Public transport involves all modes of travel where you are required to pay a fare, such as a taxi, light rail, bus, train and ferry.
Companies or government bodies which run public transport generally owe a fare-paying passenger a “duty of care”, which means they have a legal obligation to ensure the passenger’s safety. If they fail in this duty, then you may be entitled claim compensation for your injuries if you can show that the duty of care was breached.
Even if you cannot prove fault on the part of another party, you may be entitled to make a claim for total and permanent disability, which is made against your superannuation fund.
It is important that you seek legal advice early regarding your potential entitlement to compensation. A public transport compensation lawyer from Stacks Law Firm can help you by explaining how the law operates in Queensland and what your potential entitlements may be.