You’re walking along the pavement one minute then lying on your back in a hole the next – what’s happened? Falling into a pavement hole could happen to anyone, at any time and is usually the result of a structural collapse at basement level, beneath the street. Refurbishment or demolition work, or just failure to maintain a building’s structure at basement level, could cause a collapse which results in a hole opening up in the pavement. As you can imagine, falling into a pavement hole could cause serious injuries and you may be able to make a claim for personal injury claim if this has happened to you.
Making a claim – next steps
You’ll need the services of a personal injury lawyer if you’ve suffered injuries after falling into a pavement hole, and Accident Advice Helpline can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call for confidential no-obligation advice from our personal injury advisors, or take the 30-second test on our website, to find out how much you could claim. An accident involving a pavement hole could leave you suffering from broken bones, a head injury or even severe crush injuries caused by falling rubble, and some of these injuries could be life-threatening.
Whether you have needed time off work after your accident to recover (suffering from loss of earnings) or have been left suffering from chronic pain after your injuries, we can help. Our personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, so even if your accident has affected you financially, our services are affordable. Plus, with years of experience handling personal injury claims, you know you can trust us to get you the compensation you deserve.
Who’s to blame?
If a basement collapse has caused your pavement hole accident, the owner of the building could be held liable, as it’s their job to ensure their property is maintained and structurally safe. If you have suffered a fall into a hole made by council workers – for example whilst roadworks are taking place – you could claim compensation against your local council. Either way, the accident wasn’t your fault, and you’re entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation, so call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 today.
It’s free to call and the claims process is usually straightforward, so it’s unlikely you’ll need to go to court, as most claims can be processed in full over the phone.
Date Published: July 12, 2015
Author: Rob Steen