Michael Lewin’s accident compensation lawyers helped Mrs C make her case in London after slipping on a hazard in a well-known supermarket.
Mrs C was carrying out her weekly shop in a major UK supermarket when her accident occurred. Mrs C 39 slipped on a hazard and sustained injuries to her person.
There were no warning signs in the supermarket to notify Mrs C that there was a hazard in place and it seemed no effort had been made to clean up the hazard.
The following are examples of common hazards or areas of neglect that may cause an accident in a public place:
? Defective trolleys in supermarkets; all equipment that is used by the public should be in good working order and maintained regularly. All equipment in a public place should be checked for faults and taken out of service.
? Negligence of staff in a place that is used by the public; for example if a member of staff has left a stock trolley in the path of one of the customers and it has caused them to trip over it.
? Slips due to substances on the floor that should have been marked with a sign cordoned off or cleaned up correctly.
This list is not exhaustive; it is just a few examples of what we mean by negligence in a public place. Thankfully Michael Lewin’s expert accident compensation lawyers in London were able to secure £1500.00 in compensation for Mrs C as the accident was not her fault.
There are advantages to making a claim for compensation. If you make a claim following an accident in a public place the place in question may then change its practices in order to prevent a similar accident occurring. You don?t just have to claim compensation for the actual injury you have sustained; if you make a claim for compensation following an injury the public liability insurance of the place in question will pay for any physiotherapy or specialist treatment you require if they are found to be liable for the accident. You can also recover any loss of earnings and out of pocket expenses you may have incurred following an accident in a public place; you don?t just get compensation for loss of earnings if your accident has been at work. For more advice about claiming compensation speak to Michael Lewin Solicitors about your case.
All public places have a duty to keep their premises free from hazards and safe for use by the general public. Either the owner of the premises or the staff are responsible for making sure the area is safe.
There is more than one advantage to making a claim for compensation; not only do you get financially compensated for the injuries you have sustained it also means that businesses change their practices or become more vigilant thereby helping to prevent any future accident occurring. If you need to speak to an accident compensation lawyer in London call Michael Lewin Solicitors today on 0844 499 9302.