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Accidents in a Public Place

Have you have been involved in an accident whilst using pavements, in a school, shopping centres, supermarkets or car parks which has happened to be in the last 3 years?

Then you may be eligible to make a personal injury claim.

If you wish to discuss your case with us, request a FREE call back now.

Alternatively, email your queries to us now and we will have one of our legal experts get back to you within the hour.

What to do in the event of an accident

  • If you have an accident in a public space you should:
  • Report it to a supervisor, manager or your Local Authority straight away.
  • Seek medical treatment if required.
  • If possible, take photos of the location and whatever it was that caused your accident.
  • If you can, use a ruler to measure the size of the defect.
  • Collect contact details for any witnesses to the accident.
  • While it is fresh in your mind, sketch a plan of the incident clearly showing the location, any warning signs present, and other relevant details such as the location of any witnesses.
  • Find out if any similar accidents have occurred in the past.
  • Keep a list of all expenses which you incur and hold onto any receipts.

In addition to claiming damages for personal injury (known as ‘general damages’) Mercer Mackay Solicitors will ensure that compensation is received for any other losses which you may have incurred as a direct result of your accident. These are known as ‘special damages,’ and can include:

  • The cost of private medical treatment, which may include physiotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (counselling), x-rays, MRI Scans, or other medical expenses
  • Damaged personal belongings or clothing
  • We can submit a claim for Care and Assistance whereby someone, professional or otherwise has had to assist you with daily life during your recovery period
  • Cost incurred in having to adapt your home. For example, you may be wheelchair bound as a result of the accident
  • Loss of earnings incurred as a result of having to be absent from work as a result of your injuries. This can also include loss of bonus and or promotion
  • Travelling expenses incurred as a result of the accident. For example, charges incurred in having to travel to your medical examination/physiotherapy appointment, taxi charges incurred in getting to work etc in the event that your injuries prevent you from driving