When you are injured in a slip, fall or trip accident due to the negligence of another party, you might have a claim against public liability insurance. If you have been harmed, our slip and fall injury claim lawyers can assist with expert compensation legal advice.
Slip, Trip and Fall incidents can sometimes seem minor, while others are more significant and can impact your ability to work. However, their impacts can be long-lasting and reduce your enjoyment of life.
Incidents like slips and falls are covered by public liability law. These laws apply to injuries and accidents in public areas like shopping centres, car parks, private properties (including rental properties), footpaths, parks, and other council-owned properties.
Splatt Lawyers have a team of public liability solicitors who can support you in claiming your slip, trip or fall compensation. Relax knowing our legal experts operate on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis and provide home or hospital visits if you can’t make it into the office for any reason.
The Personal Injuries Proceedings Act QLD 2002 governs slip-and-fall cases (PIPA) in Queensland. If an injured person can show that a third party caused their accident, this Act enables them to seek compensation for their injuries.
It can be complex to seek compensation for a slip or fall public liability injury. Often, more than one party is to blame, and it is challenging to establish liability. Your best choice is to contact Splatt Lawyers for expert personal injury legal advice. Call 1800 700 125 or complete our free and fast online claim check.
I have heard of No Win, No Pay, but what is 100% No Win, No Fee?
You will likely be concerned about the cost of legal fees when you have been harmed in a slip, trip or fall accident and seek negligence damages. We understand the cost of hiring a great lawyer to pursue your legal entitlements may not be in your budget. So, you will be happy to know that when you choose Splatt Lawyers for your claim, you have no financial risk. Our No Win, No Fee, No Risk guarantee means that you:
Our experienced compensation lawyers will be pleased to show you our legal cost agreement that outlines our 100% No Win, No Fee policy.
When you are harmed in a slip and fall accident, the steps you take can impact the outcome of your personal injury case. Here are some recommended actions:
You cannot start a PIPA claim without going through several legal stages. This process can be demanding, but our knowledgeable lawyers are familiar with these Pre-Court Procedures and are ready to take your instructions to produce the necessary paperwork on time.
Please focus on treatment for your injuries in the days immediately after your accident. If you save the receipts for any out-of-pocket costs, we can ask the respondent for reimbursement and include your out-of-pocket expenses in your claim.
Getting legal advice from professionals who practise public liability law when claiming damages after a slip, trip, or fall is essential. After your accident, Splatt Lawyers’ team of experienced public liability lawyers can assist you in determining whether you have a case and will pursue it on your behalf.
Given the complexity of this type of law, it is advisable to seek legal advice when you are injured. You will then have your best chance of accessing fair compensation.
The payout from your personal injury claim is based on a series of calculations that aims to restore your financial position to the one you had before your injury. During your free case review, our solicitor or lawyers will diagnose your case, evaluate your rights, and give you an estimate of your outcome.
Your personal injury settlement for a slip, trip or fall would take into consideration your:
To understand your unique circumstances and the potential value of your case, request your free claim review now.
To succeed with a public liability action, your lawyer typically must demonstrate the following:
Splatt Lawyers offer a free initial consultation. It costs you nothing to understand your legal right to claim public liability damages. This type of legal case can be challenging. Contact our compensation solicitors to know your legal options. Your comprehensive case review is free.
Your Queensland employer has a legal duty to provide a safe and healthy workplace. But every year, people are harmed in work-related slip and fall accidents. If this is your circumstance, you will make a workers’ compensation claim. You could also receive a lump-sum payout for a severe injury that prevents you from working again. Our skilled solicitors will help you understand your eligibility for free.
Stores, supermarkets, and shopping malls are responsible for keeping their customers safe. You could be eligible for compensation if they fail their duty of care and you get hurt.
It is reasonable to expect to shop in a safe environment when visiting your local stores. Therefore, you might have a public liability claim if the store doesn’t take reasonable care to keep you safe and you get injured.
Supermarket slip and fall accidents often occur due to poor housekeeping. Inside a large grocery store, there are substantial opportunities for something to go wrong if the staff are not responsive to their cleaning duties. Slippery surfaces can happen when items fall off shelves; products get spilled, liquids leak, and fruit and vegetables are squashed on the floor. The longer it takes to remove these hazards, the greater the potential for harm. Generally, the business owner must ensure your safety in these situations.
Perhaps because staff failed to clear up a spill or alert customers to a slip hazard, you may slip, fall, and suffer an injury. This hazard frequently occurs in supermarkets and shopping malls where a spilled liquid or a freshly washed floor has inadequate signage.
Poorly placed or curled doormats, packages blocking doorways, unexpected steps, and products on the floor can all create tripping hazards and injuries.
Because the store or shopping centre neglected to properly maintain its escalators, lifts, stairs, and rails, you were hurt. For example, at shopping centres, escalators may suddenly stop working, causing people to fall; these are frequent causes of harm.
Your child was hurt because the store didn’t take sufficient precautions to create a kid-safe environment, for instance, insecure shelves or unfastened child seats on trolleys, which could harm a youngster.
Local councils oversee maintenance to keep public areas and properties safe for use. Essentially, they are responsible for keeping people safe when on council property. Sadly, they may occasionally neglect their duties and harm someone. So, you could be entitled to compensation if you were hurt on a council-owned property or in a public area. Council insurance claims include mishaps, slips, and falls on shared pathways, council-owned parking areas, and open spaces like playgrounds and parks.
You expect your loved ones to be safe when using a public park or playground. This is not always true. Common accidents that can happen at public parks include:
You could make a Public Liability compensation claim if you slipped, fell, and were injured in a store, on council property, or any other public place.
Slip, trip, and fall insurance policies frequently cover:
Obtaining legal advice from Splatt Lawyers as quickly as possible after a slip, trip, or fall is advisable. By doing this, our compensation lawyers ensure you receive the best advice available for your circumstances.
It might seem like physical harm from a slip or fall accident would be minor for some people. However, that is not always the case. The severity of your injury can depend on your age, general physical condition, and the circumstances of your incident. Here are some common injury types from a slip, trip or fall:
Contact our public place injury lawyers now for immediate legal advice. They have the knowledge and expertise to help you access fair compensation for your loss. Our team will help you identify the following:
If a council footpath was not adequately maintained, such as if there were significant cracks or the concrete had gaps or was uneven, and you tripped over it and hurt yourself, you may be able to file a compensation claim.
Local councils maintain public areas, including parks, playgrounds, and athletic fields. Local governments are responsible for ensuring that public spaces are frequently maintained and secure to keep people safe while they are there. But on occasion, they might be negligent in their duties. If this happens and you get hurt in a public place, you might receive injury compensation.
Accidents like slips and falls often occur in supermarkets and stores where staff may be too busy to maintain safe premises, such as Coles and Woolworths. Similar concerns can arise in shopping centres like Westfield.
Local councils typically maintain bike paths as well. They are responsible for keeping the track clear and ensuring that any identified dangers receive a reasonable response. You could be entitled to sue the council for negligence if they neglected to patch a reported pothole and you fell and hurt yourself while out riding, walking, or jogging. Essentially, they breached their obligation to maintain the bike path in a safe condition.
Queensland CTP compensation should cover you if your bike accident happened on a public road and involved a motor vehicle.
Our personal injury lawyers have substantial expertise in liability law. It is free to understand your situation and legal options.
Our expert Public Liability solicitors are ready to help you if you have been injured while on council-owned, public, or private property. We’ll respond to your enquiry, suggest if you have a claim, and assist by guiding your choices. Your comprehensive case review is free, so it costs nothing to understand your rights.