When a pensioner from London sustained nasty injuries in a forklift truck accident that wasn?t her fault Michael Lewin Solicitors took her case on a no win no fee basis and secured compensation in the UK on her behalf.
Mrs B was 90 years old at the time of the accident. She was shopping in a local market when a stall holder who was operating a forklift truck drove into her. The accident caused severe lacerations to Mrs B’s legs.
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.
The team of solicitors at Michael Lewin gave Mrs B expert legal advice on seeking compensation for her injuries as a result of the forklift truck accident; Mrs B didn?t have to pay any money up front and her solicitors worked hard to secure compensation for her in the UK as quickly as possible.
Mrs B was left distressed and in pain after the accident. There are laws in place to protect people like Mrs B who have been hurt in an accident that wasn?t their fault.
Michael Lewin’s clients always receive 100% of the compensation as the solicitors? fees are covered by the third party so their clients don?t have to pay anything.
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 in a forklift truck accident or any accident that wasn?t your fault and think you are entitled to compensation call Michael Lewin Solicitors in the UK on:
0844 499 9302.