Many children are injured every year when in a public place. These injuries can cause long term physical and emotional damage, and may entitle your child to compensation from those responsible.
What do we mean by ‘Public Place’?’
A public place is defined ‘an area or place that is open and accessible to all citizens’. In other words, public places are the areas that we use every day, as part of our daily lives. Nobody can live in the modern world without using public places. Examples include:
· All streets, footpaths and roads
· Alleyways or other public ways
· Public parks, playgrounds and parkland
· Official buildings; government, healthcare, schools
· Council Buildings
· Public leisure centres
· Tourist Attractions
Many accidents occurring in public places involve trips and falls, usually due to poor maintenance (such as loose paving stones or slippery floors). Faulty equipment is another major cause of injury, and so are flawed safety regulations.
In many cases, someone is responsible for this negligence, and is liable to pay compensation. If your child is suffering the traumatic after effects following an accident in a public place, it is worth considering the possibility of making a compensation claim.
Macks Solicitors is a specialist in dealing with personal injury claims. The firm regularly acts on behalf of children who have been injured because of poorly maintained public places. Macks Solicitors provide a quality, caring service and will fight hard so you can have the compensation you deserve. Accidents in public places can be traumatic and painful for your child, and if not challenged, they endanger other children in the community. Claiming for compensation can give your child the best chance of a full recovery, and prevent other children suffering the same fate.