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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

    Hurt in a public place in Wigan


    If you have been hurt in a public place in Wigan, you claim could involve making a claim from a Public Liability Insurance policy. Compensation claims happen when a person has suffered an accident that was not their fault and has been injured in some way. They may be entitled to start a claim for compensation from the person that was at fault for the accident.

    There is an easy way to do this – just contact a law firm like ours – Accident Advice Helpline. We support and help the injured person through the claims process and provide all the legal help they need.

    However, it would be better for everyone if you never had to make such a claim in the first place. Here are some examples of how they could be prevented.

    How to prevent an accident claim for compensation

    People generally trip over some sort of object or obstruction. The best way to stop this is to make sure that the object is not there in the first place. It is especially important to keep busy thoroughfares free of obstacles, and to make sure none one is hurt in a public place in Wigan.

    Put goods away as soon as they are delivered and clear litter and waste away regularly. Trailing cables should be secured against walls or ceilings or encased in appropriate covers. However, even if all this has been done, the floor itself can be a trip hazard. Carpets and other floor surfaces can become worn or can work loose and overtime they can become dangerous. Vigilance and frequent inspection is the only way to stop this – coupled with a system for repairing defects as soon as they are spotted.

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    Slips can be caused by another person or organisation if it is their fault that a floor is very slippery and the victim was not made aware of that or could not tell that this was the case. Poor lighting can be a key factor in slips because it stops people from being able to see the floor properly and prevents them from being able to avoid the hazard.

    Another important factor is whether the person who slipped knew that the floor was slippery. In some situations, such as a supermarket aisle, you would not be expecting the floor to be slippery. It comes as a very nasty surprise when you find out that it is and land on the floor! Most supermarkets avoid this by having a system of regular checking for spillages and a procedure that involves promptly making the area safe with signage to keep the public away. There are brightly coloured commercial signs available for just this purpose. If you had an accident and there was no signage, you can make a claim.

    Claim for being hurt in a public place in Wigan with Accident Advice Helpline

    Claim with Accident Advice Helpline today by calling 0800 689 0500 from your landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.

    Date Published: 14th September 2015

    Author: David Brown

    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 with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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