Public Liability

You may be entitled to compensation if you have suffered injury in a public or private place by reason of someone else’s negligence. The most common types of public liability claims are where people suffer injury from a fall on someone else’s property.

You must prove that your injuries were caused by the fault (negligence) of someone else before you can claim any compensation. If you can prove your injuries were caused by the fault of someone else then you may be entitled to the following compensation:

  1. Past and future medical expenses
  2. Past and future wage loss
  3. Past and future domestic assistance (if you have received unpaid help then you must overcome the threshold of receiving the assistance for at least 6 hours a week for a continuous period of at least 6 months)
  4. Non-economic loss (pain and suffering) provided that your injuries are at least 15% of a most extreme case i.e. at least 15% when compared to a paraplegic

A time limit of 3 years applies to this type of claim. As such, you must commence court action normally within 3 years of the date of your injury.