Public Liability Claims

Gordon Legal has experienced Public Liability Claims Lawyers in Melbourne, Geelong, Sydney and Dubbo.

Slips, trips, falls and other accidents can happen at any time, and when they do, they can lead to serious injuries, costly trips to the doctor and other major inconveniences to your life.

If you’ve been injured in a public place, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. Everyone should be able to expect safety when they’re in a public place. Public liability claims can also involve privately owned properties and places.

Our expert personal injury lawyers are specialists in this field. We have extensive experience in winning compensation for people who have been injured in public liability cases, and can offer our services on a No-Win No-Fee basis, so you don’t have to worry about making payments unless your case is successful.

For us every case is personal

Our Public Liability claims lawyers have decades of experience in handling difficult cases and understand the unique ins and outs of Public Liability claims.

We understand that these incidents can cause considerable stress and inconvenience, which is why we strive to ease your burden by making the legal process as simple as possible for you.

I say to my clients that three things are important. One is to get the best possible result financially, second is to get it in the shortest possible time, and third is that through your relationship with our firm you feel as comfortable as you can.

Peter Gordon

Peter Gordon
Gordon Legal

What type of compensation am I entitled to?

Our public liability lawyers are experts in this field, and can help you navigate the various types of compensation you may be entitled to in your claim. You may be entitled to claim for:

  • Medical and related expenses
  • Pain and suffering damages 
  • Economic loss damages (eg. Loss of wage and loss of opportunity to earn income)
  • Nursing care and care provided by loved ones to you in your recovery.

What sort of claims are covered?

Some of the most common types of public liability claims that we see include slips, trips and falls in either commercial, retail or public places. Sports injuries, injuries on the water, playground accidents and assaults can also be covered by this area of the law.

Any injury which is sustained as a result of a business, local council or venue’s negligence will be considered a public liability claim. Most organisations these days are required by law to hold public liability insurance over their space or property.

Our public liability lawyers can help you understand this process further at any stage of your claim. We have a reputation in fighting for justice for everyday people.

What to do if you think you have a claim:

  1. Report the injury to the business, council or venue as soon as you are able to. If possible, report the injury in writing and keep a copy of the letter or email and any responses you might have received. If the business fills in an incident report form, obtain a copy of this too if possible.
  2. It’s important to write down the address of where your accident or injury occurred. Write down any other relevant details such as the name of the owner, business or council. Take photographs of the area, print a copy of any photographs taken and if applicable jot down an ‘X’ at the exact location of a fall.
  3. ​Record all other details of the incident such as the time of day, the weather and any witnesses’ details that you have obtained.
  4. Report the injury to a doctor as soon as you can, and be sure to give them the full story behind the incident.
  5. ​Keep records of all correspondence (including emails, texts or postal mail) with anyone involved with the incident.
  6. ​Keep all your medical records, note any time you have had off work and keep any receipts for out-of-pocket expenses incurred relating to your injury.

 

No Win No Fee for Public Liability Claims

Recovering from an unexpected accident or injury is stressful enough without adding the burden of legal fees.

That’s why we can help you get compensation in a public liability claim on a No-Win No-Fee basis. Put simply, unless your case is successful you won’t have to worry about payment.

 

Chat to one of our Public Liability claims lawyers today in Melbourne, Sydney, Geelong or Dubbo on 1300 57 25 18

Public liability experts

Rachel Schutze
Rachel Schutze
Principal Lawyer
Rachel Schutze
Principal Lawyer

Rachel is one of Victoria’s leading plaintiff personal injury lawyers. She has achieved significant financial outcomes for plaintiffs in WorkCover actions, and is also experienced in acting for people with injuries that occur in public places or on private property, as well as general insurance claims.
 
Rachel holds a Masters of Law.  She has a personal and professional commitment to South West Victoria, has served on community Boards for more than a decade and understands the legal needs of injured people.

Rachel is a regular contributor to her hometown paper, the Geelong Advertiser and has been listed by the prestigious Doyle's Guide Awards 2018 as a leading lawyer in WorkCover and Public Liability.

Victoria Keays
Victoria Keays
Principal Lawyer
Victoria Keays
Principal Lawyer

Victoria is an accredited specialist in personal injury law with a particular interest in asbestos litigation. Victoria has over 10 years’ experience in representing those suffering from all forms of asbestos diseases; including mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis and asbestos related pleural disease. Victoria is also passionate about achieving compensation for those afflicted by other occupational diseases, such as silicosis and occupational lung cancer.

Victoria has represented clients in a number of jurisdictions around Australia and has been recognised by Doyle’s Guide as a leading lawyer in the area of Dust Diseases.

Sheri Carolan
Sheri Carolan
Principal Lawyer
Sheri Carolan
Principal Lawyer

Sheri is an Accredited Specialist in personal injury law, with particular expertise in medical negligence, civil liability and workers compensation claims. She has experience acting in complex claims for seriously injured people across various areas of personal injury law. Sheri brings a strong understanding of regional NSW, hailing from Dubbo where she remains an active member of the community. She has won a number of professional awards, including the NSW Young Business Executive of the Year in 2017.

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