Public Liability Lawyers | Be Heard, Be Helped

If another person or business was responsible for your physical or psychological injury, you don’t have to fight it alone. Our public liability lawyers can’t turn back time, but we can ensure those at fault pay for the damage caused.

Who can claim for public liability?

A public liability claim is a personal injury claim made against those responsible for public safety—businesses, councils, schools, shopping centres, amusement parks and rental premises.

Injuries in public spaces can bring unexpected and costly devastation. If you’ve left your home and suffered injury or trauma due to someone else’s negligence, you might be able to receive compensation. 

Not sure if you’re eligible? Speak to one of our public liability lawyers for clarity today. We talk to each client directly from day one, obligation-free.

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What does public liability compensation cover?

Each case is unique, and any compensation claim will be based on the nature of the accident and your personal circumstances. As a general guide, you may be eligible to claim for:

Pain and suffering

Past and Future medical expenses

Past and Future loss of income (including superannuation)

Care and assistance provided commercially or by loved ones

Use our quick and easy FREE claim checker to see if you qualify.

Common Public Liability Injuries

While each case and person is unique, the most common public liability claims include: 

  • Slipping on liquids
  • Tripping on objects or low and hidden defects
  • Falling down stairs
  • Physical assaults
  • Dog attacks
  • Food or drink poisoning
  • Aviation accidents

Apart from physical injuries and financial loss, the emotional aftermath of an incident can be equally devastating. If you’re feeling lost and need help, Rogalski Lawyers are here for you. Our team is caring, easy to talk to, and dedicated to supporting you through your recovery and claims process.

Our Public Liability Lawyers – Your Key to Success

Dealing with the claims process can make an already challenging situation even harder. Even though negotiating with insurers might seem simple, some claims can get really complicated, adding more confusion and worry than necessary. 

Our skilled personal injury lawyers are here to ease the burden. We’ll take care of everything—from filing your claim to negotiating settlements and representing you in court if necessary. Your priority? Getting better!

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What is the public liability claim process?


Seek Medical Attention

If you have been injured in a public place, you should first first seek medical attention. It is also important to take photos of the incident area and report the incident. You should also write down the contact details of any witnesses.


Free Initial Meeting

Next, contact our public liability lawyers for no upfront cost to determine if you are eligible for compensation. We can meet you in person (your place or ours) or chat on the phone to go over the details of your incident. Your comfort, wellbeing and understanding is our top priority.


Commencing Your Claim

We can then serve your claim form on any at-fault party. This will prompt the responsible party (or their legal representatives) to commence investigations into the incident. Once their investigations are complete they will issue a formal response admitting or denying liability for your injuries.


Document Discovery

The discovery process involves sharing relevant document details before any settlement conference or trial. It allows the issues to be approximately explored so as to understand the strengths or weaknesses of your case.


Expert Examination

After your injuries have stabilised, your lawyer will arrange for you to be examined by a medical expert. These experts are trained to assess the nature and extent of your injuries.



The majority of public injury claims are settled outside of court. Our goal is to negotiate fair settlements, avoiding the costs and stress of a trial. However, if an agreement cannot be reached and your claim goes to court, you can rely on Rogalski Lawyers for robust representation and guidance.

Want to know if you have a claim?

Our lighting-fast, user-friendly online claim checker can confirm if you have a valid claim.

Public Liability FAQs

What is the time limit for bringing a public liability claim?

In Queensland, your claim forms must be lodged within a strict time frame following the incident. In addition to this, there is a general three-year time limit from the date of the injury to commence court proceedings. This time limit is strict. If you find yourself outside the general three year time limit, it may be possible to still bring a claim. We strongly recommend that you speak to us without delay.a

What if I was partially at fault for the incident?

You may still be able to make a claim even if you were partially at fault for the incident. This is known as contributory negligence and your compensation amount may be reduced depending on your level of responsibility. It is best to speak with specialist public liability lawyers to understand your rights and options.

Do I have to pay any fees if I don't win my case?

At Rogalski Lawyers, we’re no-win, no-fee lawyers specialising in personal injury, including public liability claims. So you won’t pay legal fees unless we win compensation for you. This structure ensures everyone can access justice and compensation.

How long does it take to get a public liability claim?

The timeline for a public injury claim can vary depending on the complexity of your case and whether or not it goes to court. Having said that, it generally takes between 12 and 18 months to settle a claim outside of court. If your case goes to court, it could take longer.

What if the at-fault party doesn’t have insurance?

It is uncommon for the at-fault party not to hold any insurance cover. However, if this were to occur, a claim may be able to be brought against the at-fault party directly (instead of an insurer) for your injuries.