Have you recently been out in public and sustained an injury? This injury could be something as small as twisting your ankle after tripping over raised concrete on a footpath, to breaking a bone after slipping on a freshly mopped floor at your local shopping centre. Regardless of the instance, if you sustained your injury due to the negligence of someone else while out in a public space or in someone else’s property, you could be entitled to compensation through a division of law called public liability.
Here are the top three reasons on why you should contact a public liability lawyer.
1. The injury happened on public property and it wasn’t your fault
It’s one thing to accidentally injure yourself in your own home at no fault but your own. However, it is another issue when you injure yourself due to someone else’s negligence. Imagine you’re out for a walk in the park with your family and trip on a piece of raised concrete and suffer a broken foot. You didn’t intend on this injury happening. You likely set out on a nice family walk through your favourite park expecting that the footpaths were well maintained and safe to use. Due to the negligence of someone else, your life can suddenly change. Based on the severity of the injury, you might experience lost wages and have to foot the bill for medical bills. This isn’t even factoring in the suffering and emotional stress caused by the injury and the effect this injury has on your lifestyle.
2. You shouldn’t have to foot the bill for medical expenses
Regardless of the severity of your injury, you’ll likely need medical attention which can become costly. Carrying on from the broken foot example, this will require a period of time spent with your foot in a cast and then numerous weeks of physiotherapy afterwards helping you to strengthen the muscles in your foot and leg so that you can return to normal life. A broken foot can take up to twelve weeks of intense physiotherapy in order to return to your normal lifestyle according to Physiopedia. That’s twelve weeks of incurring medical costs from your physiotherapist and other medical professionals, not to mention the lost wages and reduced ability to care for your family.
3. Get the support you need returning back to normal life
Any injury, big or small is going to impact your life in some aspect. Depending on the severity of your injury, it can take months even years until you’re able to fully return back to your normal lifestyle. Knowing that you can recover the costs of all of your physiotherapy appointments and hospital check-ups once your claim has settled will afford you peace of mind and allow you to fully recover from your injury. You shouldn’t have to go through this process of getting your life back on track alone. Depending on the circumstances, you could be entitled to compensation for past and future medical expenses, home help, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If you have suffered an injury that you believe to be from someone else’s negligence, don’t waste another minute. Get compensation for lost wages, home help, past and future medical expenses, and pain and suffering by getting in contact with us today to see if you’re entitled to compensation. Our public liability lawyers are here to help you! View our other blog posts on public liability to learn more. For your no obligation consultation, contact the team at Zaparas Lawyers on (03) 8527 0200.