An injury sustained due to a pavement slip can be anything from a small bruise or graze to broken limbs or worse depending on the severity of the slip, trip or fall.
How can a pavement cause a slip injury?
There are several ways in which a slip, trip or fall can occur on a pavement leading to a potential injury claim. However, the most common is when the pavement is either uneven or loose. Other reasons could be as simple as having a slip, trip or fall by tripping over your own feet or a long skirt. Alternatively another person could cause the slip, trip or fall injury.
Who is liable if I sustain a slip injury on a pavement?
This all depends on the reason how and why you slipped. If the concrete is uneven or damaged and this was the cause the council may be at fault depending on where the pavement is. However, if the cause of the slip injury being sustained was down to you, even accidentally, the liability is all yours and a slip, trip or fall claim would not apply in these circumstances. If the fault was a third party then depending on the circumstances they may be liable but this would need to be investigated fully. Whereas, if the pavement is on a private road then the liability would fall to whichever maintenance company manage this road.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have sustained a slip injury within the last three years on a pavement, at work or anywhere else that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm dedicated to getting the slip injury compensation our clients deserve. With years of experience we will make the claims process as simple and stress free as possible. In fact many clients are able to settle their slip, trip or fall claim and many others without having to step foot in court.
To find out more about making a claim for your slip injury or anything else contact Accident Advice Helpline today on Freephone number 0800 689 0500. Alternatively, to see how much your potential claim could be worth, take the simple 30-second compensation calculator test online.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice