If you have had a slip in a public place in Burnley, you may be thinking about making a claim for compensation. Many people in this position decide to use the services of an experienced personal injury law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline. Over the past fifteen years, we have helped thousands of people secure the compensation that they are entitled to, and made their lives just a little bit easier.
Of course, we know it does not take the pain and suffering away, but it relieves the financial pressure somewhat. Many people find themselves unable to work for weeks, or even months after an accident.
Who is responsible for your slip in a public place in Burnley?
It all depends where the accident happened. If it happened somewhere like a supermarket, shop, office, pub, cafe or restaurant, the owner of the premises is liable. They have a legal responsibility to keep visitors safe, by ensuring that floors are kept clean and clear of trailing cables and wires, by making sure spillages are cleaned up immediately and wet or slippy floors are marked as such by signs.
Floors, stairs and handrails should be maintained to a safe standard. If their failure to do so has caused your accident, then you can make a claim against the public liability insurance that they are required to have.
If the accident took place whilst out about on a public footpath, road or pavement, then the local authority is at fault. They have a duty of care by law to maintain them and repair loose or damaged paving stones, kerbs and manhole covers.
How can Accident Advice Helpline help?
We will talk to you about the circumstances surrounding your accident to determine whether you are eligible to make a claim. We are honest and upfront, and will only take on cases that we believe have a good chance of being successful. We will then discuss with you any evidence that you have to prove that someone else was to blame, (photos and witness statements are helpful for this), and possibly give you a medical assessment to determine the extent of your injuries.
From that point on, we will do everything we can to secure the compensation – most people do not need to appear in court as it is settled over the phone and by post. We work under a no win, no fee agreement, and our fantastic reputation is supported by our patron, Dame Esther Rantzen,
Getting in touch
Get in touch with us today for free on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 of calling from a mobile. Get one step ahead and check your eligibility yourself by taking the 30-second test on our website and find out how much you might be entitled to.
Date Published: 8th August 2015
Author: David Brown