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  • Overview

    Contact one of our specialist lawyers for a free initial consultation to find out if we can investigate your case with the financial security of a no win no fee agreement.

    When can you make a compensation claim for an accident in a public place?

    We have a long history of bringing claims on behalf of clients who have been injured in a public place or on private premises. The size and experience of our personal injury team means it is likely that we have already succeeded in recovering compensation in an accident similar to yours.

    Most common injuries are caused by people slipping or tripping and by falling objects. These are often known as slips, trips and falls. There are occasions when it is possible to bring a claim for a trespasser who is injured.

    Some of the common places these accidents happen are:

    • Restaurants and fast food outlets
    • Supermarkets
    • Pavements, roads and steps
    • Automatic doors, lifts and stairs
    • Leisure centres and sports clubs
    • Items falling from scaffolding.
       

    The law governing accidents in places that are open to the public is complex and can vary depending on the organisation that has control of the area.

    • Local authorities, for example, have specific legal duties for maintaining and repairing pavements and keeping roads free of snow and ice. Compensation claims are brought against the Highways Authority
    • Supermarkets’ duties include keeping their floors clear of hazards. These compensation claims come under occupiers’ liability.

    What can you claim compensation for?

    • Compensation can be due for physical or psychological damage, or both
    • You can claim compensation for the pain and suffering caused by your injuries and the things you need as a result of your injury
    • You can also claim compensation for final loss. For example, for loss of earnings caused by your accident and the injuries you sustained.
       

    The amount of compensation you get depends on:

    • The seriousness of your injuries
    • The extent of financial loss resulting from your accident and injury
    • The support you will need in the future.
       

    How our personal injury lawyers can help you make a compensation claim

    • The breadth of experience in our personal injury team means it is likely that we have already recovered compensation in a case with similar circumstances to yours
    • We will give you clear advice on whether you have a claim for compensation at the outset and support you through each step of the process
    • Our personal injury lawyers have extensive experience in claims for slips, trips and falls is an area of extensive experience for our team and we have dealt successfully with many compensation claims in both public places and private premises
    • Members of our personal injury team specialise in lower value personal injury claims for accidents at work which need to be pursued through a specialist on-line claims portal. This applied to claims arising out of accidents at work are valued at less than £25,000.
       

    Free initial consultation

    Contact our team of specialist personal injury lawyers for a free, no obligation, consultation and we will listen to the circumstances of your accident before giving you clear advice on the chance of you recovering compensation. If we think you have a claim we can investigate your case using the financial security of a no win no fee agreement.

    Call us or fill in our short enquiry form and we will assess your accident at work claim.

     

                  

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    Our client, Mr I, suffered brain injuries after he was punched in the face whilst waiting at a taxi rank, causing him to strike his head on the pavement. He had ongoing cognitive difficulties including difficulties with word finding, as well as a personality change.

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    Our client, Mrs K, required multiple surgeries after suffering post-operative anastomotic leaks and a ureteric injury during surgery for bowel obstruction.  Unfortunately, Mrs K then suffered a head injury and stroke when she tripped over a raised area in the hospital corridor.  At that time it was also found that a JJ stent had been left in place for 9 months after her previous surgery, causing urosepsis and other urological problems.    

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    Our specialist Personal Injury lawyers at Thomson Snell & Passmore has secured a £24,000 settlement for a lady who tripped and fell over a wooden plank at a garden centre in Sevenoaks, injuring her chest and later suffered from trochanteric bursitis.  

    Employee has debris blasted into his face by fire hydrant

    Our client, Mr J, was employed to commercially clean railway tracks and platform edges.  He was injured when the fire hydrant he was using to obtain water for cleaning blasted air with fragments of rust, metal and debris into his face.  He sustained injures to his face, eye and psychological trauma.

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Thank you for providing an excellent service, which due to you was stress free for me!  I am more than happy with the amount and am now, more importantly, able to move on putting this behind me.

Client

Throughout the process, your firm has treated me with unfailing tact and courtesy.  I have been conscious of, as well as the firm’s efficiency, a considerable sensitivity in the way a potentially painful legal issue was dealt with.

Client

We are very grateful to you for your hard work, your sensitivity in dealing with some frequently painful material, and the consistent lucidity with which you have kept us informed of the different stages of the claim

Client

First class service from the first meeting until the end. Thank-you.

Client

I would like to take this opportunity of offering my most sincere thanks to you and your Team for handling my Personal Injury Claim. The outcome was very satisfactory and way beyond my expectations which I can only attribute to your expertise and knowledge in these matters. I will have no hesitation in recommending you and your practice partners.

Client

Many thanks for all your support and hard work through a torrid 2 ½ years. We both appreciate it could have ended very differently without your dedication and attention to detail.”

Client

You have been very good thank you. Always prompt to respond to queries and have explained everything thoroughly.”

Client

I thank you so much for your excellent service and will recommend you strongly to anyone needing help.

Client

I feel that TS&P and your team have been extremely good and I could not have wished for anything more.

Client

The sensitivity and dedication has assisted and assured me greatly in my recovery…there has been an emotional benefit that you and the team have provided by all of your actions. Thank you and the team for winning this case and securing a victory which, to me, is more than just about financial compensation.

Client

Thank you so much for the huge amount of effort and work put in by all concerned with this case. You were a very kind man and handled the case sympathetically and with integrity

Client

Couldn’t have wished for a nicer person. What more can I say other than a BIG thank you.

Client

Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant from the time I walked in the door.

Client

I feel that TS&P do take time to understand me personally. I am not just a folder, I am a person

Client

I would like to thank Jenny and her team for all their hard work and efforts during what has been a very traumatic 3 years.  Throughout this period, Jenny has been on hand with reassurance and advice.  At the same time, she assembled an excellent team of experts, which enabled me to reach a successful conclusion.

Client

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