Accidents In Public Places Claims | Irwin Mitchell Solicitors

Our expert personal injury lawyers will provide you with free initial advice on your compensation claim and with our No Win No Fee agreements there's no financial risk to you if you're unsuccessful*.

When you’re in the street, in a park, or in another public place, you should be able to go about your day without the risk of injury. Businesses and public bodies such as councils have to make sure that they minimise the risk that someone might be hurt in their premises or shops or places that they are responsible for maintaining. 

If you have been harmed in an accident that happened in a public space, you may be able to claim compensation if the owner or occupier of the premises failed to ensure your safety. While most people recover from their injuries in time, other can be left with long-term disability and financial difficulties. However serious your injuries are, our experienced personal injury team could help you to claim compensation.

We will work tirelessly to get the best possible outcome for you and we will deal with your claim with the professionalism and sensitivity that you deserve.

Our solicitors helped Karen after she was injured in an accident at a train station involving a ticket barrier. In this video she talks about her accident, the physical effects and pursuing her claim.

When Can You Make An Accidents In Public Places Claim?

If you are injured in any public environment because of somebody’s negligence, you could make a claim for compensation. That compensation will reflect the pain and suffering you have been through and may still be going through. You might also need it for:

  • Paying the bills if you can’t work because of your injuries
  • Paying to adapt your home or car if you are physically disabled
  • Paying for private medical treatment to help you to recover more quickly

How Irwin Mitchell Can Help You With Your Public Injury Claim 

“They kept us well informed and made us feel part of the process. They made me feel like they knew what they were doing. I had complete confidence in them.” Brian, London
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If you have been injured in a public place, for example by tripping, slipping or falling, call us for free advice about whether you can make a claim for compensation. We will listen carefully to what has happened to you and then investigate to find the evidence we need to make a successful claim.

We will keep you informed every step of the way and discuss each option with you in plain English so that you can be sure that your claim is progressing as you would want it to. 

We have experienced and highly-qualified solicitors who specialise in personal injury cases and we will fight your case to get proper compensation for you so that you can concentrate on recovering.

Contact Us For Free Advice About Claiming Compensation

As one of the largest personal injury teams in the UK, you can rely on us to help you claim compensation and ensure that you receive the medical support that you need. If you would like to talk to us about making a claim, contact us today.


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The above information relates to the law in England and Wales.

* Subject to entering into a ‘No Win No Fee’ agreement in conjunction with our Allianz Litigate insurance policy and complying with your responsibilities under its terms.

All Scottish cases will be handled by the Scottish law firm with which we are associated, Irwin Mitchell Scotland LLP. The law relating to funding is different in Scotland and you will receive separate advice about what that means as well as a separate funding agreement.

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