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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

    Claiming compensation for a pavement fall

    Tripping and falling on pavement may not sound like the most dangerous thing in the world, but it depends how old you are, and how you fall.

    If you land awkwardly, you could sustain serious injuries – here are just a few examples of the types of injuries you could sustain:

    • Cuts and bruises
    • Broken bones, such as a broken hip or leg
    • Torn muscles or ligaments
    • Head injury

    If you have tripped on a loose paving slab or hazard on the pavement, or caught your shoe in a crack or hole, you may be considering claiming compensation for a pavement fall. The council in your area has a duty to maintain pavements to a certain standard to ensure the public stay safe, and if that hasn’t happened, they could be held liable for your accident. The best way to find out if you are eligible to make a claim is to get in touch with a personal injury lawyer.

    Could you make a claim?

    Claiming compensation for a pavement fall isn’t that complex. If somebody else’s negligence has led to your fall and subsequent injury, you could be entitled to make a claim. The amount of compensation you’ll receive takes three things into account:

    • Your pain and suffering – the extent of your injuries and their effect on your life
    • Any loss of earnings, such as time off work to recover, or being unable to return to work
    • Medical costs incurred, including prescription costs

    It’s worth contacting a personal injury lawyer to find out whether you have a viable claim, if you’ve been injured, but remember that there is a three year time limit in place, when making a claim for personal injury compensation.

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    Accident Advice Helpline to the rescue

    We don’t like to sit back and see people miss out on the compensation they deserve – here at Accident Advice Helpline we will work on your behalf to ensure we get you a settlement that covers your loss of earnings, medical costs and pain and suffering.

    We’ve made the claims process as simple as possible – we offer confidential, no-obligation advice and a 100% no win, no fee* service. You can relax knowing that not only are we hugely experienced in such claims, but we’re also backed by our patron, TV personality Esther Rantzen. Plus it’s free to call our helpline and we are open 24/7.

    Date Published: November 16, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Category: Slips, Trips and Falls Claims

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.