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Public Liability Claims

A Public Liability Claim is made against a person or company that owns or is responsible for an area to which the public are admitted.

These people or companies owe a duty to take reasonable care to ensure that members of the public in that area are reasonably safe.

If they breach that duty and a person is injured, that person may have a claim for damages. A lot of public liability claims are ‘slips, trips and falls’, but the potential circumstances in which a public liability claim can arise are many and varied.

These can include:

  • A claim against a Highway Authority for failure to maintain the pavement, causing a person to trip
  • A claim against a supermarket for failing to clear up a spillage, on which a person then slips
  • A claim against the owner of the building for failing to provide adequate lighting or a handrail on a set of stairs, which causes a person to fall
  • A claim against the owner of a building site who allowed debris to fall from the site which then struck a person walking along the pavement
  • A claim against a school for failure to properly supervise pupils, which leads to injury

Our expert team can advise you on your options and assist you throughout the claims process.

Time Limits

There are strict time limits for bringing a claim for personal injury. The time limit is three years from the date of the accident. We always advise clients to contact us as soon as they suspect they may have a claim to avoid the risk of being time-barred.

What compensation will I be entitled to?

If you succeed in your claim, you will receive an award for pain and suffering and will also recover the cost of repairs to your cycle, motorbike or vehicle.

You will receive loss of earnings and the cost of treatment or rehabilitation.

You would also be eligible to claim past and future loss of earnings along with any care costs you may incur.

For a discussion on your claim without incurring cost or obligation ring us today on 0300 303 3629 or complete our short form and we will contact you.

No win, no fee

If we believe you have a strong case, we can fund your public liability compensation claim on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ or Conditional Fee Agreement, meaning there would be no financial risk to you. Read more on our Funding Options page.

To get in touch with the Specters team, submit an enquiry below or call us on 0300 303 3629.

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