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Had an accident in a public place?

Sometimes, that’s exactly what they are – an accident – and no-one is to blame. But a lot of the time, they’re caused by someone else’s carelessness or negligence. And if you’ve been seriously injured, it’s worth getting in touch with our public liability solicitors, here at Injury Lawyers Direct.

We can help to make a successful accident in public claim and win the compensation you deserve, for any pain, rehabilitation or loss of earnings. To discuss your case, call us on 0800 110 5888.

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Accidents in public are unexpected and disruptive. Perhaps you were simply walking down the street and tripped over a loose flag? Or doing your weekly shop and slipped on a wet floor? Such incidents catch you off guard; and, if you’re injured, they can have a huge impact on many aspects of your life.

First and foremost, you’re likely to be in a lot of pain – and that in itself can be difficult to cope with. But you may also be unable to work, leading to financial difficulties for you and your family.

It’s fair to say, you’re going through a tough time. Which is why, if you wish to proceed with a public liability claim, we aim to make the process as smooth and hassle-free as possible. Not only can we advise on your eligibility to claim for your accident (and your prospects of success), we can oversee the entire claims process for you, from gathering the initial evidence to negotiating a final settlement.

Dealing with a complex legal case should be the least of your concerns right now. So, focus on your recovery and let us take care of it. As a ‘no win no fee’ claim, what do you have to lose?


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What sort of public injuries can I claim for?

Unfortunately, public injuries are pretty common. They can happen absolutely anywhere, including the pavement, the local park, shops, bars, leisure centres etc. And the severity of the injury can range from minor cuts and fractures to significant life-changing injuries to the head or spinal cord.

But rest assured, whatever the nature of the incident – and injury you sustained – our personal injury solicitors will be able to help. Public liability is one of our specialist areas. And we’re backed by a team of dedicated insurance companies, expert barristers and skilled medical professionals.

As such, we can assist with public liability claims regarding:

  • slips, trips and falls
  • injuries caused by falling objects
  • pavement accidents
  • supermarket accidents
  • shopping accidents
  • holiday accidents
  • sport injuries
  • visitor attraction injuries

This isn’t a full list. So if your experience doesn’t fall into one of these common ‘accident in public’ categories, it’s still worth getting in touch. Having listened to your individual circumstances, we can offer our expert opinion on whether a claim is feasible and your overall chances of success.

Start your ‘no win no fee’ public injury claim today

To set the ball rolling, the first step is to contact our public liability solicitors, by giving us a call on 0800 110 5888. That way, you can chat to our experts for as long as you like. And having obtained our advice, you can make an informed decision on whether you’d like to proceed with the claim. But we’ll never put you on the spot. This is your decision and we’re just here to offer help if you want it.

We don’t believe you should carry the financial risk of seeking compensation for your injury – especially as it wasn’t your fault. So, there’s no need to worry about legal fees. The initial consultation is provided completely free of charge. And if you choose to go ahead, the rest of the claims process is completed on a ‘no win no fee’ basis. Even if you lose, you won’t be expected to pay a penny.

So, why wait any longer? Get in touch today and get the financial justice you deserve.

Accidents in public claim FAQs

Am I eligible to claim for an accident in public?

Typically, people blame themselves for accidents in public – dismissing it as ‘just one of those things’. Sometimes that might be the case. For example, if you fell on a kerb because you weren’t looking where you were going. Or didn’t notice the ‘wet floor’ sign in the supermarket.  In such circumstances, nobody is to blame. It was simply an accident and it’s not possible for you to claim.

But business owners and local authorities do have a duty of care to keep you safe. And if they failed in that duty – and you suffered an injury as a result – you should be eligible for compensation.

Claims must be made within three years of the accident. Therefore, the key is to act fast. And if you’re in any doubt about your eligibility and whether your accident classes as an ‘accident in public’, it’s worth getting in touch. We’re here to listen and can offer advice on your specific circumstances.

Who is to blame for an accident that happened in public?

That depends on where the incident occurred.

If you had an accident on a street or pavement, the local council will usually be held responsible. Whereas if you had an accident in a public building – such as a shop, bar, leisure centre etc. – the owner will typically be to blame. Either way, they should have public liability insurance to cover the cost of your compensation – as well as any rehabilitation or medical expenses that arise from your injury.

How much is my accident in public claim worth?

There is no set rule for how much compensation you might receive for a public injury claim. This will depend on several factors, including the type and extent of your injury and how long it will take for you to make a full recovery. And when valuing your claim, our public liability solicitors will consider:

  • your level of pain and suffering
  • loss of earnings, now and in the future
  • medical expenses
  • any adaptations made to your home
  • the overall impact of the injury on your life

It’s impossible to estimate an exact figure, as every case is unique. But you can rest assured, we have significant experience in this area and we will continue negotiating until we get a satisfactory outcome. You’ve been through a lot and we will do everything we can to get the justice you deserve.