Have you been injured because of poorly maintained paths, walkways and all other public areas? – If so you may be able to make a claim for compensation. If your injury has resulted from a trip or slip in a supermarket, a local shop, a public place, on a road or pavement you can make a claim against the owner or local council responsible for maintaining and monitoring the place you are in.
What can you advise me on for public liability claims?
A slip, trip or fall can happen anywhere and it may be unclear who is responsible for your injuries. If you slip on a pavement or road, is it owned and maintained by the council or by a private firm or individual? If you slip on a wet patch at work are you employers liable or is it the plumber who didn’t fix the pipe properly? These are all questions that we will be able to advise you on and will inform you of the best route to finding out and your options depending on who is at fault.
What should I do if I think I have a public liability claim?
If you have tripped over a broken-up piece of road then try and get a photograph of it before it is repaired. If you slipped on something wet at work check that other people saw the puddle before it was cleaned up. Injuries alone do not make an entire case. If you have only just had your accident then get in contact with us as soon as possible to enable us to carry our own investigations before vital evidence may be destroyed.
For all of your public liability questions, contact JMR Solicitors for some advice on how to go forward and claim compensation.