Accident in a public place
Thousands of accidents happen each year in a variety of public places, such as on public transport, in public buildings, on parks or playgrounds, restaurants and shopping centres. A lot of these accidents could have been avoided had proper precautions been taken in the first place, generally speaking there will always be somebody or an organisation with which the responsibility lies to maintain a public place. If you have had an accident in a public place that you feel was due to neglect then our injury solicitors can help you to make a financial claim.
We operate on a No Win No Fee basis, you will not be out of pocket whether you win or lose.
The most common causes for accidents in a public place include:
- Ice (lack of grit)
- Unsafe equipment on parks and playgrounds
- Unsecured hazards
Common injuries include:
- Soft tissue damage
- Head injuries
If you would like more information on your specific accident then an injury solicitor well versed in accidents in public places will be available to talk to you about your claim.
HOW MUCH COULD YOU CLAIM?
The amount you may be eligible to claim is dependent on the injury you have sustained through your accident. Claims could attract awards from around £1,450 to £2,600 for a lost tooth and up to £9,000 for a severely fractured ankle. Injuries that result in longer recovery times or are potentially permanent tend to attract larger awards.
LENGTH OF CLAIM
All claims must be brought within 3 years of the initial accident; the length of the claim is usually dependent on the severity of the injury sustained. Simple injuries tend to be resolved quicker, whereas more serious ones tend to require extensive medical evidence and take longer to claim for.
HOW DO YOU MAKE A CLAIM?
We can help you to get compensation for your accident in a public place; call today on 0800 285 266 or via our Live Chat facility.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP YOUR CLAIM
- It is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible to gain a professional prognosis of the initial injury
- If the accident was caused by some defect or debris then photographic evidence would be very helpful
- The contact details of any witnesses to your accident in a public place would aid in your claim
- Where appropriate make sure that the incident is reported to a manager or supervisor and logged in their accident book
If physiotherapy or rehabilitation is required due to your accident in a public place, we can provide you with an Immediate Needs Assessment and make sure you receive the required rehabilitation quickly and on a private basis.