Product liability is a subcategory of public and occupiers liability which focuses on awarding compensation if you have been injured by deficient/unsafe products. You do not have to be the person who purchased the product to be covered as by law the manufacturer owes you a duty of care.
If you have been injured because of an accident that occurred on public or owned property then you may be entitled to claim compensation. Your first priority is to report the accident to the authorities and subsequently get medical attention immediately. If possible you should also alert your health care provider of the circumstances. Your next step should be to contact an experienced lawyer who can advise you and on what you should do in order to make a claim.
To make a public and occupiers liability claim we will collect evidence such as:
- Photographs and diagrams of the accident location
- All documentation between the person or organisation that is involved
- Contact details for all parties involved (this includes yourself, witnesses, defendants andinsurance companies)
Any information that relates to your injury may become useful as your claim progresses, so make sure that you keep all records and information that relates to your injury or accident. Contact PK Simpson for more advice on what you should do in order to make a claim, and get the best result possible.
Although the amount of public and occupiers liability compensation is different from state to state the severity of the injury that you have suffered is used as a basis on which the level of compensation is based. Our occupiers’ and public liability lawyers will ensure the following.
You may be entitled to:
- Damages for pain and suffering (this can be up to $427,000)
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future loss of wages and superannuation payments
- Past and future care that you may require
- Miscellaneous expenses (such as home modifications, and wheelchairs)
For public and occupiers liability claims, you have 3 years to lodge a claim from the date of your accident. It is vital that you contact a solicitor at PK Simpson as soon as possible. Any claim brought after 3 years, you will need the court’s permission to proceed.