Compensation for injuries caused by an uneven path

When it comes to walking down the street, it’s an activity that we all perform on a fairly regular basis. Whether it’s walking to and from work, the gym or you are just out for a leisurely stroll, there are a number of potential hazards that can occur on even the tamest of pavements. Maintaining pavements is a big job and one that councils frequently take very seriously. However from time to time and due to massive budget restraints, in recent years councils have found it increasingly difficult to perform footpath maintenance at the level that they would like and for this reason many problems are starting to occur with existing footpaths.

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Uneven paths are an incredibly common occurrence in society and if you don’t realise that the footpath changes level then you could easily be caught out into a trip or slip. If you have taken a fall in this way through the negligence of the council then you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation. 

How can uneven paths occur?

Uneven paths can come about in a number of ways, but most commonly occur when one area of the footpath degrades at a far quicker rate than the other. Earth changes can also cause the ground to shift and cause cracks in the surface of the tarmac, this in turn can cause one level of footpath to raise above the other and therefore lead to an uneven path. In turn, if left untreated the problem can start to worsen as the ground moves further apart. 

What injuries could I receive?

When it comes to uneven paths there are a number of different injuries that you could receive. Some of the most common include:

  • Head injuries from trips and falls
  • Broken or sprained limbs
  • Cuts, grazes and abrasions.

Who could I claim against?

When it comes to making a claim for an injury received from an uneven path, one of the most common places to start claiming from is the council. As the council is primarily responsible for ensuring that footpaths are constructed to the highest level, it is generally their responsibility to ensure that they are maintained in this way. If they have not performed the required levels of maintenance on the footpath area and this had led to a number of surface issues, including an uneven surface, then you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation. 

What should I do next?

When it comes to making a personal injury claim, the team at Manners Pimblett can help. Working together, we can ensure that your personal injury claim is handle in a professional and efficient manner. Our team have years of experience in the field of personal injury and we can deal with the process simply and effectively.

So if you have been left out of pocket through no fault of your own, contact the Manners Pimblett team today on 0845 077 0772. 

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