Public place accidents case examples

Accidents in public places are very common and injuries can occur almost anywhere.

Public place accidents are legally referred to as 'public liability' or 'occupiers liability'.

Public liability means that there is a public body (such as a local authority or council), company, or other party who:

  • owns or occupies the place you were injured, and
  • is liable for your injury

The owner or operator of the public place has a legal duty 'duty of care' to ensure that anywhere accessible by the public is safe.

Examples of accidents in a public place are slips, trips or falls on potholes on roads, uneven pavements, and slippery surfaces in retail and commercial premises, such as supermarkets, shops and car parks.

If you were injured in a public place as a result of another party's actions or negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

With Quittance Legal Services, your claim will be handled by a highly-experienced solicitor with an excellent track record of winning compensation for claimants who injured in a public place.

Latest public place accident case study:

£5,000 awarded for a trip on poorly maintained cobbles

Quittance's solicitor panel successfully secured compensation of £5,000 for a 32-year-old man who suffered a broken bone in his ankle during an accident in a public place. The injury was sustained in a fall on badly maintained cobbles at work.

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Other public place accident case examples:

25,000 awarded for a fall on a defective staircase

Latest occcupiers liability injury case studies. 25,000 compensation for a neck injury sustained in a staircase accident. Read more injury claim examples.

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21,250 awarded for hair salon scalp burns

Latest occcupiers liability injury case studies. 21,250 compensation for a burn injury sustained in a hair salon accident. Read more injury claim examples.

Read more - 21,250 awarded for hair salon scalp burns

24,000 award for 14-year-old claimant

Latest child injury case studies. 24,000 compensation awarded for a head injury sustained by a child injury. Read more child injury claim case examples.

Read more - 24,000 award for 14-year-old claimant

2,500 compensation awarded to girl with e.coli poisoning

Latest child injury case studies. 2,500 compensation awarded for food poisoning sustained by a child injury. Read more child injury claim case examples.

Read more - 2,500 compensation awarded to girl with e.coli poisoning

23,600 for injuries caused by hair dye misuse

Latest hair salon case studies. 23,600 compensation awarded for a chemical burn injury sustained in a hair dye injury. Read more injury claim examples.

Read more - 23,600 for injuries caused by hair dye misuse

24,000 awarded following playground accident

Latest child injury case studies. 24,000 compensation awarded for a brain injury sustained by a child injury. Read more child injury claim case examples.

Read more - 24,000 awarded following playground accident

2,560 awarded for a claim for foreign objects in food

Latest occcupiers liability injury case studies. 2,560 compensation for multiple injuries sustained in a food related injury. Read more injury claim examples.

Read more - 2,560 awarded for a claim for foreign objects in food

2,750 awarded after claimant slipped in car park

Latest occcupiers liability injury case studies. 2,750 compensation awarded for a back injury sustained in a car park. Read more injury claim examples.

Read more - 2,750 awarded after claimant slipped in car park

5,000 awarded for trip on poorly maintained cobbles

Latest public place accident case studies. 5,000 compensation awarded for an ankle injury sustained in a pavement accident. Read more injury claim examples.

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Shopper compensated with 5,000 after trip in supermarket

Latest public place accident case studies. 5,000 compensation for a wrist injury sustained in a trip in a supermarket. Read more injury claim examples.

Read more - Shopper compensated with 5,000 after trip in supermarket

3,000 compensation for finger injured in a pub

Latest public place accident case studies. 3,000 compensation awarded for a finger injury sustained in a pub. Read more injury claim examples.

Read more - 3,000 compensation for finger injured in a pub

6,500 awarded for leg injuries sustained on the road

Latest road injury case studies. 6,500 compensation awarded for a leg injury sustained in a road accident. Read more road injury claim case examples.

Read more - 6,500 awarded for leg injuries sustained on the road

23,000 compensation for ankle fracture at caravan park

Latest holiday injury case studies. 23,000 compensation awarded for an ankle injury sustained in an accident. Read more holiday injury claim case examples.

