If you have been injured in a slip, trip or fall accident and it was someone else’s fault, you could be entitled to a compensation claim. Slips, trips and falls that happen in public can result in legal action in an area of law termed public liability law. This is the law surrounding accidents or injuries in the public domain, including supermarkets and on council property.

Shine Lawyers have a team of public liability lawyers who can assist you in making a claim following your slip, trip or fall.  Our public liability experts operate on a No Win No Fee basis and provide home or hospital visits if you can’t make it into the office for any reason.

Common questions about slip, trip, or fall claims

What is the slip, trip or fall compensation process?
How do I tell if I have a slip, trip or fall compensation claim?
How do I make a slip, trip or fall compensation claim?
What does it cost to make a slip, trip or fall compensation claim?
How much compensation can I get following a slip, trip or fall?
If I’m injured in a slip, trip or fall – what exactly can I claim for?
Who pays the compensation when I make a slip, trip or fall claim?
How long does a public liability compensation claim take to resolve?
Is there a time limit on when I can bring forward a slip, trip or fall compensation claim?

What is the slip, trip or fall compensation process?

Shine Lawyers have public liability lawyers that can help you following a slip, trip or fall in public. Slip, trip or fall claims can be very complicated legally, and no two legal claims are the same. The process below gives a good indication as to how a client moves through the public liability legal process with Shine Lawyers.

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How do I tell if I have a slip, trip or fall compensation claim?

If you have suffered a slip, trip or fall in a supermarket, on council property, or elsewhere in public – it’s possible to make what’s called a public liability compensation claim.

Types of injuries that are typically involved in slip, trip, or fall claims are:

  • Injury in a supermarket
  • Injury in a carpark
  • Injury in a rental property
  • Injury in a shopping centre
  • Injury in the schoolyard
  • Injury in an amusement park
  • Injury playing sport for a club
  • Other Injuries in a public place

Following a slip, trip or fall, it’s always best to seek legal advice as soon as possible following an accident or injury to make sure you get the right advice for your situation.

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How do I make a slip, trip or fall compensation claim?

When it comes to making a slip, trip or fall claim for compensation, it’s always best you seek legal advice from experts that operate in the public liability area of law. Shine Lawyers are expert public liability lawyers that can help you find out if you have a claim following your slip, trip or fall, and bring it forward on your behalf. This area of law can be quite complex so its always best to get legal advice following what has happened.

For a public liability claim to be successful, lawyers generally need to prove the following:

  1. That the person or company at fault owed you a duty of care – this means they had an obligation to take measures to prevent harm;
  2. That the person or company failed to take this reasonable care;
  3. That you were hurt and suffered financial loss as a result.

As part of the Shine Lawyers service offering we have an obligation free first consultation, which means you can get an understanding of your rights under Queensland law and your ability to bring forward a claim for compensation.

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What does it cost to make a slip, trip or fall compensation claim?

When it comes to your legal costs for making a claim for compensation following a slip, trip or fall – at Shine Lawyers you will only pay our legal fees if we win your case at the end. We operate on a No Win No Fee basis for all public liability or slip, trip or fall claims.

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How much compensation can I get following a slip, trip or fall?

How much compensation you can receive from a slip, trip or fall claim varies depending on the facts of your case. Compensation depends on factors such as your age, how badly you’re injured, how much you’ve lost in earnings and how much you’ve paid out of your own pocket for your treatment so far.

No two claims are the same so it’s very hard to give an estimate of how much your likely to receive without knowing the facts of your situation. A lawyer should be able to give this once they review your case.

Depending on the nature of your slip, trip or fall injury, in most instances a monetary value is placed on the gap between your predicted life path before the injury, and your actual life path since the injury.

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If I’m injured in a slip, trip or fall – what exactly can I claim for?

A claim will generally cover all of your physical and psychological injuries and losses, which includes both past and future losses. A Lawyer can advise you on what you might be able to claim once they know the specifics of your situation.

Examples of what you might be able to claim following a slip, trip or fall, include:

  • Medical and hospital expenses
  • Loss of earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Home help you have received (paid or unpaid)

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Who pays the compensation when I make a slip, trip or fall claim?

In most cases, the insurance company of the person or business at fault pays the compensation you need rather than the specific person who is at fault.

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How long does a public liability compensation claim take to resolve?

No two slip, trip or fall claims are the same, and how long a case might take to conclude varies. Generally speaking, many public liability claims are resolved within 18 months, but more complex cases can take longer. It all depends on how serious your injuries are, and the treatment you’ll need to restore your health.

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Is there a time limit on when I can bring forward a slip, trip or fall compensation claim?

Strict time limits apply which will impact on your ability to make a compensation claim following your injuries. Typically, you need to lodge your claim within three years of the date you were injured, so it’s really important you seek legal advice as soon as possible to protect your rights to make a claim.

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