What are Common Injuries Claimed under Public Liability?
Most commonly, a person bringing a public liability claim will be suffering from a back, neck, or hip injuries caused by one of the following:
- Slip or trip and fall accidents
- Defective product or faulty good claims
- Physical and sexual assaults
- Sporting or recreational accidents
- School accidents
- Dog attack
- Boating accidents
- Entertainment venue accidents
- Workplace accidents where a third party (not you or your employer) are at fault
Requirements for a Public Liability Claim
In order to successfully file a public liability claim, you must have sustained an injury in a public place (such as a shopping mall, school-yard, pub, or even during a recreational activity like horseback riding). Additionally, the injury must be the fault of another party and must be filed in a timely manner.
There are two main issues that will be examined when determining whether your claim qualifies under public liability. First, it needs to be established that you, the injured party, were owed a duty of care by the party who caused you injury, whether directly or through their negligence. Second, if the other party did owe you a duty of care, whether or not they failed to meet this standard of care will be determinative of your eligibility for a public liability claim.