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    • Medical Negligence
          • Medical Negligence

            We believe you deserve the best in medical care and we understand the trauma experienced when that care is less than adequate. That’s why we hold medical professionals accountable when medical care and treatment fall short of expected standards and result in adverse outcomes.

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    • Women’s Health
          • Women’s Health

            We know that there is disparity in women’s health care, treatment, and support. We are committed to improving the lives of women and strongly advocating for their wellbeing.  That is why we take a stand and hold medical professionals accountable when medical care falls short of expected standards by delivering the best outcome in medical negligence claims affecting women.

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    • Hospital Negligence
          • Hospital Negligence

            We understand you may feel let down because you have experienced inadequate or negligent care and treatment in a hospital or medical facility. Your wellbeing is most important to us and we are committed to supporting you with compassion and holding medical professionals accountable for breach of duty and negligent care.

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    • Clinical Support
          • Clinical Support

            Experiencing poor or adverse outcomes from allied health treatment can be distressing and life changing. We are here to support you through your claim and it is our aim to hold allied health professionals accountable for their breach of care by delivering the outcome you deserve to your negligence claims.

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    • I need help
          • Not Sure where to start?

            Hello, I’m Jade. I’m here to help you with a quick discovery call that will help us better understand your legal concerns. This way, I can connect you with the lawyer who is best suited to assist you with your situation.

            Your well-being is important to us, and we’re here to support you every step of the way.

            Call me on 02 4050 0330 or email admin@conradcurrylaw.com.au

    • Personal Injury
          • Personal Injury

            If you have been injured because of someone else’s negligence, our specialist team of Personal Injury Lawyers is here to support you with compassion and understanding providing you with the right advice. Our team has substantial experience and expertise in these matters to deliver the outcomes you deserve from your claim.

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    • Work Injury
    • Motor Vehicle Accidents
          • Motor Vehicle Accidents

            We are here to support you and give you the clarity, guidance and the right legal advice if you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident. Our compassionate team of professionals in Personal Injury law have the technical expertise and a wealth of experience to win you the compensation you deserve.

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    • Public Place Liability
          • Public Liability

            Our specialist team in Personal Injury law is here to support you in accessing proper compensation if you have been injured because of someone else’s negligence. We have cutting edge expertise and experience in public liability claims to deliver the outcome you deserve.

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    • Abuse
          • Institutional Abuse

            We strongly believe that educational institutions must be held accountable when failing to protect children while in their care. If you have experienced institutional physical or sexual abuse, our specialist team in Personal Injury law is here to support you with compassion and offer our technical expertise and experience to deliver the best outcome in your case.

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    • Workers Compensation
          • Workers Compensation

            When you sustain an injury or illness because of work, you may be entitled to  compensation. Our specialist team in Personal Injury Law is here to support you with compassion and understanding with the right advice. We have substantial technical expertise to deliver the best possible outcome from your claim.

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    • I Need Help
          • Not Sure where to start?

            Hello, I’m Jade. I’m here to help you with a quick discovery call that will help us better understand your legal concerns. This way, I can connect you with the lawyer who is best suited to assist you with your situation.

            Your well-being is important to us, and we’re here to support you every step of the way.

            Call me on 02 4050 0330 or email admin@conradcurrylaw.com.au

    • Wills & Estate Planning
          • Wills and Estates

            When we provide advice on estate planning, we believe  in giving advice on options to mitigate the risks of litigation by potentially unhappy family members and protecting your assets from claims. Our legal team is here to support you and address your concerns regarding your estate planning. We have immense experience in these matters, providing you with advice and representation for your unique situation and delivering the best outcomes for your case.

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    • Powers of Attorney
    • Contest A Will
          • Contest A Will

            We have immense experience and specialised knowledge in family provision and wills disputes Where you have not been properly and adequately provided for under a will or where you suspect that the person making the will may not have had capacity or exercised their own free will, you need a lawyer with extensive experience and expertise. Our team of Lawyers will  provide you with advice and representation for your unique situation and deliver the best outcomes for your case.

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    • Probate & Deceased Estates
    • Enduring Guardian
    • Family Provision
    • I Need Help
          • Not Sure where to start?

            Hello, I’m Jade. I’m here to help you with a quick discovery call that will help us better understand your legal concerns. This way, I can connect you with the lawyer who is best suited to assist you with your situation.

            Your well-being is important to us, and we’re here to support you every step of the way.

