Did you know that owners and occupiers and also local authorities have a duty to ensure that you are reasonably safe when visiting or using their premises?
If you have had an accident in a public place, be it a supermarket, shop, school, hotel or on the road or pavement where there is a defect, you may be able to make a claim if the accident occurred due to negligence.
Our experienced Personal Injury team will help you to obtain the information needed to establish whether you have a claim, and to take your claim forward to a successful conclusion.
Accidents at Schools and Colleges
Whether local authority or privately owned, schools have a legal duty to ensure that all who attend them are safe, and that duty is greater in relation to children who are considered to be less able to care for themselves.
Watching out for the welfare of your children
Accidents occur on school playing fields, on school trips or even on a slippery surface or due to a pothole in the school grounds. If you or your child has suffered an accident in any of the ways mentioned above, you may be eligible to make a claim.
Contact one of our Personal Injury lawyers on 020 3829 5214 to assist you in investigating your or your child’s claim.
Accidents in Shops
Billions of pounds are spent every year in Britain’s shops and shopping malls. In order to make it safer for us all to shop, retailers have a legal obligation to ensure that their shops are safe for us to visit.
Know your rights
Unless you know your rights, you may not be aware that you will be able to claim for injuries which you have suffered while on retail premises. These can include shops, bus or railway stations, petrol stations or, indeed, in the supermarket. Wherever you are, the occupiers of the premises are required to ensure that you are reasonably safe when using or visiting their premises.
These accidents are not limited to the United Kingdom. If you have suffered an accident while on holiday, you may also be entitled to make a claim for your injuries and other losses in similar circumstances.
Potholes and road defects are responsible for causing many accidents each year. If you have tripped, slipped or fallen over as a pedestrian, or fallen from your bike, you may have suffered an injury and be entitled to claim for compensation.
An increasing number of claims have been made by motorists because of defective road surfaces; your vehicle may have been damaged and you may have been injured.
Collating evidence is important
It is always important to establish who is responsible for ensuring that the road or the land where the accident occurred is safe for use. It is useful to take photographs of the defective area and, if possible, to use a tape measure or ruler to show how bad the defect is.
Our experienced Personal Injury lawyers will guide you through this process from start to finish in order to ensure that you are fairly compensated.
Slips And Trips
Accidents in public areas are all too common, and you may not realise that you are entitled to bring a claim for compensation for your injury. Slips, trips and falls are commonplace, and they are often far more serious than they first seem. You do not need to have broken bones in order to be able to make a compensation claim for your injury. Many clients have damaged tendons or muscles which can take a long time to repair.
Slips and trips are usually accidents that occur in public places, such as falling in a pothole along the road or slipping in retail premises, but these types of accident also extend to hospitals, schools, sports centres, playgrounds and to your own home if you are a council tenant.
The public sector has a legal responsibility to ensure that its premises and public areas are safe for users. This is particularly true of defective pavements and public highways such as roads. Clearly, defective manhole covers and spillages are responsible for thousands of injuries that occur every year.
Our Personal Injury specialists can help you claim compensation for a slip, trip or fall.
Pavement defects are responsible for causing many accidents each year. If you have tripped, slipped, fallen as a pedestrian or fallen off a bicycle, you may have suffered an injury and be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Identifying those responsible for accidents on pavements
It is important to establish who is responsible for ensuring that the pavement or the land where the accident occurred is safe to use. It is also useful to take photographs of the defective area and, if possible, to use a tape measure or ruler to show how bad the defect is.
Our Personal Injury lawyers have considerable expertise in dealing with pavement accident claims, and they will guide you through this process from start to finish to ensure that you are fairly compensated.
Why choose us?
- No win, no fee
- Our lawyers are Personal Injury specialists and highly experienced
- We are members of nationally recognised panels and accreditation schemes
- We care about what we do
- We will come and visit you at your home
The personal injury team at Blaser Mills in High Wycombe ‘offers a fantastic, friendly service’ while it ‘consistently manages to achieve excellent results’ in head, brain and spinal injury cases caused by slips, trips as well as road traffic and work accidents.