Accidents on someone else’s property Compensation Claim in Sandtoft
Accidents on someone else’s property, usually on business or commercial properties, are fairly common occurrences. People may trip over something; slip on a wet floor, or fall into a hidden hole.
Have you been involved in an accident on someone else’s property? Did the accident happen because of a hazardous condition? Did the accident occur within the last three years? If so, you may be able to make a compensation claim.
How do I know my injury is the result of a dangerous condition?
Property owners have a responsibility to make sure that their property is safe for you to visit. For example, if you visit a supermarket you are entitled to expect that the supermarket is safe for your visit. A leaky roof is considered a potentially dangerous situation because it poses an unreasonable risk of harm. If you slip on the wet surface and injure yourself, you may be able to make a compensation claim. If the manager or owner of the supermarket knew about the leak or should have known, but chose to do nothing about it, then you have been injured as the result of a dangerous condition.
I was injured on someone Else’s Property, what do I do next?
If you are hurt on property owned by someone else, you should gather as much evidence as possible. You will need to take the names and addresses of all witnesses present and if possible take photographs of the scene of the accident and of what caused your injury. If you are unable to take photographs, ask someone else to do this for you. You should also, if possible, write down an account of the accident whilst the details are still fresh in your mind.
How do I know negligence was behind my accident?
To make a successful compensation claim, it is necessary to work out the cause of your accident. If negligence can be proven, then your claim has a high probability of success. For example, in the case of the leaky supermarket roof, it should be established that the manager or company who own the supermarket knew that the roof was leaking or should have known, but chose to do nothing to fix it or make the area safe. However, if the roof has only just begun to leak and there has not been a fair amount of time for the leak to be discovered and addressed, you may not be able to prove negligence.
Accident Advice Helpline have years of expertise in managing personal injury claims of all types. If you have suffered an injury on someone else’s property and would like to know if we can assist you with your compensation claim, please call 0800 689 0500 and speak to one of the friendly advisors at Accident Advice Helpline.
Alternatively input some details into our 30 second test and receive an estimate of how much your personal injury compensation claim may be worth.
Date Published: 5th August 2013