What is a Public Liability Claim?
The term ‘public liability’ can be quite confusing as lots of different types of accidents can fall under this umbrella. You may be entitled to make a public liability claim if you are a visitor on public property and have suffered an injury as a result of an accident occurring anywhere on that property. This can include Slips and falls in shopping centers, supermarkets or outside on the pavement; as long as it can be shown that the owner of the public property has failed in their duty to keep the premises safe and free of hazards.
Sufficient steps must be taken to oversee the safety of the public and if injury occurs through negligence, than you can claim for full compensation. There are lots of health and safety laws that are put in place in order to protect members of the public who are going about their everyday lives. For example, shopkeepers have a duty to keep their aisles tidy and free of spillages; the local council must maintain the pavements to a safe standard and carry out necessary repairs to prevent any hazards to pedestrians.
Making a Public Liability Claim
Unfortunately, many people are involved in accidents every day simply because they are in the wrong place at the wrong time. If you have had an accident whilst on public property, your accident is their responsibility, and if you’ve been injured as a result within the last three years through no fault of your own, one of our specialist solicitors may be able to claim compensation on your behalf.
Making a public liability claim is easy with Accidents Direct. We work with some of the best public liability solicitors in the UK who tailor their advice to your specific accident. They will be able to guide you through the whole claims process and ensure you are kept well informed about any developments in your case.
For more information about whether you can make a claim, simply call us free or fill out our online form and someone will give you a call right back!