Public Space Injury Claims
Have You Been Injured in a Public Space?
Claims for accidents in public spaces are one of the most common reasons clients initially contact The Compensation Experts. The owner of any place the public visits, whether it is a council-owned school or a corporate-owned shopping centre, has a duty of care to make sure they take all reasonable steps to prevent an accident.
If you have been injured in a public space, then get in touch with The Compensation Experts to see if you can make a claim.
What is a Compensation Claim for an Injury in a Public Space?
Examples of compensation claims in public spaces include:
- Being crushed in closing lift doors in a shopping centre
- Slipping on a wet floor after a spillage was not cleaned up
- Contracting an illness from an inadequately cleaned public swimming pool
- Being injured on a construction building site
- Falling down unsecured or dimly lit stairs
- Tripping on uneven pavement
- Crashing your car or bike on poorly maintained roads
- Accidents caused by a lack of warning signs and lighting around roadworks
- Being injured in an accident while travelling in a bus or taxi
A typical example of a claim for compensation for an injury in a public space was a woman who slipped on the packaging which had been discarded in a supermarket aisle after staff had been restocking shelves. The claimant’s personal injury solicitor successfully obtained compensation by claiming under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957 Act that owners need to take reasonable steps to ensure lawful visitors (i.e.: shoppers) are safe from harm.
How to Claim Compensation for an Injury in a Public Space
The easiest way to start a personal injury claim is to talk to The Compensation Experts. We have a team of excellent advisors who can answer your questions about if and how you can make a claim, find out about your individual situation, and give you the legal information you need to decide what to do next. This initial consultation is free, and there is no obligation required from you.
If you choose to continue with your claim we will pair you with a reputable personal injury solicitor in the right area with the best experience to give your application every possible chance of success. They will leave no stone unturned in gathering the evidence required to prove that you were injured in a public space, the way in which this injury has affected you and that another party’s error caused it.
Once they have built the case they will submit your request for compensation to the other party who has a set time in which to respond. They may immediately accept liability, in which case your solicitor will negotiate on your behalf until a financial settlement is agreed (with your approval), or the other party may deny responsibility. If this happens, your lawyer will submit your claim to court and continue to negotiate with the other party with the intent of resolving it before it reaches a judge. More than 90% of personal injury claims settle without going to court, so there is a strong probability that yours will too.
Call The Compensation Experts today, or fill in our online form and ask us to call at a time that suits you. We offer a No Win No Fee* agreement to make claiming simple and affordable.
*conditions may apply
Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident you may have a longer period to claim.
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be keep up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee*
We assess all claims on a No Win No Fee basis, then we can determine how successful a claim is likely to be. This service is 100% free.
We assess each claim on its merits with the information provide, which aids us determine its likely success rate. *conditions may apply
Our dedicated panel are experts in securing compensation no matter the injury.
Our panel of personal injury lawyers are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you while providing expert support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Team
Each client is provided with their own Personal Injury lawyer who will work on the case from start to finish, being there every step of the way. The client will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of the lawyer.
Expert public injury claims advisors working for you
We specialise in helping victims of injury claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee* basis, meaning if we don’t win your case you don’t pay! Once you make contact, our experienced team will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to. *conditions may apply