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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

    Claiming compensation from a land owner


    If you have been injured because a piece of land was poorly maintained, and if there is a public right of access to that land, you could be entitled to compensation. Claiming compensation from a land owner is fairly straightforward as long as you can show why your accident happened and your own behaviour did not contribute substantially to it. If you are in doubt, it’s still worth giving us a call, because our experienced team will advise you for free. Don’t miss out on what is rightfully yours.

    Types of accident

    A variety of types of accident can be caused by maintenance. They are most common in winter, when icy conditions can contribute to slips and falls. If a land owner knew there was a risk of this and did nothing to prevent it or warn of the danger, you may be able to make a claim. You can also claim if you trip because a paving stone is sticking out or fall on dangerously uneven steps. Cyclists and drivers can claim if poor road surfaces lead to accidents.

    Who you can claim from

    You can only go about claiming compensation from a land owner if there is public access to the land in question. This could mean a public right of way on private land or the external area around a private venue which you are visiting. It could also mean an ordinary street or public square. Compensation claims can be brought not only against private land owners but also against local councils or the government.

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    Proving your claim

    Sometimes land owners try to avoid being sued by fixing the problem quickly after an accident occurs. This means it’s important for you to get proof of the problem as soon as possible. Usually this takes the form of photographs. It’s helpful if these are taken from several different angles. If anybody witnessed your accident, try to get their contact details. A solicitor will then be able to take statements from them on your behalf.

    Getting help

    Claiming compensation from a land owner successfully depends on having a good solicitor. At Accident Advice Helpline, we have a network of specialist solicitors right across the country so we’ll have no difficulty finding someone who is right for your case. You won’t have to settle for a non-specialist or wait in a queue as is sometimes the case with smaller legal businesses.

    Our helplines are open round the clock. As soon as you call we’ll be able to advise on what your claim is likely to be worth, but we will never try and hurry you into a decision—we know that after an accident you may have a lot of other things to cope with besides thinking about your claim.

    When you make a claim against a land owner, it’s worth remembering that you’re not only making things right for yourself, you’re also encouraging them to take better care of their land in the future, making the area safer for others.

    Date Published: September 26, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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