Public Liability Claims
If you have had an accident in a public place and do not think that the accident was your fault, then you could be able to make a claim for compensation for any injuries or other effects you have experienced as a result.
In order to do this, your Chelmsford accident claim solicitors will make a claim against the owner of the property or area in which your accident occurred. This is because ultimately the owners of such properties are likely to be found to be liable for any accidents and injuries that have taken place.
The claim itself will be made against the owner; however, should compensation be awarded at the end of the legal process then this is likely to be paid by the third party’s insurance provider. It is a legal requirement that individuals take our Public Liability Insurance to protect themselves against such claims being made.
This is often why accidents in public places that result in claims for compensation being made are sometimes referred to as “public liability claims” by Chelmsford accident claim solicitors.
Incidents where you may be able to claim
As you may well be able to imagine the term “public place” can cover a whole host of different areas.
Technically speaking, our Chelmsford accident claim solicitors will view a public place as any area, whether it be indoors or outdoors, that is either privately or indeed publicly owned, that the public have access to. This may be access as a right of way, by membership or by invitation. For example:
- A local park would be regarded as a public place as members of the public would have free and open access to it.
- A shopping centre would be a public place.
- A gym, even if it is necessary for you to hold a valid membership to enter and access the facilities, would still be regarded as a public place.
- A school would be regarded as a public place. Even though members of the general public would be prohibited from entering the building and wondering around, schools do have pupils and parents that might have legitimate access throughout the day and their safety needs must always be catered for.
If an owner of such an establishment fails in this duty of care to ensure that the appropriate steps are taken to minimise the risk of injury to members of the public, then Chelmsford accident claim solicitors such as those working for Accident Advice Helpline may be able to make claims against them.
Can our Chelmsford accident claim solicitors help you?
If you think you might be able to make a claim for compensation against someone for your accident then please take our 30-second test. We can tell you almost immediately whether or not our Chelmsford accident claim solicitors can help you make a claim, and how much that claim might be worth. Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no-obligation advice about making a claim.