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Accident in a Public Place Claim

What is an Accident in a Public Place Claim?

You should feel safe in a public place and not have the worry of being injured. Public sector bodies and businesses have a duty to ensure you’re safe when in their premises or on public property and highways. If you have suffered an injury due to an accident in a public place, we can help.

We understand that contacting a law firm is daunting, especially when discussing a potential embarrassing and/or traumatic experience. Whether it’s accidents in shops, accidents at school or another public place, our friendly team of experts will ensure you receive the best advice and guidance.

Accidents in Shops, Accidents at School and Other Public Places

We can support with:

  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Accidents in shops
  • Accidents at school
  • Injuries in other public places such as public highways
  • Injuries at public places such as schools, parks and on public highways
  • Accidents in businesses premises

When to Make an Accident in a Public Place Claim

In the UK, you’ll normally have to make your claim within three years of the incident. Your solicitor will need to prove that the accident was the fault of whoever is responsible for the public space, or someone employed by them.

Accidents in a Public Place Drop In Sessions

The following drop-in session are held weekly by our accident & personal injury specialists:

  • Sheffield – Tuesday 10am – 4pm
  • Rotherham –Thursday 10am – 4pm
  • Barnsley – Wednesday 10am – 4pm

If you think you may have a claim for an accident in a public space you can drop in and speak to one of the team, no appointment necessary.

By telephone; We also hold free 30 minute telephone consultations – just call 0114 2496661 on Tuesday or Thursday 2pm – 5pm (for any office).

Accidents in a Public Place FAQs

Who Will Pay My Public Liability Compensation?

All businesses and organisations in the UK are required to have public liability insurance to cover personal injury claims, so your claim will be paid for by their insurance company.

Can I Claim for an Accident in a Car Park?

In the same way that the driver responsible for a road traffic accident has to stop and provide their details to the other driver, the same is true in a car park.


Legal Costs

Most claims we handle are on a ‘no win no fee’ basis, so if you do not succeed with your case you do not have to pay our costs.

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The Team

Howells Personal Injury specialist team is headed by the highly regarded Sharon Rinaldi and they are recommended by the professional guide; The Legal 500 in the 2022 edition. Sharon is also a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel. Professionally, our PI team are highly skilled, very diligent PI lawyers who scrutinise every aspect of a claim, and represent their clients tirelessly, to give people the best possible chance of continuing their lives with the requisite financial and medical support. Personally, they are down to earth, friendly and approachable people whom you can talk to and confide in. They will listen, they will care; and they will use their technical skills to translate all of that into positive action for you.

Sasha Marshall-Congreve

0114 249 6706
Sharon Lockwood

01709 364000