            Call me on 02 4050 0330 or email admin@conradcurrylaw.com.au

    • Other Services Overview
          • Conrad Curry Can assist you with a variety of services

            Our solicitors are highly experienced in providing you with expert legal advice and will keep you informed every step of the way. It’s good to know that our firm is trusted and effective with a high success rate.

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    • Professional Negligence
          • Professional Negligence

            We rely on professionals in all aspects of our lives to provide us with proper advice on which to make decisions about our financial and legal affairs. When you are let down by poor advice the results can be devastating.  We are here to support you in your claim for compensation with clarity, guidance and the right advice to achieve the outcome you deserve.

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    • Malicious Prosecution
          • Malicious Prosecution

            We believe in standing up for those people who are falsely accused and prosecuted. Our experienced legal team is here to support you with compassion and provide you with clarity, guidance, and the right advice in your claim for compensation.

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    • General Litigation
    • I Need Help
          • Not Sure where to start?

            Hello, I’m Jade. I’m here to help you with a quick discovery call that will help us better understand your legal concerns. This way, I can connect you with the lawyer who is best suited to assist you with your situation.

            Your well-being is important to us, and we’re here to support you every step of the way.

            Call me on 02 4050 0330 or email admin@conradcurrylaw.com.au

    • What to Expect
          • What to expect

            We are your law firm for life. You can count on us for the best legal advice and compassionate support. We understand the challenges you are facing and we want you to know that you don’t have to navigate the often daunting process alone. We are here when you need us. Let us help you find your way forward with our empathetic and efficient approach. Contact us. You can call us on (02) 4050 0330 for a free initial no-obligation consultation or book an appointment online for an in-person consultation or an online video appointment.

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What is a public liability claim?

Public liability claims arise when a person has suffered injury, loss, and damage as the result of someone else’s negligence. Despite the word ‘Public’, injuries and loss suffered which may be the subject of a public liability claim need not have occurred in a public place.

The types of public liability claims include injuries sustained as a result of:

  • Trips and falls in publicly owned spaces
  • Slips and trips in supermarkets, shopping centres and other retail areas
  • Intoxicated patrons in licenced premises
  • Physical or sexual assault
  • Unsafe premises where you are an invitee
  • Faulty and dangerous products
  • Sporting and recreational activities;
  • Dog bites and animal attacks

What can I claim for?

Suffering an injury as the result of someone else’s negligence can have devastating financial effects on you, including the inability work, and large bills for medical and treatment costs that may not be covered by Medicare and Private Health Cover. It will often also impose a huge personal toll on you physically and emotionally.

Subject to meeting certain legislative thresholds, awards of compensation in public liability claims are usually in the form of lump sum compensation made up of the following “heads of damage”:

  • Past and future medical and treatment costs
  • Past loss of income and future income earning capacity (including superannuation)
  • The costs of gratuitous and commercial care
  • Non-economic loss for pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life.

How do I make a claim?

You should consult a lawyer with experience in public liability claims. The process will usually involve:

  • An investigation into the claim – if necessary, this may include conducting a site inspection, obtaining clinical notes from treating medical practitioners, and sometimes obtaining expert liability reports.
  • You may be required to undergo examinations by medical specialists to assess the nature and severity of your injuries and disabilities
  • If it appears that the claim has reasonable prospects of success – that is, likely to result in a successful outcome (payment of money), your lawyer may to attempt to resolve the claim with the person/entity at fault before commencing legal proceedings.
  • If the matter does not resolve at that stage, the lawyer will take instructions to commence proceedings in Court.
  • The parties will be required to participate in settlement negotiations before the matter is listed for hearing before a Judge – with the vast majority of matters proceeding to settlement at this stage.
  • If settlement negotiations are not successful, the matter will be listed for hearing in Court where a Judge is required to make various decisions including whether a duty of care was owed to the claimant, whether that duty of care was breached, whether the claimant’s injuries were caused by that breach, and how much money you should be awarded as compensation.

Is there a time limit on making a public liability claim?

Time limits apply in public liability claims and you should obtain legal advice as soon as possible.

Generally, you have three (3) years from the date of injury within which to file in Court. Given that it may take several months to sufficiently recover and then for your lawyer to prepare your public liability claim, it is important to seek out specialist legal advice as soon as you can.

If you or your loved ones have suffered an injury and would like to know more about making a public liability claim, our team of expert personal injury lawyers would be pleased to meet with you for an obligation-free consultation, to advise you on your options.

You can either call us on (02) 4050 0330 or book an appointment online.

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