Public Liability Compensation Claims
If you have suffered an injury whilst in a public place then you may be entitled to claim compensation. Any business or organisation, including local authorities, must have public liability insurance if the public has access to the property or land. This applies to shops and offices as well as pavements, parks and gardens. In fact anywhere where the public may have access needs to be covered by this insurance.
But more than just having insurance, they have a duty of care to ensure that the public are safe. Unfortunately this doesn’t always happen, and each year thousands of people are injured because of things such as uneven, poorly maintained pavements, sharp protrusions sticking out of walls, faulty barriers and so on. Public liability claims cover everything from accidents at school or nursery to swimming pools. In fact the moment you step out of your front door you should be protected, which means that any slip, trip, fall or other form of accident which occurs may well qualify you for compensation if it can be shown that the accident was caused through the negligence of a third party who should have carried out their responsibilities more effectively.
It isn’t good enough to simply respond to problems once they are reported. Any authority, business or organisation has a duty of care, which means being proactive, not reactive. There should be clear routines in place which ensure that areas for which a body has responsibility need to be regularly checked to ensure that they do not pose a danger. In our experience this frequently doesn’t happen, perhaps due in part to cutbacks, but cutting back on the safety of the public simply isn’t acceptable.
Slips, Trips, Falls And Accidents In Public Areas
One aspect of public liability is that it should be expected that children will be naturally curious and adventurous, and have less awareness than adults of danger. It is for this reason that any business or organisation which has responsibility for an area or premises need to ensure that it is not just safe for adults, but safe for children too. If you or your child have been injured in a slip, trip, fall or other accident that was at least in part because of the negligence of a third party then it is important to call us today. If your accident occurred anywhere in the Manchester area then we can help you to claim the compensation you both need and deserve.
Even a relatively minor injury can incur substantial costs, including medical expenses, care expenses, loss of earnings and so on. Your compensation award will not only cover these expenses, but it will also include a sum which represents the loss of quality of life if you are no longer able to do the things you used to, even if this is just on a temporary basis.
Because we work on a no win no fee basis you won’t have to pay any fees or costs out of the money you are awarded. All of the costs are paid for by the other side, and should your claim be unsuccessful you still won’t have to pay anything. Call us today to find out how much your public liability claim could be worth.