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Public liability compensation claims

What is public liability?

If you are injured in an accident as the result of the actions of a company or individual, whether on their premises or in a public place, the laws governing public liability will apply. You may be able to make an accident claim for personal injury compensation if the accident occurred through no fault of your own and it can be shown that the person responsible should have taken steps to prevent the accident, or minimise the risk of accident and injury.


Man injured whilst disposing rubbish in the dark wins compensation

A man has secured compensation after he slipped on the ground whilst attempting to put refuse bags in a skip
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Duty of care under public liability legislation

All companies have a duty of care to ensure that their actions do not result in injury to members of the public who may be visiting their premises, or injured on the public highway, or any public area. Public liability legislation places a duty of care on organisations to protect members of the public.

Although not legally compulsory, in most cases they will have public liability insurance which will cover them against the financial costs incurred in the event that they allow an accident to result in personal injury to you, or, in some tragic cases, the death of the injured person.

If you would like to speak to one of our representatives for personal injury accident advice governed by public liability, and whether you may have a valid claim, please ring us on 0800 783 9019 and speak to one of our advisers.

They will be happy to talk you through the claims process in plain English and answer any questions you may have regarding your possible accident claim. Alternatively, you may prefer to complete one of our on-line compensation claim forms and one of our representatives will contact you as quickly as possible.

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Public liability accidents

There are very many accident situations which can result in personal injury to you as a member of the public, and the organisation or individual responsible for your accident can be held accountable under public liability legislation. You may be entitled to claim accident compensation, sometimes referred to as damages, for your injury.

Types of accidents for which public liability legislation would apply:

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Clear Answers public liability claim experience

Clear Answers lawyers have extensive experience in all types of accident compensation claims, particularly those which are governed by public liability legislation. We are part of the most experienced personal injury law firm in the UK and can give you specialist personal injury claim advice if you are injured in a public situation.

There are a number of different laws which may apply to the various accident situations highlighted above. Clear Answers can advise you whether the circumstances of your injury are covered by legislation, and how best to apply the law to ensure your compensation claim is successful.

Our specialist personal injury teams have won many of these types of cases from our large number of offices nationwide.

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What to do if you are involved in an accident

If an accident happens, wherever possible always keep a record of what happened, and take photographs if relevant; take the names and home addresses of witnesses; keep evidence of doctors visited and treatments, and keep receipts for any injury related expenses.

Where possible, report your accident to the person or organisation who owns or is responsible for maintaining the premises where your accident took place. If this is an organisation, they should have an accident log in which to record such incidents.

It is always important to obtain prompt specialist claim advice as there are strict rules which apply to the time limits for making a claim for accident compensation.

A three-year limitation period will normally apply to all types of accident compensation claims. However, there may be exceptions governed by the circumstances of the accident, or the injured person’s situation.

To read more about any of the exceptions which might apply to your claim for personal injury compensation, please go to our page on Time limits for personal injury compensation claims, or please visit our section on information and advice for more details on making a personal injury compensation claim.

Clear Answers’ lawyers are experts in all aspects of personal injury compensation and in how to pursue claims for damages. We will be able to advise you whether a claim for personal injury compensation is possible, give guidance and assistance on how the claim can be pursued and ensure all the correct evidence is obtained to secure the best result for you. Our experience in public liability accident claims will ensure that you receive your rightful compensation.

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Public liability accident claims

For more information on the types of accidents which can occur, and how Clear Answers can help you obtain the correct compensation for your injury, click on one of the links below:

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Public liability news stories

Clear Answers deals with a large number of all types of personal injury accident cases each year, and sadly many of them involve serious or fatal injuries such as head and brain injury. Details of some of these types of cases, and other personal injury compensation claims can be found in our Personal Injury News Section which is updated regularly.

Accident compensation for shopper who fell in retail store

A simple shopping trip to a large retail store turned out to be a devastating day for our client in this fall accident. Already reliant on crutches, her mobility was further compromised when she suffered a fall during her brief shopping trip.

Our specialist accident compensation lawyers were able to secure substantial slip, trip and fall compensation for our client. Despite the defendant’s admission of liability and breaching the Occupiers Liability Act 1957, we were forced to issue court proceedings before the other side offered an acceptable sum in accident compensation.
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Slipping accidents soar during icy conditions

During the recent lengthy and treacherous conditions of snow and ice across the UK, hospital reports indicated that A&E admissions for injuries due to snow-related accidents were up significantly and on average amounted to 23% of their total admissions, according to the Nursing Times.
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Health & Safety Executive - Myth about throwing sweets at pantos

The HSE issued a seasonal “Myth of the Month” to wave goodbye to 2009. Some pantomimes that took place during the Christmas period chose not to follow the long-held panto tradition of throwing out sweets to the audience. This decision was blamed on health and safety rules but was apparently taken because management were concerned at the potential cost of accident compensation should anyone in the audience be hit by a flying sweet.
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Health & Safety Executive - Myth about school experiments

To try to overcome some of the myths which have grown up over time, the HSE website publishes a “Myth of the Month” which aims to present the real truth behind some of the public perceptions of health and safety regulations.

The claims often made by the media about the activities that are banned due to health and safety are completely unfounded. All the HSE seeks to achieve is a balance between the unachievable aim of absolute safety and the kind of poor management of risk that damages lives and the economy. Risk management should not be merely a bureaucratic exercise, but about protecting people from real harm by taking practical, realistic measures.
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Public liability compensation claims

Clear Answers’ lawyers are waiting to help you. We specialise in all types of personal injury claims, particularly if your accident happened in a public place.

Please go to our Costs and Risks section for more detailed information on these and how Clear Answers will handle your claim and funding.

If you or a family member has been injured in these circumstances, please ring us on 0800 783 9019 and speak to one of our advisers. They will be happy to provide you with expert legal advice, talk you through the claims process in plain English and answer any questions you may have regarding your claim. Alternatively, you may prefer to complete one of our on-line compensation claim forms and a representative will contact you as quickly as possible.

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