What is an accident in a public place and why should I claim?
Accidents in a public place can happen to anyone and if someone else is to blame you have a right to seek compensation.
Wherever you have suffered a personal injury because of another person’s negligence or irresponsible or illegal behaviour you might be able to make a claim. Just because you were in a public place does not mean that someone or a company did not have a duty of care towards you.
This means that if someone was not upholding their responsibilities towards your health and safety, you might be owed compensation.
In a lot of cases, accidents in a public place claims stem from a slip, trip or fall. Commonly, this could mean tripping on a cracked pavement slab that the council has not repaired or cordoned off, or slipping on a spill at the supermarket that should have been cleaned up sooner.
Other examples of claims following an accident in a public place include gyms not maintaining exercise equipment, playground facilities not being kept safe and building sites not being effectively regulated and impacting on people in the street.
You could make a compensation claim against those responsible for the area in which you were hurt and should not be afraid to do so.
This is not a way of laying blame at someone else’s door or making some quick cash; it is your right to justice.
Claiming can hold those responsible to account and could prevent the same accident from happening to someone else.
A payout may help you pay for treatment and ease the stress of being unable to work or look after your family.