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Every year we help over a thousand injured people make claims for compensation on a no win no fee basis. Many of these claims are for accidents in public places.

Our service is designed to be easy to use: meetings by phone & email, local medical appointments, sign documents online, or visit our city centre offices.

Our solicitors are very experienced having worked at the firm for an average of 18 years.

Customer service is very important to us. John Bartlett has been managing the firm for over 40 years and takes customer satisfaction very seriously.

  • Compensation for Accidents in Public Places
  • Proper Maintenance and Visitor Supervision
  • What Causes Accidents in Public Places?
  • Solicitors Claiming Compensation for Accidents in Public Places
Commercial premises, sites and venues that are open to the public owe a duty of care under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957, and must take all reasonable measures to minimise the risk of visitors getting injured through no fault of their own. They are legally responsible for maintaining safe conditions during opening hours, and may be sued for negligence if an error or omission results in a visitor getting injured. For this reason, owners and occupiers hold public liability insurance to protect themselves financially in the event of a successful compensation claim being made against them.

Many different locations may be defined as public places, including swimming pools, theme parks, zoos, playgrounds and festival sites. Apart from the locations covered here, we also have dedicated sections for accidents at hotels, accidents in shops, accidents in the street, accidents on buses, accidents in gyms, accidents at pubs and restaurants, and accidents on the train and tube.
Maintenance and supervision are crucial to visitor safety, including having sufficient numbers of staff available to monitor conditions and ensuring public spaces do not become overcrowded and hazardous. Premises, sites and venues need to be regularly checked and risk assessed to identify safety flaws before they pose a risk to visitors. This includes the condition of outdoor surfaces, floors, stairs, lighting and shared facilities such as food outlets and toilets. All machinery and electrical equipment also needs to be regularly inspected and properly maintained to prevent faults from developing.
Uneven surfaces are a common cause of accidents in public places, for example, when carpets are frayed, tiles are cracked, wood is rotten or paths have potholes due to unattended wear and tear. Obstacles like rubbish, cables and spilled food and drink can also make surfaces dangerous for those walking on them. An efficient system of inspection and maintenance should ensure that defects and hazards of this kind are identified and dealt with before they pose an unacceptable safety risk. Poor design and layout of venues, sites and their installations can cause accidents, while errors and omissions on the part of staff in various contexts may also put the health and safety of visitors at risk.
Thousands of people are injured through no fault of their own every year while visiting public places like commercial premises, sites and venues, and often the owner, occupier or organiser will be legally liable. Compensation awards reflect pain and suffering, as well as the financial impact of an injury, including loss of earnings and the cost of medical treatment. Our solicitors have many years of combined experience in claiming compensation for accidents in public places including slips, trips and falls, objects falling from height and illnesses caused by poor hygiene. Get in touch for free consultation and to get started making a no win no fee claim.


How Can Bartletts Solicitors Help You?

A free no obligation quick case assessment, followed by a No Win No Fee claim.

We help you recover whatever you have lost financially whilst injured.

Get back on your feet as quickly as possible with expert medical care.

We take all the stress out of the claim and ensure you recover everything you are entitled to.


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Solicitors For Accidents In Public Places
Our personal injury solicitors (Nicola Perry, Trevor Morris, Sian Taylor and Lydia Windrow) are real specialists each with years of experience.

Call now for your free consultation. We guarantee you a warm welcome and a lawyer with the expertise that you would expect from a leading personal injury firm.




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“I was delighted Bartletts Solicitors continued their tradition of philanthropy with Liverpool Cathedral this year. Thank you so much for your generous gift.” - The Dean of Liverpool, The Very Revd Dr. Sue Jones (Dec 2020)