What do you need to prove?
To claim public liability, you will need to prove one of the following:
Duty of care: Proving that the individual or business was legally obligated to implement reasonable measures to prevent people against harm.
Fault: Proving that the individual or business breached that duty of care and the injury resulted from negligence or an action on the part of the individual or business.
Loss/Damages: Proving loss or damages as a result of the injury, whether physical, psychological or both, as well those listed above.
Professionals and businesses are covered by various types of insurance, from general and tenant insurance and contractors liability to professional indemnity and product liability insurance.
Businesses and public councils don’t need to engage lawyers to represent them as their insurance company will handle the case. Public liability and other negligence claims are vigorously defended by insurers.