Occupiers liability claims are when those individuals with a right be on privately owned property injure themselves because the occupier failed to provide a duty of care. The owner, or occupier, owes a duty of care to those lawful visitors in order to provide a reasonable level of safety. The statutory law behind this is the Occupiers Liability Act 1957. It explains that breaching such duty of care results in liability.
Common claims in occupiers liability are:
- Shop Injury;
- Pub Accidents; and
- Slips and Trips.
An occupiers liability claim must be able to prove that the premises was unsafe and that such risk was foreseeable. The threshold for duty of care will change upon circumstance. For example, a firefighter needs less care than a child as they would be considered more responsible than a child. Therefore, it is important to seek legal advice when looking to make a claim for occupiers liability.
At Bloomsbury Law, we will listen to your situation and answer any queries you may have. We appreciate you may be in the process of recovery and we can assure you we will do our best to make this process as comfortable for you as possible. Please give one of our specialists a call today and we will advise you accordingly.
What do I do next?
Contact us online or speak to one of our dedicated personal injury 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.
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