What is public liability?

People and organisations that are responsible for commercial and private premises owe a duty of care to ensure they are safe for visitors and guests. They must take reasonable steps to ensure the property is properly well maintained and safe for use.

When injuries occur due to negligence on commercial or private properties, MEJ’s public liability lawyers are here to help you understand your rights.

Our accident claim lawyers can help you understand your right to compensation in situations involving slips and falls, defective products or equipment, sporting injuries, food poisoning, or dog bites and attacks.

For your peace of mind, our dedicated public liability lawyer team operates on a no-win, no-fee basis, ensuring that your interests always come first.


The claim process

With strict time constraints on public liability claims, it’s important you seek expert advice quickly. Our public liability lawyers have deep expertise in this area, helping clients navigate claims efficiently in the ACT since 1985.

If you’ve been injured in a public place like a shopping centre, street, business, or carpark, MEJ can help simplify the process for you and help you achieve the compensation you deserve.

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What to do if you are injured in a public place

When injured in a public space because of negligence, our public liability team recommends the following steps:

  • 01.

    Call 000 if immediate medical help is required.

  • 02.

    Visit a doctor if you need to seek treatment for your injuries.

  • 03.

    If there are visible signs of negligence, take as many photos as you can.

  • 04.

    Strict time limits apply to public liability claims so seek immediate legal counsel.

  • 05.

    Call MEJ’s experienced team for a free no obligation consultation if you believe you have a legal case.

“Thank you for all your help and assistance in guiding me through this difficult time. Your advice and professionalism were much appreciated.”

— Christian