public liability

Public liability is part of the law of tort which focuses on civil wrongs. An applicant (the injured party) usually sues the respondent (the owner or occupier) under common law based on negligence and/or damages. Claims are usually successful when it can be shown that the owner/occupier was responsible for an injury, therefore they breached their duty of care.

The duty of care is very complex, but in basic terms it is the standard by which one would expect to be treated whilst one is in the care of another. Once a breach of duty of care has been established, an action brought in a common law court would most likely be successful. Based on the injuries and the losses of the applicant the court would award a financial compensation package.

In order for you to lodge for public liability damages, negligence must be established. If negligence on the part of the business or property owner cannot be established, it is unlikely that a claim would be successful. Large businesses and industries have become increasingly adept at avoiding liability over the last few years; It is therefore extremely important that you select a specialist personal injury lawyer to fight for you.

Typically, public liability injuries can occur:

in public places, slips, trips and falls due to poorly formed pavements, exposed tree roots, slippery surfaces etc.
accidents in public places, at a sporting event, accidents at school
attacks from animals
Don’t delay, contact us today to discuss your case.

Time Restrictions

When making a personal injury claim, it is important to understand that varying time constraints exist for varying types of injuries or accidents. It is possible in some cases to achieve extensions depending upon your case, however it cannot be overstated that you should act as quickly as you can. We can help you at Abbey Injury Law to deal with your claim as smoothly as possible.

No Obligation, No Win, No Fee

Abbey Injury Law operates under a ‘no win, no-fee’ basis in almost all cases. Contact us to arrange a no-obligation consultation so we can determine the weight of your claim and fight on your behalf.