Read more - 23,000 compensation for ankle fracture at caravan park

8,300 awarded for hair loss after salon accident

Latest hair salon case studies. 8,300 compensation awarded for dermatitis sustained in a hair dye injury. Read more hair salon claim case examples.

Read more - 8,300 awarded for hair loss after salon accident

16,000 awarded for a trip on a defective kerb stone

Latest council injury case studies. 16,000 compensation awarded for a knee injury resulting from local authority negligence. Read more injury claim examples.

Read more - 16,000 awarded for a trip on a defective kerb stone

42,000 award for leg fractures falling from a bus

Latest road injury case studies. 42,000 compensation awarded for a hip injury sustained in a road accident. Read more road injury claim case examples.

Read more - 42,000 award for leg fractures falling from a bus

58,404 compensation for fairground ankle fracture

Latest public place accident case studies. 58,404 compensation awarded for an ankle injury sustained in a fairground. Read more injury claim examples.

Read more - 58,404 compensation for fairground ankle fracture

287,000 compensation for finger crushed in shop door

Latest public place accident case studies. 287,000 compensation awarded for a finger injury sustained in a shop door. Read more injury claim examples.

Read more - 287,000 compensation for finger crushed in shop door

21,250 awarded for hair salon scalp burns

Latest occcupiers liability injury case studies. 21,250 compensation for a burn injury sustained in a hair salon accident. Read more injury claim examples.

Read more - 21,250 awarded for hair salon scalp burns

24,000 award for 14-year-old claimant

Latest child injury case studies. 24,000 compensation awarded for a head injury sustained by a child injury. Read more child injury claim case examples.

Read more - 24,000 award for 14-year-old claimant

22,004 for arm injury after a horse riding accident

Latest horse riding injury case studies. 22,004 compensation awarded for an elbow injury sustained in a horse riding accident. Read more injury claim examples.

Read more - 22,004 for arm injury after a horse riding accident

55,000 for severe injuries in pub fall

Latest public place accident case studies. 55,000 compensation awarded for a wrist injury sustained in a fall in a pub. Read more injury claim examples.

Read more - 55,000 for severe injuries in pub fall

Police officer awarded 18,000 for an ice slip injury

Latest public place accident case studies. 18,000 compensation awarded for a finger injury sustained in a ice slip accident. Read more injury claim examples.

Read more - Police officer awarded 18,000 for an ice slip injury

2,300 compensation awarded to a child for a burn injury

Latest child injury case studies. 2,300 compensation awarded for a burn injury sustained by a child injury. Read more child injury claim case examples.

Read more - 2,300 compensation awarded to a child for a burn injury

8,650 awarded for injury caused by a trolley cage

Latest work injury case studies. 8,650 compensation awarded for a foot injury sustained in a work accident. Read more work injury claim case examples.

Read more - 8,650 awarded for injury caused by a trolley cage

2,500 compensation awarded to girl with e.coli poisoning

Latest child injury case studies. 2,500 compensation awarded for food poisoning sustained by a child injury. Read more child injury claim case examples.

Read more - 2,500 compensation awarded to girl with e.coli poisoning

18,320 for ankle injury after a climbing wall accident

Latest sports injury case studies. 18,320 compensation awarded for an ankle injury sustained in a sports injury. Read more sports injury claim case examples.

Read more - 18,320 for ankle injury after a climbing wall accident

85k compensation for 3 year old girl hurt on escalator

Latest public place accident case studies. 85,000 compensation awarded for an injury to a child sustained in a escalator. Read more injury claim examples.

Read more - 85k compensation for 3 year old girl hurt on escalator

62,388 awarded for injuries from a 35 foot fall

Latest work injury case studies. 62,388 compensation awarded for a back injury sustained in a work accident. Read more work injury claim case examples.

Read more - 62,388 awarded for injuries from a 35 foot fall

18,000 for hip injury after tripping into a pothole

Latest child injury case studies. 18,000 compensation awarded for a foot injury sustained by a child injury. Read more child injury claim case examples.

