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What is an Occupiers Liability Claim?

Occupiers liability claims for compensation are quite common. If you’ve been injured while visiting someone else’s property due to their negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

The law requires that the occupier of premises ensures the safety of visitors by taking reasonable care at all times. This means regularly assessing the safety of their property and addressing any potential hazards.

Duties Imposed Upon the Occupier of a Property

The law holds the occupier of premises directly responsible for the safety of all visitors. If the occupier fails in their duty of care and a visitor is injured as a result, the visitor is entitled to claim compensation.

The Occupiers Liability Act 1957 outlines the duty of care that occupiers owe to lawful visitors. It states:

“The common duty of care is a duty to take such care as in all the circumstances of the case is reasonable to see that the visitor will be reasonably safe in using the premises for the purposes for which he is invited or permitted by the occupier to be there.”

If you’ve been injured due to the negligence of the occupier of a property, you may be able to make a claim for injury compensation.

Common Types of Occupiers Liability Claim

There are many types of personal injury claims that arise from accidents in occupied buildings and properties. Some common examples include:

  • Slips, trips, and falls in supermarkets
  • Accidents in private company or individual-owned grounds
    Injuries to workers on premises not controlled by their employer
  • Accidents in government buildings
  • Accidents on public transport
  • Accidents in shops, cafes, restaurants, and shopping centers
  • Accidents at sports events, concerts, cinemas, or theaters

Making an Occupiers Liability Claim

If you’ve been injured due to a defect or poor maintenance on someone else’s property, there are a few steps you should take:

  • Gather evidence: Take photographs of the accident scene and your injuries. If there were witnesses, try to obtain their statements.
  • Seek medical attention: Get your injuries assessed and treated by a doctor or at a hospital.
  • Report the accident: Inform the occupiers of the premises about the accident.

If you’ve been injured due to the negligence of a property’s occupier, contact us to speak to one of our experienced personal injury lawyers.

How much is my Occupiers Liability Claim Worth?

The value of your claim depends on the severity of your injuries and your additional losses. Compensation is divided into two main categories:

  • General damages: Compensation for your injuries and pain and suffering.
  • Special damages: Compensation for financial losses such as loss of earnings, medical expenses, travel costs, and home care costs.

Why Choose TPC Legal to Assist in Your Occupiers Liability Claim?

TPC Legal is a specialist firm of personal injury solicitors with extensive experience in handling Occupiers Liability claims. We provide a high level of service to all our clients and work hard to ensure you receive the highest level of compensation for your injuries.

TPC Legal is authorized and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. To learn more about our no win, no fee claims funding and legal fees, visit the funding section on our website.

If you’ve been injured due to negligence in an occupied building or premises, call us today at 0161 832 8867 to start your claim. Alternatively, complete our contact form at the top of the page to request a call back from a member of our personal injury team.