Shopping on the high street isn’t necessarily where you’ll find the best bargains nowadays, but the local high street is still usually seething on the weekends when people meet their friends for lunch or a coffee or check out the latest fashions in their favourite stores.
When you’re busy shopping, being involved in an accident is probably the last thing on your mind. So it may come as a surprise to you that high street trips and falls are actually surprisingly common.
In fact, here at Accident Advice Helpline we have helped hundreds of customers claim personal injury compensation for high street trips and falls since 2000 and we could help you too – on a 100% no win, no fee basis.
What’s caused your trip?
Tripping over after one glass of wine too many isn’t likely to win you a personal injury settlement, but if your accident has been caused by somebody else’s negligence, you could make a claim for compensation. Here are some of the claims we have dealt with over the last 15 years:
- Tripping on a cracked paving stone
- Falling after catching your heel on a broken kerb
- Trips caused by loose paving
- Potholes leading to a trip and fall
- Hazards left in the street such as workmen’s tools or an open manhole cover
- Falling in or out of a shop – caused by broken/loose steps or flooring
If your accident has occurred on a shop’s premises, such as falling out of a shop onto the high street, the shop owner could be responsible for your injuries, whether you have suffered a serious head injury or twisted your ankle. However if you’ve been injured on the high street itself, the local council could be at fault.
It’s their responsibility to ensure that pavements and roads in their area are maintained to a safe standard, so if a cracked paving stone or pothole has led to your injuries, get in touch with us to see if you could make a claim – make sure you don’t wait too long as there’s a three-year time limit in place.
How much compensation will you get?
There’s no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to compensation settlements, but your damages will take into account your pain and suffering as well as any financial losses – for example if you’ve taken time off work and lost earnings, this will be accounted for.
Why not give Accident Advice Helpline’s expert team of advisers a call today on 0800 689 0500 and find out more about how we can help you claim the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: September 1, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton