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Public liability claim lawyers

Commonly asked questions

The compensation you are entitled to claim in a public liability matter includes the following.

  • Pain and suffering (also known as “general damages”)
  • Past and future loss of earnings
  • Loss of past and future superannuation benefits
  • Past and future care and assistance (in some situations)
  • Past and future medical treatment expenses

At Stacks Law Firm, we act on a “no win no fee” basis, which means that if you do not receive any compensation from your claim, then we will not charge any legal fees or expenses.

The legal costs of a claim depend on a number of factors, including the complexity of the claim and the stage at which the claim resolves. At Stacks Law Firm, we can provide you with an estimate of the likely costs once we have met with you to understand the particular circumstances of your injury.

A claim is usually resolved within approximately 12 to 18 months from the date of the accident. Some claims however are more complex than others, for example, a claim involving a number of different parties with the issue of fault in dispute.

At Stacks Law Firm, we will keep you updated on the progress of your claim and the likely time frame that your claim will take to resolve.

  • A claim form is required to be lodged with the respondent within nine months of the date of the accident or within one month of consulting a lawyer, whichever is the earliest
  • Court proceedings are required to be commenced within three years of the date of the accident

Why Stacks?

Obligation free initial consultation
At Stacks Law Firm we believe that a person should be entitled to be advised of their legal rights regarding a potential claim without feeling obliged to proceed. For this reason, we are happy to meet with you on an obligation and cost-free basis to explain how the law operates and advise you on whether your potential claim is likely to succeed.
Appointments outside of business hours
At Stacks Law Firm we understand that due to work, family or other commitments, arranging a meeting during normal business hours can be difficult. For this reason, we are happy to meet with you either before or after usual office hours from Monday to Friday, or even on the weekend if preferred. It is our way of honouring our commitment to you.
Home visits if preferred
At Stacks Law Firm we understand that some clients find it difficult to attend a lawyer’s office and instead prefer to meet in their own home or a venue close to their home, such as a coffee shop. This may be for a variety of reasons, including convenience, comfort, or health or mobility reasons. We are happy to meet at your convenience and arrange the meeting in a location that best suits you.
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