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Who is a lawful visitor to the premises?

To be a 'lawful visitor' to the premises, you must be able to show that you have: Actual permission – i.e. you were specifically invited to be on the premises. An example would be if you had a pre-arranged business appointment at the premises. Implied permission – this definition can ...

By |2024-05-16T14:02:18+01:00May 16th, 2024||

What do we mean by premises?

The definition of the word 'premises' for the purposes of bringing an Occupiers Liability Claim is a broad one. It includes land, buildings, vessels, vehicles and aircraft. (Occupiers Liability Act 1957, section 1(2).

By |2024-05-16T14:01:28+01:00May 16th, 2024||

What is an occupier?

For the purposes of the Occupiers Liability Act 1957, an occupier is a person (or 'persons') who wields sufficient control over the premises to be responsible for rectifying any defects in the property that they are aware of or ought to be aware of. Note that we refer to 'person ...

By |2024-05-16T13:59:53+01:00May 16th, 2024||

A farmer’s animals injured me

If you have been injured by a farmer’s animal, you may be entitled to compensation. Whilst the majority of farm animal attack victims are farmworkers themselves, farm animals – most notably cows – have been known to attack members of the public on occasion, with dog walkers reportedly at greatest ...

By |2024-02-16T12:45:25+00:00February 16th, 2024||

I tripped on the ice

If you have been injured after slipping on ice, you may be entitled to compensation if you can prove someone else was to blame. Ice carries an inherent risk of injury from a slip, trip or fall. To succeed in a personal injury claim for an accident involving ice, you ...

By |2024-02-16T12:43:44+00:00February 16th, 2024||

I had an accident caused by faulty traffic lights

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident caused by faulty traffic lights through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to compensation. There are two common situations in which road traffic accidents occur at road junctions or other stretches of road governed by faulty traffic ...

By |2024-02-08T14:33:09+00:00February 8th, 2024||

I fell from a ladder at work

If you have fallen from a ladder at work and your employer was fully or even partly to blame, there’s a good chance you are entitled to claim compensation. Employers are legally obliged to keep you safe at work, including taking all reasonable precautions against you having an accident. Working ...

By |2024-02-08T14:32:18+00:00February 8th, 2024||
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