Many accidents that occur in public places are written off as just that, unavoidable accidents. But in many cases the cause can be negligence on behalf of the owner or the leaseholder of the property where the accident occurred.
Property owners and managers have a clear cut responsibility to the public to ensure their property is free from foreseeable hazards. You have legal rights of recourse when these duties are breached, and you can claim for compensation for your suffering and injury.
Sustaining an injury in a public place can have life-changing consequences. These consequences can go well beyond the physical injury itself and the, often, slow recovery. Injuries can cause enormous stress and anguish for the person injured who may face an uncertain future. An injury can also be a pressure for family and friends, and put real strain on our loved ones.
A public injury can often have an impact on a person’s ability to carry out their work, whether that’s because of time off needed for recovery, or ongoing physical limitations placed on a person by the injury itself.
While the injury may not be the result of your working conditions, an employer must make reasonable adjustments to your workspace and duties in line with your reduced capacity.
What constitutes reasonable is a difficult and complex question before the law. It rests on a fine reading of the situation, and takes into account both your job requirements and what is and is not reasonable to expect an employer to do in order to accommodate the injury. Further complicating this is the fact reduced earning capacity will very much be taken into account in determining compensation if you decide to pursue a claim through the courts.
Employees’ Compensation Advisors are part of one of Queensland’s most established and extensive network of advocates, and lawyers dedicated to getting you the best possible outcome in the case of injury. We work across Queensland, and in all industries and types of injury, from a broken ankle, to permanent disability, we won’t stop fighting until you are compensated adequately for your injury.
If you’ve been injured in a public place we can give you rock solid advice about your case because we’ve seen cases just like yours hundreds of times.
When and if you decide to seek compensation for a public injury, you will often be faced with the daunting task of putting together a huge amount of evidence, which may be challenged by an insurance company and their team of lawyers. It can be incredibly time consuming, stressful, and expensive.
Our advocates bring both professionalism and compassion to this process. We will fight for you, and stand beside you through the whole case, regardless of your financial situation. We care about great outcomes, but we also care about our clients’ wellbeing and welfare.
We are sensitive to the situation you and your family are in, and this shows in our flexible approach, and individualised service that puts you first. We offer an obligation free initial consultation where we can give you clear advice about your options moving forward. You’re welcome to come to our office, or we can visit you at home, your hospital, or even your favourite coffee shop.
In times of physical pain, stress, worry and financial uncertainty, it is comforting to know just how many rights you have. We understand how daunting an injury can be, and how long the road to recovery often is. Let us work with you to get the compensation you deserve, and the outcome you are entitled to.
If you’ve been injured in a public please, contact us today for a no obligation consultation.