Public Liability Lawyers in Newcastle

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We have helped clients from across Newcastle, the Central Coast and the Hunter Valley region since 1980. Our Newcastle lawyers are highly skilled and knowledgeable in the field of personal injury and can help achieve the best possible resolution for you.

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What Is Public Liability?

Any injury caused by negligence in a public space falls under public liability. These can include areas such as supermarkets, parks, hotels, rental properties and more. Common public liability accidents that can claim compensation include slipping, tripping or falling due to unmarked spillage or damaged surfaces.
What separates a public liability claim from other compensations is that you were injured as a member of the public. However, this does not include injury while you are a driver, pedestrian or on public transport. These incidents are classified as motor accidents, much like how injury at the workplace is covered by workers compensation.
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What Should I Do If I Got Injured In Public?

If you got injured in public and you believe it was due to negligence, you should act quickly and talk to a lawyer immediately. At Bale Boshev Lawyers, we offer our clients a free initial case assessment and consultation. We will review your case and provide honest opinions on whether you are likely to succeed if you progressed with your claim.

It’s important to enlist the help of a lawyer in Newcastle with public liability experience to increase your chances of success. They will help you gather adequate evidence to support your claims and make sure the other party respond to your offers along with written statements.

What Compensation Can I Get?

The level of compensation you can ask for varies and depends on the seriousness of the injury. Compensation is usually broken down into four categories, including:
You will need to supply adequate proof to justify the amount of compensation you are requesting.
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When Should I Make A Claim?

You have up to 3 years to make a public liability claim, so it’s recommended that you speak to a lawyer as soon as possible, as gathering evidence can be time-consuming. If you wait too long after the incident, it may be difficult to find security camera footage or witnesses that could help your case. It is possible for the Court to hear claims after 3 years, however you must provide an acceptable reason as to why you have waited to file the claim.
The team from Bale Boshev Lawyers is here to help you through complex public liability claims. We have offices in Hamilton, Belmont and East Maitland, and we are also able to assist in other legal matters such as family law, motor accidents and conveyancing. If you need professional legal advice you can trust, get in touch with us today to speak with one of our lawyers.
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What is a personal injury claim?

A personal injury claim is a legal claim for compensation you can make if you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence. There are many different types of personal injury claims, all of which help to support you to heal and get back on your feet after a wide range of different accidents or injuries. The most common personal injury claims include the following:

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Claiming for personal injury following a car crash is the most common personal injury compensation claim in Australia. Being involved in an accident with another vehicle that wasn’t your fault can lead to both short and long-term injury, ranging from whiplash through to paralysis and anything else in-between. If you are injured due to a car accident, you may be eligible to make a compensation claim.

Workplace accidents and injuries

Accidents and incidents in the workplace where you are not to blame – whether it’s faulty equipment, lack of signage or any other risk or danger – can also be a reason to make a personal injury claim. If you have been hurt in your workplace for any reason that isn’t your fault, a personal injury claim may ensure you receive the compensation you need to seek further treatment or cover time spent off work.

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The final compensation claim you may be able to make under personal injury law is related to medical professionals’ negligence. From problems following surgery to injury caused by a dentist, if you’ve experienced harm at the hands of a registered healthcare provider, you may be able to claim compensation for the injury or illness.

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Once you’ve spoken to our team, we’ll then be able to work with you directly to seek compensation against the individual or workplace that has caused you harm. It’s important that you’re honest with us about what happened and what you’re claiming for. It’s also worth noting that, while rare, in some cases, you may need to go to court to reach an agreement.

Frequently Asked Questions

It is advised that you provide a written notice to the person/company at fault as soon as possible. Court proceedings for public liability claims must be commenced within 3 years of the incident. If you wish to make a claim after 3 years, you must provide a valid reason and justify why your claim was not made earlier.

To be successful in gaining compensation for a public liability claim, you must prove that your injury was a result of another person or business’s negligence. Even if you were partly responsible for the incident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

Most public liability cases can be settled out of court, and this is preferred by both parties as it can save time and money. Your lawyer will help you reach an agreement that you are satisfied with. Court proceedings are only necessary if the agreements are not reached or if they reject all responsibility for your injury.

No, your compensation for public liability claims will be paid once in a lump sum, which will be tax free.

If your claim is successful, the insurance company of the business/person responsible will pay for your compensation. Most businesses in NSW are required to have public liability insurance to protect themselves in the event of an accident.