Mrs D was involved in a potentially fatal accident and decided to make a compensation claim; Michael Lewin’s team of dedicated public liability lawyers worked hard to settle Mrs D’s claim as quickly as possible.
Mrs D was having work carried out on her house by the council to replace the flooring; Mrs D was a council tenant at the time of her accident. The council had not completed the job correctly and Mrs fell through the floorboards into the room below.
As a result of the poor standard of work that had been carried out on her house Mrs D suffered severe lacerations to her legs along with swelling and bruising.
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.
After her near fatal accident Mrs D decided to pursue a compensation claim in London. Michael Lewin Solicitors were very pleased to be able to secure Mrs D a large amount of compensation to help her deal with the trauma of her accident.
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 are an accident victim and you have sustained injuries through no fault of your own you too may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
If you have been in a near fatal accident or you are the relative of someone who sadly has had a fatal accident and you want to make a compensation claim in London call Michael Lewin on 0844 499 9302.