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Accidents in public places

Thousands of people are injured every year in accidents occurring in places to which the public have access. Accidents can occur in the open such as roads, pavements, footpaths or in public premises such as shops, pubs, restaurants, sports arenas, leisure centres, cinemas etc.

The owners of premises have a legal duty to ensure that they are safe for persons likely to visit them and the condition of roads, footpaths etc is generally the responsibility of the relevant local authority.

Types of accidents are varied and include :-

  1. Trips or falls caused by badly maintained, worn or uneven floors or flooring
  2. Slips on wet, oily greasy floors etc
  3. Accidents caused by articles/obstructions left on floors
  4. Accidents caused by road works, construction work etc

If a person is injured in a public place through no fault of their own it is possible that the owner/occupier/local authority etc may be held responsible in negligence or by breach of statutory duty. In this case a successful claim for injury compensation damages may be possible.

If you have been injured in an accident in a public place in the last three years and would like to know whether you may be entitled to compensation, please complete the Application Form. We will provide a Free Legal Assessment of your case and will handle your claim on a No Win No Fee basis at no cost to you.

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Miss G was a passenger in her partner’s car when he lost control on an icy road. She suffered a back and shoulder injury that healed within 1 year. Cooks Legal resolved the matter within 5 months of obtaining her instructions presenting her with a cheque for £2,350.00
"I was very nervous about claiming but Cooks made it so easy. I filled in a form, went to a Dr’s appointment arranged by them, and they did the rest."
Miss G from Peterborough

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Examples of Compensation Awards for Injury Claims*
Serious Back Injury
Wrist Injury
Serious Neck Injury
Serious Hand Injury
Ankle Injury
Serious Knee Injury
Serious Head Injury

*damages for loss of earnings and other losses and expenses are commonly paid in addition to the injury award and will vary in each case