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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

    Accident in a public place

    Being injured in an accident in a public place is actually more likely than you might realise. When you consider all the public places many of us visit on a daily basis, from the high street to leisure centres, the council offices and shopping centres, it’s easy to see how an accident could easily happen. If you’ve been the victim of somebody else’s negligence and you’re wondering if you could claim compensation, you could get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to find out if you’re eligible for personal injury compensation. It doesn’t matter how minor or serious your injuries; you could be entitled to claim compensation for your pain, suffering and loss of earnings.

    How have you been injured?

    Slips, trips and falls are the most common types of accidents to happen in public. For example, you could trip on damaged flooring in a shopping centre, slip on a wet floor at the leisure centre or trip on a broken kerb on the high street. Even if you’ve been injured in another type of accident in a public place, you could still claim compensation for your injuries. You may have broken your ankle, suffered a head injury or even been struck down by food poisoning after dining out at a food court or restaurant.

    There’s a three-year time limit in place to make a personal injury claim, so make sure you don’t wait around too long to get in touch with us to find out if you have a viable claim. Many people don’t realise they’re able to claim even for minor injuries such as a back injury or a sprained ankle.

    Making a claim for your accident in a public place

    Anybody who has been injured in an accident in a public place should seek advice from a personal injury lawyer, and that’s where Accident Advice Helpline can help. It’s completely free to call our advice line to get confidential advice from our expert team of advisors. Just pick up the phone and call us today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile – there is no obligation to proceed with a claim. However you have been injured, you could find you are eligible to claim a personal injury settlement that can help you get back on your feet after your accident.

    There’s no need to worry about upfront fees either as Accident Advice Helpline’s lawyers work on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis, so anybody can afford to make a claim with us, regardless of their financial situation.

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    Date Published: 9th September 2016

    Author: Lynne Bell

    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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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.