Melton Accident Claim Solicitors
Many people are aware that they are protected when they are in public by a duty of care which is given by law to all owners, managers and officers who work within public places.
However, when a person does not work permanently in a public place but happens to be in it on a given date, the situation may be a little vague. For example, who is responsible for public safety at an open air market or a pop-up shop?
Caring for Public Safety
Anyone can set themselves up as a business. Assuming that they have the knowledge and capital to do so, almost anyone could become a business owner tomorrow. However as they do so, they take on certain obligations. One of these is for public safety.
As has already been mentioned, whenever we enter a public area, we have the right to expect the owner and anyone working in that public area to take reasonable care for our health and safety. This is known as a duty of care and is protected by law. Should anyone fail in this duty and our safety be compromised as a result, Melton Accident Claim Solicitors can seek a claim for compensation in this regard.
So it stands to reason that the new business owner should know that whatever he intends to do with his business, he has a responsibility to public safety. This means that whatever he chooses to do as his business, he must ensure that he acts within the confines of the law with regards to his clients, customers and the general public.
In the case of a retailer, he must ensure that any product he sells is fit for the purpose with which it is intended. He must also ensure that it is safe for anyone else in the vicinity. Finally, he must ensure that he complies with all safety regulations during trading. If he should fail to comply with any of these regulations, a claim could be sought through Melton Accident Claim Solicitors.
Visiting a Market
When you go to a market or pop-up shop, it is mostly to support the local or small business and enjoy either artisan or hand crafted goods. We do not visit these places expecting to be hurt. Sadly though, accidents do happen and if this is the case, Melton Accident Claim Solicitors can pursue a claim for compensation on your behalf. It may be that the small business owner is solely responsible for the accident which hurt you but it could also be the case that the owner of the market did not ensure the safety practices of the business they hired space out to, in which case they may have a case to answer also.
Seeking Compensation through Melton Accident Claim Solicitors
If you have been injured, you have the right to make a claim for compensation. A 30 second test from Accident Advice Helpline can quickly establish liability and the validity of your claim.