Accidents in Public Places


If you've had an accident in a public place due to no fault of your own, we can help you get reparation and compensation.

As a leading firm of accident claim solicitors we handle thousands of personal injury compensation claims every year. We can help with a range of public accident claims and secure the injury compensation you deserve.


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Claims for Accidents in a Public Place

We offer no obligation legal advice on if you can make a claim for your public place accident.


Accident in a supermarket or shopping centre

Supermarkets and shopping centres can be extremely busy environments and injuries can occur through a wide range of circumstances.

Injured whilst playing Sports

Sports and exercise are normally associated with keeping fit and healthy. However, when proper precautions and procedures are not in place, sports and sporting events can be the cause of a wide range of injuries.

Horse riding accidents

Horse riding is a very popular pastime, with more than a million people in the UK regularly enjoying the activity.

A dog bite or attack

Dog owners have a responsibility to ensure their dogs are kept under control and don't pose a threat to the public. If you've been bitten by a dog, contact us and tell us about what happened. It's likely we will be able to help you pursue a Dog Bite Compensation claim.

Being hit by a bicycle or skateboard as a pedestrian

People traveling on foot are some of the most vulnerable of road users, and if a vehicle collides with a pedestrian the injuries are often life threatening.

Accident in a restaurant

Accident in a pub or bar

Accident at a gym or leisure centre

Injury at a swimming pool or baths

Injury at a festival or public event

Can I Claim for an Accident in a Public Place?

If someone is at fault, has been negligent, or in some other way carries the blame for what has happened to you, you can probably make a successful accident compensation claim.


Accidents in Public Places

Shop and Restaurant owners have a responsibility to ensure spillages and hazardous items are managed to avoid the public slipping or being injured. Gym and Leisure Centre owners have a responsibility to ensure equipment is fully maintained and safe for your use.

Claims for Assault Compensation

People have a duty to act in a reasonable manner even when under the influence of alcohol. If you have been the victim of assault or a physical attack, compensation will help with the cost of any medical care. In the absence of an opponent to claim against; you may still be able to claim under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.

Injured by a needle or other sharp object?

A needle stick injury is where the skin is accidently pierced by a needle or other sharp object. As well as the initial wound, needle stick injuries can also lead infection by various blood borne diseases such as the hepatitis virus.

While the risk of a needle stick injury is higher in places such as hospitals or health centres, injury can still occur in many other places including those accessible to the public. Also anyone who handles refuse, waste disposal or undertakes cleaning duties has the potential to be injured by sharp objects if they are not provided with the correct safety equipment.

I've been injured in a Public Place, what can I claim for?

We always cover the two main aspects of a compensation claim in detail: we seek damages in relation to your injury, and we seek remuneration for your financial losses. This gives you a comprehensive public liability compensation claim that will do what you really need it to do. We won't do a quick fix claim that leaves you exposed to future difficulties - we do things properly and always in your best interests.

What we'll do for you after your Accident

When we handle accident claims we offer as much support as we can, and we'll do our utmost to help you while your accident compensation claim is processed and you're on the road to recovery. Our philosophy is simple: as specialist accident solicitors what we do is about you, looking after you and your best interests, without fail, every step of the way.

We're keen to help you make a successful public accident claim and firmly believe that talking to us will be the first step in securing the accident compensation you deserve.

Contact us to deal with your Public Accident Claim

Contact us on 08000 93 00 94 to discuss the details of your claim with one of our personal injury specialists with no obligation or complete an Online Claim Enquiry form and we'll call you.

How can we help?

Personal Injury Accident Guides

Our legal team at Spencers Solicitors are experienced in all types of personal injury claims, from road traffic accidents to workplace injuries. Please read through our bespoke "accident guides" which will help you understand and navigate through the injury claims process.


View Accident Guides

Contact Us Today

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Spencers Solicitors
Spire Walk, Derby Road
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
S40 2WG

Telephone: 08000 93 00 94
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