Oakwood Solicitors helped Mr D make a wrist injury claim after he had an accident in a public place; our team of experts in London represented Mr D and helped him pursue the compensation he deserved.

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Mr D suffered an injury in a bowling alley. The approach he was using was covered in oil and sawdust. Mr D slipped backwards and fell onto the floor. As a result of the fall Mr D suffered concussion and a fractured wrist. Mr D sought the expert help of Oakwood solicitor’s accident in a public place lawyers and we were able to pursue his case for him.

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. If you have had an accident and have received a wrist injury as a result you should not delay in making your claim; Oakwood Solicitors in London can help you get the compensation you deserve.

There are advantages to making a claim for compensation. If you make a claim following an accident in a public place the place in question may then change its practices in order to prevent a similar accident occurring. You don?t just have to claim compensation for the actual injury you have sustained; if you make a claim for compensation following an injury the public liability insurance of the place in question will pay for any physiotherapy or specialist treatment you require if they are found to be liable for the accident.

All owners/occupiers should have public liability insurance to cover any accidents that happen on the property they own or manage. All owners and occupiers of public property have a duty of care towards the general public using their premises. If they neglect their duty of care an accident can happen and these accidents usually result in a claim.

If you think you have a valid wrist injury claim speak to one of Oakwood’s London solicitors who will assess your case over the phone. Call 0844 499 9302 today.

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