Mrs B was involved in an accident in a public place and suffered a painful injury as a result; Michael Lewin’s team of compensation claims specialists in London were pleased to help Mrs B secure £4000.00 in compensation.
Mrs B was 63 at the time of her accident. Whilst Mrs B was out shopping she tripped over a step in the shop. The step and the shop floor were painted the same colour so the step was difficult to distinguish from the rest of the shop floor. There was no line marking the hazard nor were there any signs to indicate it was there.
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.
? Falling objects; this can happen when any products or materials have not been placed securely at height or on a shelf. Injury may occur if an object falls onto someone or into their path.
This list is not exhaustive; it is just a few examples of what we mean by negligence in a public place.
Following her accident Mrs B decided to pursue compensation for her injury; Michael Lewin’s public liability compensation claims team were able to make a case for Mrs B in London 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.
If you have been injured due to the negligence or a person or body in keeping a public area safe and fit for use you may be able to make a claim. Any accident that you have been involved in is a potential claim as long as you are not at fault.
For accident injury compensation claims advice in London call Michael Lewin Solicitors today on 0844 499 9302. Our friendly team are here to help you.