Public Place Accident Solicitors, Lincolnshire
If you have been injured in an accident in a public place call our Personal Injury Team for a free consultation to claim compensation on 01754 897150 or start your claim online and we will call you.
Unfortunately, accidents in public places are common and can occur anywhere. Typical examples include trips on a public footpath, slipping in a supermarket, and injuries caused by defective premises.
In the UK, owners and occupiers of buildings and areas open to the public have a legal duty to ensure that they are in a safe condition to avoid the risk of injury to the visiting public. Typical examples include supermarkets, hospitals, banks, restaurants, shopping centres and professional offices such as solicitors, dentists and doctor’s surgeries.
Local authorities and councils also have a legal responsibility to ensure that all footpaths, roads, car parks and offices are properly maintained to avoid the risk of injury.
The most common causes of an accident in a public place include:
- Liquids or materials left on the floor
- Tripping hazards on a footpath
- Uneven and defective flooring
- Poor lighting
- Failure to maintain premises
- Failure to use warning and hazard signs
Our Accident Team has over 39 years of experience dealing with claims for compensation for victims of accidents occurring in a public environment ranging from minor injuries which can be dealt with as part of the Ministry of Justice Portal Scheme to serious injuries including brain injuries, amputation injuries, spinal injuries and fatal injuries requiring specialist legal and medical knowledge.
98% of our Clients who have participated in our Client survey rated our personal injury claims service as excellent and would recommend us to others.