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Accidents in Public Place Claims

When we enter a place of business or public place, we have the right to assume that those who own the premises have made sure they have taken all reasonable steps to ensure you are safe. Unfortunately, those responsible for ensuring this sometimes fall short of this duty and expose us to a risk of injury.

Our team specialises in accidents occurring in public places and have built a strong reputation working on claims such as:

  • Trips and slips in supermarkets
  • Accidents at work
  • Defects in public highways

Experts in Claims for Accidents in Public Places

Accidents in Public Place Claims

Our experienced team understand the challenges faced in making these claims such as where liability is disputed or where it is unclear who is responsible for the premises the accident occurred on. It is therefore important to seek legal advice from a legal representative who has a good knowledge of the legislation and case law in this area to be able to advise you on whether the claim has prospects of success.

Making a Claim

In all of the above examples, there is a person or business who owes you a duty of care to you to prevent exposing you to a risk/ or causing an injury. Where they are found to have breached their duties, they are said to be negligent which gives rise to a potential claim.

General Duties of Care owed:

  • Ensure that all risks are reduced as far as reasonable;
  • Ensure roads are maintained and defects repaired;
  • Ensuring (as reasonably practicable) safe passage along a highway is not endangered by snow or ice;
  • Ensuring there are no holes or slopes which risks a person’s health and safety;
  • Ensure the surface must not be uneven or slippery;
  • Ensure the area be kept free of obstructions or articles that may cause a person to trip or fall.

Sometimes it is not obvious who the person or business is that is responsible for your injury. Our team are well trained in investigating these matters and identifying the correct defendant to pursue a claim against.

We do not charge for dealing with initial enquiries even if we do not take the claim on. This way you can be safe in the knowledge that you can receive expert legal advice about your accident without committing to any obligations regarding fees. If we consider that you have a claim which is likely to be successful then we can offer you a “no win no fee” agreement.

If you would like to discuss a potential accident in a public place claim please contact us on 01273 249200 for a free no obligation discussion. We are happy to visit seriously injured clients at home or in hospital.

Got Some Questions?

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Any claim must be commenced in the courts within 3 years of the date the accident occurred. For example, if your accident happened on the 1st January 2020, you must have started your claim in the courts no later than 31st December 2023, otherwise, you are barred in law from bringing a claim (unless you were under 18 at the time of your accident, then you have until your 21st Birthday). See more personal injury FAQ’s here.

Depending on the severity and complexities of the case, the length of time will vary greatly – but what is important is that we do not rush your claim so we can maximise the compensation so that your requirements are fully considered. See more personal injury FAQ’s here.

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