Claiming compensation for a pothole in a pavement

The road conditions in the UK are among some of the best in Europe, with many roads and public walkways being able to withstand constant use for years. Unfortunately though, this isn’t always the case and you could be left requiring hospital treatment because of the poor standards. Whether you are walking to work or keeping fit by going on a jog, you would expect the surface you walk on to be of an acceptable standard, but you could be left with cuts and grazes and even broken bones if you trip on a pothole.

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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. If the incident was caused by a pothole then you could place the responsibility with a road authority agency for failing to uphold the standards of the pavements. A claim can also be made if the opposite is true too, so if you trip over a bump or a protruding paving stone, then you could be equally at risk of an accident.

What circumstances can a claim be made?

If you have been left needing hospital treatment as a result of a tripping on a pothole, then you could look to seek compensation. There are a number of injuries which can occur as a result of a pothole in a pavement, including:

·         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 be at fault in this situation?

In general, if you find that you have been left with injuries after tripping on a pothole in the pavement then you would look to make a claim against a road authority agency. If you believe that they have been negligent and your health has been put at risk as a result, then you could look to seek compensation from them. An unsafe road surface is unacceptable in the UK; such is the risk that it poses to pedestrians, so if you can prove that their actions have resulted in your injury then you could recoup any damages you have incurred.

How can Manners Pimblett help with my claim?

When it comes to making a claim for compensation, it can be a long and arduous task that requires a lot of commitment on your end in order for it to be a success. If you find that this is something that is too much for you, especially as you are trying to recover from your injuries, then you may wish to seek out professional help. Manners Pimblett has over 20 years’ experience in dealing with claims of this nature and we will do our utmost to ensure that you get the best guidance possible.

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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