If you are involved in an accident on publically owned land (and are injured as a result) then you could be due a compensation payment.
A public liability claim typically involves an accident that has taken place on property open to the public. If you have been injured after a slip, fall or trip on a public footpath or pavement, then you may be entitled to some compensation. Read on below to find out how Legal Request can help you with your claim.
At Legal Request we are experts in public liability cases. In every case it is essential you can prove in a court of law that the defendant owed you a duty of care, and that they breached that duty of care and the injury you sustained was a direct result of this negligence.
As with all type of compensation claim, they can vary greatly. However patterns have emerged, and the most common types of public liability cases we have dealt with include:
The first and most import thing to do is report it to the relevant authority immediately. You must also ensure that you document your case as much as possible. Take photos of the scene and also your injuries. If there were any witnesses to your accident, make sure you take their contact details, this could be crucial when the case comes to court.
Another tip when documenting your accident is to try and emphasise scale in your photographs. If you have tricked over an unlevel paving stone for example, it can often be helpful to place a common object in the frame to give a sense of scale. A 50 pence coin usually works well in such incidences.
Finally, make sure you obtain an independent medical assessment of your injuries from a health professional. This can also often be a deal breaker when the case comes to court.
Yes absolutely. If you are considering making a public liability claim then Legal Request should be your first port of call. Councils and other public land owning authorities will often dispute the compensation claim. Therefore it is essential you have first class legal representation.
I used the services of Legal request for a claim after a recent road traffic accident. Their representative was very helpful and informative, ensuring the process was as smooth as possible and stress free. The fact that they offered to come to my place of work for me to fill the forms in, saved me a lot of time and hassle. Above all legal request made a difficult situation very easy, I would certainly recommend their service to anyone who needs it.Zoe W
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