Accidents in public places
When we go out, perhaps on a shopping trip, we expect to come home a little poorer and laden down with bags full of wonderful “goodies”. What few people expect is to have an accident while on their shopping trip which leaves them with severe and lasting injuries. This is not the sort of day out that most people anticipate when they decide to give their credit card a battering.
However, accidents in public places are exceptionally common and can leave a victim in pain, needing potentially extensive treatment and in many cases also needing time away from work as they recuperate or receive additional support.
If you or a member of your family has been injured in an accident in a public place then you may want to speak to an injury lawyer in Hever today to find out if you are entitled to make a claim.
Types of Accident
The majority of the accidents which happen in public places occur in shops, and usually occur as a result of a slip, trip or fall. Although the majority of flooring inside public shops is designed to be non-slip and easily cleaned, it is also extremely susceptible to slipping especially if weather conditions outside the shop are wet and water has been trampled inside the building, or if something has been spilled on the floor and not properly cleaned up or marked with a “wet floor” warning sign.
Depending on the severity of an accident, you may suffer a range of injuries stretching from a cut or bruise from which you could easily recover and which should not leave any permanent marks, to a spinal or head and brain injury which might need extensive and prolonged treatment. Such injuries can even be life threatening.
No matter where you have been injured the owner or manager of the property, if it is designed for access by members of the public, has a duty of care to ensure the safety of their customers and any other visitors. This means that should any type of accident occur within their property which they should have prevented in line with this duty of care, they can be held liable.
Therefore, if you have been injured in a public place, your injury lawyer in Hever can make a claim against the owners of the property as it will ultimately be their fault that you have been injured.
Speaking to an injury claim lawyer in Hever
If you want to find out more about making a claim you should speak to an injury claim lawyer in Hever today.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline we have over 15 years’ experience in dealing with a wide variety of compensation claim cases, and our injury claim lawyers in Hever have pretty much seen it all.
They are thoroughly experienced and are regarded by many as the industry experts when it comes to winning you the compensation you deserve.To find out more about making a claim, and indeed how much your claim might be worth take our 30- second test. Alternatively just call our advisers to discuss your claim by dialing 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: 5th December 2013
Author: David Brown