Public Liability Claims

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Public Liability Claims

Published on February 3, 2011 in Personal Injury
Accidents under the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act 2002 are classed as slip and fall, private property accidents, poisoning, school accidents, faulty products, sporting incidents, boating and plane accidents, dog attacks, other animal attacks/accidents and more.When sustaining an injury in a public place it is most important to record the incident. The best way to record an incident is to take clear up-close pictures of the terrain you were on and the injury you sustained, and also write a statement of events when they are fresh in your mind. Next, you should seek medical attention so that the injury is investigated, diagnosed, and recorded.The main factors that are taken into consideration when pursuing a Personal Injury claim are:
  • Is the injury going to be on-going and/or permanent?
  • Did you require time of work – resulting with economic loss?
  • Were there out of pocket expenses due to the injury? E.g. not being able to drive, taxi / public transport fares, medical bills, etc
  • Will you require future treatment resulting in ongoing out of pocket expenses?
  • How will the injury affect the remaining working life of the individual?
  • Will the individual be able to continue working in the same occupation?
These points can determine whether you will require a solicitor to run your claim. If the injury is not ongoing or permanent and has caused you some recoverable damages then you can lodge the claim yourself so the insurance company can reimburse you for any economic loss and/or out of pocket expenses.If you find the personal injury will affect you much more and create more issues in the future, then it is wise to contact a lawyer that can provide you with the right information. Lawyers that work on a no win – no fee scheme know what types of claims are ‘worthwhile’ and what claims are best left to the claimant. If a claim is very small it would usually be best run by the claimant as legal costs involved could be too high. If the claim is more severe then it is a good idea to find a suitable no win – no fee lawyer as they will investigate the claim first and advise what an expected outcome could be. They will go through the pros and cons of legal assistance and how this can benefit the final result.Contact us today on 1300 911 142 as we can assess your situation and make sure you know what your rights and options are.