How much could you claim?

Find out in 30 seconds...
Injured in the last 3 years?
Was the accident your fault?
Did you receive medical attention?
Please tell us where you were injured
  • Please enter your full name
  • Please enter a valid name
  • Please enter your telephone number
  • Please enter a valid telephone number
  • **Required

    "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 being hit by a parking barrier

    Compensation for being hit by a parking barrier

    Most of us don’t give a second thought to parking barriers. They are there to manage the safe flow of traffic into and out of areas such as car parks. They can also prevent cars from using restricted areas when they are not entitled to do so. For example a workplace may have a restricted car park intended only to be used by the people who work there. No one else may use it and thus the parking barriers are in place to ensure this rule is enforced.

    In every case however, the parking barriers should be in good condition and be maintained in a proper manner on a regular basis. This will help to ensure no one is in any danger of being hit by a parking barrier. This may occur when they are parking their car, driving under a raised barrier or otherwise in the vicinity. If someone is hit by a parking barrier they may incur nasty injuries. This could potentially happen if someone is standing nearby or if they are in their car when the barrier hits it. This doesn’t happen often, thankfully, due to good care being taken by owners of such barriers.

    Are these barriers generally potentially dangerous?

    No – it should be remembered the vast majority of such barriers are perfectly safe and are used in the proper manner. As such they are rarely involved in incidents whereby a car is damaged or a person is injured. However if they are not properly controlled, managed, maintained or otherwise used, they may present a potential risk to anyone in the nearby area. If such injuries are due to negligence by another individual, the injured party may not be at fault at all.

    Could we discover if someone else is at fault for your accident?

    If you are recovering from an injury that has been caused in this way, you should make sure you have a good chance to find out whether you can make a no win, no fee** claim. Compensation might go a long way to helping you recover. Call Accident Advice Helpline to get the answers you need today. We’re here to answer your call on 0800 689 0500 right now. With our help you may find a professional injury compensation lawyer to take on your no win, no fee* case so get in touch today.

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading name of Slater and Gordon UK Limited, a company registered in England & Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 125 446 327, registered office 50/52 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1HL and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for insurance mediation activity.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.