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MK Injury - Public Liability Solicitors

The owners of public buildings and spaces that are open to the public have a duty of care to ensure they are in a safe condition to minimise the risk of an accident happening.

Under section 2 (2) of the Occupiers Liability Act 1957 the occupiers has a duty to take such care as in all the circumstances of the case is reasonable to see that the visitor will be reasonably safe in using the premises for the purposes for which he is invited or permitted by the occupier to be there.

This also applies to supermarkets and other shops, gyms, shopping centres, parks, schools and public footpaths.

If you suffer an injury as a result of an accident in a public place that was not your fault you may be able to claim compensation.

We can help with:

  • Slips, trips and falls on roads or footpaths
  • Accidents caused by spillages or obstructions in shops, shopping centres or supermarkets, pubs and nightclubs or even at another person's home
  • Accidents caused by dangerous or faulty equipment
  • Accidents in play grounds and schools
  • Injuries caused by potholes
  • Accidents involving lifts and escalators
  • Accidents on boats or planes (different time limits apply)

There are other types of public liability claims that can be considered

  • Dog bites
  • Injuries caused by dangerous livestock
  • Equestrian Accidents
  • Food poisoning
  • Negligent hair and beauty treatments
  • Defective products

Although it is not compulsory to have public liability insurance unlike car and employer liability insurance most businesses do have this sort of cover.

Please call us now for a free consultation and assessment.