Claims for injuries caused by potholes on public roads

The UK is known for setting high standards when it comes to the welfare of its people, especially when compared to the rest of Europe, so it is expected that our public roads and pavements are in an acceptable state. Sadly though, mistakes can happen through the negligence of either an individual or a company and you could be left to suffer the consequences. If you have been injured as a result of a pothole on a public road it can be a very painful situation which may require you to miss work and stay in hospital.

It is the responsibility of the council or a road authority agency to ensure that our public roads are safe for pedestrians and if you believe that this has not been the case, then you could look into making a claim. A successful claim could help you through the recovery process as you could also recuperate any losses that you have incurred such as hospital fees or loss of earnings.


Where might I look to make a claim?

If you have been injured on a public road as a result of a pothole then you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Some examples of where you may wish to make a claim include:

·         Claims against a negligent road authority agency

·         Claims if you have damaged muscle/ligaments

·         Claims if you have broken a bone

·         Claims if you have been left concussed

·         Claims if you have been left brain damaged

Who could I look to make a claim against?

If you have sustained an injury through tripping on a pothole while walking down a public road then you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation. A pothole can be a very dangerous situation for you and many others who use public roads and as such they should be kept at a certain standard before they are deemed safe for use. If you are looking to make a claim then there are a number of people who could be at fault, whether it is the council or a construction company that has inadequately safeguarded the location.

How can Manners Pimblett help with my claim?

Making a claim for compensation can be a long and arduous task, so if you are still recovering from your injury it can be quite demanding for you to make a successful case. In situations like this it is advised that you seek out the help of professionals and here at Manners Pimblett we have some of the best individuals in the business. With over 20 years’ experience in dealing with cases such as this, we can work alongside you to ensure that you get the compensation you are entitled too, which is a promise we give to all of our clients.

If you are in need of professional advice, then why not get in touch with the team at Manners Pimblett and see what we can do for you? Simply contact us today on 0845 077 0772.


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