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Slip and Fall

If you have suffered a personal injury in an accident not work related you maybe able to claim compensation under public liability law.

To be able to claim compensation under public liability law or occupiers liability, you must prove your accident and subsequence injury was directly caused by negligence of the third party. Public liability and occupier liability law covers the following;

  • Slip and fall accidents on public property, such as foot paths
  • Slip and fall accidents on retail properties such as supermarkets and retail outlets
  • Sporting injuries sustained due to faulty or defective sporting premises

Changes have been made to public liability law so that proving negligence has become harder and more difficult for people injured as a result of an “obvious hazard”. In addition the state and federal governments now introduced thresholds on what can be claimed for pain and suffering.

Under public liability law you can claim compensation for;

  • Medical expenses
  • Lose of income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Home care

The responsibility or liability lays ultimately with the person that was responsible for the injury even if they were not involved.

The term “Duty of care” applies that the owner or manager of the premises, shop or facility where the accident happened is ultimately responsible and steps should have been taken to prevent these accidents should have been implemented.

An example is a construction site all entry’s to the site should be locked to prevent entry of the public and signs warning of danger placed at all entry points, this is duty of care. If duty of care is not implemented then the owner or occupier can be held liable if an accident occurs.

If you think you have a public liability claim;

  • Seek medical attention immediately
  • Keep all medical records
  • Keep all records of expenses

Make a record; preferably photographs of all details related to the accident / incident including your injuries

Keep records of your loses of income resulting from the accident Contact Preston Miller Lawyers immediately

Personal injury can be complex and time consuming. Insurance companies will try and minimize their liabilities with regards to personal injury claims, they have significant expertise at their disposal. It is imperative that you take on a highly qualified experienced personal injury lawyer such as a solicitor and barrister in personal injury to represent you such as a solicitor from Preston Miller Lawyer. We have highly experienced solicitors and barristers in the field of personal injury law to give you the best chances to succeed with your claim and have a suitable outcome.

If you have suffered a personal injury under public liability law please contact Preston Miller Lawyers as soon as possible and talk to one of our friendly staff about your situation, strict time limits apply to personal injury claims. Remember the first consultation is free with no obligations and we do personal injuries on no win no fee, if you are unable to visit us due to your condition we can arrange to visit you.

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