Miss P was only 13 when she suffered traumatic injuries in an accident at her school; Michael Lewin’s expert public and work place accidents specialists in London helped Miss P claim compensation for the injuries she sustained.
Miss P was walking down a stairwell at school when she slipped. The stairwell was wet there were no warning signs and there was no safety grip on the edges of the stairs. Miss B suffered a catalogue of painful injuries following her accident.
Miss P sustained a laceration to the knee alongside torn ligaments and tendons. Miss P also had to endure persistent pain form a sprain in her wrist in which the bone had also been chipped. Michael Lewin Solicitors were pleased to be able to secure compensation on behalf of Miss P and we hope that the money she receives will help her deal with the accident.
Everybody’s circumstances are different. There is no set amount of compensation for each type of accident in a public place. The amount of compensation you receive following your accident will depend on multiple factors. The claim will be dealt with by the insurance company that has provided them with public liability cover; more often than not these claims are settled out of court and the compensation is paid quickly directly from the insurers.
If you have been injured in a public place or in the work place you need to speak to the accidents claims specialists in London. Owners of premises and properties that are regularly visited by the public are required under the Occupiers Liability Act 1957 to take reasonable care to ensure their premises are safe. If this duty is being breached either by the negligence of the business or its members of staff then an accident could occur.
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. Michael Lewin Solicitors has been established for over ten years and we have a very impressive track record of helping people claim compensation following an accident that was not their fault.
If you need the help of our public and work place accidents specialists in London call us today to start your claim. Michael Lewin Solicitors: 0844 499 9302.