Graham Coffey & Co. Solicitors handles a variety of premises liability claims in Manchester and the surrounding areas. If you are wondering whether you have a claim, we welcome you to call our office to discuss your case.
Occupier Liability and Slip-And-Fall Claims
Property owners and managers have a duty to exercise reasonable care to keep their premises clear of hazards that might injure a visitor with good cause to be there. People injured in shops, restaurants, pubs or other privately owned places may pursue an occupier liability claim. Council and highway authorities may be held similarly responsible for injuries caused by their failure to maintain sidewalks, roadways and other public spots. Stumbling on uneven surfaces and/or falling on slippery surfaces are common accidents.
Injuries to Tenants
Landlords have a duty to their tenants to properly maintain their rentals and promptly repair any defects on their property to prevent injury to tenants from fire and other hazards. A landlord may be liable to injured tenants for failing to take the proper measures to protect the tenants from harm.
Factors to Consider in Property Liability Claims
When evaluating a compensation claim, the court will weigh the following considerations:
- How visible the hazard was and what were the lighting conditions
- Whether any warning signs were present
- Was the defect known
- How long the defect was present
- The age of the injured party
- Whether the injured person was legally on the premise