• Public Liability.

    Public Liability.

Are you eligible to claim?

If you are injured in a public or private place you may be able to sue the occupier for your injury and loss.

This is generally referred to as a public liability or occupier’s liability claim, and as an example may include slipping over at a shopping centre or having a product fall on you at a shop.

In most instances negotiations will occur with the occupier’s public liability insurer, and you will need to show that it was the occupier’s negligence which caused your injury. As a rule, public liability claims are disputed by the insurer from the outset which means that you will have to pay for your own treatment. 

What am I entitled to claim?

Depending on the circumstances of your case you may be eligible to claim:

  • General damages which compensate for your pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life and loss of amenities.

  • Economic loss including past and future loss of income and superannuation. You may be back at work, but there is still the potential to claim for loss of earning capacity or loss of opportunity in the circumstance where your injury impacts your ability to obtain a promotion, do overtime or obtain employment in a higher paid job. If you have suffered a psychological or psychiatric injury as a result of the accident, this condtion also compensable.

  • Past and future medical treatment costs.

  • Gratuitous services or voluntary assistance for the support that family and friends have provided to you due to your accident injuries. For example, helping with self-care, bathing, cooking dinners, washing clothes and other domestic duties.  

  • Past and future travelling expenses for travel to and from treatment providers.

What are our clients saying about us?

  • I would just like to thank Natasha and the whole team for looking after me and my claim.  I found everyone to be highly professional and friendly the whole time I was there, which I think was around three years. 
    Highly recommend them to everyone who needs professional help. 
    Thank you very much.
    Greg Giles
    Public Liability claim
  • Had a fantastic experience. Very professional and supportive even when I was an emotional mess. Understanding, caring and patient. Very happy with this service
    Robyn Bell-McLeod
    Criminal Injury Claim
  • Natasha and her team were extremely supportive and helpful. From the time of my accident to settlement it was three and a half years, and they guided me throughout the whole thing while not bombarding me with information and tasks so I could have time to get better. When I had questions about the process, they always had time to answer me. When I was unable to fill out paperwork or unsure about how to, I knew I could email or call them for guidance. Dependable, trustworthy and honest. Highly recommend
    Rebecca Persic
    Motor Vehicle accident claim
  • “I express my gratitude towards Peninsula Lawyers team in Mandurah.
    Natasha and her team had my back from the moment I picked up the phone all the way through to ensure I was treated correctly and looked after all the way through my injury and beyond.
    If you are looking at this review wondering if they are right for you. Give them a call. You won’t regret it”
    Benjamin Watson
    Workers Compensation claim

There are specific guidelines around when an individual should commence proceedings:


  • If at the time of the accident you were at least 18 years of age, you have three years from the date of the accident to either settle your claim or to commence legal proceedings to protect your rights and entitlements. 

As public liability claims are strongly contested, a robust argument is required to substantiate your claims of negligence and loss. At times you may need to commence legal proceedings to bring the insurer to the table to discuss settlement.   

If you were below the age of 18 years of age at the time of the accident, your limitation period is generally longer but it is always important to obtain legal advice. Click here for more details. 

If you believe you have a public liability claim contact us to discuss your situation. 


There’s a reason we have a 99% success rate.

“Always in your corner” means acting in your best interest. We give clear, honest and frank advice and will not fill you full of false expectations. We will give you a break down of your claim and will recommend a strategic approach that will provide you with the leverage to obtain the best personal and financial outcome. We will only take on your case if we are confident in a successful outcome. PPIL - your committed personal injury lawyers in Perth and Mandurah.

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