No Win No Fee* if You have Been Injured in a Public Place in Thanet
You may be aware that whenever you enter any public area or building, such as a shop, office, or public footpath, the owner or occupier of that area has certain responsibilities towards you as a member of the public.
In terms of your health and safety, they have what is known as a duty of care. This duty of care is a legal obligation and means that they must take any and all reasonable steps to safeguard you whilst you are in their facility.
Should they fail in this duty of care, the same law which gives it enables you to make a claim for compensation which you can do by contacting no win no fee* solicitors after being injured in a public place in Thanet.
Because every building or public area is unique, it is difficult to specify the exact details of every element of an individual duty of care but in short the responsibility of a building owner or occupier, and their staff, is to ensure that the building, facilities and equipment are safe for use and fit for purpose and that all staff have full training in safety and, where possible, first aid.
Should they fail in their duty of care, you could receive injuries and if this is the case you have the right to make a claim for compensation through no win no fee* solicitors after being injured in a public place in Thanet.
There are of course some instances where it is simply not possible to have an entirely safe area. It may be that there has been a spillage of liquid which could pose a potential danger for falling, a broken floor tile or paving stone which could cause a trip or fall or a walkway which is known for being slippery in certain weather conditions. These are merely a few examples of potential hazards one might see in daily life. In these cases, nobody would expect the owners or occupiers of the building to be able to maintain a hazard free environment at all times. However what should be expected is that the owners or occupiers of the building or facility make people aware of the dangers. Should they fail to do so, no win no fee* Thanet solicitors could seek compensation for any injuries caused.
For example, if you were to fall because of an opened pothole which had no warning signs to alert you to the danger and warn you to be more attentive, you would have the right to make a claim for compensation through no win no fee* solicitors because the owner of the area where you fell had a duty of care to you and under that duty should have placed a warning sign for imminent danger.
Making a Claim for Compensation Through No Win No Fee* Solicitors After Being Injured in a Public Place in Thanet
Even a small fall or trip could leave you with major injuries for which you could require long term treatment. To find out if you’re eligible to make a claim for compensation, Accident Advice Helpline offer a 30 second test.
Date Published: 15th November 2014
Author: David Brown