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If you have suffered an injury in a public place such as a shopping centre, store, hospitality venue or council property then you may be entitled to compensation where an organisation failed to fulfil in its duty of care.
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Types of Injuries Covered by Public Place Injury Compensation
In Queensland, we regularly handle public liability injury claims involving a wide array of injuries. Commonly, these claims include:
Steps to Take Immediately After Sustaining a Public Place Injury
Here are the steps to ideally follow after suffering a public place injury.
Common locations for public place injuries in Queensland
Public place injuries frequently occur in various locations across Queensland, each with its unique risks and environments that can contribute to injury:
Calculating the Value of Your Public Place Injury Compensation
Public liability claims for injuries sustained in public places can encompass a wide spectrum of compensatory elements. Below are key facets that might be a part of your claim:
It’s crucial to note that even for the same type of injury, the compensation value may differ based on various factors. Such aspects comprise:
A swift recovery can potentially reduce the compensatory amount as compared to a longer healing period.
The age of the victim might impact the compensation, with younger individuals likely to receive higher amounts due to the perspective of future loss.
Ability to continue an existing job
The impact of the injury on your capacity to continue with your job can significantly influence the compensation amount. Higher losses in earning potential result in greater compensation.
Time Limits for Public Place Injury Claims in Queensland
The standard timeframe for lodging a public place injury claim in Queensland is within three years from the date of your accident.
However, there are variant exceptions to this rule. For instance, if the injured party is a minor, the three-year timeframe begins when they reach the age of 18 (Children under the age of 10 are most at risk of public place injuries in Queensland), or if the claimant lacks the mental capacity to manage their affairs, the time limit can begin once they regain capacity.
Considering these complexities, it is imperative to seek legal advice as soon as possible after suffering a public place injury. Prompt legal advice can help secure reliable evidence to establish liability, get professional guidance regarding the time limit for your case, and avoid any pitfalls that could jeopardise your claim.
Public Place Injury Compensation FAQ's
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