The last thing you expect is to be injured when you are out shopping, walking down a street or sitting in a pub or restaurant but every year thousands of people are injured in public places and those injuries can have a huge impact on your personal life and your finances.
Businesses have a duty of care to ensure that their premises are safe and public bodies such as local authorities must make sure that public roads and pavements are properly maintained. If you have been injured in a public place and it was not your fault, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
You should report the injury to the business or organisation so there is a record of it. You should then seek medical treatment for your injury as soon as possible and you should also photograph the injury and the location of the injury (if relevant). You should also keep a record of any out of pocket expenses or lost earnings that arise as a result of the injury.
Our specialist solicitors can provide friendly and straightforward advice as to the strengths of your claim and what steps you should take next. We can also discuss funding of your case and likely timescales.