Do you live in Bury? Have you been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault? If you have experience of slips, trips and falls and you would like to find out more about claiming compensation, contact Accident Advice Helpline.
What are the causes of public place falls?
Falls are among the most common types of public place accidents and there are many different causes, from not paying attention or watching where you are going, to slipping on a wet floor, tripping on an uneven step or falling over a step. Public place falls may occur in many places in Bury, from schools and libraries, to supermarkets and restaurants. If you have fallen as a result of your own mistakes or misjudgement, you should take responsibility for the fall, but if you have had an accident in a public place and you were not to blame, you may be eligible for public liability compensation.
Preventing public place accidents in Bury
Bury is a bustling town with lots on offer for visitors and residents of all ages; in order to keep the public safe, shop managers, restaurants owners, local councils and the managers of public facilities are required to comply with the latest health and safety guidelines. Often, using common sense, implementing warning systems and making minor changes to the layout of a shop or public building, can make a massive difference. Here are some tips for reducing accidents in public places:
- Mark changes in the level of flooring clearly.
- Ensure spillages are dealt with swiftly and place warning signs to notify customers that the floor is wet.
- Keep doorways and stairways clear.
- Ensure stairways are well-lit.
- Keep aisles clear from obstructions.
- Ensure that the floor is in good condition.
- Clearly mark road works or work that could affect pavements or crossings.
- Carry out regular risk assessment.
How to make a claim for slip and trip compensation
If you are interested in claiming public liability compensation or you would like to find out more about claiming personal injury compensation, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. The legal team will ask you for details about the incident and evidence to support your claim, such as witness and medical statements. Once the lawyers have the relevant information, they will do all the hard work for you. Accident Advice Helpline was established in 2000 and is endorsed by Esther Rantzen, TV presenter and consumer rights campaigner.
Date Published: February 12, 2014
Author: David Brown