Public Liability

If you have injured yourself due to the fault of someone else in a private or public place, or due to a faulty or unsafe product, you may be entitled to:

  • Medical and associated expenses including for any help you need at home
  • Past and future loss of wages including superannuation
  • Lump sum damages for your pain and suffering

The types of medical and associated expenses are extensive so please contact Maxiom public liability lawyers Melbourne so we can advise you properly.

Why Maxiom?

Our passion is to help you on your road to recovery and ensure that all of your entitlements are fully paid. We will advocate for your rights, be your voice, and are accessible when you need. You will be represented by a Specialist personal injury lawyer with the commitment that fees will be kept low.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What’s a public or private place?

Private and public places include, but aren’t limited to the following:

  • Supermarkets and other retail outlets (commonly slip and trip injuries)
  • Footpaths and gardens
  • Sporting fields
  • Parks
  • Residential, commercial and retail property
  • Playground and schoolyard accidents

Furthermore, if you have been injured due to the following, you may receive compensation:

  • Dog attacks
  • Bicycle accidents that don’t involve a vehicle
  • Physical and sexual assault
  • Aviation accidents
  • Defective products

You have three years from the date of your accident to make a public liability claim. Children or people with a disability will have six years to make a claim. However, we encourage you to contact us immediately following your injury so we can advise you fully as to your rights and entitlements.

These claims usually vary between one and two years however each case depends on their individual circumstances.

We can only pursue your lump sum benefits after twelve months from the date of your injury. At this point, we will send you to a medical practitioner who will perform an examination to assess your impairment. If you have sustained an injury to your spine, you must establish that your whole person impairment rating is 5% or more. For any other Physical injury, you must establish a rating of 6% or more. If you suffer a Psychiatric injury, you must achieve a rating of 10%.

Once you satisfy these threshold requirements, we will discuss a settlement with the other party’s lawyers. If a settlement cannot be achieved, we will gladly represent you in Court.

Yes. If you were dependant on someone who was killed as a result of their injury we can help you make a common law claim.

Yes. If you have taken out income protection as part of your superannuation policy, you may be able to make a claim. In addition, you are entitled to a Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) or Permanent Incapacity claim within your respective Superannuation Scheme. We can assist you make this claim at an appropriate time.

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Sach Fernando

Principal, Maxiom Injury Lawyers

Sach Fernando is a leading lawyer and Specialist in Personal Injury law, accredited by the Law Institute of Victoria.