Accidents in Public

Accidents in public places can happen because of uneven surfaces, defective products, leaks, spillages, and falling objects. Whatever the cause, the injuries you can sustain from an accident in public can be life-changing.

Simple and Straightforward

"I was nervous and unsure of the idea of getting into a complicated legal situation, but that turned out to be simple and straightforward. I was very impressed with the claim amount they managed to secure for me - more than what was anticipated!"

L Paterson, Personal Injury Claim

The Short of it

  • If you have been involved in an accident in public,

    you may be experiencing painful physical injuries and be forced to take time off from work.

  • This can be damaging both mentally and financially for you and your loved ones,

    and you may be eligible to claim financial compensation for your suffering.

  • Speak to our dedicated public liability solicitors at Watermans today,

    to see if you are eligible to pursue a claim for your injuries.

  • Everything we do at Watermans is about getting you the resolution you need

    and providing Straightforward legal advice. It should be that simple.

  • The Long of it

    Accidents in public

    Accidents in public claims

    Accidents in public happen every day in Scotland. Uneven roads and flooring can cause falls, you may slip on a spillage, or you could be injured by an object or product. These accidents can occur in hospitals, schools, supermarkets, on pavements and in playgrounds.

    Local authorities and property owners have a responsibility to protect the public from the risk of having an injury, by ensuring that all facilities are safe and fit to use. If they fail to do so and you are injured as a result of an accident in a public place, then you are entitled to make a claim for compensation.

    The injuries you can sustain from an accident in public can range from minor to life-changing. You may experience bruising, muscle damage, broken bones or head injuries as a result of a slip, trip or fall in a public place. These injuries may result in you needing time off work, and you may require the care of a family member or medical assistant, depending on the severity of your injuries.

    If you have experienced a loss of earnings or a decrease in your quality of life due to being involved in an accident in public, it may be time to contact a personal injury solicitor. At Watermans, we employ an expert team who are dedicated to fighting for the compensation that you deserve for your accident.

    Making a claim

    How do I make an accident in public claim?

    There are many types of accidents that can occur in public. If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in one, then you may require compensation for your injuries.

    Most accidents in public result in relatively minor injuries requiring minimal time off work, but there are occasions where they lead to long-lasting, permanent disability. These life-changing accidents have a huge impact both on the injured party and their families, especially when the injured person has to take time off work. In these instances, compensation can help cover some of the costs associated with any specialist care you may require and improve your financial situation.

    Compensation is important to provide you and your loved ones with financial security as you recuperate. We understand that making a claim for compensation can seem a daunting task, but we are here to help. We offer straightforward legal advice, and take the hassle out of the process for you. Plus, we operate on a no win no fee basis, meaning that you won’t have to pay any solicitors fees if we don’t win your case.

    To help your case, you should report the accident as soon as possible to the responsible party, secure witness details and, if possible, take photographs of the area where the accident happened. Speak to one of our dedicated solicitors today.

    We can help you to get your life back on track.

    How much compensation?

    How much compensation for an accident in public?

    Like most personal injury claims, the amount of compensation you could receive for your injuries is largely dependent on the circumstances in which the accident occurred, and the severity of the injuries you have sustained.

    Any loss of present or future earnings will be taken into account, as well as any other undue medical or travel expenses.

    Why Watermans?

    Why should I choose to pursue my claim with Watermans?

    Watermans make legal services look and feel easy so people can move forward in life.

    Watermans are one of the leading personal injury firms in Scotland. We act only for people who have been injured in an accident, and never for the at-fault party, nor insurance companies who defend these cases.

    Our expert team are committed to doing everything to make the claims process straightforward for our clients following an accident. We take the hassle from you and fight each case to secure the maximum level of compensation. We also provide access to a range of additional services, such as physiotherapy and psychological treatment to ensure you recover from your injuries as soon as possible and get your life back on track.

    Our expertise in personal injury covers a wide range of areas including accidents at work, public liability claims, road traffic accidents, fatal and serious injury claims and cases relating to child and historical abuse.

    We represent thousands of clients throughout Scotland each year, securing millions of pounds in compensation for our clients. We work on a no win a fee basis, which means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t end up out of pocket.


    Straightforward Legal Advice

    How much could you claim?

    The figures quoted are a rough guide to show you the amount you could receive as compensation for your injury. Our solicitors will advise you in more detail about your specific claim.

    Your claim could be worth...

    Claim Worth

    The figures quoted are a rough guide to show you the amount you could receive as compensation for your injury. Our solicitors will advise you in more detail about your specific claim.

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    Get in touch with us

    Everything we do at Watermans is about getting you the resolution you need and making that process straightforward. Start the process by sending us your details below or calling us on 0131 555 7055

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    Our personal injury claims expert

    “Making a claim for compensation can be such a daunting process for people, so I try to make it as straightforward and easy to understand as I can for them.”

    Susanne McGraw, Head of Personal Injury