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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Can you claim if you have an accident due to a market trader’s awning

    Many of us shop online nowadays, but the traditional British market is still alive and kicking. If you like to take a trip to the market from time to time, you should be able to shop without worrying about accidents or injuries. The reality is that as safe as a marketplace seems, there are hidden risks. If you’ve been injured by a market trader’s awning, for example, you may be able to claim compensation for your accident.

    Can I claim compensation for an accident caused by a market trader’s awning?

    If you’re in a public place, you have every right to feel safe and secure. Regulations are in place to protect the public from accidents like slips, trips and falls. If you’ve been injured in a public place, such as a local market, and you weren’t at fault for the accident, you have a right to claim public liability compensation. In the case of a public place accident, such as an accident at the market, the company or authority responsible for the management of the facility should claim liability when accidents arise as a result of failing to comply with health and safety guidelines. In the case of the market trader’s awning, for example, the trader or the company that runs the market is responsible for ensuring that the equipment they use meets safety standards. If the rules have been flouted, the customer has every right to make a claim for personal injury compensation.

    How do I make a compensation claim?

    If you’ve been injured in the last three years, and you were not to blame, call Accident Advice Helpline. We can discuss the details of your case, and if you have a viable injury claim, we will pass your details onto one of our highly trained personal injury lawyers. Our legal team will handle your case, taking on all of the leg work, so you don’t need to worry about any additional stress. Most of our clients don’t have to go to court, and we operate on a no-win, no-fee* basis.

    If you’re thinking about claiming for an accident in a public place, gather as much information as possible about the incident, and give us a call. Evidence such as medical reports, photographs and statements from eyewitnesses are particularly useful. Our helplines are open 24/7 on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.

    Date Published: February 19, 2017

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    Author: Accident Advice

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