If you suffer an accident or injury while on public property and it was not your fault then you may have the right to claim public liability compensation. Whether the accident occurred in a home or office, shop or even on public transport, it is the responsibility of certain groups to ensure that these areas were safe for your use. Some cases may be brought against local councils while other cases may involve claiming compensation from companies, organisations, or other groups. Stockslegal can assist you in claiming the compensation that you are owed.
You will need to be able to prove that another person, company, or group was responsible for the accident that you endured. You should attempt to report the accident that you suffered to the people responsible as soon as possible. For example, if you slip on a wet floor in a shop that was not properly signposted then you should report the accident to the shop. This can help your case further down the line and give you a greater chance of successfully securing compensation.
If there were witnesses to the accident then try to take details of at least two of them. Be sure to include names, addresses, and contact numbers but don’t try and force people to provide details. You can also take photographs of the area where the incident occurred. You may want to use an everyday item in the photo to give a sense of perception. For example, stand a coin up alongside a badly maintained pavement to show how deep a pothole is.
Do ensure that you receive the necessary medical treatment and keep receipts for any items that you needed to purchase or other expenses that you incurred. You may be able to reclaim these expenses later so the receipts will not only help you keep track of how much you are owed but they will also be used as evidence to help build your compensation claim.
Types Of Public Liability Claims
- Accidents caused by poorly maintained pavements or roads
- Slips caused by spills that have not been cleared up or adequately signed
- Injuries caused by hazardous objects or objects falling from height
- Items like unlit skips at night that cause obstruction on the highways
- Slips and trips inside shops, supermarkets, and other public places
The size of your compensation claim will vary according to a number of factors relating to your accident. Primarily, however, the claim size will depend on the amount of loss it causes and the severity of your injuries. In some instances, those responsible may offer to settle out of court but you should consult with a legal professional before accepting such an offer because they may offer considerably less than you are rightfully entitled to.
Stockslegal Public Liability Claims
Contact Stockslegal today on 0800 988 9055 to discuss your slips, trips, and other types of public liability claims. We have a team of skilled, knowledgeable, and professional employees on hand to answer your enquiries and help progress your claims and ensure you receive the compensation you are rightfully owed.
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