Public Injury claims
Public places owner responsibility
When representing someone involved in a public place incident, it is important to establish whether defect is in such a poor state that the owner of the land is to blame. We need to carry out checks to highlight who is responsible and if the owner of the area where the incident took place is insured.
“Accidents happen every day and they won’t always lead to a claim. After 20 years of experience, we understand public injury claims and how to approach them.”
Russell Sutton, Serious Injury Solicitor, Senior Partner
If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident in a public place and you are not sure what to do next, you need to ensure you have the right information on hand.
Before doing anything, you should establish the cause of the accident by putting together as much information as you can. You should take photos of the floor, street or carpark where the incident occurred, alongside measurements of the defect if possible. If repairs have been done since your incident, be sure to take photos of the repairs too.
If there were any witnesses who were willing to step forward, make sure you take their details and keep in contact with them. Once you have all the necessary key information be sure to contact us, and if you can’t gather all the evidence listed above our team will be more than happy to provide further guidance and advice on your public injury claim.
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In any claim, establishing who is at fault is key. In an accident that has taken place in a public area, repairs can easily be done. It may also be quite difficult to access and gather all the information you need to make your public injury claim.
We usually begin our public place accident claims by asking either you or your representative to collect and supply as much information possible. If you think that you may have been partially to blame, you have to let us know. Please provide us with as much information as possible, as this will help build your case.
Getting you treatment or rehabilitation
We understand that many accidents in a public place can sometimes lead to serious injuries. If you have been injured, compensation is probably the last thing on your mind. We will immediately put together an application to secure funding for any rehabilitation or treatment. Once we have dealt with your immediate needs, we will put together an application and aim to secure funding for your treatment or rehabilitation. We will also apply for interim payments if you aren’t being paid and we will cover your immediate expenses.
We will need to establish the specific details of your situation. We may ask some of the following;
- Where did the incident take place?
- How often do you visit that area/shop?
- Did anyone witness the incident?
- Is there an accident book, if so was the incident logged?
- Were you taken to the hospital?
- Did you take time off work?
- Did you receive any treatment?
- Are you back at work?
- Had you been drinking alcohol at the time of the incident?
- What time of day did the incident take place?
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Use our eligibility calculator to see if you have a claim without making an enquiry
We’ve developed our eligibility calculator to help you find out whether you are eligible to make a claim. We understand that sometimes you just want to know if you have a claim without feeling you need to speak to someone and relive the specifics that happened. We do not gather the details from this form unless you choose to submit an enquiry. Using the result you will be able to find out whether or not you can make a claim based on the results you get.
Once you’ve completed the questions and got your result, regardless of your result you may still want to speak to a professional who may offer further advice and guidance as to what you should do next. Contact us to further discuss your public place incident
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We secured over 10 times what the insurers offered
How we secured over £100,000 in compensation for an injured cyclist
We acted for a forty year old man who was knocked off his bike on the way to work, resulting in him sustaining serious multiple fractures of his foot and ankle. We argued that as a result of the accident, he was going to face substantial problems in following his chosen career path as an IT Consultant due to ongoing future problems walking and standing.
He had a career plan which was to start working in London on a freelance basis but could not stand on busy trains, in and out of London. As a result, his future earnings were reduced significantly. The case was defended and legal papers issued and was eventually settled for a substantial 6 figure sum, ten times the figure initially offered by the insurers of the other party.
In situations like this it’s very important that you work with solicitors like us who have extensive experience of securing compensation and ongoing care for victims of serious motorcycle accidents.