Do you need to make a compensation claim after being caught up in a riot?
As the law gives people the right to take part in peaceful protests and demonstrations, there is little the police can do to stop these events from taking place. Whilst some protests do require prior permission, this can only be refused on certain grounds and not simply because people disagree with the message. Although large protests tend to take place in cities and towns across the country, demonstrations can occur anywhere and can lead to people being injured in a public place in Viewpark.
Whilst many protests and marches are conducted peacefully, it only takes a few participants acting out for the whole event to get out of hand. If people become aggressive or violent, the police may be forced to intervene. In some cases, this can lead to mass riots. In addition to being dangerous for those involved, innocent bystanders and members of the public can also get hurt. If, for example, people are marching through London when a riot breaks out, it is likely to affect other people in the City and not just those involved in the protest itself.
Often, when shops and businesses hear that a protest is planned, they will close their premises and place boards over the windows to try and prevent any damage from occurring. Whilst this isn’t always effective, it can help to limit the damage.
Injured in a public place in Viewpark
If you have been injured as a result of a riot or protest, you may want to make a claim after being injured in a public place in Viewpark. In some cases, you will need to make a claim against the individual who caused you harm, providing you can identify them. In other instances, it may be appropriate to make a claim against the organisation who planned the protest.
People have even been able to make claims against the police in some cases. If, for example, a police officer caused you an injury, you could go on to make a claim against them. You may even be able to make a claim against the police if you can show that they didn’t contain the protest or handle it effectively.
Call Accident Advice Helpline
If you have been hurt due to this type of incident and you want to make a compensation claim, why not contact Accident Advice Helpline to find out how we can assist you? Our personal injury team will be happy to help and we’ll even provide free no obligation advice so that you can find out anything you need to know about making a claim without having to pay any legal fees.
To find out more now, just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.
Date Published: 11th December 2014
Author: David Brown