Accident on Public Property
Public places are classed as any place that members of the public have access to, whether owned by a business or by a public body and can include:
- Public Highway
- Public Car Park
- Leisure Facilities
- Recreational Areas
- Schools / Educational premises
Accidents on public property can occur for a variety of reasons including trips and falls due to uneven surfaces and defects, or wet or slippery floors, injury from exposed electrical works or unsafe furnishings.
Businesses, property owners or the public body responsible for the property, have a duty of care to protect their visitors from injury by making the area safe for the public.
If you have been injured as a result of an accident in a public place, you could be entitled to compensation.