Have you suffered an accident in a public place?
If you have had an accident in a public place (such as a shop, restaurant, supermarket or shopping centre) and have suffered an injury, which wasn’t your fault, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. Those who have control of a particular place are under a duty to inspect and maintain it so visitors are safe.
At Ringrose Law our personal injury team has years of experience of representing people who have had an accident in a public place. We will work hard to ensure that you receive the maximum amount of compensation, and help you with your recovery process.
What are the common causes of an accident in a public place?
Common causes of an accident in a public place include:
- Tripping hazards inside the premises or surrounding area
- Failure to warn of hazards by way of signs or other methods
- Uneven flooring
- Liquids or debris on the floor
- Ill maintained premises
- Poor and inadequate lighting
If you accident does not take place in the premises but happens in a surrounding area (such as a court yard or car park) you may still have an accident in a public place claim.
Accident in a public place – What can I claim for?
You can claim compensation for the pain and suffering that your injury has caused you.
You can also claim any out of pocket expenses that you have suffered, this could include; loss of earnings, prescription charges and travel expenses.
If you have needed help from family and friends around the house, with day to day chores or if they have had to provide you with personal care, you can claim for their time too.
What should I do now?
If you have had an accident in a public place and would like to make a claim for compensation then contact our personal injury team now. We are happy to offer a free initial appointment.
You should make sure that you report the accident to the appropriate person (and ensure that they make a record of your accident) and seek medical attention for your injuries.