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Your Slip and Fall Lawyer


Who needs a slip and fall lawyer?

Slip and fall accidents happen every day, and the negative impact on your life can be considerable.

If you’ve fallen on public or private property because of another’s negligence, you need an advocate who will fight for fair compensation under the law.


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Common slip, trip and fall accidents

You may claim compensation for a slip, trip or fall accident such as:

  • Slipping on a wet floor.
  • Falling due to hazardous conditions.
  • Tripping on an uneven surface.

So long as your accident was the result of another party’s carelessness or wrongdoing, which may include:

  • The shopping centre or store manager didn’t attend to the spill properly.
  • The local council failed to secure an unstable building where your incident occurred.
  • The landlord or property owner didn’t fix or block off a trip hazard.

Anyone suffering from circumstances similar to those listed above should consider their claim for compensation under the law.

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Why file a public liability claim?

In some cases, the only way to recover from bodily injury and mental distress is to file a public liability claim. Filing a claim begins a process that can result in beneficial compensation for the inaction of parties with a duty of care to visitors. 

Note: If you want to seek employer slip and fall damages, you have to claim for workers’ compensation

Your slip and fall compensation may include sums for:

  • Lost wages and superannuation.
  • Medical treatment.
  • Travel expenses.
  • Home care expenses.
  • Pain and suffering.
  • Permanent impairment.
  • Future losses.

Losses from premises negligence can be significant. Act as soon as you can by contacting a public liability claim expert.

Why do I need a personal injury lawyer?

Your case may need to go to court, even after filing with an insurance scheme for compensation. It’s true that some trades, such as electricians, contractors and plumbers, must carry the insurance for their professional licence. However, not all do. Additionally, public liability insurance may not cover shopping centres and rental spaces. Nonetheless, property owners and managers are liable for personal injury claims. 

The best way to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve is to consult an accident lawyer familiar with public liability laws and court procedures in your state. 

A personal injury lawyer will be able to assess the eligibility of your claim. Call 1 800 004 878 to speak with a personal injury expert for free.

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Qualifications of a slip and fall case

Your slip, trip or fall accident injury can impact your everyday life, also called loss of amenity.

The following are examples of a loss of amenity you could claim:

  • Your inability to sleep because of a head injury after a fall down stairs.
  • You can’t play the piano because of damage to your hand.
  • You cannot lift your child because of a back injury from a trip and fall at the park.

Common injuries on a public liability claim include:

  • Simple bone fractures.
  • Soft tissue injuries.
  • Damage to the jaw resulting in difficulty eating.
  • Severed tendons or muscles in the arms, legs, torso or Achilles.

Your slip and fall compensation claim must show that the injury resulted from another party’s failure to uphold their duty of care to you. 

After a slip, trip or fall accident, be sure to keep the following:

  • Records of correspondence between you and the party at fault.
  • Photographs of the incident.
  • Pictures of the injury.
  • Medical bills and receipts of related expenses.
  • A record of lost wages and superannuation due to your injury,

Your lawyer may also collect a statement from you and any witnesses and surveillance footage of the incident to strengthen your compensation case.

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How much compensation can you expect from a slip and fall claim?

You may have lost the ability to work or enjoy life as you did before the fall accident. Receiving some compensation can provide relief. However, slip and fall claim compensation varies. 

The good news is that an experienced personal injury lawyer can provide a public liability claim consultation to estimate what you may expect based on the following:

  • Lost income and superannuation.
  • Your past, present and future medical and rehabilitation expenses.
  • In-home care costs you have incurred or expect to incur.
  • Out-of-pocket expenses related to your care as a result of the slip and fall injury.
  • Pain and suffering or loss of amenities.

The court awards public liability compensation based on factors like:

  • The current and potential future impact of your injury.
  • How much the damage burdens you financially.
  • How different your life has been and will be as a result of the injury.

Slip, trip and fall claims are subject to unique circumstances. A catastrophic injury should expect a higher payout than less severe injuries. The Civil Liability Act limits the loss of earnings and the compensation for pain and suffering. An experienced fall accident lawyer will be able to help you understand what compensation you can expect. 

