Claims for accidents in public places

If you’ve been injured in a public place, you may have a public liability claim. First4Lawyers can help.


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When can you make a public place injury claim?

Public places can often get very busy, and crowded areas can become hazardous if they are not well organised.

Businesses, councils and public bodies have a duty of care to ensure the safety of members of public attending their premises.  

If they don’t and you are injured as a result – possibly after a slip, trip or fall – you may be able to make a public liability claim. All businesses and organisations in the UK are required to have public liability insurance to cover personal injury claims. 

This applies to spaces like:

  • Parks
  • Playgrounds
  • Gyms and leisure centres
  • Beaches
  • Restaurants
  • Concert venues
  • Theatres and cinemas
  • Public car parks
  • Supermarkets

How can First4Lawyers help?

We have years of experience with public liability claims and will work with you to establish what happened and who was at fault, before building a case.

Our solicitors pursue the claim, including representing you at court if it goes that far. We also offer No Win No Fee for personal injury cases.

Only pay a fee if you receive compensation

Our No Win No Fee solicitors will take a success fee from the compensation you are awarded for a successful claim in the form of a percentage of your damages. This could be up to 25% but it won't be more than that, except in cases of road traffic accidents. Changing laws mean our solicitors will now take a payment of 30% of the final compensation amount plus VAT for all road traffic accident claims.

First4Lawyers are an award-winning claims management company with a track record of delivering service that our clients love.

How much compensation will I receive for a public place injury claim?

That very much depends on your injury and how severe it is. Our compensation calculator gives an idea of the amounts you could be awarded, but a chat with our legal advisors will give you advice tailored to your individual circumstances.

Is there a time limit for making a claim for an accident in a public place?

There is usually a three-year period, from the date your public place accident and resulting injury occurred.

I think I have a public place accident claim, what do I do next?

You should make sure you seek the best medical attention to treat the injuries you suffered. This has the benefit of noting the injuries you sustained in your medical records.

Then get in touch with us for a free consultation. We’ll ask you about your situation and advise you of your options.

It’s a good idea to have details of the accident, such as any photos of what caused the accident. Witnesses are also extremely useful in helping us to prove the case. We will, of course, also need dates, location and details of your injury, so having these to hand will be useful.


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