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Occupiers Liability Claims

The occupiers liability act of 1957 helps to protect people who are on private land who have sustained injury or damage due to the state of the property or land. So if you’ve suffered an injury that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to compensation.

What is occupiers liability?

More specifically, legislation.gov.uk explains it as–

“An Act to amend the law of England and Wales as to the liability of occupiers and others for injury or damage resulting to persons or goods lawfully on any land or other property from dangers due to the state of the property or to things done or omitted to be done there, to make provision as to the operation in relation to the Crown of laws made by the Parliament of Northern Ireland for similar purposes or otherwise amending the law of tort, and for purposes connected therewith.”

Am I covered by the occupiers liability act?

If you are permitted to be at the premises and have suffered an injury because of a lack of care by the occupier then yes, you are covered by the occupiers act. Should the injury or damage have been avoided? Did the occupier demonstrate a lack of care for the premises making it unsafe for the visitor? These are the sorts of questions you need to ask yourself. If you feel any of these are a ‘yes’ then please give us a call today so we can get you the compensation you deserve.

Types of Occupiers Liability claims

As you can imagine the Occupiers Liability act covers a wide range of potential claims, below is a brief list to give you an idea of what’s involved

  • Slip, trip or fall in a supermarket or retail store
  • Injury in an outdoor council owned premises (such as a park)
  • Accident in a recreational premises such as swimming pools, gyms etc
  • Injury in a lift, stairs
  • Falling objects (ladders, products, boxes)
  • Accident at an amusement park

For accidents at work please see here

Do I have a claim?

There are a couple of important questions you can ask yourself before making an occupiers liability claim –

  • Did you sign a form to say you agree to take a risk before entering the premises?
  • Were you injured because of an unforeseeable accident?
  • Did the premises appear safe before entering?
  • Have you been injured or suffered damage?

If any of these are a yes then it is definitely worth getting in touch with us about your claim and to get you the compensation you deserve.

Scott Rees & Co – We’ve got your back

Whether it’s a large corporation or a small local shop every occupier has a duty of care to make sure the premises is safe for it’s visitors. To start your claim please call us or use the simple contact form on the right hand side and one of our advisers will be in touch and help you get what you rightfully need.

Scott Rees & Co – occupiers liability specialists

Here at Scott Rees we have over 20 years of experience helping clients get justice for their accidents or injuries. If you have a occupiers liability claim and you want to make sure you use the best then your search is over. Resolving cases. It’s what we do.

Case Studies

Have a look at our case studies to see just some of our successful cases.

2014 – Accident on defective pavement – £3,000

Our client was outside of the premises in the smoking area when suddenly, without warning she caught the heel of her shoe in between the concrete flags which caused her to fall to the ground and sustain personal injuries, loss and damage.

There was no concrete/grout/suitable material between the flags which left an exposed gap thus creating a hazard.

2013 – Slipped on a wet floor in a restaurant – £4,000

Client slipped on a wet floor inside a restaurant. The shiny tiled surface hid the amount of standing water causing the client to not see it. After slipping on the hard surface client recieved serious injuries which included headaches and ankle injury.

2013 – Slipping on oil spill in petrol station forecourt – £2,250

Our client slipped on an oil spill on a petrol forecourt resulting in a twisted ankle and then fell backwards onto the motor vehicle resulting in back injuries. Client is a business owner who needed to pay an outsourced agent to cover his absence.

2014 – Tripped over a ramp lip – £6,000

Claimant was entering a College to enroll on course and was about to walk down a ramp to the front entrance of the college; the claimant tripped over the lip to the ramp and fell to the ground
sustaining a broken left ankle. Plastered for 6 weeks and on crutches afterwards.

2013 – Child slipped in leisure park toilets – £4,000

The daughter of a client was using a toilet at a well-known leisure park when she slipped on a wet floor breaking her arm in 2 places and getting bruisers on her leg, hip, shoulder and a bump on the forehead. We successfully defended the client and helped get compensation of £4,000.

2013 – Cut heel open on marble steps – £2,750

Our client was walking through a well known fashion chain when she felt a sharp pain in her foot. The client had cut open her heel on a sharp piece of marble on a broken part of stairs. We successfully defended the client and were awarded £2,750 compensation. Unfortunately, the injury caused a lot of inconvenience for the client as she was due to go on her honeymoon.

2013 – Ear sliced by hairdresser – £1,500

A client of ours unfortunately had a chunk of his ear cut off due to negligence by a hairdresser. We successfully defended the client and we helped get the client £1,500 Compensation

2013 – Foot crushed by unsecured gas canister – £1,000

A client of ours had her foot crushed by an unsecured gas canister in a public house leading to a fractured toe and being housebound for weeks as it healed. We worked with the client and helped her get £1,000 compensation.

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