As with all claims for compensation, there are strict time limitations involved in filing a public liability claim. For this reason, we recommend that you seek the advice of an experienced compensation lawyer as soon as possible, to ensure your claim meets the deadlines.
If you have been injured outside your home or workplace, you may be entitled to claim compensation in order to cover any expenses accrued as a result of your injury. It is very important to contact your health provider as soon as possible after the accident. Even if the injury is not serious, there may be unanticipated consequences that arise later. You will also need a report from your health care provider detailing the extent and nature of your injuries, to use as evidence to support your claim.
The other very important step is to report your accident to the relevant authority. Say you are injured from a fall in a supermarket, you would need to notify the owner or manager in charge of the supermarket. They should make a note of your accident in an accident log.
If possible, you should take down the names and details of any witnesses to your accident, and take photographs of the area where the accident happened. These details will be very important later as evidence to support your claim. Further, you should make sure to keep all receipts and prescriptions that provide evidence as to medical and other expenses accrued as a result of your injury.
The next step is to make your claim. Most businesses will have public liability insurance that covers these types of accidents. We understand that injuries can be devastating, and are here to help you through the claims process.