Public Liability and Highway Claims

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Our experienced personal injury solicitors are able to offer advice and assistance in relation to public liability and highway claims.

If a personal injury happens in a public space from beaches to parks, highways and pavements, restaurants to supermarkets, car parks and shops, due to the negligence of a person, company or local authority, the injured party may be entitled to make what is known as a public liability claim.

The most common public injury claims include slips, trips and falls.  The type and severity of these personal injuries can vary significantly. If you have suffered an accident or injury whilst on public property, then you may be eligible to pursue a claim for compensation.

Companies and local authorities have a legal duty to ensure their premises meet the required health and safety standards to minimise the risk of incidents occurring. The legal duty also required landowners to take out public liability insurance cover in the event someone was to sustain an injury whilst on their premises. It is extremely important that there is such insurance in place since any successful claim will generally be paid by the insurance company.

If you have sustained an injury in a public place, then it is important that you contact a solicitor for independent legal advice at the earliest opportunity.