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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

    Most bizarre public place incidents


    Public Place Incidents 

    Have you had a slip, trip or fall in a public place? Did you suffer injuries through no fault of your own? You may be able to claim compensation if you have answered yes to these questions.

    Falls in a public place are amongst the most common types of compensation claims, but what are the most bizarre public place incidents and could you claim if you’ve had an accident at work or a slip, trip or fall in a public place?

    The perils of wearing high heels

    High heels are a major risk factor for slips, trips and falls, as one young lady found out when making her way down an escalator at London Euston; somehow, when she was walking, her heel got trapped and she was dragged up the escalator while lying flat on her back. She was helped by a gallant passer-by, but she suffered injuries and was left embarrassed by the incident, which was featured in warnings from Network Rail to encourage people to take extra care when travelling over Christmas.

    Slip, trip or fall at the station:

    Another station-related tale featured a woman desperately trying to make her train home. Unfortunately, when running to catch the train at Leeds Station, the woman tripped and fell head-first onto the platform.

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    Paws for thought

    A woman in Ayrshire tried to sue the council after her dog’s paw became trapped in a drain; the slip, trip or fall claim was unsuccessful. The same council was also involved in a case with a man who tried to claim for damaged designer clothing after he tripped over a drain cover.

    These incidents are bizarre and unusual; however, work accidents and public place incidents are fairly common and often, they occur through no fault of the individual. If you have had an accident or you have fallen in a public place within the last 3 years you may be able to claim public liability compensation.

    Accident Advice Helpline employs an expert legal team and the company is supported by TV personality, Esther Rantzen. The firm was established in 2000 and has since helped hundreds of people to claim road traffic accident compensation, work accident compensation and compensation for falls in a public place. Most cases are handled over the telephone and the majority of clients do not have to appear in court.

    Date Published: October 24, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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