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Occupiers Liability Claims

If you have been the victim of an accident on property belonging to someone else, you could be entitled to compensation.

If you are injured on someone else’s premises, such as a shop, in the street, at the park, in a restaurant or while working somewhere for your employer, you may be able to make a claim. An occupier or owner of land has a duty to take reasonable care to keep you safe while you are there.

Failure to take reasonable care could include not clearing up a supermarket spillage, so that you slip on a wet floor, leaving something lying around that you trip over or not making equipment or supplies safe so that they fall on you.

If you are a lawful visitor and you have been injured through failures of the occupier who has control of the premises, you should consider bringing a claim for compensation.

Get expert help to claim occupiers liability compensation

David W Harris & Co are specialist personal injury lawyers in South Wales. We have been bringing successful occupiers liability compensation claims for many years and we have an excellent track record of success in obtaining substantial sums for our clients.

We understand how difficult it is to bring a claim while you are suffering from the effects of your accident and we will do all we can to make the process of making a claim as easy as possible for you.

Our experience with occupiers liability claims

Our occupiers liability lawyers in South Wales have experience across a full range of claims, including the following:

  • Slipping on a floor where there has been a spillage or it is wet from cleaning;
  • Tripping on an uneven pavement or floor
  • Being injured by something that has not been made safe, such as falling building materials
  • Being hurt in a badly maintained play area
  • Being injured because you were unaware of a risk due to a lack of warning signs

We routinely obtain compensation for our clients in the £1,000-£500,000 range, with a recent award for a client amounting to £14 million.

We offer no win no fee occupiers liability claims so that you can bring a case with no risk or upfront cost to you.

Get a free first consultation with our occupiers liability solicitors in South Wales

We offer a free initial consultation so that you can ask us any questions you may have about the claims process. This will help you decide whether you wish to go ahead with a case.

If you would like to talk to one of our occupiers liability claims experts, fill in our simple online enquiry form to book a free initial chat. There is no obligation to you to go ahead with a case unless you want to do so.

Why use David W Harris & Co for your occupiers liability claim?

The reasons our clients choose us to represent them in their compensation case include the following:

  • No win no fee funding for occupiers liability claims
  • Millions of pounds of compensation won for our clients over the past 35 years
  • Our personal injury solicitors are recommended by the sector’s leading bodies:
  • We cover the whole of South Wales with offices in PontypriddTalbot Green and Swansea – home visits can also be arranged if necessary
  • We regularly settle claims out of court, meaning there is no need for a hearing. This is generally quicker, more cost-effective and less stressful than litigation
  • We have a good record of obtaining maximum occupiers liability compensation for our clients

Find out more about our personal injury claims expertise.

Occupiers liability claims fees and funding

Fixed fee occupiers liability claims

A standard low value personal injury claim will have capped legal fees. In a successful claim, these will generally be recovered from the paying party.

If your case involves higher fees, our charges will be made on a sliding scale. We can explain how this works in detail at your initial consultation.

No win no fee occupiers liability claims

Our clients often ask us to represent them on a no win no fee basis in respect of their occupiers liability claim. You may also hear this referred to as a ‘conditional fee agreement’.

There are a number of advantages in bringing a no win no fee occupiers liability claim, including:

  • It will not cost you anything to start a claim
  • No fees are payable until and unless you are awarded compensation
  • If you are not awarded compensation, then you will not owe anything
  • This means that there is no financial risk to you in bringing a claim

You may also be able to use legal expenses insurance attached to your car or home insurance and we can discuss the possibility of this with you.

Common questions about occupiers liability claims

Who can claim occupiers liability compensation?

Any lawful visitor to a premises or public space who has been injured due to the state of the property or failings on the part of the owner or occupier may be able to bring a claim for compensation.

What compensation can you claim under the Occupiers Liability Act 1957?

The amount of your claim will be based on how severe your injuries are and the impact they have had on your life, both now and for the future. Your payment can include compensation for the following:

  • The pain and suffering you have endured
  • Costs of your care, to include therapy and rehabilitation
  • Loss of earnings
  • Loss of opportunities, such as career progression
  • Future care and support
  • Additional expenses, such as payment for adapting your property or the cost of attending medical appointments

Is there a time limit for claiming occupiers liability compensation?

You should start your claim for compensation within three years of the date of the accident. For children, the three-year period starts from their 18th birthday. There is no time limit for bringing a claim on behalf of someone who does not have the mental capacity to bring a claim themselves.

What to do next about starting an occupiers liability claim

To book your free initial consultation with one of our specialist occupiers liability solicitors in PontypriddTalbot Green or Swansea, please get in touch.

Simply use our short online enquiry form to tell us you would like to speak to a member of our personal injury team about a fatal accident claim and we will contact you promptly.