Public & Products Liability

Public and Products Liability

Our lawyers specialise in conducting the full range of public and products liability (PPL)matters from small value, high volume claims to high value catastrophic incidents. Our litigation expertise allows us to pro-actively manage these claims to achieve prompt commercial and cost-effective outcomes.

Our specialist PPL lawyers have extensive experience in conducting:

  • personal injury claims;
  • property damage claims;
  • products liability and recall claims;
  • compensation to relatives claims;
  • coronial inquests and inquiries;
  • WorkCover prosecutions;
  • subrogated recovery actions; and
  • policy coverage disputes.

We are thoroughly familiar with all New South Wales, Victorian and Queensland jurisdictions as well as with Federal and other interstate jurisdictions and specialist tribunals such as the Dust Diseases Tribunal.  We are experienced in conducting matters in overseas jurisdictions including  Asia, Europe and the United States.

Queensland PIPA claims

Specific to Queensland, Wotton + Kearney’s Brisbane office routinely acts for insurers and their insureds in personal injury claims brought under the pre-action process prescribed by the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act 2002 (Qld) (PIPA).

Victorian Statutory Recoveries

Statutory recoveries represent a central part of claims handled by our Melbourne office. In Victoria workers have common law rights and the Victorian WorkCover Authority has rights of recovery against negligent third parties.

We have developed particular expertise in handling these claims with considerable successes in achieving discounted settlements.