Public Liability Claims
Whether you’re working out at the gym, fetching the weekly groceries from the supermarket, or really conducting your business at any local establishment, you should be able to rest easy in the knowledge that the organisation whose roof you’re under (or not under, in the case of events outdoors!) have taken your safety and welfare into consideration as they operate. If they have left dangerous objects in the way or spillages out in the open, and caused slip, trip or fall, they have neglected their duty of care and you should certainly bring a public liability claim against them.
Emotional and mental injury is as legitimate a concern in a public liability claim as a physical one. A public liability claim is inclusive of the kind of accident where, for example, clients have been caused extreme stress in situations such as being trapped in a broken lift or on a crowded train, where any sort of mishap could happen: such as anxiety attacks, difficulties arising from not being able to take your medication, extreme hunger or dehydration, or any expense or difficulty that might arise from not being able to, for example, make an appointment. Some members of the public might have a phobia associated with being trapped in a small space for an extended period of time, especially if they are a person who is otherwise vulnerable, such as being an elderly person. This could result in an effect whose reach extends months or even years after the fact, and can in extreme situations even manifest as post traumatic stress disorder.
If your public liability claim has caused you an injury, you might find yourself subject to associated medical costs. This is especially likely to be the case for something like emergency dental work. You may also find yourself having to pay for travel by taxi and things like prescriptions which can all add up. This is the case whether the injuries in question were minor or serious, as long as they were definitely not your own fault – and since they were not your fault, you should under no circumstances be held to account for these expenses.
Our firm has more than twenty five years of experience handling cases such as yours, and we will do everything in our power to fight for the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to. To find out more about how our No Win, No Fee services can help you, call us today and speak to a member of our dedicated team. Or if you prefer, leave a message with our online query form and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.