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Rental and Private Property Injury Lawyers QLD

Have you had an accident, been injured, or developed an illness because your landlord failed to keep you safe? Public Liability Law covers injuries acquired in leased properties or private residences. Our Private & Rental Property Injury Compensation Lawyers will help you understand your tenant rights and options to sue your landlord or real estate agent.

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Can I Claim Compensation for a Rental Property Injury?

You may be entitled to compensation if you slip, trip, fall, or sustain another physical or mental health injury on private property, like a rented home or friend’s house. It’s crucial to remember that public liability claims are filed against the property’s insurance, not the owner or tenant, so your friend or relative shouldn’t be personally affected by your claim or have a financial loss.

The Personal Injuries Proceedings Act QLD 2002 (PIPA) governs injuries in rented housing or private property. If an injured person can prove that someone else was responsible for the accident and subsequent injuries, this Act permits them to seek injury compensation for their losses.

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If you live in a rented home, paying legal injury claim expenses may not be a priority. But you still want to pursue your entitlements. So, you will be happy to learn that all Splatt Lawyer’s clients can access our 100% No Win, No fee legal funding. This means:

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How Much Compensation for a Rental Property Injury Claim?

Like public slip-and-fall claims, several criteria are considered when determining private compensation damages, including:

1) Your past and Future Financial Loss – includes salaries, superannuation, bonuses, and overtime.

2) The extent to which your injury affected your quality of life (pain and suffering)

3) Future and past medical costs

4) Future and past support and care

It’s crucial to remember that the worth of your compensation will be specific to you and your situation. Furthermore, you should know that two accident victims with comparable injuries will obtain different compensation payouts.

For example, a person who works in a bank with a shoulder injury or spinal damage will likely have less workplace adjustment than a plumber who is constantly on their feet at work. Their injuries have a different impact on their ability to work and earn an income.

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What is Your Landlord’s Duty of Care?

The duties of a landlord include scheduling routine building inspections and employing professional tradespeople to undertake repairs as soon as they become necessary.

A landlord’s duty of care does not obligate them to replace non-defective items with safer alternatives or make the house as secure as possible. Also, landlords are not liable for risks they were unaware of, so you must disclose any issues with the property as soon as they occur.

Accidents in a Rented Home

You would still need to prove that someone owed you a duty of care, that they breached that duty, and that the violation led to your injuries, just like with slip and fall claims in public places.

If your landlord violated their duty of care by failing to take reasonable steps to ensure your safety, you might be able to file a negligence claim for damages. Your injury compensation may be in connection with several problems with your leased property, including:

  • Broken or uneven floors
  • Illness caused by mould
  • Faulty appliances causing burns
  • Water leaks that affect your health
  • Swimming pool-related injuries

Our injury claim lawyers will review all the issues when assessing your claim. They will assist in deciding if your landlord or property owner failed their duty to care for your safety.

What are My Tenant Rights?

Knowing your legal options is vital when hurt in an accident on residential premises. As a rented home occupant, your legal rights include:

  • The right to live in a safe and secure home
  • The right for your home to be maintained in reasonable condition
  • The right for your home to be inspected for any hazards
  • The right to have defects removed, replaced, or fixed.

You would still need to prove that someone owed you a duty of care, breached that duty and that the violation led to your injuries. After analysing your claim, your lawyer or solicitor will discuss the circumstances of your case to help you decide whether another party is at fault.

The Care Owed by Your Landlord or Property Owner

When a renter suffers an injury while residing in a rental property, this is a typical instance of a private dwelling accident. Ensuring the safety, security and condition of the tenants’ leased property is one of the landlord’s or real estate agent’s legal responsibilities. In addition, a landlord’s obligations include scheduling routine building inspections, doing urgent repairs as soon as possible, and using certified tradespeople to complete the repairs.

These obligations may be outlined in your rental agreement. Additionally, the property owner should have public liability or landlord insurance. Essentially, this accident insurance policy protects them financially when something goes wrong. 

You should alert your landlord immediately if you learn of a problem with your rental that jeopardises your safety, and you should keep a record of these communications.

Can I Sue My Landlord?

You might wonder, “Can I sue my landlord?” if you find yourself in the difficult position of getting hurt in a rental home or private residence.

First, you must prove that the property owner or real estate agent did not do routine inspections or that they did not correct a problem within a reasonable time to sue your landlord. Alternatively, if the incident occurred in a friend’s or relative’s house, you must demonstrate that the accident could have been avoided and that the host (or landlord) was to blame for your injuries. Then, your lawyer will examine everything with you to ensure you have a valid case.

You must notify the property owner (or another relevant party) of the incident and your injuries and seek the necessary medical attention for them.

A variety of time constraints and procedures have an impact on the claim-filing process, which can be complicated. Therefore, like with any personal injury claim, it is essential to have a competent lawyer handle your case.

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Rental Property Injury FAQs

You might be entitled to compensation if you were hurt or fell ill due to your landlord’s negligence and an unsafe rental home. Our public place accident lawyers can assist with questions like, “Can I sue my landlord?” Plus, we’ll help decipher landlord and public liability insurance claims and assist you in obtaining compensation from landlords for rental property hazards like mould, uneven floors, and other risks. Splatt personal injury lawyers offer expert legal advice for property injury claims. It’s free to know your right to pursue personal injury compensation for an accident in a home owned by another person.

You might be eligible to file a claim for compensation if you or a guest were hurt while visiting or living in a dangerous rental home. First, you must show that you were harmed (physically or psychologically) due to another person’s negligence, such as your landlord or real estate property manager. If you have been hurt, you should see a doctor, get medical attention, and let your landlord know about the problem. Finally, it would help if you spoke with a lawyer specialising in unsound rental property law so they can walk you through the next course of action.

To have a successful claim, you must demonstrate the following before filing your case for rental property injury compensation:

  1. According to Australian Building Code regulations, your rental property had defects and could harm people.
  2. Either your landlord knew about the flaw that made your rental home unsafe or should have known about it, or they just declined to rectify the issue.
  3. The landlord or property manager failed to take prompt action to reduce the danger of damage to property or risk of injury to people.

Contacting the legal experts at Splatt Lawyers should be your first point of call if you want to make a claim for compensation from your landlord for unsafe property injury compensation. Our public liability solicitors will evaluate your circumstance and assist you in understanding the claim procedure and your legal rights.

You must be able to demonstrate the following to file a tenant compensation claim successfully:

  1. The landlord or property leasing agent owed you a duty of care
  2. They failed their duty of care
  3. They could have anticipated that this negligence would result in sickness, property damage, or personal injury.

Your landlord and managing real estate agent both have an owed duty of care for the safety of their tenants. Legal obligations are covered in the Civil Liabilities Act QLD 2003, the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008, and under common law. 

Where a property agent manages a tenanted property, the management agreement could seek to transfer some of the liability to the real estate agent. Should a claim arise from an injury or illness in the managed property, both parties would likely have some liability.

If you live in an apartment block, have an accident and acquire an injury or illness, the body corporate may have some liability. The building body corporate is responsible for maintenance and repairs, particularly in the common areas. If you take legal action against your body corporate, their accident insurance policy will fund your payout.

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