Public Liability

Businesses, occupiers, organisations, property owners and tenants have a duty of care to the public that means they might have to pay you damages if you are injured because they breached that duty.

A good example is when you are injured because you slipped and fell in a shopping centre because a spill has not been cleaned up.

No Win No Fee

Do not let the idea of crushing legal fees prevent you from making a claim – speak to us first!

In many of our cases we work on a no-win-no-fee basis, collecting our fees only after your matter has been settled. We will do an assessment and let you know where you stand right from the start. Should anything change in the course of your matter, we will let you know immediately. Click below to find out more about our no win no fee terms.

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What is a public liability claim?

A public liability claim is a claim for compensation if you are injured because someone did not take reasonable care to ensure your safety. 

A critical aspect of a public liability claim is proving that the injury was caused because someone was negligent.

What you are entitled to

The purpose of a public liability claim is to put you into the position you were in before the accident. For obvious reasons, this is not always possible – you cannot go back in time and unbreak a leg. Compensation is therefore achieved via financial means. 

If you prove your loss, you can claim for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of past and future earnings and superannuation
  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Personal care and domestic assistance

How we can help

We will quickly assess your circumstances to determine whether or not you have a claim. We do not believe in wasting time – yours or ours – and will only take you on as a client if we believe you have a good chance of making a successful claim. 

If you are entitled to compensation, our experienced lawyers, with access to a panel of the best experts in their field, will help you prove your claim so that you receive everything you are entitled to because of your injury. 

Gillis Delaney have successfully acted in thousands of public liability claims and are ready to guide you through the process. 

Public liability claim process 

  • Speak to one of our expert solicitors.
  • Collate all medical and other relevant records.
  • Involve the appropriate experts.
  • Try reach a satisfactory settlement.
  • File Court documents if a settlement is not reached.
  • Receive your compensation.

Remember, to make a successful claim you will have to prove the person against whom you are making the claim owed you a duty of care and breached that duty, which caused your injury. You’ll also have to prove the losses you suffered because of your injury.

Speak with one of our Public Liability experts today!