The team at Aequitas Legal can find out which business or council is responsible for the area and help you make a claim by providing advice and representation throughout the process. Our aim is to ensure you have everything you might need to make a full recovery from your accident and to get you back on your feet as soon as possible.
Accidents in public places can be caused by anything, from tripping over a cracked paving slab to slipping on a wet floor. However you have been injured, if it was caused by somebody else’s negligence you are entitled to make a claim for compensation. We have made claims for a number of different public premises and areas, including:
Injuries sustained can vary in severity from minor cuts and bruises to serious head or back damage, which can have far-reaching consequences. This can include having to take time off work and attending medical appointments and rehabilitation therapy. That’s why it’s important you make a compensation claim to ease the financial burden that comes with so many injuries.
The individual or group responsible for your safety differs from premises to premises, and in some cases, there may be multiple parties responsible when an accident occurs in a public place. Generally speaking, if you are injured on a road or pavement then the local council will be held accountable if they have failed to follow health and safety legislation, while those who own or are in charge of a premise will be responsible should you have an accident there.
At Aequitas Legal, we are skilled in determining exactly who is responsible for your injury so the right insurance company is approached when we help you make a claim.
There are a number of steps you can take to help strengthen your public liability claim. However, you should only consider these options if your injury does not require immediate medical assistance.
Please note that these steps are to be solely taken as guidance and are not to be considered comprehensive legal advice. For assistance with a personal injury claim, please get in touch with Aequitas Legal.
Before you make a claim for an accident in a public place, there are three questions you must ask yourself:
If you are unsure about who is responsible for the land or area where your accident took place, we can undertake a detailed investigation to find out who it belongs to so that you’re able to make a claim.
For more information on making a claim, take a look at our guide to the compensation process.
Our solicitors have settled many personal injury claims for those who have suffered as a result of someone else’s negligence. For that reason, we understand exactly what it takes to make a successful claim for compensation. This compensation can help ease the burden of an injury.
From the start to the very end of your claim, you will be assigned your own personal injury solicitor, who will have been specifically chosen for their expertise in your public liability case. This allows a rapport to be built between the two of you and means you can be assured that you will always be kept up to date and will have a solicitor working for you who knows how much this compensation will help.
To read about how we have helped others who have been in a similar situation to you following an accident in public, please take a look at our case studies.
“Whether you’re shopping in the supermarket, playing in the park with your children or walking down the street, local businesses and councils have to ensure that the area or premises are safe to use.”
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What an excellent company. Always answered the phone quickly. Explained everything in simple terms no legal jargon. Highly recommend this company. Got me the amount that we discussed. Every member who I spoke to was polite and very helpful. Overall an excellent experience. 5/5
Excellent team, always professional and guided me through my claim every step of the way.
Many thanks to the team at Aequitas Legal. My claim was settled for more than what I expected. Kudos to them!
Really friendly. Kept me up to date so far in my case and always receive regular updates. No regrets picking Aequitas Legal.
Aequitas Legal were the solicitors responsible and Matthew Trusch handled my case, very professionally, but able to communicate with me in layman's terms over any worries I had. Everything was handled with empathy and friendliness, I can only thank him and his team for fetching everything to a satisfactory conclusion. I would have no hesitation in recommending Aequitas Legal to anyone who needed a professional service. Thank you again.
As a business we have an excellent working partnership with Aequitas. They are a proactive, genuine, responsible company who always go above and beyond for their clients and suppliers alike. Leemic are always willing to offer support to Aequitas because, fundamentally, they are a lovely and hardworking team who are always on the end of the phone should we require impartial advice! We wish them every success in the future because they deserve to do well!
I received excellent from service and support from my solicitor Carl Jones and the other members of staff I spoke to Aequitas Legal. They are all very professional but also friendly and happy to help. I was always able to get in touch and any queries dealt with quickly. I would recommend Aequitas Legal to my friends and family.
My experience with Aquitas Legal has been great. I was given no nonsense, realistic expectations and I am very happy with the outcome. Using their app made the experience even easier, however I always managed to speak to someone if I needed clarification on anything. I would highly recommend Aquitas Legal!
What can I say what a team ashleigh as been brilliant all the way through talking on whatsapp gets back to u really fast and always trys to help you out the all team been brilliant to get me the best outcome I will defo past aequitas Legal name on to anyone 5 out 5 keep up the hard work you all take care.
I have been really happy with the quality of the advice and help I have received over the period of my claim. Always kept informed of everything and my claim has been won and settled in my favour. I would recommend Carl and the team to everyone.
I would like to say a massive thank you to Aequitas Legal for such an outstanding service. The service received was very professional and very swift, I was kept up to date at al times through letters and emails. I would absolutely recommend Aequitas Legal to anyone looking to pursue a personal injury claim - Thank You Aequitas Legal
My case went on for just over 2 years. The team were very helpful and Matthew made sure i was kept up to date and always asked for my opinion. There was no pressure and he offered his own opinion to help along the way. Thank you very much aequitas legal!
My experience with Aequitas Legal was excellent overall. The process was made very simple and took up very little time on my part, particularly with use of the 'InCase' App and emails. My caseworker, Jane Hargreaves, was very approachable and friendly, and responded to queries promptly. I was expecting my case to take the best part of 6 months to resolve but was settled with my cheque in the post within just a few months. Very impressed at such a stress free and innovative experience and would recommend to others.
Aequitas Legal, a very professional company from Katie who helped with my initial inquiry to Suzanne, the solicitor, who handled my case. I was kept updated regularly on all aspects and developments and given sound advice regarding my claim. I particularly liked using the App on my mobile which was full of useful information. Great customer service with prompt responses to questions and queries, I would not hesitate to recommend them.
Thank you for a quick and easy settlement.
Matthew qualified as a Solicitor in 2009 and has worked in the personal injury field ever since, working in most areas of personal injury work. He has substantial experience in dealing with accidents in the workplace and accidents in public. He also heads up the Travel Claims Department which deals with accidents abroad in many areas such as road traffic accidents, package holiday accidents, cruise ship holidays and accidents on an aircraft.
I represented the Claimant who sustained significant and complicated injuries when a gust of wind caused a parasol to collapse, the metal pole striking the Claimant on the head.
– Mathew TruschRead more
I represented my Client who suffered a fractured right wrist as a result of falling over a raised kerb under defective lighting at night after leaving a retail store and heading towards the exit of the retail park.
– Paschal KellyRead more
I represented this 78 year old retired man, who suffered bruising to his abdomen and thigh and an injury to his lower back after tripping in a pothole on Bournemouth Promenade.
– Paschal KellyRead more
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