Accident injury in Public specialists
Accidents in the public cover a wide range of scenarios. Examples include falling/tripping over a raised paving flag; slipping on water at the entrance to a convenience store; falling down some steps in a shopping centre; and slipping on a grape on the floor of a superstore.
The law relating to these types of accidents can be very general. The person, organisation or company in control of the area where the accident happened, is under a general duty to make all reasonable attempts to avoid a foreseeable (obvious) injury. That can be achieved by having regular inspections; a maintenance policy; or a cleaning policy.
Accidents in the public are very common but victims do not always realise that they may have a genuine claim for compensation. They often do not know who to report the accident to or feel so embarrassed that they leave without making a fuss.
We at Aequitas Legal have experience in dealing with accidents in the public, as no two are the same. If you are unsure whether you have a claim, just contact us or complete the enquiry form to see if we can assist you to make a claim for compensation.
You were shopping in your local convenience store. You were holding a basket and looking at some magazines. An employee of the convenience store was pushing a large stack of bread trays and as they couldn’t see you, hit you causing you to fall to the ground. You were quite shaken but also embarrassed as other customers came your aid. You were not offered to make an entry in the accident book and left without buying anything. You later felt pain in your wrist which you used to break your fall so you went to the hospital where you were told that you had suffered a hairline fracture.
Although you did not make an entry in the accident book, you should still be entitled to make a claim. The accident may have been caught on the CCTV cameras and at the very least the employee who hit you should remember the accident. If not, it may be possible to put an advert in the local press for witnesses to come forward. You have clearly suffered an injury and your attendance at hospital will support how the accident happened. Such evidence will assist to bring a claim for personal injury compensation.
The above example is manufactured and is not based on any true events that may have happened.
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