If you have been injured in a public place You may be entitled to compensation benefits

This can include a wide variety of injury circumstances such as:

  • A slip or fall in a public place or private property
  • Injuries on playgrounds or school yards
  • Injuries from poorly maintained footpaths, walkways and steps
  • Dog attacks
  • Physical assaults
  • Injuries from defective products and equipment
  • Ski boat accidents
  • Collisions with cyclists
  • Sporting injuries

There are strict time limits for pursuing a public liability claim. Generally, you have three (3) years from the date of injury to make a claim. To find out more about what you may be entitled to, contact Prime Injury Lawyers on 03 7043 0100. Our dedicated team is here to give you advice about your rights and entitlements.

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Frequently Asked questions

  • How long do I have to make a claim?

    For public liability matters, you have 3 years from the date of injury to pursue a claim. If however you are a child or a person under a disability, you have 6 years from the date of injury to pursue a claim.

    Start your free online claim check to find out whether you have a claim or contact us for some free legal advice.

  • What should I do if I have a fall in a public place and injure myself?

    You should:

    • Immediately report the incident and injuries to the owners of the business, venue or council
    • Report the incident and injuries in writing and retain a copy of the written report
    • Take photos of where the accident occurred
    • Record the time and date of the incident
    • Retain a copy of all receipts for any medical and related expenses incurred
  • Should I report my injuries to my doctor?

    It is always a good idea to report your injuries to your doctor so that there is a clear record of what happened and what was injured.

  • Can I make a claim if I slip or fall in a supermarket?

    Yes. Some of the most common types of public liability claims arise from slips and falls in supermarkets.

  • What about if I slip or fall on council property - can I make a claim?

    Yes. Just like slips and falls in supermarkets, if you have suffered injuries as a result of a slip or fall on council property including playground you may make a claim…

  • What are some examples of public liability claims?

    There are many types of examples of public liability claims. These include:

    • Dog or animal bites
    • Aviation incidents
    • Injuries on rental properties
    • Physical and sexual assaults
    • Defective products
    • Schoolyard accidents
    • Injuries sustained in day care facilities
    • Sporting accidents
    • Accidents in gyms and health facilities
    • Boat and water sports accidents
    • Playground accidents

    To find our whether you may be able to make a claim, start your free online check or contact us for some free legal advice.

  • What type of compensation can I obtain?

    Every case is different and what you are entitled to will depend on the circumstances of the incident and the nature and extent of your injuries. In general, you may be entitled to claim.

    • Medical and related expenses
    • Compensation for pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life
    • Compensation for loss of wages now and into the future.
    • Compensation for the care and help you need.
  • Do I need a lawyer now?

    Yes. Making a public liability claim is not straight forward. As expert personal injury lawyers, we are here to guide you through the process and obtain the best possible outcome for you.

    Start your free online claim check to find out whether you have a viable public liability claim or contact us for some free legal advice.

    Don’t forget, Prime Injury Lawyers offers a “no win, no fee” arrangement for these type of claims.

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