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Rental Accident Compensation Claims

If you have experienced injury because your landlord or agent failed to carry out any of their duties under your tenancy agreement, we can help you claim compensation through the civil court process.

Can you make a claim?

Claims for compensation for pain and suffering, physical injury or death, can be made by tenants against landlords, where these injuries are a result of the landlord or agent’s actions or failure to meet the duties of the tenancy agreement. 

While most claims for compensation against landlords are covered by Residential Tenancies Acts and are handled through administrative claims tribunals, personal injury compensation claims are handled in the civil court system.  This means that, if you are intending to make a claim for personal injury compensation against a current or former landlord, you will need to speak with an experienced public liability lawyer.

Maurice Blackburn can help

Because public liability claims against landlords and agents is a complicated area of law, it’s a good idea to find a lawyer who thoroughly understands its intricacies. Our highly experienced personal injury lawyers understand every aspect of the public liability legal system across Australia. 

We offer No Win, No Fee arrangements for public liability cases, which means that if we don’t win, you don’t have to pay for our legal services.  Contact our office today to find out how we can help you or for more information on our successful cases. We have offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and throughout Australia.

Someone else’s story


Barbara, aged 42, was at a party at a friend’s rented home when the balcony, which was partly constructed, collapsed. She dislocated her shoulder and required surgery. She received $120,000 in compensation.

All you need to know about Public Liability

You have the right to be safe when you’re in a public place. If you have been hurt as the result of another person or organisation’s negligent behaviour you may be able to make a public liability claim for compensation.

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Our public liability lawyers are experienced in winning fair compensation for our clients on a no win, no fee basis.

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