Tripping on a pavement can result in various injuries which can be extremely painful and debilitating, from sprains and broken bones to concussions and spinal injuries. If you have tripped on a pavement and were left injured as a result, it is perfectly understandable that you may feel entitled to some form of compensation. Whether or not you will be entitled to claim personal injury compensation depends on a few factors.
Am I eligible for personal injury compensation after tripping on a pavement?
If you have fallen on a pavement on a publicly maintained road then you may well be entitled to compensation, but this is only the case if the pavement hasn’t been properly maintained and isn’t under any form of maintenance by another company such as British Gas or BT. If the pavement is in a good condition and you have tripped anyway, it is unlikely that your fall was due to the negligence of the council. If you have tripped because another company was working on the pavement and had poorly signposted their work or failed to provide pedestrians with a viable alternative route, then you may be able to claim compensation from the company which was doing the work.
If you are able to do so, take a photograph of the piece of pavement over which you tripped and take down the details of any witnesses. Your medical records will also serve as evidence in a court case.
How to claim personal injury compensation from the council
If you’re considering making a claim for personal injury compensation, call our experts here at Accident Advice Helpline for advice. They’ll be able to tell you if it is likely that your fall was due to someone else’s negligence, who you should claim from, what the claim procedure is and how much compensation you could potentially receive.
We are proud to have helped many accident victims to successfully claim the compensation to which they are legally entitled over the years, all on a no win no fee* basis. Our patron, TV personality and consumer champion Esther Rantzen, fully believes that everyone should have access to justice. For a very quick guide to your possible eligibility, simply enter your details into our 30-second online claim calculator.
Once you are ready to make your claim for personal injury compensation, give us a call for free on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.