If you have been injured by an accident in a public place, such as the road or a supermarket, or visiting a company, then you may be able to bring a public liability claim.
Bringing a claim for an accident in a public place
All companies have a duty of care to visitors to their premises (including members of the public or employees from other companies) to ensure that they are not at risk of injury while visiting them.
The council also has a responsibility to ensure that all pavements, roads and bridle paths are sufficiently clear and well-maintained to avoid accidents.
Bryonie Dyer awarded compensation from Marks & Spencer plc
A mother has received compensation from Marks & Spencer after her three-year-old daughter’s hand was trapped in a checkout at its Simply Food branch in the Rushes shopping centre, Loughborough. As Rachael Dyer was being served, her daughter Bryonie – now five – perched on a metal bar running alongside, which trapped the middle finger of her left hand between two sharp steel edges as it bent under her weight.
Speak to our specialist solicitors about bringing a claim for an accident in a public place
If you have had an accident and suffered an injury while on company premises, you might have a public liability claim, if it can be proved that insufficient health and safety provisions were made.
Please call 0800 916 9046, email email@example.com or use the short accident in public places online enquiry form. Our dedicated public liability solicitors operate from offices across the country and can offer immediate and accessible representation anywhere in the UK.