The law requires people to ensure other people are safe when using areas under their control. People such as business owners, property owners, councils and the government have what is referred to as a ‘duty of care’ to ensure that members of the public are not injured when using areas or things that are under their control.

If you have been injured by slipping, tripping or falling at a business or in a public space you may be entitled to receive compensation. If you have been injured in public as a result of someone else’s negligence – a breach of their duty of care – then it is likely that you will be entitled to receive compensation.

Strict time limits relate to such claims so it is essential that you seek legal advice as soon as possible after being injured.

We can provide you with obligation free advice and will not charge you for an initial consult. If you have a claim that we can help with we will provide you with an up-front, fixed fee quote that has no hidden charges. All of the work we do is on a no-win no-fee basis.

Unfortunately the law in Queensland places restrictions on what information we are able to publish on this website. If you would like to discuss how the law might apply to your circumstances, please contact us on (07) 4049 2865 or send us an email at with your questions and contact details.

*this information only applies to public liability claims in Queensland, Australia. Other states and countries have different laws that apply.

Most claims settle out of court on a confidential basis. This means that other people won’t know you have lodged a claim unless you tell them.

It is common in public liability claims for there to be more than one respondent. For example, there might be the owner of the site, a property manager and a cleaning company involved. We commonly represent people in multi-party claims and can give you personalised advice about this.

You could potentially have a public liability claim against the manufacturer for a faulty product. We can assist with product liability enquiries.