If you have been working as a postman and were injured on someone else’s property whilst attempting to deliver the mail, you can file a postman accident claim against the property occupants within three years of the accident. There are different types of accidents that can occur on private properties, ranging from slips, trips and falls, to dog bites. Regardless of the cause of your injury, the personal injury specialists working at Accident Advice Helpline can help you to ask for, and obtain, rightful compensation from the person or institution responsible for your injury.
Who is at fault for your accident?
The owner, the occupier, or the person responsible for controlling the property should have known about and solved any dangerous conditions existing on the property. Their failure to ensure your safety whilst visiting the property gives you the right to seek compensation for the injuries you have sustained.
The Occupiers’ Liability Acts 1957 and 1984 are on the side of anyone who sustains injuries when visiting private or public properties. According to these acts, property owners must ensure that all visitors are reasonably safe in using the premises for the purpose for which they are permitted. Where unavoidable hazards occur, warning signs should be displayed, specifically mentioning the nature and location of hazards.
Considering these legal provisions, the defendant has the responsibility to demonstrate that a procedure was in place for handling the danger that has led to your injury. If the defendant cannot demonstrate this is the case, he or she will probably be held responsible for the accident that caused your injury.
You can also seek compensation from Royal Mail. If, for instance, you slipped and fell because the footwear provided by your employer was inappropriate for certain working conditions (perhaps a snowy pavement during winter) or if your supervisor has known that specific properties are dangerous, but he or she did not pass on this information to you, you can file a claim for compensation against your employer. Many postmen have made a successful claim against Royal Mail for not warning them of the hazards that existed on particular properties.
If you have been injured on a private or public property and would like to know if you have a valid postman accident claim against the person responsible for your accident, you can approach our expert lawyers, knowing that they are qualified to offer you competent legal advice.
Legal experts in postman accident claims
If you are searching for proficient legal experts who can take care of your postman accident claim, you should look no further. By choosing our professionals, you will benefit from our professional and confidential service, and from our extensive experience within the legal field. Our solicitors can help you to determine who you should claim against; gather evidence to sustain your claim; prove that the defect related to your injury, and that the injury itself was serious enough for you to require compensation; and to handle any allegations that may find you partially or wholly responsible for your own injury.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or complete the online enquiry form for free advice on how to make your compensation claim. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Date Published: February 16, 2014
Author: David Brown