The owners of public premises are required by law to keep you and other visitors safe. This means they must follow health and safety regulations put in place to keep the chances of accidents happening to a minimum.
This could include cleaning up spillages as quickly as possible and signposting when the floor is wet, keeping walkways clear of obstacles and ensuring the area is lit well enough to avoid accidents.
Likewise, the local authorities or Highways Agency are responsible for making sure public pavements and walkways are well maintained and safe to use. If the pavement has become cracked or there are loose paving slabs, then this can cause trips or falls leading to painful injuries.
If the owner or local authority failed in their duty of care, then you may be able to make a personal injury claim to help you with your recovery and to make sure you’re not left out of pocket because of your injury.