Service Station

Accidents in Service Stations

About Accidents in Service Stations

Service stations are not only good places to rest during a journey, but they are also a good place to grab food and take a well-deserved break. Service stations can vary, with some of them even providing facilities such as hotels to stay in during a long journey. In most instances, longer journeys consist of stopping at a service station for a well-deserved break; to be able to safely rest and carry on with our journey. However, if you experience any injuries at the service station, it can not only harm our trip but cause some long-term serious injuries if more severe accidents occur.

Most common service station accidents

It is essential to keep service stations to the safest possible standard for anyone visiting, whilst providing a good amount of facilities to ensure the satisfaction of the customer who is visiting. If accidents occur, it can have a detrimental impact on someone’s journey and even lead to serious injuries. The most common service station accidents include:

  • Slips trips and falls, when hazards are not taken care of, leading to accidents happening in the service station.
  • Restaurant accidents, on which you can read more about in our “Accidents in restaurant section”.
  • Dangerous machinery leads to severe accidents.
  • Accidents in the car park, caused by dangerous road conditions or mistakes taken care of in a negligent way.

We advise that these are just some accidents that can occur in a service station, therefore we highly recommend that you contact one of our experienced solicitors to help discuss your claim and talk about your compensation.

Duty of Care to visitors

Whoever owns or controls the premises holds a duty of care to the visitors under the Occupiers liability act of 1957. It is the occupier’s responsibility to follow health and safety guidelines to ensure safety around the premises at all times.

Who is meant by the occupier?

  • The owner of the premises
  • The person has exclusive possession of the property
  • A person who has the immediate right to use the property
  • Anyone who has property rights in the property, the manager of an establishment can be the occupier.
  • More than one person can be the occupier.

There is a range of things that the occupier can do to ensure the safety of their visitors, these include:

  • Adhering to health and safety guidelines.
  • Carrying out regular machinery maintenance procedures, to detect any faults and keep the machines running in the safest possible way.
  • Training staff to a good standard to ensure the safety of the visitors.
  • Carrying out any risk assessments to detect any dangers in the workplace and take care of them at a good time and to the highest possible standard.

What should I do if I’ve been hurt in a service station?

If you have been injured or hurt in a service station, we highly advise that you contact one of our experienced solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side now, so you can come out with the highest possible compensation for your case. We advise that all cases require an extent of evidence to help get higher compensation, and the more evidence you can provide the more likely you are to receive higher compensation. Evidence to include:

  • Pictures and videos
  • Access any CCTV footage if you can
  • Witness reports
  • Medical reports

How we can help

Our experienced solicitors in occupier’s liability will help you get the highest compensation for your case; we will help you gather any necessary evidence to help with your case. We will treat your case in the most possible manner, allowing you to feel comfortable sharing your story in the best possible way. If you have experienced an injury on public premises, we highly advise that you talk to one of our experienced solicitors, we will help you determine how much compensation you may get and how long the process will last.

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Get in touch with us now if you would like to be guaranteed the best possible outcome for your case. We will ensure that you come out with the best possible compensation, enabling you to get back to your daily life in no time.

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