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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Can I claim if I fall down a manhole?

    Can I claim if I fall down a manhole?

    If you fall down a manhole you could suffer significant injuries as a result. We can advise whether you could be entitled to receive financial compensation for your injuries. Suffering serious personal injuries that were not your own fault can be stressful, potentially very costly and they can have a lasting impact on your life. You may have been left with a significant psychological or physical trauma, which could have led to high medical fees or a loss of earnings, if you had to take time off work as a result of falling down a manhole. Your falling down a manhole accident could have been caused by another’s negligence or lack of precaution. If somebody else caused your accident, it happened in the last three years and you had to seek medical help after it, you could potentially claim financial compensation for it.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    Get free, personal injury advice by calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. One of our expert call advisors will go through the details of your accident  and should be able to tell you within a few minutes if you have a potential claim for compensation and what it could be worth. Accident Advice Helpline was set up in 2000 to help those with relatively little or no legal experience, to claim compensation for personal injuries caused by others.

    Personal injury compensation

    Falling down a manhole can be highly unpleasant, even very dangerous. You may not have been aware of any risks walking down the road just before your accident. In fact, this lack of awareness may have been the result of another’s negligence. An uncovered manhole needs to be clearly marked with signs and a barrier by the people working in it. If this was not the case, your claim for financial compensation is more likely to be successful. Perhaps you walked over a faulty manhole, which should have been replaced a long time before, or which was knowingly left in its place despite its obvious faults. You may have been pushed down a manhole intentionally by somebody you passed in the street or who did not pay enough attention to his or her own movements. If your accident falling down a manhole was not caused by yourself, happened in the last three years and meant you had to seek medical help, call Accident Advice Helpline today to check what your claim could be worth.

    Date Published: May 4, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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