Public Liability Compensation Lawyers

If you have been injured in circumstances other than a car
accident or work accident and there is negligence on the part of
a company or individual, you may be entitled to a compensation
and damages claim. This is known as a “public liability claim”.

If you have been injured in circumstances other than a car accident or work accident and there is negligence on the part of a company or individual, you may be entitled to a compensation and damages claim. This is known as a “public liability claim”.

Public Place Injury Compensation Lawyers Brisbane, Gold Coast & South East Queensland

An injury or accident can happen at any time, anywhere, including in public places like the supermarket, shopping centres, restaurants, government buildings and the gym. Sometimes these injuries can be caused by the negligence of another person.

If you’ve been injured due to a fall, slip or trip, or you’ve been injured due to poorly maintained equipment or environment, you could be entitled to compensation.

At South East Injury Lawyers, we’re here to help you not only determine if you’re entitled to compensation but we’re also here to help you get that compensation.

Making a claim for public liability compensation is not easy, especially when you’re dealing with an injury. That’s why we offer our public liability claims service on a no win no fee basis – if your claim for compensation is not successful, you won’t pay us a thing.

Compensation for Accidents in Public Places in Queensland

A simple fall could mean that you end up with unexpected medical bills, ongoing treatment costs and even loss of income which is frustrating and stressful for you to manage.

If you’ve been injured as a result of the negligent behaviour of another person, you may be entitled to compensation. You could be entitled to compensation such as:

Helping to determine whether you have a right to compensation is one part of our job here at South East Injury Lawyers. We can also help you understand your entitlements and make your public liability claim. But it’s important to act fast, strict time limits apply.

We believe in our clients receiving what they are entitled to so that they can focus on making a full recovery from their injury.

Talk to us today to see how we can help you.

Why work with a Public Liability Compensation Lawyer?

Being injured in a public place can be difficult to overcome, especially when you least expect an injury to occur. Not only do you have an injury to recover from, but you also potentially need to manage making a claim for compensation as well as deal with your day-to-day life, like working. Choosing to work with a compensation lawyer who is experienced in public liability claims can have many benefits, including:


Compensation claims usually involve a lot of paperwork as well as a lot of legal jargon. The process is difficult and overwhelming, especially when you’re recovering. Our experienced public liability lawyers are here to help you to make your claim and ensure that you provide all of the right information within the right time frame.


One of the biggest obstacles in obtaining compensation is understanding what you’re actually entitled to. When it comes to public liability matters, senior personal injury lawyers understand how to determine compensation entitlements and how to achieve them. They can provide you with accurate information that will allow you to make an informed decision.


Our role of a public liability lawyer is to advocate for you and ensure that you can focus on your recovery rather so that you can get the maximum compensation you deserve.

Accidents that could result in Public Liability Compensation for you

You can be injured in a public place in many different ways. Some of the most common injuries that occur in public places include:


Slips, trips or falls


Sporting accidents


Unsafe environments, like balconies and compromised walking surfaces


Water sport or boating accidents


Health and fitness injuries


Injuries from defective products


Injuries from defective services


Physical assaults


Injuries sustained from an animal attack

These are only some of the types of injuries that could result in compensation for you.

Injuries can affect people in many different ways and can have long-lasting effects. It’s important to seek legal advice as soon as possible if you’re ever injured in a public place.

Frequently Asked Questions About Public Liability Claims In Australia

An injured person may have the ability to bring a personal injury damages claim if they have been injured as a result of the negligence of another party in circumstances other than a car or work accident.

Examples of where an injured person may have such a claim include:

  • Slip, falls and trips in public places;
  • Injuries caused by faulty and defective products;
  • Slip and fall accidents at shopping centres;
  • Injured while working as a contractor and as such not entitled to WorkCover benefits i.e. labour hire or construction accidents;
  • Accidents at school;
  • Accidents at rental properties;
  • Injuries or accidents at the home of another;
  • Injuries from falling objects.

If you have been injured as a result of unsafe practices or negligence of a property owner or in a public place, then you may well have the right to bring a damages or personal injury compensation claim.

Understanding if you can make a claim is often a challenge for many people. A personal injury lawyer, like us here at South East Injury Lawyers is here to help you. We will learn about your situation and provide you with personalised advice based on the information you provide and our experience.

We truly believe in advocating for our clients and will ensure that we provide you with accurate and up-to-date information for your situation. That way, you can make an informed decision.

A public liability claim is made under the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act and there are a number of procedures that must be followed including the service of a Notice of Claim Form on the party a fault. As such, which such personal injury claims it is important that you seek legal representation for the compensation claim

There are strict time frames mandated to make a public liability claim. This is typically 9 months from the date of the accident, or 1 month after consultation with a lawyer (whichever is the earliest). A claim can be lodged outside of this time with a reasonable excuse. A public liability claim must be made within a 3 year period from the accident that caused the injury, otherwise the compensation claim will likely be statute barred.

As part of your public liability claim personal injury claim, you will receive compensation and damages for:

  • Out of pocket medical and rehabilitation expenses;
  • Compensation for lost wages;
  • Damages for future lost wages;
  • Future medical expenses;
  • Paid and gratuitous care and assistance up to settlement and in the future;
  • Past and future loss of superannuation benefits.

The amount of compensation you will receive for your personal injury claim will depend on a number of factors including the type and severity of the injury, your age and impact of your injury upon you social, domestic, recreational and employment activities.
To ensure that you do receive maximum compensation for your injury in a timely manner it is important that you obtain advice from senior expert lawyers in injury compensation.

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.

Generally, we can attempt to resolve your personal injury claim from approximately 9 months post incident, when your injuries become stable and stationary.

Compensation in public liability claims is in most circumstances paid for by insurers through public liability insurance.

We act on a strict no win, no fee basis meaning that if you do not receive compensation for your personal injuries, we will not charge for professional fees incurred or for outlays.

We estimate that approximately 98% of compensation claims are settled through informal settlement negotiations or at a settlement conference.

The injuries you can claim compensation for are limitless. However, some examples include:

  • Back and neck injuries;
  • Sprains and fractures;
  • Crush injuries;
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome;
  • Post traumatic stress disorder;
  • Depression;
  • Whiplash Injuries;
  • Head injuries;
  • Shoulder injuries;
  • Hip injuries;
  • Soft tissue injuries;
  • Ankle knee and foot injuries;
  • Spinal injuries;
  • Chemical injuries;
  • Diseases Contracted in the workplace;
  • Burns and lacerations;
  • Catastrophic injuries;
  • Traumatic Brain Injury;
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome;
  • Repetitive strain injury;
  • Electrocution injuries;
  • Neurological injuries;
  • Internal injuries;
  • Hernia injuries;
  • Amputations;
  • Crush Injuries;
  • Scarring;
  • Psychiatric and psychological injuries including depression, post traumatic stress disorder, adjustment disorder, anxiety, traffic phobia and pain disorder;
  • Nervous shock;
  • Complex regional pain syndrome;

Chronic pain disorder.

We provide our compensation law services Australia-wide, however, we’re based in the Brisbane and surrounding area region.

We have office locations in the below areas:

  • Brisbane
  • Hope Island
  • Varsity Lakes
  • Brisbane CBD
  • Springwood
  • Brendale
  • Brookwater
  • Toowoomba
  • Sunshine Coast