Accidents can happen anywhere. When you think of a trip or fall, you probably think of a person stumbling and getting back up again. The reality is that a hard fall or unexpected slip can cause severe physical harm that could last a lifetime. Public liability claims are designed to provide compensation when someone is injured in a public place.
Public Liability Claim Eligibility
You may be eligible for compensation and not realise it. A person can file a public liability claim after suffering an injury due to another person’s negligence. If it can be proven that the property owner did not take proper care to prevent the situation, then they may be required to pay for your medical expenses and other costs related to the incident.
Taking the First Step
The first step you should take is to see a doctor right away. This is done to address your medical needs and to establish a record of the injury. A doctor can examine the damage and provide a diagnosis and medical certificates. Next, you will need to request witness testimony if anyone was present when the accident happened.
You should also sit down and write out the sequence of events in as much detail as you can remember. Do this as soon as you can to ensure that you don’t forget vital information. You should also take a picture of the injury (if visible) as well as the site of the accident.
What Can I Be Compensated For?
You may be compensated for a number of things, including:
- Medical and doctor fees
- Loss of income now and in the future
- Physical pain and suffering
- Home modification costs to accommodate the injury
- Care and assistance.
Contact Carew Lawyers to talk to a legal expert. We can assess your situation and provide guidance when deciding whether you should file a public liability claim.