Mr C was awarded over £1000.00 in compensation after he consulted Oakwood’s brain injury compensation claims specialists in London following his head injury in a public place.
Oakwood helped Mr C claim compensation when he made a public liability claim. Mr C was 58 when he hit his head on some shelving located overhead on a staircase inside a shop.
Mr C suffered bruising and a laceration to his head as a result of his accident in a public place. Thankfully Mr C was awarded £1500.00 in compensation as the shop had not clearly indicated that there was a hazard to avoid on the staircase.
Don?t be apprehensive about making a claim following an accident in a public place. 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. If this has happened to you you should seek compensation if you have sustained any injuries as a result. 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 suffered a head or brain injury you should seek specialist advice from a compensation claims company that has experience in this field; Oakwood Solicitors in London have over 10 years? experience in claiming compensation.
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. Oakwood’s team of dedicated experts have combined knowledge of employer liability cases and public liability cases; whether your accident was at work or in a public place we can help you pursue the compensation you deserve.
If you need to speak to one of our brain injury compensation claims solicitors in London call us now on 0844 499 9302. Our team of friendly staff are waiting to help you make your claim. Don?t delay or it may be too late to claim compensation.