Over the past 15 years, we have dealt with an unbelievable number of personal injury cases, helping thousands of victims to get the compensation they deserve. While we’ve dealt with a variety of scenarios, from road traffic accidents to workplace incidents, one type of case we work a lot on is public place claims. Read on to discover more.
Slip in a public place in Thanet
If you have had a slip in a public place in Thanet, you may be wondering if you are entitled to compensation and how much you could receive. We’ve secured this type of compensation for many clients over the years, so let us give you our advice.
First and foremost, it is vital to recognise that you deserve compensation, and you certainly shouldn’t think otherwise. There are a lot of people who question themselves after such an incident has occurred. However, if you have been hurt and the accident was not your fault, you are entitled to a pay-out. After all, why should you have to fund all of the costs that are associated with the recovery process?
Who is responsible?
When you have slipped in a public place, it is typically your local council that is responsible. They have a duty to maintain the roads, pavements and such like in the local area. If they have failed to do this, and you have slipped as a result, they are to blame.
All you really need to do is make sure you provide one of our solicitors with as much information as possible about the incident and they will do all they can to secure compensation for you in the quickest and easiest manner. But, how much compensation will you get?
Well, this all depends on the severity of your injuries and the impact they are having on your everyday life. When you received medical attention after the slip, your doctor would have put together a medical report, and this is used to decide how much compensation you will receive.
As well as this, you will also receive a pay-out for any out of pocket costs you have suffered because of your injuries. Perhaps you have had to pay for medication? Maybe you have experienced a loss of income because of your inability to work? Or, have you had to pay to get to the hospital and back? You can claim for all of these as special damages so long as you have proof.
Get in touch
If you have any further questions or would like to make a claim, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today. Give us a call on 0333 500 0993 from a landline or 0800 689 0500 from a mobile.
Date Published: 14th November 2015
Author: David Brown