Injured in a Public Space?
We can help you claim compensation after an accident in a public space
We know that any injury is a painful and traumatic experience, but when you’ve been injured in a public space you can end up feeling embarrassed, too.
We’re here to help you find out if you could claim compensation for your injury and the effects that injury has had on your life.
We have over 20 years’ experience working within personal injury claims, and that means we’re best placed to find the right solicitor for you.
You can call us for a free chat today on 0800 540 4258 .
Our calls are confidential, and you’re under no obligation to make a claim. We’ll listen to your experience and answer any questions you might have about claiming for your public injury.
Making a public injury claim
We work hard to make your public injury claim as stress-free as possible.
When you call us you’ll speak to one of our legally trained advisors who are on hand to answer any questions you might have about making a public injury claim.
They’ll also ask you for information about your accident, such as when it happened, where, and how the accident and injury is still affecting you.
You might not have the exact details available, but it’s useful to have a good idea of when your accident happened.
When you contact us, you’re under no obligation to claim. If we think you are eligible, we’ll ask your permission to pass your details on to a solicitor.
Thanks to our network of solicitor firms we can chose the right solicitor for you; one who has experience with your type of claim.
We hold our solicitors to a very high standard by requiring them to adhere to our customer charter.
Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?
We know that one of the biggest questions you might have before you contact us is: ‘am I eligible to make a claim?’
You could be eligible to make a personal injury claim if you answer ‘yes’ to the following questions:
- Did your accident happen in the last three years?
- Was the accident someone else’s fault?
- Were you injured as a result of the accident?
If you have answered ‘yes’ to these questions, you can start your claim by calling us on 0800 540 4258 .
When you speak to one of our legal service advisers about your injury we’ll listen to the details of your accident and advise you of the next steps.
Alternatively, you can start your claim by completing our claim online form.
If you’re unsure whether your injury was caused by somebody else, you can call us on 0800 540 4258 and we should be able to advise you over the phone. Our conversation will be completely confidential with no obligation to proceed.
You may also want to read our Slips, Trips and Falls page, which lists some examples of public injuries.
Claiming public injury compensation
The owners of public premises have a duty to keep you and other visitors safe. That means they must do what is reasonably possible to make the environment they own safe and hazard-free. This could mean signposting potential hazards, removing them, or repairing them.
When you make a compensation claim, your solicitor will look to prove that the owner of the premises failed to uphold their duty of care. They will then begin to negotiate on your behalf for your compensation.
Your solicitor will consider the type of injury you’ve sustained, the loss of earnings from any time taken off work and any additional costs you’ve had to cover, such as private physiotherapy. They’ll also consider the nature and length of your recovery.
Finally, they may consider any psychological effects that your public injury might have caused.
Your solicitor will let you know as early as possible the amount of compensation you could receive. Our compensation calculator is also able to provide an estimation on how much compensation you may be entitled to before you claim. You can try our compensation calculator here.
All of our solicitor firms are also able to handle your claim on a no win no fee basis. You can find out more about our no win no fee agreement here. There are some rare exceptions to our agreement, but these will be explained by your solicitor before you begin your claim, if they apply to you.
Catherine Bentley was injured after slipping in a supermarket
I had been widowed just three weeks earlier so this injury came at what was a very difficult time for me. The compensation I was awarded was very much appreciated