We act for Claimants who have suffered a slip and trip on the public highway and also on private premises. We also deal with injuries involving dog bites and other public liability accidents.
Owners and occupiers of premises may be held responsible if you are injured in a public place. They have a legal duty to ensure that all areas open to the public are safe and that the risk of injury to visitors is minimised. This duty of public liability covers anywhere open to members of the public such as: schools, supermarkets and shops, public footpaths, parks, swimming pools and restaurants. Public liability can even apply to privately owned homes.
Making a public liability claim
If you have been injured in an accident in a public place you may be able to claim compensation for personal injuries and financial losses. Always speak to a legal advisor as soon as possible, as there are statutory time limits involved in pursing claims for personal injury.
It will often be a good idea to take photographs of what has caused the accident just after it has happened, as a public liability claim requires evidence to be successful. It can also be helpful to get details of independent witnesses and keep a copy of accident book entries.
In order to prove the value of your claim, you will need to provide evidential documentation. Receipts, invoices, letters, payslips for items that have been lost, destroyed or damaged as a direct result of the accident.
If your settlement is a substantial amount of money, we can advise you on the advantages of setting up a trust to protect your compensation from being assessed by the DWP and reducing any state benefits you may receive.
What do I do next?
Contact us online or speak to one of our dedicated clinical negligence solicitors on 0207 998 7777 for a free initial consultation. With our vast experience in the field, our team will work with you to ensure this process runs as smooth as possible. All information you provide us with is treated with the utmost confidentiality.
We will contact you no later than the next working day to arrange a meeting at our offices in London W1 to advise on the agreement.