Practice Areas

Liability and casualty claims

Ligeti Partners has been handling personal injury claims for more than 35 years.  In Victoria, we are one of the major players in the defence of these claims and highly regarded.  We now handle claims nationwide for a number of clients. 

We have a team of highly experienced lawyers who handle personal injury and property damage claims, which is headed by Nicole Norris who has practised in this area for over 20 years.  Tom Ligeti (the founding partner – who has more than 37 years’ experience) provides strategic advice on complex claims and indemnity issues.  Our major clients are well known insurers and self-insured organisations, including a number of large retailers.

Our staff are experienced litigators with an impressive record for identifying personal injury matters suitable for defending to trial and settling those which should be resolved quickly and efficiently. We have a wealth of experience and expertise in defending these claims, ranging from large complex industrial accidents (involving worker’s common law claims and statutory recovery actions under s138 of the Accident Compensation Act) to simple slip and trip claims in residential and commercial contexts. We have handled a number of high profile claims, including class actions (Melbourne Aquarium legionella outbreak) and catastrophic injury claims. We can quickly and succinctly advise you in relation to the liability, indemnity and quantum issues to enable a claim’s settlement strategy to be agreed with the client at the outset.   

We strive to build long term relationships with our clients, and have an excellent track record of retaining our clients.  The longevity of our service is testament to the high quality service and advice we consistently provide our clients.  

We can handle:

  • Public liability matters, including slips and trips on domestic, commercial and public property;
  • Industrial accidents
  • Recovery claims by the VWA or TAC;
  • Product liability claims
  • Catastrophic accidents
  • Personal injury claims by contractors
  • Property damage claims
  • Coronial inquests
  • Indemnity issues relating to liability claims

If you would like further information about our Liability Team, please contact us.

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