Private land injuries may result in a big payout. With no insurance, you may be liable.
- A six-year-old boy who injured his hand on a decorative steel spike after private property trespass and won a payout of 6,500 euros.
- A woman who was hit by cafe umbrella on land owned by Disneyland, triggering seizures, won a $500,000 payout from Disney.
- A man who was walking across private land and was hit by an uninsured car won a payout of 1 million euros.
When it comes to private land injuries, here’s what you need to know:
Private commercial property owners must still follow the Health and Safety Act and maintain a safe environment for any visitors upon their land.
If an individual becomes injured on your private property, then it is the landowner who could find themselves in court facing charges.
A correct insurance policy, such as one that offers public liability, will compensate you if you’re sued for injury or damage to third party property.
Private land claim costs can include…
- General damages: a payout for injuries, pain and suffering.
- Special damages: out of pocket expenses such as not being able to work, vehicle repair, counselling, travel and childcare expenses.
- Ongoing medical expenses and emergency treatment