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Trips, Slips & Accidents in Public Places

Such accidents are known as Public Liability accidents.

Examples of the Types of Public Liability Accidents

All of our car accident injury claims are funded through Conditional Fee Agreements, which are more commonly known as no win, no fee agreements which means that there are no financial risks to you.

We are not linked with any insurance companies, which means that we are fully committed to ensuring that you get the best possible compensation award as we are only concerned with your interests, and not the interests of the insurance company itself.

We have a dedicated road traffic accident team which can deal with all types of injuries, from whiplash claims to catastrophic and life changing injuries.

If you have been injured in a car accident where you are a driver, a passenger, a pedestrian or if the injuries were caused by another motorist whilst you were riding a bicycle, a motorcycle or a horse then the first step in claiming compensation is to call our no win, no fee personal injury solicitors for a free consultation to discuss your case.

In an age of austerity where street repairs appear to be sadly neglected in many areas of the country, the number of slipping and tripping accidents caused by defective pavements has increased, but establishing liability in cases of this nature is extremely technical.

In most cases the accident will have occurred upon a carriageway (road) or footway (footpath) which is maintainable by the local authority and a potential claim can be investigated against the local authority.

However in order for the local authority to be found liable the defect must be one that is considered to represent a clear danger to the public. In many cases determined by the Court, the Court has proved reluctant to impose liability against the local authority where the defect measures less than 1 inch.

If you have been involved in such an accident it is therefore crucial that the defect is very carefully measured in terms of height, length and width as soon as possible after the accident has occurred, and that clear colour photographs of the defect are taken to illustrate these measurements.

In some cases the danger on the carriageway or footpath may have been caused by street works being undertaken by utility companies such as the gas, electric, telephone and water companies and in such cases, again clear photographs should be taken of the streetworks and claims can be pursued against the utility companies or their contractors.

If you have been injured by defective pavements including uneven or rocking paving slabs, potholes and the like, then we have a specialist team of Personal Injury Lawyers at Williamsons who can assist.

If you have been injured in an accident in a public place such as a shop, supermarket, pub, restaurant, school, college, hospital, sports venues or another public place then we have a specialist team that deals specifically with claims for compensation arising out of such accidents.

All companies have a duty of care to visitors to their premises to ensure that members of the public are reasonably safe. This duty of care involves having systems of inspection, cleaning and maintenance of the premises to ensure that the premises do not present a risk of injury to people whilst visiting them.

Claims of this nature often involve slipping and tripping accidents, and can also involve injuries caused by falling objects.

If you have been injured while visiting a public place then we will help you to receive the fairest outcome and maximum compensation possible.

Contact Williamsons Solicitors on 01482 323 697.


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