Public Liability Lawyer Newcastle

Experts in Public Liability Claims Working Across Newcastle, Central Coast, and Hunter Region

BurkeMead Lawyers are experienced public liability lawyers and experts in personal injury law, assisting clients with a range of legal services and professional advice.
Our services are delivered by a team of personal injury law experts, whose experience with public liability claims can assist our clients to resolve personal injury matters quickly.

Public liability is a personal injury matter and there are many types of injuries and circumstances that could lead to public liability claims. To make a public liability compensation claim, you need to have experienced an injury (including physical and psychological injuries) that was caused by the negligence of another individual or business (in a public or private environment) with the exception of motor vehicle accidents or work-related injuries. All public places and buildings (including those used for private purposes, such as rental properties) are required to have public liability insurance.

If you believe you may be entitled to claim compensation, speak with a public liability lawyer as soon as possible – contact BurkeMead Lawyers to book a consultation.

The Benefits of Working with a Public Liability Lawyer

There are many benefits to working with personal injury lawyers experienced in public liability claims. When making a compensation claim, you will need the knowledge and expertise of legal experts who understand the public liability claims process.

Our experienced lawyers specialise in resolving personal injury disputes through mediation and negotiation, and BurkeMead Lawyers are one of the leading personal injury law firms in Newcastle, Central Coast, and the Maitland Hunter Region.

We take a collaborative approach to understanding your unique circumstances, your needs currently and your needs moving forward. Our objective is focused on securing the best possible outcome for you and your future.

Call us on 4902 3800 and talk to a solicitor about your accident. You can send us an email at [email protected] if you have a question outside office hours.

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Public Liability FAQs

What is public liability compensation?

Public liability compensation is designed to cover the losses you suffered as a result of your injuries. While not all losses may be financial, such as a physical injury, compensation can assist in managing the impact of non-financial losses or injuries.

What is public liability and why is it important?

Public liability refers to the duty of care individuals and businesses have to the public, to ensure their safety. If a person were to be injured on a person’s property or sustained an injury due to the way a business was operating, that person could be entitled to make a compensation claim. It’s important because it means we take accountability for the safety of those around us and provides a means for those injured by carelessness to be compensated.

What can be claimed under public liability?

Generally speaking, legal action can be taken against a person, business, event, group or contractor if they are found liable for death or injury, loss or damage of property, or economic loss resulting from their negligence.

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

As with many laws, there are time limits on when you can submit a claim. Under public liability, you have three years from the date of injury to claim public liability compensation (or in some cases, three years from becoming aware of your injury).

What happens if you claim on public liability insurance?

Once you have made a public liability compensation claim, your claim will be assessed and if the insurer accepts liability then it’s likely it will offer you a settlement payment. Many public liability claims are settled without the need for court action.

What People Are Saying

“I just wanted send an email now everything is finished and thank your firm for representing me. I wanted to say every single person I dealt with at Burke and Mead were so compassionate and kind.”

M.W. - Newcastle

“I highly recommend the team of lawyers at Burke & Mead. They are an extremely professional, and at the same time, very personable legal firm. Despite living in Sydney, I developed a good relationship…”

J.J.C. - Clovelly

“On behalf of our family, I would like to thank all at Burke & Meade for their professionalism and empathy that was on display at all times during the course of the last 2.5 years.”

A.B. - Hamilton

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