Accidents in public places
Accidents can happen when you are out and about, and the last thing you expect when walking down the street, or in a shop, or restaurant is to be injured. It is often easy to blame yourself for such an accident, especially if you feel embarrassed about it. But business owners and local authorities have a duty of care to keep you safe. If they don’t, you may be entitled to compensation.
Your injuries may stop you from being able to carry on with everyday life, which can be frustrating for you and for your family. You not only have to deal with the pain of the injury but also any loss of income if you are unable to work.
Some typical public accidents are:
- Slips or falls in supermarkets, shops, hotels and so on.
- Accidents caused by poorly maintained footpaths and roads
- Sports injuries, resulting from poorly maintained equipment or insufficient supervision or planning.
- Dog bites, injuries from animals, horses or livestock.
- Accidents to children, including schools and nurseries
By making a claim on your child’s behalf, you could secure compensation to help give them access to rehabilitation and support, and perhaps stop it happening again.