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Accidents in Public Place

Businesses and local authorities have a duty of care to protect the welfare of any person on their premises and should carry out regular risk assessments to identify and prevent any risks that may occur. Sometimes, risks can be missed, or health and safety regulations not adhered to. If this has happened and you have unfortunately suffered an injury due to the negligence of the defendant, you may be entitled to compensation.

There are three main points to a successful claim due to an accident in a public place:

  1. The defendant owed you a duty of care, for example, an accident that happened in a supermarket

  2. Their negligence caused an accident to happen, for example, an item fell on you due to damaged shelving

  3. Due to the accident, you were made ill or sustained injuries.

If you feel that you have been a victim of an accident in a public place due to the negligence of a business or local authority, why not give Smith and Graham a call. One of our specialist solicitors will arrange an appointment with you to discuss your case, guide you through the claims process every step of the way and get you the compensation you deserve. 

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