Brisbane Public Liability Law Firm

If you have had an accident or injury in a public place due to the actions or inactions of another party, our Brisbane law firm can provide experienced legal insights for your public liability claim.

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Experienced Public Liability Team

Splatt Lawyers have been helping injured people in Queensland achieve their due entitlements for more than 28 years. Our legal team are expert in Public Liability Claims. They will help you find the most effective path to justice.

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100% No Win No Fee      

When you choose Splatt Lawyers for your public liability claim, you will be at ease knowing there is nothing to pay until your claim is successful. 100% No Win, No Fee means exactly that. There is nothing to pay upfront or for the life of your legal matter. Splatt Lawyers carries the risk of your claim as well as the cost of reports and assessments needed to build a compelling case. You pay only when and if your claim succeeds.

Injuries covered by Public Liability

Public liability law encompasses a diverse range of circumstances where someone could have an accident, be injured, or acquire an illness or psychological injury due to another party’s failure of duty of care. Common types of claims include:

    • Slip, Fall or Trip in a shopping centre
    • Building/Balcony collapse
    • School and Playground injuries
    • Food Poisoning
    • Physical or Sexual assault
    • Travel accidents – plane, train, bus, ship etc
    • Defective Products
    • Recreational and Sporting Injuries
    • Gym, Massage and Personal Training injuries
    • Dog and animal attacks
    • Private property injuries
    • Rental property injuries

Act Now –Time Limits Apply

You must gather evidence immediately if you have had an accident and acquired an illness, injury, or mental health condition. You could have only one opportunity to obtain compensation. You will likely have a time limit in which to start legal action. So, you must seek legal advice as soon as possible to understand your right to compensation.

What is My Public Liability Claim Worth?

Public Liability damages include compensation for a variety of factors, including:

      • Pain and Suffering
      • Loss of enjoyment of life
      • Lost income
      • Loss of future incomes
      • Medical expenses include future care
      • Failure of the ability to care for your dependents
      • The care you received from your family

To understand your legal right to entitlements and what they may be worth, please speak with our legal team for a free comprehensive claim assessment. It costs nothing to understand your legal position.

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Claiming Compensation for Public Liability Injuries

For Queensland residents seeking to claim compensation for injury in a public place, the procedural obligations for this are outlined by The Personal Injuries Proceedings Act 2002 (QLD). PIPA legislation determines your statutory time limits for making a claim, the pre-court process, and the type of compensation you can claim for your condition. PIPA QLD is there to safeguard the long-term sustainability of injury compensation for all Queenslanders.


The Legal Process

  1. Get in touch – Contact us by phone, email or complete an online assessment.
  2. Free case assessment – Your lawyer will review your case and advise your opportunity to claim
  3. Sign your legal agreement – Agree to Splatt Lawyers 100% No Win, No Fee legal representation
  4. We prepare your case and gather evidence – We work with you to gather all significant evidence
  5. Medical assessments and reports – You will have an independent medical investigation to assess your loss.
  6. We submit your claim – Your claim is given to the applicable public liability insurer
  7. Negotiate settlement – We mediate with the insurer to maximize your entitlements.

Get Legal Help Now for Your Public Liability Case

Begin your claim using our Free Online Claim Check or call us to discuss your case.

Our team love to help. It costs nothing, to be sure.

Public Liability Law FAQs

In Queensland, all owners and operators of public venues or spaces have a duty of care to ensure their premises are safe. They must maintain their areas with no discernible defects that could cause harm.

The definition of public space is broad and includes places such as shopping centres, car parks, airports, and entertainment venues. This also includes City Council and Government-owned facilities such as public swimming pools, parks, and schools.

Public Liability law includes injuries sustained in a private home, such as rental property, animal attacks, physical assault, and excessive force. Physical or psychological harm caused by sporting and recreational activities is also included, like theme parks, wave pools, activities on a sporting field and more. Food poisoning and injury caused by defective products such as faulty vehicles or appliances are also included.

To succeed in a public liability claim, you need to prove that you acquired your injuries because of the negligence of another party or occupier and that they failed their duty of care.

To understand your legal position, Splatt Lawyers offer a free legal claim review. Be certain of accessing all your rights and entitlements by speaking with one of our skilled public liability solicitors.

A public liability case would rarely proceed to court. In Queensland, most injury claims are settled by mediation. Our public liability lawyers have many years of experience in a diverse range of liability matters and are skilled negotiators.

When settling your public liability claim, your insurer may be required to pay some of your legal costs. How much they pay is dependent on your overall settlement. Your lawyer will outline how this works when reviewing your case.

You would not receive money from the public liability insurer to fund your medical treatment or recovery costs whilst your claim progresses. However, these costs will be included as part of your settlement once you reach a successful outcome.

If you have experienced an injury, illness or mental due to an incident covered by public liability insurance, we recommend that you:

  • Get medical attention
  • Retain your medical reports and receipts
  • Retain records of lost income
  • Report your accident in writing to applicable authorities
  • Keep photos of your physical injuries

Keep pictures of the place where your incident occurred