Read more - 18,000 for hip injury after tripping into a pothole

18,000 for a hip injury caused by a pothole

Latest public place accident case studies. 18,000 compensation awarded for a hip injury sustained in a pothole accident. Read more injury claim examples.

Read more - 18,000 for a hip injury caused by a pothole

15,000 awarded to a child injured in a dog attack

Latest child injury case studies. 15,000 compensation awarded for a facial injury sustained by a child injury. Read more child injury claim case examples.

Read more - 15,000 awarded to a child injured in a dog attack

6,000 awarded to child for elbow injury

Latest child injury case studies. 6,000 compensation awarded for an elbow injury sustained by a child injury. Read more child injury claim case examples.

Read more - 6,000 awarded to child for elbow injury

23,600 for injuries caused by hair dye misuse

Latest hair salon case studies. 23,600 compensation awarded for a chemical burn injury sustained in a hair dye injury. Read more injury claim examples.

Read more - 23,600 for injuries caused by hair dye misuse

9k compensation for nerve injury from dog attack

Latest public place accident case studies. 9,000 compensation awarded for a hand injury sustained in a dog bite. Read more injury claim examples.

Read more - 9k compensation for nerve injury from dog attack

8,889 awarded following injury from a fall in a shop

Latest public place accident case studies. 8,889 compensation awarded for a shoulder injury sustained in a fall in a shop. Read more injury claim examples.

Read more - 8,889 awarded following injury from a fall in a shop

58k awarded to woman for PTSD after bus accident

Latest road injury case studies. 58,000 compensation awarded for multiple injuries sustained in a road accident. Read more road injury claim case examples.

Read more - 58k awarded to woman for PTSD after bus accident

3,750 awarded to woman for radiation exposure burns

Latest public place accident case studies. 3,750 compensation awarded for a burn injury sustained in a solarium. Read more injury claim examples.

Read more - 3,750 awarded to woman for radiation exposure burns

5,750 award for scarring and leg injuries

Latest public place accident case studies. 5,750 compensation awarded for a leg injury sustained in a public place accident. Read more injury claim examples.

Read more - 5,750 award for scarring and leg injuries

8,500 compensation for a trip and fall on a drain cover

Latest public place accident case studies. 8,500 compensation awarded for an ACL injury sustained in a drain cover accident. Read more injury claim examples.

Read more - 8,500 compensation for a trip and fall on a drain cover

50,000 awarded to a woman injured by a fall in a supermaket

Latest public place accident case studies. 50,000 compensation awarded for a hip injury sustained in a supermarket accident. Read more injury claim examples.

Read more - 50,000 awarded to a woman injured by a fall in a supermaket

7,000 awarded as a result of scalding

Latest public place accident case studies. 7,000 compensation for a scald injury sustained in a public place accident. Read more injury claim examples.

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7,000 compensation for wrist injury after a slip on ice

Latest public place accident case studies. compensation awarded for a wrist injury sustained in a ice slip accident. Read more injury claim examples.

Read more - 7,000 compensation for wrist injury after a slip on ice

24,000 awarded following playground accident

Latest child injury case studies. 24,000 compensation awarded for a brain injury sustained by a child injury. Read more child injury claim case examples.

Read more - 24,000 awarded following playground accident

3,500 awarded for a knee injury on public highway

Latest public place accident case studies. 3,500 compensation for a knee injury sustained in a public highway accident. Read more injury claim examples.

Read more - 3,500 awarded for a knee injury on public highway

4,600 awarded in Injury claim against landlord

Latest public place accident case studies. 4,600 compensation awarded for a back injury sustained in a pub. Read more injury claim examples.

Read more - 4,600 awarded in Injury claim against landlord

2,750 awarded after claimant slipped in car park

Latest occcupiers liability injury case studies. 2,750 compensation awarded for a back injury sustained in a car park. Read more injury claim examples.

Read more - 2,750 awarded after claimant slipped in car park

8,000 awarded after petrol station accident injury

Latest public place accident case studies. 8,000 compensation for a spinal injury sustained in a petrol station accident. Read more injury claim examples.

Read more - 8,000 awarded after petrol station accident injury

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