What Accidents In Public Places Can I Claim For?
Some of the most common types of accidents in public places we help people claim for include:
- Accidents in shops and supermarkets
- Accidents in hotels, bars, pubs and leisure attractions
- Accidents at home against landlords
- Accidents on the footpath or road
Public Accident Claims Specialists
Unfortunately, accidents do happen and if you have sustained injury due to an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim.
There are laws that impose responsibilities on owners of public places to take steps to ensure your safety. At Tinsdills, we know what those responsibilities are and will do what we can to fight your case for you.
Accidents in Shops and Supermarkets
It could be that you may have slipped in a supermarket, slipped due to a spillage on the floor, fallen on ice in an ungritted car park, a member of staff has accidentally pushing a roll cage into you whilst you were shopping, or maybe an item you were browsing was damaged in some way causing you an injury.
These are just some of the circumstances in which you may have a right to make a claim.
Accidents in Hotels, Bars, Pubs and Leisure Attractions
If you have visited a pub, hotel or restaurant and have sustained injury that was not your fault, you may be entitled to claim. Whether this was falling due to a spillage, a loose piece of carpet causing you to trip, or perhaps a member of staff spilling something on you causing a burn injury. These are just some of the circumstances in which the owner of a premises should take reasonable steps to attempt to prevent such incidents from taking place.
The same can apply when at the gym; the equipment you use should be in good working order and checked and maintained frequently to ensure users do not sustain injury.
Accidents at Home Against Landlords
Perhaps you live in rented accommodation and have reported issues to your landlord or managing agent but they have taken no action, leaving an issue that resulted in an accident. For example, not repairing a slight leak that worsened over time and you slipped on water. Perhaps the boiler, cooker or gas fire was not inspected as required by law and you have suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning.
A landlord and/or managing agent have responsibilities to you as a tenant and unfortunately, accidents will happen; more so when a landlord does not meet their responsibilities and do as they should.
Accidents on the Footpath or Road
If you have tripped due to a pothole or raising paving slab, or maybe, come off your bicycle when cycling due to a pothole that was filled with rainwater so that it couldn’t be seen, then we can help.
As we all know, there are often a lot of road works being undertaken. The company undertaking the work may well leave the area in a poor state, for example by not covering trenches as they should, leaving debris on the road, or leaving manholes exposed.
The council owe a duty of care to pedestrians and road users to inspect and maintain the highway. Contractors undertaking work have a duty too and we can help you to pursue a claim in these circumstances.
At Tinsdills we have years of experience in making claims on behalf of people who have had all kinds of accidents in public, so we understand fully all of the ways in which you should be compensated for your injury.
When you contact our specialist team, we will be able to advise you on who to bring your claim against and whether you have a good chance of success. Each case is different and so the best way to understand whether you can make a claim is to contact our specialist lawyers.
Your award of compensation may include an award for pain and suffering experienced as well as any financial loss suffered such as loss of earnings, loss of pension, medical costs or care costs.
Our team will treat your claim with professionalism and respect and help you get your life back on track after an injury. Contact us today to find out how we can help you.
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If you have suffered an accident in a public place, no matter how severe, our team of expert solicitors can help.
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