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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 falling in a pothole


    We are all aware of potholes and the potential hazards they can bring forth to all road users, not to mention any pedestrians who may be crossing the roads at any time. Some potholes are relatively small but if they are not dealt with and filled they can soon become larger and potentially become a more serious hazard as well.

    The vast majority of councils work hard to identify and fill potholes as and when they become aware of them. They also often ask local people to report potholes so they know where they are and which ones are in most need of being repaired first.

    Falling in a pothole is not a pleasant experience and can potentially result in some nasty injuries. It can be easy to step in one and turn your ankle over, causing you to fall to the ground as a result. This in turn can potentially create the chance for more injuries to occur. Some cyclists have also hit potholes as they have been cycling along, an experience that often leads them to fall off their bikes. As you can imagine, this is not a pleasant experience either.

    How bad could injuries sustained like this be?

    It all depends on the nature of the injury. Thankfully most people will avoid potholes and won’t receive any injuries even if they do trip over them. However, falling in a pothole can result in cuts, bruises and the potential to tear ligaments and break bones, depending on the severity of the individual fall. As you can imagine, serious injuries can mean the individual has to take time off work and has to have medical treatment as well. Needless to say any such incident can have a knock-on effect for the person concerned.

    Seek professional no-obligation advice if you have had an accident like this

    You have three years from the time your accident occurred to be able to seek compensation. Here at Accident Advice Helpline we can provide you with a free 24/7 enquiry line to call if you’ve been in a similar situation. Make sure you get the advice you need – it won’t cost you anything and we could potentially help with a no win, no fee compensation claim as well. Call us now on 0800 689 0500 and make sure you get some answers right here and now.

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    Date Published: February 6, 2015

    Author: David Brown

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