If you’ve ever been injured when a pavement has collapsed, you’ll know what a frightening experience it can be. The pavement moves underneath you and gives way, often creating a huge hole where there was once solid ground. But what causes a pavement to collapse like this? Often, it’s the result of structural issues in a basement property, but it could also be caused by demolition or maintenance work below ground level which has not been carried out to a safe standard.
The bad news is that collapsed pavement injuries have the potential to be serious, and you may find yourself spending time in hospital for treatment and to recover from your injuries. The good news is that for those injured after a pavement collapse, it may be possible to make a claim for personal injury compensation with Accident Advice Helpline. In fact, you could find out how much compensation you could claim by taking the 30-second test on our website, right now.
What injuries have you suffered?
Collapsed pavement injuries could range from minor cuts, bruises and scratches to more serious, life-changing injuries, including head injuries, facial injuries, broken bones, crush injuries – even the loss of a limb if you are stuck under a pile of rubble. If you fall down a hole in the street after a pavement collapse, you’re at risk of crush injuries from rubble falling into the hole and onto you, and if this happens you could be seriously hurt.
Whoever is responsible for the structural failure or building work which has caused the pavement collapse – such as the owner of the basement which has collapsed or the building site manager – is also responsible for your accident, and you could claim personal injury compensation from them, no matter how minor your injuries are. We’ve helped hundreds of individuals claim compensation after this type of accident, and we’re proud to be endorsed by our patron, TV personality and UK consumer champion Dame Esther Rantzen, for our excellent customer service.
The last thing you need after the shock of your accident is any further stress, and by choosing a reputable, experienced personal injury lawyer, you can make the personal injury claims process as stress-free as possible. With years of industry experience, Accident Advice Helpline is here to help you get the compensation you deserve, so call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500, within three years of your pavement collapse accident and find out how we can help you.
Date Published: July 12, 2015
Author: Rob Steen