We are a specialist solicitors firm with the expertise you need to handle a claim for compensation following an accident in a public place.

If you’re looking for advice about making a claim following an accident in any sort of public area – we are here to help.

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Can I make a claim for an accident in a public place?

If the accident wasn’t your fault, the responsibility for an accident in a public place usually rests with the owner of the premises or property in which the accident took place or with the local authority if it occurred in a public space such as the highway or a park.

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The local authority or the owner of the premises has a legal responsibility to minimise the risk of an accident occurring and where we can prove you were injured because they have failed in that duty of care, we’ll pursue a personal injury compensation claim on your behalf.

Clear and practical advice every step of the way

When you’re considering making a personal injury claim you’ll probably have a few questions that need answering. We’ll answer any queries you have – expertly and with no obligation.

Get the answers to frequently asked questions…

Does a public place have to be outside?

No, the public parts of buildings (including areas where some privacy is afforded such as the toilets) can be counted as a public place. We have handled cases for a variety of accidents that have happened in places such as: shops, restaurants, hotels, hospitals, supermarkets and gyms.

Are these claims limited to slips, trips and falls?

No, although these types of accidents are by far the most common. Injuries can happen in all manner of ways and we have handled cases where signs have fallen on clients, a waiting room chair has collapsed beneath the client and faulty gym equipment has crushed a client’s foot.

I have more questions

That’s fine – we’re here to help. Have a read through our Frequently Asked Questions or ask your own question.

Proven expertise in public place accident claims

Since we were established in 1999 we have helped thousands of clients in cases involving a wide variety of accidents and injuries in a vast array of public places. We have experience in handling cases involving injuries of all severity and sadly, fatal accidents too.

Find out how we can help with any of the following types of injury…

Common Injuries

  • Back
  • Hands
  • Eyes
  • Head
  • Bone Fractures
  • Burns
  • Soft Tissue

Serious Injuries

  • Head / Brain
  • Spinal
  • Amputation
  • Multiple Injuries
  • Fatalities

Some types of accident are more common than others but if the list below doesn’t cover what happened to you, just get in touch and ask for advice…

  • Slips and trips on defective pavements
  • Injuries to children in playgrounds or leisure centres
  • Injuries sustained in shops, restaurants or hotels
  • Injuries to cyclists, motorcyclists and other motorists caused by potholes in the road
  • Slips and trips in gyms or injuries from faulty gym equipment
  • Slips on wet floors in supermarkets, hospitals or schools
  • Trips and falls over cleaning or maintenance equipment
  • Injuries from faulty doors, furniture or other fixtures

How we handle your claim

At Lampkin & Co, making a claim for an accident in a public place isn’t just about obtaining maximum compensation. We look at the bigger picture and will make a comprehensive claim that covers everything needed to support your recovery and future.

Considering your needs and best interests

Many of our clients are unable to work while they recover from their injuries. You can find yourself worrying about finances at a time when you’re focused on getting the right treatment and rehabilitation. It’s why our priorities in your claim will be covering these needs:

If you have suffered an accident in a public place contact us for expert advice on making a compensation claim – you won’t be commiting to anything. When you’re ready, call us on 08081 782110 or send us a quick online claim enquiry and we will call you back.