Who is Liable?
If you have been injured in a public place and have decided that you want to make a claim then you will need to determine who was at fault for the accident. In order to proceed with a claim*, the accident must have been caused by somebody else who acted in a negligent manner. If you were the main cause of the accident, then you will not be entitled to pursue a claim for the injuries* you sustained as a result.
Other members of the public may also have caused the accident if they acted in a negligent manner. It is important to note that it is not just an owner who has a duty of care but also all those who visit the public place.
Occupiers’ Liability Act 1995
Under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1995, an occupier of a building has a duty of care to ensure that all visitors are safe and looked after while visiting the building or premises. The occupier must also ensure that they provide staff with the necessary training needed in order to carry out the job correctly and minimise the risk of accidents happening.