The law in Queensland provides further avenues for individuals to claim compensation for injuries sustained as a result of the negligent act or omission of another person, business, or organisation. If you have sustained injuries in a public or private place to which you feel was no fault of your own, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Within these public liability claims, emphasis is placed heavily on the legal principle of negligence, being fault, along with the demonstration of ongoing permanent impairment from the resulting injury.
To successfully make a claim in negligence for a public liability injury, the law requires the following elements be satisfied:
- You were owed a duty of care;
- Your duty of care was breached; and
- You sustained personal injuries as a consequence.
In Queensland, these claims are predominately grouped into the following categories:
- Public Liability Claims – commonly known as ‘slip and fall’ accidents, these accidents occur on public or private areas (for example, injuries sustained from accidents involving or in connection with sidewalks, shopping centre common areas, car parks, planes or boats, and animal attacks;
- Product Liability Claims – covers injuries sustained as a result of the defective nature of a product; and
- Occupiers Liability Claims – injuries arising from defective or faulty premises or property.
There are complicated laws and strict time limits associated with making injury law compensation claims in Queensland.
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