A Guide To Potential Public Liability Claims Payouts

This guide will look at the process through which public liability claims payouts can be valued. If you’ve been injured at work because of a breach of duty of care, you could be entitled to claim compensation.

Public Liability Claims Payouts

A Guide To Public Liability Claims Payouts

We will discuss the eligibility criteria you must satisfy in order to make a public liability claim. This guide will also provide examples of how you could suffer an injury due to third-party negligence and evidence you could gather to support your public liability claim.

To conclude, this guide will examine how a claimant could benefit from instructing a legal professional working on a No Win No Fee basis. Contact our team of advisors today to find out if you can make a public liability claim with a solicitor from our panel in one of the ways set out below: 

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  1. Public Liability Claims Payouts – Potential Compensation You Could Receive
  2. Eligibility Criteria In A Public Liability Claim
  3. Potential Public Liability Claim Examples
  4. What Evidence Could Influence Public Liability Claim Payouts?
  5. How Could Our Panel Of No Win No Fee Solicitors Help You?
  6. Read More About Claiming Public Injury Compensation

Public Liability Claims Payouts – Potential Compensation You Could Receive

In this section of the guide, we will look at public liability claims payouts in more detail. You could be awarded up to two heads of claim in successful public liability case settlements. The first is known as general damages, compensating you for the pain and suffering caused by your injuries. The amount you’re awarded will be based upon several factors, including:

  • The way your injuries have impacted your quality of life
  • The severity of the injuries you’ve suffered
  • How long it takes you to make a recovery

A document called the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG) could be utilised to help work out how much your public liability claim could be worth. The JCG provides valuation brackets for different types of injuries. The JCG could also be compared to your medical reports.

Although we cannot guarantee the compensation you will be awarded, due to the circumstances in each case differing, below you will find a table of guidance figures for different injuries extracted from the JCG.

Compensation Table

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Injury Severity Compensation Notes
Back Severe (i) £91,090 to £160,980 Damage to spinal cord and nerve roots, leading to severe pain and disability with incomplete paralysis.
Moderate (ii) £12,510 to £27,760 Disturbance of ligaments and muscles, giving rise to backache.
Brain Moderate (ii) £90,720 to £150,110 Intellectual deficit that is moderate to modest with the ability to work reduced greatly or removed all together.
Minor £2,210 to £12,770 Brain damage in these circumstances is minimal. The amount awarded will depend on factors like the severity of your injuries and the recovery time.
Neck Severe (ii) £65,740 to £130,930 Serious fractures or damage to cervical spine, leading to disabilities of considerable severity, like a substantial loss of neck movement and function in one or more limbs.
Moderate (i) £24,990 to £38,490 Fractures or dislocations causing immediate severe symptoms and may require spinal fusion.
Hand Serious £29,000 to £61,910 Reducing the hand to around 50 per cent capacity, resulting in reduction of grip and dexterity.
Moderate £5,720 to £13,280 Injuries including crushes, penetrative wounds and soft tissue damage.
Ankle Severe £31,310 to £50,060 Requiring an extensive period of treatment, potentially including pins and plates being inserted. Because of this, there will be significant residual disability, including instability and severe limitations on the ability to walk.
Moderate £13,740 to £26,590 Fractures, ligament tears and similar, leading to less serious disabilities like difficulty walking on uneven ground and awkwardness on stairs.

Claiming Special Damages In A Public Injury Claim

The second head of claim you could receive is called special damages. This compensates you for any reasonable losses you have incurred in the past and will in the future due to third-party negligence. Keeping evidence of your losses is useful to ensure your settlement is valued accurately.

Some examples of the evidence you could provide include:

  • Payslips
  • Receipts
  • Invoices

You can contact us with any questions about public liability claims payouts. Also, if your case is eligible, a solicitor from our panel could help you gather this evidence as part of their service. To find out the validity of your personal injury claim, contact our team of advisors now.

Eligibility Criteria In A Public Liability Claim

To receive public liability claims payouts, claimants must satisfy the eligibility criteria and show that third-party negligence caused the accident. Under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957, parties in control of premises have a duty to take steps to ensure the reasonable safety of visitors using the space for the intended purpose. 

In circumstances where the controlling party fails to uphold their legally obligated duty of care, and you’re injured, you might be able to claim personal injury compensation. To make a public liability claim, you must be able to show that:

  • You were owed a duty of care
  • A breach of this duty happened
  • This breach caused you to suffer an injury

If you would like to know if you have solid grounds to make a public liability claim, contact our team of advisors. They will provide a free consultation and may offer to pass you over to a solicitor from our panel if your case is eligible.

Potential Public Liability Claim Examples

There are many situations where public liability claims payouts could be relevant. Below, we provide examples of when a controlling party could be negligent.

Contact our team of advisors now to find out if your circumstances could make you eligible to pursue public liability compensation.

What Evidence Could Influence Public Liability Claim Payouts?

Public liability claims payouts may be awarded if claimants can provide evidence that they were injured by a breach of duty of care. Following an accident, you should seek medical attention when possible, as it ensures you receive the treatment you require and generates medical records you could use as evidence.

Other examples of evidence you may want to supply include:

  • CCTV footage
  • Witness contact details
  • Photographs of the accident site and your injuries
  • Diary records of your treatments and symptoms 
  • Diagrams of how the accident occurred

A solicitor from our panel could build an evidence portfolio to support your case if you have an eligible public liability claim. For an assessment of the validity of your case, contact our team of advisors.

How Could Our Panel Of No Win No Fee Solicitors Help You?

Working with a No Win No Fee solicitor may help your personal injury claim run smoothly. One of the solicitors from our panel could offer you a type called a Conditional Fee Agreement. This means that:

  • You wouldn’t have to pay any legal fees upfront to begin working with them
  • No ongoing legal costs would be required to keep your file progressing
  • If your claim didn’t succeed, you wouldn’t have to pay for the legal services they provided you with 
  • If your claim won, the legal professional would take a success fee, which is only a small, legally capped percentage of your award.

Our panel of experienced solicitors offer this type of agreement. They only agree to work with clients if they feel their case has a good chance of success.

To learn more about public liability claims payouts and the validity of your personal injury claim, contact our team of advisors now. You can contact them today by:

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