Have you suffered an injury whilst in a public place? If so you may be entitled to claim compensation. Any organisation, including local authorities, must have public liability insurance if the public has access to the property or land, this is the law! This applies to shops, offices, parks and even the pavement! Anywhere where the public may have access needs to be covered by this insurance.
It is more than just having insurance, they have a duty of care to maintain these areas making sure they are safe. Unfortunately this doesn’t always happen, and each year thousands of people are injured because of things such as uneven pavements, construction holes being left unsafe, walls with unsafe protrusions, children’s parks with unsafe equipment in them etc etc. It could be you have an accident at the swimming baths or even your child at school. Basically if the accident was caused through negligence of a third party in a public place this would be classed as a public liability claim.
Slips, Trips, Fall’s and Accidents In Public Areas
Even a relatively minor injury can incur costs, including medical expenses, care expenses, loss of earnings and so on. Your compensation award will not only cover these expenses, but it will also include a sum which represents the loss of quality of life if you are no longer able to do the things you used to, even if this is just on a temporary basis.
We work on a no win no fee basis you won’t have to pay any fees or costs out of the money you are awarded. All of the costs are paid for by the other side, and should your claim be unsuccessful you still won’t have to pay anything. Call us today to find out how much your public liability claim could be worth.
Slips, Trips & Falls – Occupiers Liability
The Occupiers Liability Act is a set of laws to ensure that you are protected from slips, trips, falls and accidents which can easily be prevented when you are out and about. This covers a range of locations as diverse as shops and offices, parks and gardens. By law the owner or occupier must take every reasonable step to ensure that potential hazards are either removed or made as safe as possible. Unfortunately this isn’t always the case, leading to a significant number of accidents ever year.
If you have had slipped, tripped, had or a fall or some other form of accident whilst in a public or privately owned space anywhere across the Leeds area then call us.
One of the most common examples is of people slipping or tripping in shops, supermarkets and shopping centres. Quite often the floors in such places are smooth and shiny, which means that any spilled liquids quickly become a slip hazard.
With a large quantity of packaging materials such as plastic wrapping, cardboard boxes and plastic strapping there is easily the danger than an obstacle will be left on the floor. In any situation where any injury is sustained because the environment was not kept clean, clear and safe then there is a good chance that a claim for compensation can be made.
Slips, Trips and Falls in the Workplace
Your employer has a duty of care to ensure that the working environment is safe. This means that any potential trip hazard should be either removed if practicable, or clearly marked so that people are aware of the potential risk. If you have had a slip, trip or fall in the workplace and you believe that your employer failed in their duty of care then call us today to find out if you could have a claim for compensation.
This applies to all staff, regardless of the contract type. Full time, permanent staff, part time staff, casual staff and agency staff are all covered. Indeed, anyone who is employed to work on the premises should be covered, and protected. In many situations we find that it is often those staff who are either new to the location or who are working under agency contracts who become injured because they are less familiar with the potential dangers which exist. But even if you have been working for your employer for many years, they have no excuse for failing to ensure that risks are dealt with appropriately.
Workplace Compensation Claims
One of the concerns that is often raised with us by people considering making a workplace liability claim is that the relationship they have with their employer will be damaged. The first thing we should point out is that if your employer has placed you in a dangerous situation and failed to ensure your safety, the relationship itself is distinctly in need of attention.
We offer a free initial consultation in all areas of law. We have specialist solicitors in all our practice areas, all of whom have many years of experience. We advise and represent our clients in a pro-active, friendly and honest manner in order to obtain the best possible outcome. From the outset, you can be confident that you have specialist solicitors on your side. We have specialist solicitors in Civil Litigation, Criminal Defence, Divorce, Family Law, Immigration & Personal Injury. We are authorised to provide Legal Aid funding for qualifying criminal law matters. Our initial consultation is always free and we can offer a "No Win-No Fee" in Personal Injury Cases. We can in certain circumstances arrange a consultation in the convenience of your home.
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