What is a Public Liability Claim?

If you are injured in a public place or on someone’s property, due to someone’s negligence, you may be able to claim compensation by making a public liability claim against the negligent party. A public liability claim will seek to recover your financial and other losses from that negligent party. Our local office is available to take on public liability claims in Burwood.

Public entities such as shopping centres and supermarkets are generally required by law to have public liability insurance. This means that, if your claim is successful, your compensation will usually be paid by a public liability insurer.

Some examples of accidents that may result in public liability claims are:

Can I Make a Public Liability Claim?

A good starting point to see if you may be able to make a public liability claim is to check the answers to the following three questions.

If the answer is ‘yes’ to all three, then you may be able to make a public liability claim. However, it is important to speak to a lawyer about the particular circumstances of your accident and obtain advice on whether a claim by you is likely to be successful. Time limits will usually apply, so speak to a lawyer as soon as possible after the accident.

What Can I Claim Under Public Liability?

Public liability claims may cover:

The amount of compensation that can be claimed varies depending on the circumstances and evidence of each case.

E Lee Lawyers can advise on which of the above “heads of damages” can be claimed for a particular case. We can also help with quantifying the value of a claim.

What Does the Claim Process Look Like?

In order to make a successful claim, there needs to be evidence to support your case. This may include:

E Lee Lawyers can help with gathering the evidence needed to pursue a public liability claim. We can also analyse and advise on the evidence, including any other evidence provided by the public liability insurer.

If a settlement agreement for a public liability claim cannot be reached between the parties, a claimant may have to take their case to Court in order to obtain compensation.

E Lee Lawyers can assist clients with preparing Court documents and with representation in Court. We can also assist with any settlement negotiations that may occur with the public liability insurer.

Contact E Lee Lawyers

E Lee Lawyers handles public liability claims in Burwood. If you have been injured in a public place or on someone’s property in NSW and believe that someone was responsible for your injuries, please call us or reach out via our contact page for a confidential discussion.