Mr F suffered a brain injury at the age of 68 after an accident in a public place; his compensation claim was dealt with by Michael Lewin Solicitors in London and we were able to secure Mr F the amount of £3450.00 in compensation.
Mr F from Southgate was injured in the gym he attended as a member. Whilst Mr F was in the gym a weights machine collapsed and landed on his head. Mr F had severe concussion after the accident. Mr F had also had an existing shunt in his brain the existing shunt was damaged in the accident and this caused Mr F to suffer a prolonged period of headaches and low moods.
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.
Michael Lewin Solicitors pursued Mr F’s brain injury compensation claim and were able to successfully settle his claim quickly. Mr F was awarded £3450.00 for the initial injury caused by the accident and also for the prolonged after effects of the accident.
Public places are liable for the safety of the general public using their property whether it is indoors or outdoors. Owners of public places have a duty to keep the area safe and free from hazards and defective equipment. Failure to do so in Mr F’s case caused damage to an existing problem with his brain.
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 suffered a brain injury and it was not your fault you should be able to make a compensation claim; Michael Lewin Solicitors in London will be able to assess your claim for free over the phone. Call us today on 0844 499 9302.