Private Property owners owe a duty of care to keep their premises in an acceptably clean and safe manner, whether the property is publicly or privately owned. In a lot of cases, and many proprietors will be insured against accidents on their property.
If a property owner, proprietor or other person with a duty of care towards you is negligent with regard to maintaining their premises in an acceptably clean and safe manner, and you experience an injury may be in a position to make a personal injury compensation.
You will need to be able to show that some aspect of negligence by the owner of the property led to you being injured in the private property accident.
Following any accident that you are involved in your own health must take precedence over any possible personal injury compensation claim. No amount of personal injury compensation could ever make up for a life altering injury which could have been avoided with timely medical treatment being administered. Additionally, when submitting your private property compensation claim it will be supported by your doctor’s report outlining the condition and the duration of time it may take for you to recover fully. Without this information, your private property injury claim could be delayed and you may be subjected to an independent medical examination to assess the extent of your injury.
If you should delay receiving medical treatment following suffering an injury through the negligence of a third party, that third party may argue that you contributed to your injuries by your own lack of care. This is referred to as “contributory negligence” and could adversely affect the final figure of private property accident compensation that you will be awarded.
It is important to remember that no two claims for private property accidents compensation are the same – even in the case that the injuries that have been suffered are the same – because of the way in which an injury impacts a person and they everyday life. For this reason, it is vitally important that you consult with a solicitor experience in personal injury claims in order to give yourself the best chance of obtaining the amount of compensation that you are entitled to.
A personal injury solicitor will help you in tackling the complicated procedures that have to be carried out, particularly at a time when you may be undergoing a period of rehabilitating.