Accidents in Shops by Dean Talbot
Many accident claims may involve incidents which occur in shops, supermarkets or department stores. These could vary from a simple slip on spilt liquid or fruit, to shelving collapsing, to items being left in walkways and constituting trip hazards. All of these are common situations and all are situations which have appeared in real life accident claims with which this firm has dealt and which have been successful.
Nightclubs, Pubs and Bars by Dean Talbot
Accident claims that result from incidents which occur in clubs, pubs and bars are more difficult but that is not to say that Claimants are not entitled to compensation.
Trespassing by Dean Talbot
Under the Occupiers Liability Act 1957, all lawful visitors to an occupier’s land are protected. The occupier has an obligation under the act to take reasonable care for the safety of the lawful visitor and therefore in the event of an accident claim which has resulted from a lack of care by the occupier, the claim should succeed. This applies only if the visitor is on the premises lawfully. Examples would be shoppers in a supermarket, a postman delivering letters to your house, and even employees working at their place of employment, although they are also protected by other legislation and regulations. Accident claims which result from someone trespassing on an occupier’s land has less chance of success than a claim resulting from an incident involving a lawful visitor. The reason for this is that the law recognises the right of people to be protected when visiting others’ premises at the invitation or with the permission of the occupier, but when there is no invitation or permission the law is reluctant to protect the visitor.
Unsafe Place of Work? by Julian White
When considering the merits of any claim for compensation arising from an accident in the work place it is important to consider the Employer’s liability at common law.