If you suffer an injury in a public place you may be entitled to compensation. For example you may sustain an injury in a shopping centre, at a school, on a boat, in a private home including a home you are visiting or renting.
There are many other scenarios whereby injuries are sustained in a public place. As a general rule, if you were not injured at your workplace or in a motor vehicle accident, it is likely your injury occurred as a result of an accident in a public place. However, if you suffer an injury as a result of employment and another party besides or in addition to your employer is at fault, you may have a claim against that entity.
You can make a claim for compensation for any injury you sustain in a public place. As with all such claims for personal injuries there must be a party at fault before you can make a claim.
Strict time limits apply to lodging public liability claims and we recommend you contact us as soon as possible after you have been involved in an accident in a public place.