Johnston Withers

Public liability lawyers.

Suffered an injury in a privately or publicly-owned space and not sure how to make a public liability claim?

Talk to our team of expert No Win No Fee public liability lawyers – they’re here to help you understand your public liability compensation.

From slip and fall cases, rental accidents, physical assaults, water sport injuries, dog attacks and more, our team of leading public liability claim lawyers in Adelaide and regional South Australia is here to provide expert, confidential advice on all possible public liability compensation claims.

It’s important to know that because most businesses (and others who occupy property, excluding residents) will have public liability insurance, public liability compensation claims are generally made against insurance companies, so it’s important to get help from highly experienced public liability claim lawyers.

We’ll help you pursue a claim against these large insurance companies, and will ensure that the process of pursuing a public liability compensation claim is as painless as possible.

How it works

Free initial consultation

You deserve legal advice, even if you can’t afford it. That’s why we offer an obligation free initial consultation with our team of caring, compassionate public liability claim lawyers, based both in Adelaide and regional South Australia.

We’re here to listen, advise, and support you during this difficult time.

We're No Win No Fee lawyers

Our No Win No Fee model is simple. We believe that everyone deserves to get justice if they've suffered a loss. If we decide to take on your case, our public liability claims lawyers won’t charge you legal fees unless you receive a lump sum benefit, regardless of how long the claim takes.

You won’t need to pay any upfront legal fees, and we'll not seek any of our costs from you if your case is not successful. That’s how confident our No Win No Fee lawyers are in our skills and experience.

*No Win No Fee is offered in viable public liability cases. Read the full T&Cs here.

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Meet our team of public liability lawyers in Adelaide and regional SA

Tim Downie Johnston Withers Lawyers

Tim Downie

Practice leader: Personal injury

Our track record as public liability lawyers in Adelaide

Please thank Tim, and yourself, for your work and professionalism in managing my claim to finalisation. If I ever require legal representation in future, I will be sure to approach Johnston Withers . Thankyou.
- past client
All good thank you Hayley and I appreciate the correspondence and interactions. If anyone ever asks for a good lawyer, I’ll know where to recommend!
- past client

Frequently asked questions

Can I make public liability claims?

You may be eligible to claim public liability compensation if you’ve been injured because of the negligence of someone else. Your public liability claims will vary greatly depending on your personal circumstances and the nature of your injuries.

What can I make public liability claims for?

Here are some examples of public liability claims and the common types of accidents that you may be able to make public liability compensation claims for:

  • Slips and falls in supermarkets, shopping centres and other retail outlets

  • Injuries on private property, including rental properties

  • Injuries caused by animals

  • Boat and water-sport accidents

  • Sporting injuries

  • Food poisoning

  • Playground and school yard accidents

What settlement can I expect for public liability compensation claims?

Generally speaking, your public liability compensation claim will cover things like:

  • Medical costs (including past and future costs)

  • Lost income (including past and future)

  • Pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life

  • Home help and attendant care (including expenses such as domestic care and commercial assistance up until the time of settlement and into the future)

If you’d like tailored advice about the amount you might receive under public liability claims, get in touch with our team of regionally-based and Adelaide public liability lawyers.

Who can I make a public liability claim against?

Any organisation or institution who has caused or contributed to your accident or injury may be found legally liable and required to pay you compensation. They might even be liable for the actions of others if the location of your accident is under their control.

Businesses and other (non-domestic) occupiers of premises are usually required to carry public liability insurance, so compensation is actually paid by their insurance company. A person’s own home and contents insurance can cover public liability accidents that occur at a private residence.

How long does a public liability claim take?

Public liability claims will usually take 12 to 18 months to resolve from the date of the injuries; this depends on how long it takes for the injuries to fully heal and when they are considered medically stable to be assessed for permanent impairments.

Claims can take longer for injuries that take an extended period of time to stabilise, or matters that might be contested through the Court by public liability lawyers. No matter how long the claim takes, we won’t not charge you any legal fees until your claim resolves.

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