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Public Liability

Wirral Public Liability Solicitors

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Public Liability2019-04-18T09:22:10+00:00

Are you looking to make a Public Liability claim?


ublic liability is the duty of care a company or person owes to members of the public where an area is available for public use. If you suffer a personal injury in a public area or on public property as a result of the negligence of the owner or company who owns the land, you may have a public liability personal injury claim.

Why Make A Public Liability Claim?

Claiming Public Liability Compensation

If you have an Accident in a public place, under English Law, you can generally only recover compensation for injuries and associated financial losses if you can show that someone else was at fault and was negligent and that this negligence caused loss and damage to you. If you have had an accident and suffered personal injury on public property or public land, you may be entitled to make a public liability claim.

You can claim compensation for heads of damages including but not limited to:

  • Damages for pain suffering and loss of amenity

  • Past and Future Loss of earnings

  • Smith v Manchester Award if you become disadvantaged on the labour market as a result of your injuries

  • Job benefits loss as some employers provide benefits including childcare, a company car or private medical insurance

  • Possessions damaged destroyed or lost.

  • Cost of care and assistance if you can’t look after yourself or require assistance for gardening, DIY, gardening etc

  • Future losses & expenses for ongoing needs.

  • Medical treatment expenses and medication purchased

  • Pension Loss

  • Congenial Employment

  • Travel to medical treatment and frequent hospital and GP appointments

  • Provision of equipment if the physical impact of the injury can be reduced by the use of aids, appliances, prosthetics, wheelchairs, etc.

Different types of Public Liability claims include but are not limited to:

  • Slips, trips and falls caused by uneven footpaths and pavements, untreated surfaces for example ice in car parks in the winter, potholes, defective stairwells to name a few.

  • Injury from obstructions on the road, pedestrian footpaths and trip hazard

  • Spillages in shops and supermarkets where the company does not have adequate systems of cleaning and inspection

  • Injury from objects falling at height

  • Injuries due to defective doors

  • Injuries due to obstructions

We have helped clients with personal injuries as a result of Public Liability claims ranging from soft tissue injuries and lacerations to broken bones in a variety of circumstances.

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Public Liability Frequently Asked Questions

Who will pay compensation for my Public Liability claim?2019-03-29T10:41:30+00:00

Providing the person or company at fault for your injuries has public liability insurance, this insurance policy would pay compensation if liability is admitted.

How long will it take to make a public liability injury compensation claim?2019-03-29T10:41:05+00:00

Each public liability claim is different. The length of the claim depends on several factors including whether or not liability is admitted and the nature of the injuries.

Is there a time limit to bring a personal injury claim under public liability?2019-03-29T10:39:41+00:00

If you have an accident due to public liability, it is advisable to contact a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible to discuss making a claim. In England and Wales, there is a time limit of three years from the date of accident to make a claim for injury. Once this date has passed, you may not be able to claim compensation. There are some claims that have a shorter limitation. If you have suffered an injury and believe you may have a public liability claim, do not delay seeking legal advice on the same.

What is an After The Event (ATE) Insurance policy and do I need it?2019-03-29T11:21:44+00:00

Where a person is suffers a personal injury through the negligence of another person or party and seeks to bring a claim for compensation, if a claim is defended by insurers or liability admitted but an agreement not reached on the level of compensation to be awarded, the claim would usually need to proceed through the Courts. In some circumstances, if the case was unsuccessful at court, the person bringing the claim may be personally liable for the Defendant’s legal costs. If you have an after the event insurance policy, providing the claim is brought honestly, the policy would cover the Defendant’s costs and prevent you from paying the same personally.

What Does The Public Liability Process Look Like?

Our dedicated legal professionals are available to guide you through each step of your claim and to answer any questions you may have as well as providing their advice. If you suffer an injury through public liability, always ensure the accident is reported to staff or the owner. Request the accident is recorded in the Accident book. Ensure that the recorded description of the accident is in your own words. If possible, take photographs of the accident scene. If you suffer injury due to a pothole or an uneven pavement, take a photograph of the defect with a 50 pence piece on its side next to the defect so that the height of the defect can be seen. If there are any witnesses to the accident, ask if they would be a witness and make a record of their contact details. If required seek medical attention. It is important you keep a record of any expenses incurred as a direct result of the injury.

Previous Clients’ Testimonials

See what our previous clients have had to say about us

I highly recommend the Matrix Solicitors to anyone who wants his case to be solved in a professional manner. From the beginning to the end they gave me the best service. I was regularly informed about the progress of my case at every stage. They were very helpful and professional. If I ever need help again, I will not hesitate to contact them again. Thank you ever so much.
Marcin Jaworski
Marcin J.
19:28 16 Jun 19
Great solicitors firm !!! They have dealt with my injury claim suffered after a road traffic accident. Strongly recommend them !!
Moraru Emilian
Moraru E.
17:24 20 May 19
I would highly recommend Matrix solicitors to anyone of my friends and family. From the first moment they had my back every step of the way by communicating and updating with me consistently on new developments and took the time to listen and followed through on what I had to say in relation to the accident I was involved in. With there connections and expertise they recommended me to the very best specialist in helping with my recovery and were able to get the compensation I felt I deserved from the injuries I suffered. I can't thank them enough for the service they provided !!
Ben Cresswell
Ben C.
17:37 12 May 19
Very happy not pushy and always willing to help. The make the process very simple and will take there time with u and work around you.
Charlie Cottrell
Charlie C.
14:31 05 Apr 19
Matrix dealt with my traffic collision professionally and obtained a good settlement for me in a relatively short time.
Mike Carr
Mike C.
01:17 09 Feb 19
I used matrix solicitors for my claim after a car accident in June 2016 & they have given me the best advice & treatment all the way from start to finish. Would highly recommend this company as they are very professional & keep you updated & informed on a regular basis as to their progress as it’s taken over 2 years to finalise but I have been really happy with the service I received
Jane Bate
Jane B.
17:57 08 Feb 19
Couldn’t recommend matrix solicitors more! Through every step of my claim, they were helpful, informative and professional. Wouldn’t hesitate to use them again.
Phil Gresty
Phil G.
15:21 08 Feb 19
i would recommend matrix solicitors to so grateful for all there help and assistance.and to which the speed of which tgey sorted things out for me with my damp.thank you so much sarah james.😊
Janet Morton
Janet M.
10:29 14 Nov 18
Very effective service from start to finish. Polite, helpful, friendly and professional. Highly recommend
Cam Disley
Cam D.
12:54 16 Oct 17
Matrix Solicitors have a fantastic bunch of staff who look after you every step of the way. I would highly recommend them to anyone who feels as though they may have a personal injury claim. Getting in touch is so easy, and they were a fantastic support to me and my family during a difficult period. Thank you again.
CJ Biggar
12:53 24 Jun 16

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