Public Liability

If you have been injured in a public place or private premises, can you claim compensation?

If you have been injured we can help you.

Mplus Injury Law handles accident claims for injuries suffered in Public Liability scenarios.

We act for clients in a range of situations including:

  • Injuries from slips, trips and falls in public places (e.g. park, footpath, playground)
  • Injuries in rental or privately owned premises
  • Injuries from sporting and boating accidents
  • Injuries from faulty products

Members of the public are owed a duty of care when using public and private land, by the person or entity occupying the land. The degree of occupational control is crucial in determining responsibility. You may trip, slip, or fall in a variety of locations including a footpath, sporting arena, shopping centre or home. Whether a person or entity is negligent will depend on whether the occupier has failed to take precautions in relation to a foreseeable risk of harm.

What would a reasonable person have done in the circumstances to reduce the risk? For example, a shopping centre owner must clean the floor on a regular basis to remove liquid and other contaminants, in order to reduce the foreseeable risk of injury.

We can help you navigate the legal complexities of a Public Liability Claim and ensure you are supported and receive the injury compensation you deserve.

It is important to take action early as this can sometimes make all the difference in the recovery process.

Our lawyers are experienced in handling Public Liability Claims and our partners are Accredited Specialists, meaning they are endorsed by the Queensland Law Society as experts in their field.

We act on a no win no fee basis, meaning you will not pay any legal fees or outlays unless and until your claim is successful.

It is helpful when pursuing a public liability claim to:

  • Take photos of the accident scene.
  • Record the names and phone numbers of any eyewitnesses.
  • Record the name and address of the owner of the property.
  • Keep receipts of any outlays incurred in treating your injuries.

Time limits apply to Public Liability Claims under the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act (PIPA), and the Limitation of Actions Act. It is important to seek legal advice as to your rights without delay and avoid your claim becoming statute barred.

Our team will ensure you meet the requirements of the relevant legislation.

Most personal injury cases will settle without the need for court proceedings.

Your case will be supervised by personal injury specialists, and as such the prospects of your claim being resolved without a court action is much better, and this in turn limits the costs associated with you bringing a claim.

Call or email us for more information regarding your claim.

Mplus Injury Law handles accident claims for all types of injuries suffered in road accidents.
We act for clients in a range of situations including:
  • Drivers or passengers in motor vehicle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Cycling accidents
  • Motorbike accidents
  • Hit and run accidents
  • Loss of support / dependency claims.
It is helpful to have the following evidence and documents when making a claim:
  • Photographs of the accident scene.
  • Photographs of your injury.
  • The name and phone number of any eyewitnesses.
  • The name, phone number and registration plate number of the driver or drivers involved in the accident.
  • Receipts of any medical or treatment expenses for your injury.

Our Accredited Specialists

Personal. Dependable. Experienced.

Only solicitors who pass the Queensland Law Society’s tough accreditation exams can call themselves a Specialist. Our 3 Partners are Personal Injury Specialists, with over 100 years combined experience.
Cameron Seymour

Cameron Seymour

Cameron is a Partner in our Insurance Litigation team. He acts for insurers defending claims for damages for personal injuries including work incidents, public liability, motor vehicle and total and permanent disability claims against superannuation.
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Tony Rosenthal

Tony Rosenthal

Tony advises on workers’ compensation matters, defending claims brought by injured workers. He also represents plaintiffs in motor vehicle and public liability personal injuries matters.
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