Occupier’s Liability and Public Liability Solicitors

Making an occupier’s or public liability claim

At Hart Brown, we have an expert team of specialist Personal Injury solicitors who handle occupier’s and public liability compensation claims.

The Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957 (OLA 1957) is a duty of care on occupiers to ensure that all lawful visitors are reasonably safe for the purpose for which they are on the occupier’s premises. If you are seriously injured on someone else’s property, and it is not your fault, you may have grounds for an occupier’s liability claim. Likewise, if you are injured while using the ‘highways and byways’, you may be entitled to make a public liability claim.

Our personal injury team has dealt with a wide range of cases relating to public liability and occupier’s liability. In fact, Hart Brown Solicitors has been ranked in the Legal 500 over many successive years for our experience and competence in the area of personal injury claims and we are known as a leading firm in our area.

What does a public liability claim involve?

Our dedicated team of personal injury experts have experience in dealing with a wide range of accidents in shops, factories, pubs and restaurants, leisure centres, schools, hospitals and other buildings open to the public. We are here to support you throughout the public liability claim process and help you get the compensation you rightfully deserve.

Expert occupier’s liability and public liability solicitors

Over the years, we have dealt with a broad range of occupier’s liability and public liability claims both in public areas and on private premises.

If you have tripped or slipped while using the roads or pavements, at an early stage you should find out who is responsible for the problem. It is important to determine whether it is the local highway authority or another organisation, for example, a utility company.

If you have suffered an injury as a result of a slip or trip then it is vital to get photographic evidence as soon as possible before any defect is repaired. Our team of occupiers and public liability solicitors will be on hand throughout the whole process to provide you with the support and advice you need. These claims require careful analysis of detailed records by specialist lawyers who are acknowledged as experts in their field and who know what they are looking for.

Discuss your occupier’s liability claim

To speak to a specialist personal injury solicitor who can help with an occupier’s liability compensation claim or a public liability claim, please contact us now by calling 01483 887766, email info@hartbrown.co.uk or start a live chat today.

Who to contact

Gerard Sanders - Head of Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence

Gerard Sanders

Partner, Head of Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence

Gerard Sanders - Head of Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence

Partner, Head of Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence

Gerard Sanders

Gerard qualified with a large regional firm in 1991. Since 1995 he has specialised exclusively on claimant personal injury work. More recently he has focused on complex higher value clinical negligence and personal injury claims, achieving seven figure settlements in personal injury cases involving amputation, multiple orthopaedic injuries and head injuries.

His greatest success has been winning the high profile case of Delaney-v-The Secretary of State for Transport where after almost 9 years of litigation involving two Court of Appeal hearings and an application to the Supreme Court he was finally able to establish that the Motor Insurers’ Bureau Agreement was incompatible with EEC law. As a direct result of the decision in this case the agreement has had to be amended to the benefit of many future victims of uninsured drivers.

Gerard is a member of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel and he appears in the latest Legal 500 rankings in the fields of personal injury and clinical negligence.

Gerard’s other professional qualifications include a Diplome D’Etudes Juridiques Francaises from Strasbourg University.

What do people say about Gerard?

“I have the highest regard for you and your company.” – Dr Philip Steadman , Consultant Psychiatrist.

“He is a pleasure to work with and always gains the absolute best outcome for those who instruct him. He is highly responsive and he has an eye for detail with a sensible overview of the global issues.” – Colin McDevitt, Barrister, 3 Paper Buildings.

“I think that is an excellent outcome!. You have phenomenal negotiation skills. I work with insurers every day and to say the very least they are a challenge!” – client.

“It has been an unbelievably difficult time over the past few years. The decision to have my leg amputated was not particularly easy, nor was the rehabilitation. To do all of that whilst worrying about my case would have quite simply been overwhelming. Having you there meant that I had none of that worry. I have always known as I was in incredibly good hands and that I had nothing to be concerned about… You have made a unfathomably difficult situation immeasurably easier, and I will be forever grateful to you.” – client.

    Mark Wisby- Clinical Negligence

    Mark Wisby

    Senior Associate, Clinical Negligence

    Mark Wisby- Clinical Negligence

    Senior Associate, Clinical Negligence

    Mark Wisby

    Mark is a Senior Associate specialising in clinical negligence and serious injury claims.

    Mark’s role is to investigate allegations of negligence including at inquests to try and get his clients any additional help they may need and to recover for them the compensation they deserve. He guides his clients carefully through the litigation and alternative dispute resolution process always setting out clearly what the options are and which is the best one.

    He has over 30 years’ experience of working for both claimants and defendants including working on secondment for a number of insurers dealing with employers’ liability, public liability, product liability and road traffic accident claims. He has over that time recovered substantial damages for his many clients including over £3 million for one of them.

    Mark is a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives and qualified at the Inns of Court Temple as a solicitor in 2004.

    Mark really listens to what his clients want to achieve and will always tries to ‘go the extra mile’ to secure a successful outcome.

    What do Mark's clients say?

    "...thank you so very much for handling my case and getting me an unexpected outcome even with its complexity! The settlement has afforded me to cut my hours and afford to take early retirement..."

    "A huge thank you for all of your guidance and support. Throughout you have been patient, explaining everything, never offering false hope, always approachable. We can now move forward..."

    "I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you for all the hard work you have done for me... I really appreciate it and wasn't expecting anywhere near the final figure, all due thanks to you!"

    "Thank you for all your efforts in sorting out my personal injury claim... I also thank you for your clear and concise explanation of legal speak which is hard to understand. All of my meetings with you were productive and interesting and you kept me well informed throughout."

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