Injuries such as slips and falls commonly occur in public places, such as on a footpath or in a supermarket. These types of injuries fall under the bracket of public liability. Similarly, occupiers’ liability involves injuries occurring to those who are visiting property occupied by someone.
The owners and occupiers of property owe a certain level of care to those who enter their property. This is often referred to as a ‘duty of care’. The level of care owed depends on the reason for that person’s visit, or the type of person visiting. A higher duty of care is expected toward those who are invited on to a persons premises, rather than those without an invitation.
If you believe you’ve suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence, you should seek the advice of an experienced compensation lawyer immediately. There are very strict time limitations involved in these types of claims, so beginning the process as soon as possible is very important. Call us today to discuss your issue, on 02 9708 2222.
There are many steps involved in making a claim for compensation. It can be a time consuming and complex process. Click here to read more about making a claim for compensation.
What is the difference between public and occupiers' liability?
What do I do if I've been injured in a public place?
What kind of evidence will I need to support a claim?
What injuries may result in a public liability claim?
What sort of compensation am I likely to receive?
How long do I have to lodge a claim?