Is it Possible to Claim Compensation for Slipping on Public Footpath

Is it possible to claim compensation for slipping on a public footpath?

Slips and trips on public footpaths can be devastating. Thousands of people in the UK every year trip over poorly maintained pavements and suffer painful and debilitating injuries. 

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Common causes for people slipping are: uneven surfaces; loose paving stones; holes in the ground; and protruding edges. 
As well as the pain and humiliation suffered, there may be long term health problems that can affect your quality of life, earnings and work prospects.  
If you have suffered a slip or trip on a public footpath because it has not been maintained, then you may be entitled for financial compensation. It is important not to delay when claiming for injuries sustained through a trip that was not your fault
Contact us now at Manners Pimblett and we will assess your prospects for success with complete confidentiality .

Why may I be entitled to financial compensation?

Your local Council is responsible for ensuring public footpaths or pavements are safe for you to use. It is unfortunate that pavements are often not kept to a satisfactory standard. It is negligent when you suffer physical injury and financial loss due to your local Council’s lack of care in ensuring the footpaths are not dangerous.
Slips in public can be wrongly considered by some people as not being a serious accident. However we at Manners Pimblett are experts in this area and we are fully aware of the severe and painful consequences these accidents can cause.

What should I do if I suffer a trip or fall in public?

If you slip on a public pathway and suffer an injury and it is not your fault it is important for you to do the following:
  • Get medical help for your injury.
  • Take a photo of the defective pathway, or ask a friend or family member to do so.
  • Ask any witnesses for a description of your accident, or get their details and permission to contact them at a later point.

Why should I take this action?

Your local Council may deny that they are responsible and if this happens your case may become very complicated. It is important that you seek professional expert advice and there is clear proof that the slip was not your fault. We at Manners Pimblett are on your side and our experts are ready to help you win the compensation you deserve.  
Call us now on 0845 077 0772 or complete our online claim form, for advice with NO OBLIGATION.
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