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If you had an accident in a public place, you will likely have the right to claim compensation for your injury. Public places include shopping centres, pools, cafés, restaurants, or even someone’s house.
To be entitled to compensation, you must prove that the owner or person in charge of the public place (Respondent) caused or contributed to your injury. In most cases, the Respondent will have public liability insurance. If your claim is successful, the insurance company is responsible for compensating you for your injury.
Determining if you can claim compensation for personal injury in a public place is a complicated process. We strongly recommend that you speak to an experienced compensation lawyer for an assessment before proceeding.
Cairns Compensation Lawyers will undertake a free initial assessment over the phone, face to face at our office, or in your home. During your free consultation, we will advise you of the steps you need to take for your public liability compensation claim.
Public Liability Law Process
In Queensland, everyone involved in a personal injury claim must meet and try to agree on a settlement. If the parties agree at the compulsory conference, they usually receive payment within 30 days. The compulsory conference aims to settle your compensation claim without going to court.
If you are unable to reach a settlement at the compulsory conference, mediation or a determination by a judge can take up to 6 months or more.
All claims are different and for this reason, it is important to receive expert advice. Our personal injury lawyers will advise you of the steps you’ll need to take, depending on your situation.
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