We all use pavements on almost a daily basis, but we rarely get into any trouble doing so. By trouble we mean the chance of falling over and hurting ourselves because of some issue with the pavement itself.
Pavement fall compensation has been paid to many people over the years, although this still represents but a tiny percentage of everyone in the country today. When you think about it, there is very little chance of anyone suffering a trip or fall to any degree while out and about. The condition of the pavements throughout the UK is generally very good indeed. The local councils are responsible for ensuring they are in good condition and receive maintenance whenever it is required.
Why do accidents happen?
There are of course incidents that may occur where someone might be hurt because they are walking along a pavement. The most obvious things that might happen include tripping over a paving stone that is raised above the level it should be at, or falling over because a paving stone is very loose and causes you to lose your balance as you walk over it.
Accident Advice Helpline deals with many different claims of this nature on a fairly regular basis. There are times when we can identify negligence as having caused an accident of this kind, and in this case there could be a strong argument to make to win compensation for the person who had the accident.
How might you be injured?
Any kind of fall can incur all manner of injuries. A lot depends on how you fall and whether or not you are able to break your fall in any way. For example if you cannot put your hands out to break your fall you might hit your head, causing a more serious injury as a result. You might also crack one or both knees as you fall, or end up breaking one or more bones.
If this reminds you of something that has happened to you within the last three years, you should call us at Accident Advice Helpline to find out where you stand. You might find you could claim pavement fall compensation depending on your circumstances. Call now on 0800 689 0500 – the call is free and you can receive no-obligation advice as well, to help you make your case.