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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

    Compensation for accidents in the street


    When you’re walking down the street, whether you’re going to work or off on a night out, the last thing you expect to happen is an accident. Yet accidents in the street have the potential to happen on any street, at any time. Imagine you’re crossing the road when you’re hit by a car? Or perhaps you’re walking under scaffolding when a construction worker drops tools or equipment, which hits you.

    In both the above instances, you could be eligible to make a claim for personal injury compensation, and it could be that if you’ve been injured, you’re eligible too. Just get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline and we’ll be able to tell you if you have a viable claim – or take the 30-second test on our website to see right now how much you could claim.

    What sort of accident occurred?

    Accidents in the street could cover a wide range of accidents, such as:

    • Accidents involving scaffolding – collapsing scaffolding or tools/equipment falling from height
    • Underground explosions caused by a burst water pipe, gas pipe or electrical cables
    • Pavement collapse – usually caused by a structure such as a basement collapsing
    • Slip, trip or fall over a hazard such as uneven pavement or a broken kerb
    • Struck by a vehicle whilst crossing the road, or when a vehicle is reversing
    • Injured by flying debris – for example from a car collision, explosion or other accident

    It’s important to establish who is to blame for your accident – for example, if you were injured after a gas explosion from underground pipes, the gas supplier could be at fault. If scaffolding has collapsed and you’ve suffered crush injuries and broken bones, the scaffolding contractor could be held liable for your accident. We’re here to make sure members of the public are compensated for their pain and suffering, and we’re proud to be endorsed by our patron, TV personality Dame Esther Rantzen. However you have been injured, you can trust us to help you claim compensation – we have years of experience.

    Is claiming the right decision?

    If you’ve been injured and somebody else – such as the gas supplier that was supposed to maintain the pipes or the council who were responsible for keeping the pavement safe – is to blame, you’re entitled to make a claim. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 for confidential advice – there’s no obligation to proceed with a claim and it’s free to call, so what do you have to lose?

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    Date Published: July 27, 2015

    Author: Rob Steen

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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