Accidents in Public Places

Accidents in public places can happen in the street, in shops, at work or any other premises and injuries from accidents in public places can vary depending on the circumstances.


Companies who offer services to the public have a duty of care to visitors on their premises including members of the public or employees from other companies, in order to ensure that they are not at risk of injury while visiting the premises.

Accidents can also occur while on the roads.

Most public bodies owe a duty of care to the public at large. The council has a responsibility to ensure that all pavements, roads and paths are clear of defects and well maintained to avoid accidents.  Examples of the types of accident that can qualify for a claim are:

  • Slips and trips
  • Injuries caused by concealed sharp objects
  • Defective footpaths
  • Potholes
  • Loose produce in supermarket aisles

In order to make a successful claim for an accident in a public place, it must be shown that the accident was due to negligence.

At Swain & Co Solicitors we have a team of experienced personal injury solicitors who specialise in dealing with accidents in public places. Speaking with one of our experienced personal injury solicitors can make a difference. We can assess your situation and you may well be entitled to compensation.

If you or someone you know are considering making a personal injury claim following an accident in a public place do not hesitate to contact us on 02392 483322 today. Our specialist team would assess your circumstances and provide you with an expert opinion on the prospects for your case.