Have you been injured in an accident in a public place? Aside from the embarrassment that being involved in an accident in public can bring, you could actually sustain some pretty serious injuries from this type of accident. If somebody else is at fault for your accident, claiming public injury compensation is an option that is open to you, provided you make a claim within three years of your accident happening. If you need advice or have questions about the claims process, you can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to find out more about what is involved.
Injured in a public place
A public place could be anywhere from the street to the local council offices, or even a shop or leisure centre. You could be injured in a library if heavy books fall off a shelf and hit you, or injured at the supermarket if you slip on a wet floor. You could even be injured at a leisure centre by broken lockers or seats in the changing rooms, which could cause lacerations. When you’re in a public place, you trust the operators or managers of that place to make sure it is safe. So if things go wrong and you are injured, they could be held liable and ordered to pay you public injury compensation.
Maybe your child has broken their leg after falling from a faulty climbing frame at a council-owned play park, or perhaps you have tripped over damaged flooring in a shop. Whatever has happened, you could be entitled to make a 100% no win, no fee* with Accident Advice Helpline.
The compensation you deserve
The amount of compensation you’ll receive for your public injury compensation claim will depend on how serious your injuries are and how they affect your life. For example if you break your leg in an accident on an escalator in a shopping centre, you may need to take a couple of months off work. Accident Advice Helpline will take this into account when working out your personal injury settlement, so you’ll be compensated for your loss of earnings as well as your pain and suffering.
The easiest way to find out how much compensation you could get is to head for our website and take the 30-second test. Then give us a call on 0800 689 0500 to find out how much compensation you could claim – we’re waiting to hear from you.
Date Published: 6th July 2014
Author: Jan Newell
Category: Accident in a public place