A pensioner from the West Midlands sought legal advice from Michael Lewin Solicitors after he was hurt during an accident in a supermarket; when a person has been hurt through no fault of their own whilst on public property they are entitled to make a compensation claim for their injuries in the UK.

Mr J from Birmingham in the West Midlands was aged 68 when his knee was crushed during an accident in a supermarket. A crate of cucumbers slid off a display and crushed his knee. The knee joint is one of the most complex joints in the human body; Even a minor injury can result in a lot of discomfort. A major injury can have lifelong consequences.

Every occupier of land or buildings has a duty of care to the general public who visit them. It can be a home shop office train bus park or factory.

Public liability is when someone hurts themselves because a third party has neglected this duty. If you can show that the third party which is the person or organization responsible for maintaining the property or outside space has been negligent you can make a public liability claim.

You may even be able to claim if you had an accident in a private home if the householder or landlord was responsible for your accident e.g. badly-lit steps or falling roof tile.

Mr J discussed his accident compensation claim with the team at Michael Lewin who combine efficiency and empathy to give their clients the highest level of service available in the UK.

The knee is vital for walking and running basic requirements which seriously affect a person’s day to day routine. Michael Lewin were successful in negotiating compensation for Mr J who received 100% of the compensation. Compensation is awarded for pain suffering and loss of amenity. Loss of amenity covers things such as not being able to continue a hobby continue a chosen career or carry out domestic tasks.

Special damages can include part of your claim for example lost wages travelling expenses (e.g. for attending medical appointments) prescriptions private medical treatment the cost of repairing or replacing damaged property (including your car) the cost of private care or the equivalent value of care given by family members. This part of your claim can run into £1000s if you have been unable to go to work. The no win no fee arrangement is the one in which you don’t pay anything ever! This is great news!

The no win no fee arrangement (or the conditional fee arrangement) means you can make a claim when you could have otherwise not have afforded to. Michael Lewin will analyse your case and advise you if your claim relates to a clear non-fault accident. The personal injury team will do absolutely everything they can to win your case. There are definitely no catches. It really is as straightforward as it sounds.

If you have had an accident either at work or in public and you were not to blame you can call Michael Lewin Solicitors for legal advice regarding a compensation claim in the UK on :0844 499 9302.

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