Whether you are in a public place, in a private building, or even at work, you have a right to be able to walk without the risk of being injured.
If you have been involved in an accident in a public place and suffered a personal injury you may be entitled to make a claim for the injury you have suffered. Such accidents can happen in shops on the high street, restaurants, offices, public car parks, offices and even whilst walking down the street. All local authorities have a legal duty to inspect, maintain and repair roads and pathways. Unfortunately local councils often neglect to maintain and repair public pathways resulting in members of the public suffering injuries.
Slips, trips and falls can happen in all kinds of places and for a variety of reasons however common examples are as follows:
- Slips of slippery/greasy surfaces.
- Trips and falls on uneven ground.
- Trips and falls due to potholes.
- Trips and falls due to broken or uneven paving slabs.
- Trips and falls caused by objects left in dangerous places.
In order to successfully make a compensation claim we are required to provide evidence that the person responsible for the area of the accident was aware that a problem existed and did not take the appropriate steps to fix it. It is therefore imperative that you provide us with evidence of the defect that caused your injury. This could be in the form of photographs of the defect or witnesses to the accident or evidence of the duration of the defect. This evidence would then be disclosed to the potential defendant in order to establish liability. For a public walkway this would be the local council and for businesses or private properties it would be presented to the owners of the property.
Other losses you may have suffered and which we will also recover on a No Win No Fee basis are:
- Loss of earnings.
- Rehabilitation costs.
- Medical expenses including costs of prescriptions.
- Damaged clothes and other personal items.
- Loss of enjoyment of holidays, leisure activities and hobbies.