Every year people suffer injuries from poorly maintained pavements and footpaths. Many of these accidents can be avoided through proper upkeep by your local authority or council. If you’ve suffered an injury from an accident on a pavement, our expert solicitors could help you claim compensation.
Can You Claim Compensation For A Pavement Injury?
Our solicitors could help you make a pavement injury claim if your accident happened due to the council’s negligence.
We’ve helped many people claim compensation following trips and falls on pavements that were caused by:
Raised slabs or uneven paving
Damaged or missing utility covers
Protruding tree roots
Poor street lighting
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury caused by a pavement defect we could help. We’ll arrange a free initial consultation where we’ll discuss how we could take your claim forward and get you the compensation you deserve.
Who Is Responsible For Keeping Pavements Safe?
In the UK, the county council is usually responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of pavements and public footpaths.
Our solicitors can identify the council responsible for maintaining the pavement where your accident took place. We’ll gather evidence to support your claim to help prove the council or local authority didn’t follow correct inspection and maintenance plans. Providing us with photos of the defect that caused your accident is a good way to help us challenge the local authority.
Rest assured our team have the experience needed to claim compensation from local authorities and we’ll make sure your compensation covers all your needs.
How Can You Help Your Claim?
If you’ve suffered an injury from an accident on a poorly maintained pavement it’s likely the defect will be repaired. It’s important to record what happened and make a claim as soon as possible to give your case the best chance of success.
You can help by:
Taking photographs of the defect on the pavement where the injury happened
Taking measurements of the defect
Collecting names and addresses from any witnesses
Give us the police incident number (if the police were involved)
How Long Do I Have To Make A Claim?
You usually have three years from when your accident happened to make a claim. However, it’s best to start your claim as soon as possible as this makes it much easier to gather the necessary supporting evidence.
There are some exceptions to this three year rule. If your child has suffered an injury from an accident caused by a pavement, you have until they are 18 to make a claim. Once they are 18, they will have three years to make a claim.
There’s no time limit if you need to make a claim on behalf of someone without the mental capacity to make a claim themselves.
No Win No Fee Claims
Most of the pavement injury claims we handle are on a no win no fee basis. This means you’ll only pay anything if your claim is successful. In this case most of your legal fees will be covered by your opponent and any remaining fees will be paid out of your compensation. If your case in unsuccessful you won’t pay anything.*
Why Choose Us?
Our dedicated team of personal injury solicitors is one of the largest in the UK. We’ve helped many people make successful claims against their council or local authority.
In the past two years we’ve helped our personal injury clients claim over £1 billion in compensation. Our lawyers understand how frustrating and traumatic an injury can be and we’ll support you throughout the claims process.
Contact us online or call 0800 056 4110 to arrange an initial free consultation to discuss your claim.
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