Accident in a public place claim information and advice
If you have any questions or need expert advice about accident claims and compensation for your accident in a public place claim, talk to one of our friendly, legally trained advisors now, on 0800 689 5659.
Have you been injured in a public place?
Each year, millions of people suffer injuries through accidents in a public place; leisure centres, colleges, schools, shopping centres, restaurants, pubs, hotels, playgrounds and events.
Being injured in a public place can be embarrassing and awkward. A serious injury can also affect your life and activities in the future.
If you have an accident, you need the right help, tailored to your situation. When the accident wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t have to pay for the consequences, or chase around trying to find the right specialist help.
Making a claim for compensation might seem like extra hassle, but compensation can really help to ease the stress, covering medical costs, loss of earnings, housing and travel costs, and continuing care. It also compensates you for the pain and suffering. If you suffer a more serious injury, it can help you adapt your home, car and way of life.
We make it simple to get the right advice and help, with just one free phone call. Our support will help you to recover more quickly.
Get the right help after an accident in a public place
Trips, slips and falls are one of the commonest causes of injury in public places. It’s easy to miss a hazard such as wet flooring, a poorly maintained pavement or a spillage – but even a simple slip could cause injury that takes months to heal.
Other hazards in public places cause a wide range of injuries, from burns and scalds to crush injuries and food poisoning.
When you are injured, it’s essential to seek medical attention and diagnosis promptly. This increases the chances of treating your injury in the best way.
It’s also a good idea to take details of any witnesses, and make sure the incident is recorded in the location’s accident book, if possible. If you decide to claim for compensation, this information could help to back up your claim.
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Why claim for your injury in a public place?
Treating an injury may be a lengthy process. It can cost time and money to put things right. Some injuries cause permanent disability, while others may need treatment in specialist rehabilitation units. Even a mild injury can stop you from doing simple, everyday tasks.
If you need to take long periods off work, you might find it difficult to keep up with the mortgage, rent or household bills. You might also have to depend on someone else to help you. Claiming compensation for loss of earnings could enable you and your family to cope.
Business owners and local authorities are required to follow health and safety regulations to reduce the risk of accidents. Hazards should be signposted, and cleared quickly wherever possible. When you’re in a public place, the owner has a duty to keep you safe. If negligence leads to your injury, you could claim compensation.
You may be unsure whether negligence caused your accident. If so, call us for free on 0800 689 5659 and we can talk your situation through.
You may not feel it’s worth claiming for a minor injury. You might even be tempted to blame yourself. In fact, the owner of a public place has a duty to keep you safe. Making a claim may help to flag up hazards, reducing the risk of other people being injured in future.
Can you claim for your injury in a public place?
We help people claim for a wide range of injuries. To make a claim, generally you’ll need to be able to answer ‘yes’ to the following questions:
- Did the accident happen within the last three years?
- Did someone else cause the accident?
- Did you suffer injury?
Our online claim calculator can help you to understand how much compensation you could receive if your claim is successful. Each case is different, but we will work on your behalf to make sure you get the right amount of compensation.
As we help you to build your case, we’ll consider:
- Your pain and suffering
- Any loss of earnings due to time off work
- Impact on your ability to work and earn in future
- The effects your injury has had on your social life and hobbies
- Costs of medical treatment, medication and home adaptation
- Any care you’ve received, even if it’s been given for free
How do you start a claim?
It’s simple and free to find out if you can claim. Just call one of our friendly, legally trained advisors on 0800 689 5659, who will tell you if we can help. Alternatively, fill in our online claim form. One of our advisors will get in touch to discuss the details, and help you to get the compensation you’re due.
We’ll let you know whether you can make a claim, but we won’t pressure you to take action. We can give advice, put you in touch with experts, and guide you through the process of making a successful claim.
We will help you pull together everything you need to support your claim, and lead you through each step. There is no complicated paperwork, and it will not cost you anything. Our personal injury lawyers work on a no win no fee** basis. Whatever the outcome, you won’t be out of pocket.
We take the burden and do the hard work for you. To find out more, contact us on 0800 689 5659.
Why choose Accident Advice Helpline?
As one of the UK’s leading compensation claim specialists, we work for thousands of people who have been injured through no fault of their own. We will help you make a successful compensation claim and get you the right support to aid your recovery.
Over the years, we’ve developed a breadth of expertise to help you make a successful claim. With one phone call to 0800 689 5659, you can get confidential advice and enlist our support in a range of areas. We work to understand what you need, then offer the best possible assistance.
We make it simple for you to get the right advice and claim for compensation.
Our friendly, legally trained advisors will assess your situation and guide you through the next steps to get you the most compensation with the least fuss.