If you slip, trip or fall or you have an accident on somebody else’s property and you were not to blame, you may have a case for public liability compensation, provided that you have evidence to prove you were not at fault in any way. If you think you may have a claim, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to make a no win, no fee* claim with minimal hassle.
Can I claim for suffering an accident on someone else’s property?
If you’ve had a slip or trip in a public place, such as a shopping centre, you’re fallen on a loose paving stone in the town centre or you’ve been injured on somebody else’s property and they were at fault, you may be able to make a public liability claim. If the public place accident occurred at a bank, a shop or a bar, for example, compensation would be claimed in line with the owner’s or managing organisation’s insurance policy. If the accident took place on land owned by a local council, a public liability claim would be made against the relevant local authority.
The rules for private property are different and personal injury compensation may be awarded for suffering an accident on someone else’s property, providing that it occurred as a direct result of their negligence, you have evidence to prove that you were not to blame and the owner in question has the relevant insurance policy or the financial means to settle a compensation payout.
If you’ve suffered an accident on someone else’s property, it is a good idea to:
- report the accident to the owner of the property, the manager on duty if you are at a shop or restaurant or the local authority if you are on council-managed premises
- seek medical attention for your slip or trip injuries
- note down exactly what happened and ask eye witnesses if they would be willing to provide a statement
How can I find out more?
If you’re interested in making a public place accident claim or you’d like to see if you have a case for compensation following an accident on private property, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile or visit the website and take the 30-second eligibility test on the homepage.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we have over a decade of experience in handling no win, no fee* personal injury claims and we offer a stress-free, simple process, which does not usually require our clients to attend court proceedings.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown