Accidents in Public – how to make a successful claim?

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Accidents in public occur a little too often nowadays; negligence from people such as store owners or occupiers of the property, can lead to unpleasant incidents, leading to unwanted injuries. It is the occupier’s duty of care to ensure the safety of their visitors at all times. If they fail to do this, resulting in an accident, compensation can be claimed. If you have been in an accident in public, contact our friendly and knowledgeable solicitors now.

What is duty of care? 

Every owner, or person held responsible for land or property, has a duty of care to all of their visitors. They must ensure to be on top of all health and safety checks, and ensure that equipment is maintained to a safe standard. Health and Safety is no laughing matter, and owners of premises are provided with extraneous guidance to ensure that anyone who visits the property is safe. Furthermore, the staff that they employ should be provided with adequate health and safety training to uphold the standards and be aware of procedures that must be carried out.

If you have been in an accident in a public place, contact our solicitors now. Our solicitors provide free consultations, helping you determine how much compensation you are entitled to and how long the process will take. 

Types of accidents in public

Accidents in public can occur anywhere; this is why safety procedures must be adhered to. The most common places in which accidents at work occur include: 

  • Shopping centres and shops
  • Play centres 
  • Public transport 
  • Outside public places 
  • Salons and spas 
  • Restaurants, cinemas and recreational centres

Failing to keep their visitors safe is the biggest mistake that occupiers can make. If you have been involved in a public accident, contact us now. There are a variety of accidents that visitors can experience, such as slips, trips and falls, machinery accidents and being struck by a moving object. These accidents can result in minor and major injuries such as broken bones, cuts, bruises. It is also likely to experience severe injuries, such as head and back injuries, which can have a detrimental impact on your life for a long time, resulting in damaging changes to your daily routine.

How to make a successful claim? 

The basis of a successful claim is providing concrete evidence. The more evidence you can provide, the more likely you are to get higher compensation for your damages. However, the first and foremost thing any individual should do when involved in an accident in public is ensuring that everyone is safe, and call any emergency services if necessary. Afterwards, we advise gathering as much evidence as remotely possible.

Don’t be scared to ask witnesses for reports, take pictures and videos of the accident, and ask to access any nearby CCTV footage. All of this evidence will help back up your claim and prove liability after your accident. We also advise you to visit a GP or medical professional, not only to ensure you are recovering well after your accident, but it is also helpful to gather medical reports of the symptoms you have experienced after your accident. 

After that, you can start a claim, by contacting our solicitors. You can either give us a call, or if you are local, pop into our office in the heart of Glasgow, and speak to our friendly and experienced solicitors. We will treat your case personally, and help you get the justice you deserve. We know that these types of accidents can be truly traumatising and stressful to not only you but your family; this is why we will ensure that you are assured your claim is in the right hands. 

Contact Belmont Solicitors now.

We pride ourselves in delivering the best quality work for our clients, ensuring they come out with the highest possible compensation for their damages. By providing excellent customer service and updates throughout your claim, you will be sure that you left your claim in the right hands. 

Contact our solicitors now. We provide our clients with a free initial consultation, during which you will be able to discuss and start your successful no-win-no-fee claim now. 

Contact us now by calling 0141 7298 848 or email us at or pop into our office in the heart of Glasgow!

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