Slip and Fall Claims – Public Liability

Accidents can be a part of everyday life and often happen when you least expect it.

People can through no fault of their own slip and fall in shops, footpaths, or private residences. Many people sustain injury through no fault of their own undertaking recreational activity or when engaged in tourism activities.

People who have sustained injury  in these circumstances often have a right to claim compensation.

Contact us today on 1800 632 930 or submit an enquiry online if you wish to discuss a possible claim.

Common Questions

Do I have a claim?

To make a successful claim you are required to establish that the other party breached the duty of care owed to you.

Establishing breach of a duty of care is a legal issue and it requires gathering of all relevant evidence and reviewing appropriate court cases. We are experienced at gathering the necessary evidence to determine whether there has been a breach of the duty of care. We conduct our investigations on a no win no fee basis*.

Contact us today on 1800 632 930 or submit an enquiry online if you wish to discuss a possible claim.

What are my time limits?

There are strict time limits for making a claim for compensation.

To protect your claim for compensation for personal injury, legal proceedings must be commenced within three years of the date of the accident. Persons under the age of 18 years can make a claim until they turn 21.

It is important to seek advice as soon as possible after your accident to ensure that your rights are protected.

How do I make a claim?

A claim is commenced by giving the insurer a Notice of Claim which complies with the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act 2002 ("the Act"). The Notice of Accident Claim Form contains information including:-

  • your personal details, name and address;
  • the circumstances of the accident;
  • why you believe the other party was at fault.

The Notice of Claim required by the Act must be given within the earlier of:-

  • 1 month of seeking legal advice;
  • 9 months of the date of the accident.

This Notice is a sworn document and penalties apply for incomplete or misleading information. 

How long does a claim take?

How long your claim will take to resolve is determined by factors including:

  • Whether the insurer admits or denies liability;
  • What investigations we are required to perform on the issue of liability, including taking statements from witnesses;
  • The nature of your injuries and the extent of your injuries;
  • Whether you require surgery or other medical procedures as part of your rehabilitation.

We advise claims usually take 2 years from the date of the accident before we are in a position to talk to the insurer about resolving your claim.

Our personal injury lawyers will provide a more accurate timeframe for your particular circumstances at consultation.

How is my compensation calculated?

The amount of your compensation depends on your injury and the impact your injury has on you socially and on your ability to work.

You can claim compensation for the following matters:

  • General Damages (Pain and suffering);
  • Past and Future Medical expenses;
  • Loss of wages and superannuation if you have been off work;
  • Care and assistance provided to you by other people;
  • Equipment required due to your injury such as wheelchairs, home renovations, work modifications. vehicle modifications and prosthetics.

Our personal injury lawyers can provide more accurate advice. 

How much does it cost?

We conduct matters on a No Win No Fee basis.

You will never receive a bill from us unless your claim is successful.*

Do I have to go to court?

Going to Court is stressful and expensive.

We can usually negotiate a settlement of your claim before going to Court. We keep you fully informed during the negotiation process.

In our experience:-

  • over 75% of matters resolves at a Conference;
  • over 95% of matters resolve without going to Court.

Enquire today!

Enter your details below and one of our compensation specialists will contact you as soon as possible for a free, no obligation case review.

Why choose Townsville Personal Injury Lawyers

No Win. No Fee

We conduct matters on a No Win No Fee basis.* We do not bill you unless your claim is successful*

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A QLD Law Firm

Townsville Personal Injury Lawyers is part of Macdonnells Law.

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Free initial Consultation

We assess your claim at your free initial consultation to determine whether you have a claim worth proceeding.

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* Terms and Conditions Apply. The terms of successful case is outlined in our Client Agreement.

Office details

Townsville Personal Injury Lawyers

Level 1, 131 Denham Street,  Townsville,  QLD  4810

Tel: 07 4722 0220


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