When you’re out in a public place, like a local park, you can expect a reasonable level of safety. For example, you expect playground equipment to be well-constructed or for the roof above you to be structurally sound.
Public liability refers to laws that cover compensation for injuries in public areas and on private property. Making a public liability claim requires you to demonstrate that your injury occurred as a result of someone else’s carelessness or negligence.
It’s difficult to outline the compensation process for public liability claims as each situation is unique. It generally involves trying to show fault for an accident in order to secure monetary compensation for past and future medical expenses, loss of earnings and other related expenses.
Dog attacks can be frightening experiences that often lead to serious physical or psychological injuries. If you have suffered a dog bite or injury, it’s essential you receive appropriate medical treatment immediately after the attack.
In some cases, the owner of the attacking dog can be held liable. The kind of compensation owed to the victim and whether the owner is fined or prosecuted for an offence depends on the circumstances of the attack.