When considering the financial and social losses associated with fall accidents, expert legal advice can’t remove the damage done but can help ensure you receive compensation. For more information on compensation payouts, read our guide.

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Lodging a fall accident claim with GMP Law

As soon as you realise your injury may have been the result of another’s carelessness or wrongdoing, contact Gerard Malouf & Partners (GMP Law). We can help maximise your slip and fall accident compensation.

A Gerard Malouf & Partners (GMP Law) lawyer can:

  • Determine the eligibility of your case.
  • Provide a consultation free of charge.
  • File your claim correctly.
  • Pursue medical records and written testimony to strengthen your case.
  • Guide you through the court procedures.
  • Advise on your options for settlement and in court.
  • Help you win the competition you deserve.

Fall case potential outcomes

Gerard Malouf & Partners (GMP Law) is Australia’s leading no-win, no-fee law firm. Consider these slip and fall cases as you contemplate pursuing compensation for your public liability claim:

Contact Gerard Malouf & Partners (GMP Law) to speak with a public liability lawyer in your state. We have the track record and the sensitivity to handle your claim with care and advocate for the fullest award possible.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What you need to know about public liability claims

Commonly asked questions concerning public liability and slip & fall compensation claims

There are time limits involved with public liability claims, so it’s important to make a claim as soon as possible to ensure you remain eligible. Usually, individuals have three years from the date of injury to file a claim but this may differ by state and it is often best to start the claims process as early as possible.

Each case is different, with a number of factors potentially affecting how long it takes to come to a final decision. Despite this, most simple claims should be resolved within 18 months.

In more challenging, complex cases, the process will be longer and could take a few years.

If you’re awarded compensation, the businesses insurer will cover the cost. There are a number of areas that compensation could cover, including physical and psychological injuries and losses.

Contributory negligence occurs when both parties are at fault in causing an accident or injury. For example, if a supermarket employee fairs to clean up a spillage in an aisle causing a slip & fall, but the victim had ignored warning signs.

A claim against the council in the event of an injury is a legal proceeding that arises after an accident in public areas.

“I would like to sincerely thank Gerard Malouf & Partners for how they handled my case & the great outcome. Prior to contacting GMP, I had approached other firms, who said my case was “too small,” for them.

Not so with GMP, who understood the stress I was living in due to the severity of the damage caused by negligence. They can help anyone, no matter how big or how small the case. They really care for their clients.”

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Our Difficult Case Policy

At Gerard Malouf & Partners we have introduced a policy that if any case appears to be overly difficult or unlikely to obtain a good result for the client our lawyers must bring it to the attention of the management team via a detailed pro forms explanation early and then our management team will take all steps possible to ensure it is successful and that we obtain the maximum result for the client.

This is unlike other law firms who often run compensation claims in a mechanical way. At Gerard Malouf & Partners, our injury compensation claims services handle each claim thoroughly and comprehensively prepare it in every aspect.

This is more tedious, more complex and costlier for our firm in some ways but the best result will be achieved every time for our clients seeking accident injury compensation service. It is our professional obligation to strive not just for some justice but for the maximum achievable. This is our core philosophy and what differentiates us from other law firms.

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Gerard Malouf & Partners have provided friendly, experienced legal advice to communities across Australia for over 35 years. Our Personal Injury Lawyers have taken on ten’s of thousands of cases and we are proud to have won billions of dollars for our clients.
Meet the diverse and dynamic team of compensation lawyers and supporting staff that have made this all happen below. Our multi-lingual team can discuss your claims in Arabic, Assyrian, Turkish, Greek, Italian, French, Serbian, Croatian, Armenian, Mandarin, Hindi, Punjabi or Malayalam.
Meet the diverse and dynamic team of compensation lawyers and supporting staff that have made this all happen below. Our multi-lingual team can discuss your claims in Arabic, Assyrian, Turkish, Greek, Italian, French, Serbian, Croatian, Armenian, Mandarin, Hindi, Punjabi or Malayalam.

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