any future care requirements they may need as a result of their injuries.
Seymour Furlong Lawyers
Seymour Furlong Lawyers are public liability lawyers in Brisbane who specialise in assisting individuals who have suffered injuries as a result of a public liability event. We can assist at all stages of the process from the very beginning through to finalising the claim.
We conduct all negotiations with the relevant parties and their insurers and we gather all evidence on behalf of individual people to get the true picture of the extent of their injuries and losses.
Strict Time Limits
There are strict time limits in place in relation to bringing a public liability claim in Brisbane. It is important that you seek appropriate legal advice at the earliest opportunity so as to ensure that your rights are fully protected.
How Much Will It Cost Me?
The total cost of the claim will depend upon the work that is required to be undertaken to complete the matter.
We handle all claims on a “no win, no fee” basis with respect to professional costs and outlays. This means that you will not be charged anything whatsoever throughout the life of your claim and the total cost will be paid by the insurer at the end of the matter.
If you are not successful in obtaining an amount of compensation then you will not have to pay any costs whatsoever. This includes all outlays, i.e. doctor’s report fees and search fees etc. as well as our professional costs for acting on your behalf.
Who Does the Claim Proceed Against?
A claim is made against the person or company who was at fault for the circumstances of the accident. Usually that person or company will have public liability insurance and the claim gets passed onto the insurer who take over the matter and pay compensation to the person who has suffered injuries.
We therefore welcome all inquiries on a completely obligation free basis. Each public liability claim needs to be specifically considered in light of its individual circumstances. As such it is vital that people obtain expert advice from lawyers who specialise in public liability claims in Brisbane.
Please do not hesitate to contact us, we are only happy to help and provide you with appropriate advice.