Can accidents in public places result in personal injury claims?
Personal injury claims can be made if you have been involved in an accident whereby someone else was to blame, you required medical attention for your injuries and it happened within the past three years. Accidents in public places are eligible if they fulfil the above criteria: to double check, you can use an online tool such as Accident Advice Helpline’s 30-second test which will also give you an idea of how much you may be able to claim.
Accidents in public places cover a whole range of locations including:
- Swimming pools
- Amusement parks
Wherever your accident happened, it is important to pursue compensation if you are eligible to make a claim. This will help cover the costs of your injury – both physical and emotional – as well as any financial implications such as medical expenses, care costs or loss of earnings.
Accidents in public places can cover a whole manner of injury types. These may include:
- Back injuries
- Slips, trips and falls
- Food poisoning
- Broken bones
- Head or brain injuries
These injuries can vary in severity – from minor to life-altering. No matter what the effect on your life, compensation is an important step following an accident that is not your fault. It may even result in preventative measures to stop others from experiencing similar accidents, such as repairs to broken pavement, health and safety reviews, or disciplinary proceedings if required.
What to do if you have been involved in an accident
If you have been unfortunate enough to have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, then there are a number of steps you may be able to take to boost your chances of a successful compensation claim.
The more information you are able to gather about your accident, the better. This may include a diarised account of your accident and subsequent injuries, a medical report detailing your injuries, treatment, medication and prognosis, and the contact details of any other parties or witnesses. In addition, if you are able to take photographs of the accident site – perhaps showing a damaged playground ride or a patch of wet flooring without sufficient signage to warn of danger, this may also help your claim.
Once you have gathered information relating to your accident, you should get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. An advisor will answer all your questions and be here to guide you all the way through your claim if you decide to go ahead.
We progress all claims on a no-win, no-fee basis using legal representation expert in your specific niche personal injury type – including accidents in public places.
For more information about claiming compensation, give us a call today. Ring 0800 689 0500 if you are using a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 28th February 2013
Author: Sharon Parry