Most personal injuries take place in public places and there is usually someone who is to blame, either because of something that has been done or something that has not been done. If you have suffered an injury as a result of a slip trip or fall in a public place, that was not your fault, then you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. A public place is any area where the public have or are permitted access and include everything from roads and pavements to sporting events, festivals, supermarkets and exhibitions. The only difference is who you would pursue your claim against.
Personal Injury Claims Lawyers Leeds - Advice on Trips & Slips
If you slip or trip and fall on a public road or pavement then any claim would be made against the local highway authority, which will usually be the local council. This is because the local authority has a duty of care towards the health and safety of those who use the road and pavement (i.e. to the public). In the same way organisers of public events and supermarkets owners have a duty of care to those attending their events or to their customers.
The most common reasons for slipping or tripping are uneven pavements, potholes or wet floors. Those responsible have a duty to clean up spillages, rectify any hazards and carry out regular inspections. If you have suffered an injury in a public then you should try to record as many details about the place as possible including the details of any witnesses to your injury, take clear photographs, report the accident to the responsible party and seek immediate medical attention.
Make a Claim for Slips,Trips and Falls in Public Place
In order to make a claim you should present your evidence to and seek the advice of a personal injury / accident claims solicitor** in Leeds within three years of the date of the injury. Making a claim is usually free as solicitors** working in this area usually work on a no win no fee* basis. The amount of compensation you can claim will depend on the seriousness of your injuries, but will include reimbursing you for any other losses you have incurred such as medical expenses or loss of income.
If you have been injured and it wasn’t your fault, our leading Personal Injury solicitors** can advise on all aspects of your claim. We offer a no-win, no-fee service.
Injuries in Public - Slips, Trips and Falls Injury Lawyers Leeds
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**We have a team of technical claims qualifiers who will speak with you and if you have, in our opinion, a valid claim we can refer your case to one of the personal injury solicitors on our panel.