A 41 year old from Newcastle made a claim for compensation with the help of Oakwood Solicitors when a fall resulted in a wrist injury and a bang to the head; the highly qualified team of solicitors in the UK have dealt with many public liability claims for a slip trip or fall so he was in the hand of experts.

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Mr A fractured his wrist and banged his head in a nasty fall when he slipped on the wet floor of a public toilet in a hotel. The hotel was responsible for the hazard which caused Mr A to fall and therefore liable for his injuries.

There are basic rules which must be followed to reduce the risk of slips either at work or in a public place. Failure to follow these rules can lead to liability for an accident and injury to another person. Basic housekeeping rules are vital; keep water and contaminants away from walkways and if they do spill they should be cleaned up immediately. Any employees such as cleaners who are exposed to wet floors should be provided with suitable footwear. Particular care and attention should be taken during the colder months when rain ice and snow increase the risk of wet floors.

Every occupier of land or buildings has a duty of care to the general public who visit them. It can be a home shop office train bus park or factory. Public liability is when someone hurts themselves because a third party has neglected this duty.

If you can show that the third party which is the person or organization responsible for maintaining the property or outside space has been negligent you can make a public liability claim.

You may even be able to claim if you had an accident in a private home if the householder or landlord was responsible for your accident e.g. badly-lit steps or falling roof tile.

Oakwood negotiated compensation for Mr A’s wrist injury and bang to the head and didn?t ask him to pay any money up front as they always recover their legal costs from the third party in the UK. Mr A received ?4560.00 for his injuries.

Oakwood work very hard to reach a settlement for their clients as quickly as possible and the client always receives 100% of the compensation. Compensation is awarded for pain suffering and loss of amenity. Loss of amenity covers things such as not being able to continue a hobby continue a chosen career or carry out domestic tasks.

Special damages can include part of your claim for example lost wages travelling expenses (e.g. for attending medical appointments) prescriptions private medical treatment the cost of repairing or replacing damaged property (including your car) the cost of private care or the equivalent value of care given by family members. This part of your claim can run into £1000s if you have been unable to go to work.

If you would like to pursue compensation for a wrist injury head injury or any injury relating to a slip trip or fall in the UK call Oakwood on: 0844 499 9302.

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