Accidents in a Public Place Compensation Claims

Should you wish to pursue a claim for personal injury compensation following an accident in a public place, it may not be obvious exactly who is to blame or who is responsible in law for paying damages.

In addition the obligations placed upon owners or occupiers of land available to the public will vary in certain circumstances. Other accidents occur on public transport where different rules and time limits may also apply. Different duties may also be owed to children or disabled individuals compared to those which are owed to able-bodied adults.

By definition the circumstances surrounding such accidents will vary enormously. When pursuing a claim for personal injury compensation careful consideration must be given to these factors and the individual laws which will apply. As a number of different parties may have some responsibility it is important that you establish the duty imposed upon each of them and how this may affect any claim.

In addition consideration must also be given to the likelihood that the party who will be responsible for paying any personal injury compensation has the funds to do so. Unlike Employers Liability insurance, Public Liability insurance is not compulsory in many areas. As a consequence establishing the potential liability of all relevant parties is most important.

It is also important that you ensure evidence is available to identify the circumstances surrounding the accident and any defect which may have existed. This is because on some occasions it may not be possible to report the accident directly to the party responsible in law for the meeting any compensation claim.

At Sintons our personal injury specialists have significant experience in pursuing successful compensation claims arising from accidents in public places and on public transport.

All personal injury claims are pursued on a No Win No Fee basis so you can rest assured that there is no financial risk.

To begin a personal injury compensation claim or obtain further advice with no obligation contact Sintons 24/7.