How long do I have to make a public liability claim?


When you’ve been injured in a public place such as a supermarket or playground and your injury was caused by the negligence of the party responsible for the public place, you may be able to seek compensation.

A claim for public liability compensation must be made by way of an official Notice of Claim being served on the party you believe to be at fault within nine months of the injury, or within one month of consulting a solicitor about your claim – whichever is first.

Last updated:
February 22, 2024

Disclaimer: This information is designed for general information in relation to Queensland compensation law. It does not constitute legal advice. We strongly recommend you seek legal advice in regards to your specific situation. For help understanding your rights, please call 1800 960 482 or request a free case review to talk to one of our lawyers today.

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