A fall can occur in many places including public areas leading to Injury.
A public place is an area that is open and accessible to all people, regardless of age, gender, race, or socioeconomic status. Examples of public places include parks, shopping centres, pavements, restaurants, hotels, libraries, and government buildings.
Yes, you may be able to claim compensation for a fall if you can prove that the fall was caused by the negligence of another party.
To do this, you will need to prove that the other party had a duty of care to you, that they breached this duty of care, and that the breach of the duty of care directly caused your fall.
You should speak to a personal injury expert at Claim Today to determine if you have a valid claim.
Causes of Falls
There are many potential causes of a person falling in a public place. Common causes include tripping over obstacles such as uneven surfaces, items that are left in the pavement, roadworks or digging on the pavement or changes in floor levels; slipping on wet floors; or losing balance due to a medical condition or injury.
Other potential causes include intoxication, dizziness, medical conditions such as vertigo or low blood sugar, distractions, and fatigue.
Defects that can cause a person to fall in a public place include uneven surfaces, loose flooring, slippery surfaces, poor lighting, inadequate signage, obstacles in walkways, and poor maintenance.
What is a Duty of Care
A duty of care in the context of a public place is a legal obligation to ensure the safety, health and wellbeing of visitors and other members of the public.
This includes taking reasonable steps to protect the public from physical harm, hazards, and dangers, and providing a safe environment.
This includes ensuring the premises are kept in a clean and safe condition, providing adequate lighting, providing safety warnings and notices, and ensuring the premises are free from hazardous materials and objects.
Breach of Duty
A breach of duty of care in a public place occurs when a property owner or manager fails to take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of visitors.
This could include failing to remove potential hazards, failing to provide adequate lighting or security, or failing to repair broken or damaged surfaces.
Negligence can also occur if the owner or manager does not provide adequate warning of potential dangers or does not take action to address a known hazard.
How Much is fall Worth in Compensation?
The amount of compensation you can claim for a fall depends on the severity of your injuries and any financial losses you have incurred. In general, you may be able to claim for your medical expenses, loss of earnings, and for pain and suffering.
You may also be able to claim for care costs if your injuries have resulted in a need for long-term care. To find out your entitlement to compensation call our expert 25 year experienced Solicitor now on 0800 29 800 29
A fall can occurred for a variety of reasons in many different public place settings, where you have suffered a minor or serious injury we can give you the best chance of securing your entitlement to compensation. Your first call is with a 25 year experienced Solicitor not a call centre.
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