Injured on a Public Footpath

If you’ve suffered an injury while using a public footpath that has not been maintained, you could be entitled to compensation – and we can help you. 

Public Footpath Injuries in South East Queensland

Accidents can happen when you least expect them, even on seemingly safe public footpaths. If you’ve suffered an injury due to hazardous conditions, negligence, or poor maintenance of a public footpath, our dedicated team of personal injury compensation lawyers is here to help you navigate the legal process and seek the compensation you deserve.

Navigating the aftermath of a public footpath injury can be daunting, especially when dealing with medical bills, lost wages, and emotional distress. Our experienced public liability attorneys understand the complexities of such cases and are committed to advocating for your rights. We’ll thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your accident, gather evidence, and work tirelessly to hold responsible parties accountable.

At South-East Injury Lawyers, we prioritise your well-being and aim to alleviate the stress that comes with pursuing a personal injury claim.

Public Footpath Injury Compensation Queensland

A simple trip on a public footpath could result in a wide variety of injuries, including but not limited to broken bones, sprains, and strains. These injuries could have a long term impact on you physically, mentally and financially.

If your injury was as a result of poorly maintained public footpaths, this could be negligence and you could be entitled to compensation, including:


Compensation for pain and suffering;


Medical expenses you have incurred as a result of the injury


Future medical expenses you may incur from the injury


Compensation for pain and suffering as a result of your injury.

At South East Injury Lawyers, we will work with you to understand your situation, determine your right to compensation and help to make your public liability claim.

We want to help you receive the compensation you deserve so that you can focus on making a full recovery and moving forward with your life.

Why work with a Public Liability Compensation Lawyer?

An injury of any kind can be difficult to overcome, especially when it is due to the negligence of someone else. Your life can be affected in numerous ways and for a long time. Our role is to help you to be able to move on from your injury and ensure you get the compensation you’re entitled to. Here’s why you should work with public liability compensation lawyer:


Whether you’re not sure if you’re entitled to compensation or you don’t know where to begin with the claims process, we can take that burden off your hands. We can provide you with advice, guidance and support throughout the entire claim process to ensure your claim goes off without a hitch.


Compensation claims are complicated and in many cases people don’t receive the compensation they are entitled to because they don’t know their options. As experienced public liability compensation lawyers, we know how to determine your compensation entitlements and how to get them.


We take our role of advocating for you very seriously. We believe that everyone is entitled to legal help regardless of their financial situation and when you’re injured, you have important things to focus on. We’ll take the hassle of your public liability claim and ensure you get what you deserve.

Frequently Asked Questions About Injured on a public footpath In Queensland

In Queensland, the local council is typically responsible for the maintenance of public footpaths.

Local councils have a duty to inspect, repair, and maintain public footpaths to prevent hazards and ensure the safety of pedestrians. This includes addressing issues such as cracks, potholes, uneven surfaces, and other potential dangers. If a hazardous condition on a public footpath contributes to an injury, the local council could potentially be held liable for negligence in failing to address the issue promptly.

If you’re injured on a public footpath in Queensland, there are several steps you should take to ensure your safety, well-being, and ability to potentially make a claim for compensation. Here are some general steps to take:

  • Get medical help. Your health and safety come first. If you’re injured, seek medical attention immediately. Even if the injury seems minor, it’s important to have a medical professional assess your condition.
  • Document the scene. If you’re able, take photos of the area where the injury occurred. Capture images of any hazards, defects, or conditions that contributed to your injury. These photos can be crucial evidence if you decide to pursue a legal claim.
  • Report the incident and hazard. Notify the local council or relevant authority responsible for the maintenance of the footpath about the incident. Report the details of the accident and any hazardous conditions you encountered.
  • Collect information. If possible, collect the contact information of any witnesses who were present when the incident occurred. Their statements may support your claim later. Also keep any clothing or items that were involved in the accident and could potentially serve as evidence. Additionally, keep copies of any medical records, bills, or other documents related to your injury and treatment.
  • Seek legal advice. Consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer who specialises in public liability cases. We can provide you with legal advice, assess the strength of your case, and guide you through the necessary steps for seeking compensation.

The timeframe within which you can make a claim for compensation in a public liability matter may vary depending on your location and the circumstances of your case. In Queensland, this time period is usually three years from the date of the accident, however, it’s important to seek legal advice to confirm this.

We recommend acting fast and talking to a public liability lawyer to discuss the unique circumstances of your situation.

We act strictly on a no win, no fee guarantee basis. This means that if you do not receive compensation for your accident claim, we will not be charging any legal fees or outlays and hence you will not be at a loss. Whether you have had an accident at work, you’ve been involved in a car accident or you have some other type of compensation claim, we can assess claim and if we believe that there is a viable chance that we can achieve a successful result in your claim, we will take on your case. Unlike other compensation law firms who run motor vehicle accident claims, work accident claims or other compensation claims we will also not require recovery of outlays that have been paid by the firm in the event your compensation claim is not successful. Hence, our no win, no fee guarantee.

There is no one set amount of compensation that a person is entitled to. The compensation amount is dependent on a wide range of factors that are unique to your situation, including the type of injury and the extent of the injury, whether it has impacted your ability to work, if you were partially at fault, treatment costs and future costs.

When you talk to us about your case, we can provide you with more details about the types of compensation you could be entitled to and we’ll ensure that you understand all of the options available to you.

We provide our public liability legal services on a “no win, no fee” basis which means that if your case is not successful you won’t pay us anything. We believe that everyone is entitled to legal help and representation regardless of their financial situation.

Before you work with us, we will review your case and provide you with cost details so that you can make a decision about working with us.