Slips, trips and falls in wintry conditions are amongst the most common reasons to make a personal injury claim in the UK. A slip on ice could easily lead to serious injury, with elderly people particularly vulnerable to multiple fractures that could result in long-term damage. Even a minor injury such as a sprain or fracture could result in taking time off work and loss of earnings.
So if you’ve been injured after slipping on an icy pavement or walkway, claiming icy pavement fall compensation could be an option that’s open to you, if somebody else is to blame for your accident. Since 2000, Accident Advice Helpline has helped hundreds of customers claim the icy pavement fall compensation they deserve – and you could be next.
What causes accidents?
Your local council is responsible for maintaining public pavement and walkways to a safe standard – that includes keeping them clear in icy conditions. If you slip near a supermarket, school, shop or other place of business, the owner of the premises could be held liable for your injuries. The Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957 states that business owners ‘have a legal duty to ensure that reasonable steps are taken to protect visitor that are on their premises.’ This extends to removing hazards caused by icy conditions or snow, such as clearing paths. If the business has failed in its duty and you’re injured as a result, you could make a personal injury claim on a 100% no win, no fee* basis with Accident Advice Helpline.
Injuries sustained from a fall on an icy pavement could range from a sprained wrist or ankle and bruises to fractures and serious head injuries which could affect the rest of your life. You’re entitled to make a personal injury claim if somebody else is at fault, and there’s a three-year time limit in place for all claims.
Compensation claims for an icy pavement accident
Making a claim doesn’t have to be a daunting process – as with all personal injury claims, you’ll need to prove that your injury was a result of somebody else’s negligence, but our team of lawyers will help you gather evidence in support of your claim. Just call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 today if you’re ready to get on with your life after your accident. Our personal injury advisors are waiting to offer you confidential, no-obligation advice and help you with your claim.
Date Published: November 7, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton