An accident can happen anywhere through no fault of your own. However, if it occurs in a public place, that doesn’t mean it’s not the responsibility of someone else. And, if that is proved to be the case, you could be entitled to compensation.
In most public places, someone is in charge of health and safety, so an accident could mean they’ve been negligent. Here are just a few examples of the locations where you could be due compensation as a result of an accident:
If you are unsure whether or not you’re entitled to claim for an accident in a public place, the best way to find out is give Bartletts Solicitors a call on 0800 988 3674. We have a dedicated team dealing with claims for accidents in public places to give you all the help and advice you need.
Of course, injuries can be incurred in a public place for all sorts of reasons. From dog bites and falls to faulty equipment and assault, public accident compensation claims take many forms - which is why it’s crucial to get professional legal advice. If something should happen to you, seek advice from a reputable solicitor straightaway – one that has a track record of making successful claims for people who’ve had an accident in a public place.
It’s probably the last thing you think about if you’ve just had an accident, but it’s important that you start gathering as much evidence as possible straightway to support your claim. Ideally, you should and obtain details of any witnesses. The more information about the incident you can accumulate, the better your chances of winning your claim. If you can, take some photos at the scene and have any injuries, however minor, recorded by a medical professional such as your GP.
Even if your accident has happened some time in the past, you may still have a case. You have up to three years to claim from the point in time when you realised an injury you received was related to an accident in a public place. The legal term for this is ‘date of knowledge’. The team that deal with accidents in a public place at Bartletts Solicitors will be able to explain this and other terms dealing with your case fully when you contact us on 0800 988 3674. Alternatively, you can complete our online enquiry form here.
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