Accidents in Public Places

It’s up to companies and councils to make sure their properties and locations are safe for use. That includes public paths, roads and all types of public places, including supermarkets and gyms. Mackrell and Thomas Solicitors are a personal injury solicitor based in Liverpool offering no win, no fee claims.

If you’ve been injured in a public place and think you qualify for a public liability compensation claim, Mackrell and Thomas could advise you on the steps you need to take.

How do I make a claim?

If you’ve been injured in a public place and feel that you have grounds to make a public liability claim, but don’t know where to start, contact Mackrell and Thomas now to find out how our team can help.

How long does someone have to make a claim?

Most adults who have been injured in any type of public place, whether it’s owned by the council or a private company have up to three years from the date of their injury to make a claim. This applies to injuries from slips, trips or falls, accidents in the workplace and medical negligence. Give us a call to see if we can help you with our no win, no fee policy.

How much can someone claim for?

There are several different types of compensation available, including Special Damages Compensation and General Damages Compensation. Both types of compensation cover different circumstances and varying amounts of compensation.

Special Damages Compensation is to cover any money you have lost as a direct result of your injury. This can include loss of wages, medical expenses and any other related costs. This amount will be calculated by your personal injury solicitor and is dependent on your personal circumstances. If you’re unable to work because of your injury, then you will qualify for greater Special Damages Compensation.

General Damages Compensation cannot be calculated by your personal injury solicitor, but the amount you can claim will reflect the physical and emotional impact of your injury on your quality of life. The extent of your injuries will be assessed by one or more medical experts and your personal injury solicitor will compare these factors with the Judicial College Guidelines, which lay out the amount of compensation which can be claimed for personal injuries at work or in public places.

Depending on the type of injury you have, and the severity of the injury you could be awarded anything from a few hundred to tens of thousands of pounds. At Mackrell and Thomas, we operate on a no win, no fee policy, so if you think you want to put in a public liability compensation claim, contact us now.

Our expert personal injury solicitors are available in three locations across Liverpool, so why not give us a call or drop in for a chat in person about your public liability claim? Our no win no fee promise means you don’t have to pay us if your claim isn’t successful. Call now.