Compensation for a fall caused by a loose pavement slab

It is the responsibility of the council or a road authority agency to ensure the standards of the roads are maintained at a high standard, because otherwise pedestrians could risk becoming injured. We are fortunate enough to have some of the best roads and public walks in Europe, but sadly this isn’t always the case and people have been left with serious injuries as a result. If you have had an accident on a public pavement and you have been left requiring medical assistance as a result, then you could be able to make a claim for compensation.

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What instances might I look to claim?

If you believe that you have been the victim of negligence as a result of a loose pavement slab, then making a claim for compensation could be in your best interests. Some common examples where a claim could be made include:

·         Claims against a faulty pavement

·         Claims if you have broken a bone

·         Injuries which involve small children

·         Injuries which involve the elderly

·         Injuries which have been sustained by cyclists.

Who could be at fault in this situation?

There are a number of people who could be at fault if you have been left injured as a result of a loose pavement slab, but the most likely would be either the council or a road authority agency who has failed to ensure the standard of the pavements. If you believe that they have failed to maintain the standards of the roads and as such your health has been put at risk, then you may want to take matters further by making a claim for compensation. It is important to remember however that you must be able to prove their role in the incident.

How can Manners Pimblett help with my claim?

Receiving an injury as a result of a loose pavement slab can be very painful, not to mention negligent on behalf of the local authority and as such you could be entitled to make a claim. Injuring yourself after tripping on a loose pavement could result in you missing out on work and an income for a long period of time, so making a claim could help you recoup any losses. This can be a difficult process, but by seeking professional help from the team at Manners Pimblett then your chances of success could be greatly increased.

So for more information on how the team at Manners Pimblett can help out, simply contact one of our highly qualified team today on 0845 077 0772.

 

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