Public liability claims

If you are injured in a public place or premises owned or occupied by another person, you may be able to seek compensation. Getting the right advice early is important as strict time limits apply.

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Public place injuries can have a huge impact on your health and ability to work.

If you are injured in a public place or premises owned or occupied by another person and your injury occurred because the place or premises were not safe or contained a hazard, you may be able to bring a claim against the insurer of that place or premises.

The types of possible claims include injuries resulting from:

  • Poor lighting
  • Slipping or tripping hazards
  • Poor cleaning processes
  • Dog bites
  • Faulty or poorly maintained equipment
  • Premises in disrepair
  • Balcony or barrier failures.


Potential claims can seek compensation for pain and suffering; past and future lost wages; the value of the gratuitous care provided to you and the value of the care you were able to provide to others, but now cannot.

A public liability claim requires certain expertise, so it is important to get expert advice from specialist lawyers to ensure that you are properly compensated.

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Why do I need a specialist public liability lawyer?

Unlike an injury at work or on the road, being injured in a public place often means you do not have access to financial and medical support straight away. This is why you need to get legal advice early and be aware of time limits and what you may need to prove in order to get compensation.

When you are injured, it can be difficult to navigate your path to recovery and it can be tricky to know when or if you need a lawyer.

A personal injury lawyer can help you navigate the system and give you early advice ensuring that you understand the necessary steps to a successful claim and that you meet any deadlines that may apply to your claim.

Brave Legal has over 30 years’ experience in public liability claims and only acts on a no-win, no-fee basis. We recognise that the process can be stressful and we offer a free counselling service for our clients and their families through our “Brave Support” program.

Our mission is to provide legal excellence entwined with compassionate support to deliver exceptional outcomes.

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