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The information below may help you to resolve your matter or find out who else can help.
The law says we all have a duty of care to take reasonable care not to cause foreseeable harm to other people or their property. This is also known as the law of negligence.
To make a claim you have to show that you suffered a loss because someone breached a duty of care they owed you.
Some examples are:
If you've suffered an injury because of negligence you may be able to make a civil claim through the courts for compensation or damages. The law relating to negligence is extremely wide and is not limited to the examples above. If you want to know if you have a claim based on negligence you should get legal advice. It is important to do this promptly as strict time limits apply to claims.
If you're seeking compensation for a personal injury, or making a professional negligence claim you may be eligible for help through the Civil Law Legal Aid Scheme (CLLAS).
You may need legal advice if you are considering making a claim for negligence for compensation or damages, or if someone is making a claim against you.
We don't give legal advice on negligence, duty of care or loss (including personal injuries).
If you have suffered a loss or injury or if someone is making a claim against you, you should speak to a private solicitor who practises in this area of law as soon as possible, as strict time limits apply.
QPILCH – Representation service – Workers compensation appeals service may be able to provide one-off legal representation at compulsory conferences in the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) for people who are appealing a decision of the Workers Compensation Regulator.
Queensland Law Society can refer you to a specialist private solicitor for advice or representation. Some private solicitors may provide the first consultation free for negligence or personal injury matters.
These organisations may also be able to assist with your matter. They do not provide legal advice.
Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services provides a range of services to 'Forgotten Australians', including people who experienced institutional or out-of-home care in Australia.
Nominal Defendant can help with compensation for people injured as a result of the negligent driving of unidentified and/or uninsured motor vehicles.
Motor Accident Insurance Commission deals with compulsory third party (CTP) and personal injury claims.
Workcover can help with general enquiries about injuries (physical and mental) arising due to work.