Public Liability Lawyers

Public Liability Claims Lawyers

Accidents and injuries can occur anywhere, but when they occur in a public place (such as a rental property or your local café), you could be entitled to compensation to cover your losses. At Denning Insurance Law we act for you in public liability, product liability and professional negligence claims to ensure that you are in the best position possible.

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Our Expertise

Denning lawyers are expert public liability claims lawyers. In fact, Denning Insurance Law was ranked in Doyles Guide as a Leading Queensland Public Liability Compensation Law Firm and Principal Kate Denning was ranked as a Leading Queensland Public Liability Compensation Lawyer.

Beyond the accolades, we have experience across Australia’s top industries. We’re intimately familiar with the common public liability claims and how to best manage and resolve those matters. Most importantly, we offer cost-controlled and effective claims representation, keeping your opponent accountable.

How Can We Help

Time Limits

If you’ve had a public liability injury, it’s important that you act quickly. As a general rule you only have nine months to give a notice of claim. After this, you might still be able to claim, but only if you can give a reasonable explanation for the delay. Other time limits also apply, including a general limitation period, and you should seek advice which is particular to your circumstances.

In order to avoid running up against time limits, and get the best possible outcomes, reach out for advice from our experts as soon as possible.

What if I don’t have all the documents to prove my claim?

If you think you have a claim or you’re uncertain whether or not you do, you should seek legal advice. It’s important to take steps quickly to ensure that the other party doesn’t destroy or dispose of evidence that may help your case.

Is it worthwhile bringing a claim?

Following an initial consultation with you, we will make an assessment about whether we consider it appropriate to investigate your case further or start a claim. We offer our services on a No Win No Fee basis and the fees that we may recover are capped, so we can never recover more in fees than you recover in damages, in the event of a successful outcome.

Our Frequently Asked Questions for Public Liability Claims

Accidents that happen in public places can leave you with a lot of questions about who to contact, what evidence you’ll need and much more. Below, you’ll see answers to some of the most common questions that you’ll have when you begin pursuing your claim.

Should you be a part of an accident that occurs in a public place, you may be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. 

Not only can you claim compensation for the injuries you received, but also for loss of earnings (i.e. needing to take time off of work), pain and suffering, medical expenses incurred, and domestic assistance. 

In order to be able to make a public liability compensation claim, there are fourthings you must prove:

that you were owed a duty of care;

that the duty of care was breached;

that the person who breached the duty of care caused you injury;

that a person in their position would have taken steps to have prevented your injury

These claims are claims for compensation to cover your losses if you’re injured in a public place. Public liability insurance is something that is required by all public places and buildings, including rental properties. 

So in the unfortunate case that you’re injured, you might be able to make a claim against the public liability insurer.

Here at Denning Insurance Law, our lawyers are expert public liability claims lawyers. 

In fact, we were ranked in Doyles Guide as a Leading Queensland Public Liability Compensation Law Firm and Principal Kate Denning was ranked as a Leading Queensland Public Liability Compensation Lawyer.

It’s always vital that whenever you’ve had a public liability injury, you act quickly. Normally, you only should give a notice of claim within nine months, however, you can still make a claim after this time period has elapsed. 

However, you must give a justifiable reason for the delay. There are other time limits, such as a general limitation period, and as such, you should always seek advice that is relevant to your particular situation.

If you’re unsure of whether or not you have a claim, or even if you think you do, it’s always important to seek legal advice. Taking steps quickly ensures that the other party involved doesn’t remove or destroy evidence that would help your case.

After our free initial consultation with you, our team will make an assessment as to whether or not it would be appropriate to investigate your case further or start a claim. 

Our services are offered on a No Win, No Fee basis and all fees that may be recovered are capped, ensuring that we can never recover more in fees than you recover in damages, should there be a successful outcome from your claim.

All of the legal costs accumulated in your public liability claim with Dennings Insurance Law will be calculated according to the cost agreement and to give you greater peace of mind, an independent cost assessor will assess prior to the settlement conference. 

Throughout the process, we will remain utterly transparent about any legal fees.

If your public liability claim is going to be successful, you need to prove two aspects. You will have to show that your accident definitely could have been avoided if the building manager or authority had taken reasonable action to prevent it. 

Then you’ll have to indicate if you’ve incurred losses as a result of your injuries which can include medical expenses and loss of earnings. 

Whilst it may seem that these two points are fairly straightforward to prove, this may not always be the case. A building manager or authority can only be held liable if they know about or should have known about a potential hazard and yet did nothing about it.