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If you or a member of your family has suffered an injury in a public place or on private property due to, or at least in part, due to the fault of another person,there may be an entitlement to claim compensation.

For example, you may have suffered an injury at a hotel, in a shop or supermarket, at a function or even as a result of a dog bite

Compensation may be available for injuries suffered in a wide range of circumstances, provided it can be demonstrated that the injury is at least partly due to someone else’s fault, so it is very important to seek early legal advice.  At Manfield & Co we understand how this type of random incident can disrupt your life and we are here to support you.

To protect your entitlments it is crucial to secure necessary evidence that will support your claim.   It is important to do the following as soon as possible:
  1. Take photographs of the hazard or object that caused the injury (if possible)
  2. Notify the owner/manager in charge of the premises where your injury occurred
  3. Seek appropriate medical treatment from a hospital, GP or other medical provider
  4. Seek early legal advice by calling Manfield & Co to ensure that all relevant evidence is identified and preserved.

These days, a large proportion of these incidents are often recorded on CCTV or security camera footage.  It is also common for this footage to be erased quite regularly if not required, so it is important to seek early legal assistance to preserve this often crucial evidence if possible.

Depending on the nature and extent of your injuries and your personal circumstances you may be able to recover damages,
including for:
  • Non-economic loss (Pain and suffering)
  • Economic loss (lost wages)
  • Lost employer funded superannuation contributions (past and future)
  • Future loss of earning capacity and/or wage loss
  • Past and future medical treatment
  • Care provided by family members
  • Home help requirements

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1. It may be necessary to gather more information about your claim. This may include:
  • Visiting the site where the injury occurred
  • Occasionally, engaging a safety expert to provide a report
  • Taking detailed witness statements
  • Requesting medical records and reports
2. Complete Investigation

Having completed our investigations we will advise you of the best way to deal with your claim. This always includes a cost versus benefit analysis for you to achieve the best outcome available.

At Manfield & Co we pride ourselves on our thoroughness and integrity, so you can have the peace of mind that all avenues have been explored.

3. Medical examination

In order to determine the extent of your injuries we may ask you to attend a medical examination.  This is essential to quantify your entitlement to compensation.

4. Advice

We will advise you whether to accept or reject a settlement offer, or if necessary, how to commence an action in court that achieves the best outcome for your future.

Testimonials

“I would definitely recommend Manfield & Co to anyone.”

All good, a very easy process. Michael kept me in the loop at all times and I was overall satisfied. Michael and the barrister worked really well together, and I would definitely recommend Manfield & Co to anyone.

Krystelle, Evanston Gardens, Public Liability

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