Have we honestly become too scared of the repercussions of accidents in public places that we are losing our sense of excitement? Are we too worried about slips, trips and falls to let loose and get stuck into a good-old fashioned British knees up?
That is indeed how it seemed on 29 April 2011, when a number of councils across the country banned public street parties on the day of the Royal Wedding.
Was the Royal Wedding really a health risk? Despite Prime Minister David Cameron warning councils to “not to interfere” with street parties across the United Kingdom, a number did enforce bans on the celebrations stating public safety concerns surrounding the logistics of the events as their reasoning.
Unlike the VE Day street parties of 1945, rather than neighbours, friends, and families, simply gathering and making the most of the festivities, councils introduced issues such as traffic management and public injury liability, making celebrations far more complicated to arrange.
Personal injury claims
Of course, the Royal Wedding street parties posed no risk at all to those who attended them. That being said, there are a number of events, no matter how well organised, where accidents in public places do occur.
Whether you suffer a fall, are injured when caught in a bustle of people, or you have simply become unwell due to catering at the event, you may be able to claim compensation.
To ensure your public liability claim stands the best chance of success, you must be able to ensure:
- you can prove that you were not accountable for the injury
- you can provide evidence of the injury you sustained
- the accident occurred within the last three years
You can also strengthen your claim by providing photographs of the incident, the issue that caused your public accident and the injury you incurred. Records of medical treatment and details of witnesses may also be useful later on throughout the claims process.
Who can help?
It is best to pass your case over to a law firm. Accident Advice Helpline has over 13 years’ experience, specifically handling personal injury claims.
Working on a no-win, no-fee basis, Accident Advice Helpline will advise your eligibility, and following this delegate your case to one of their most-suited lawyers to ensure your claim stands the best chance of success.
To discuss your claim with a member of their expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: December 11, 2013
Author: David Brown