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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 injuries from exploding manholes

    Exploding manholes may not sound that common, but a quick Google search reveals that there are actually a fair number of these accidents in the UK every year. Injuries from exploding manholes can be incredibly serious, even fatal, and if you’ve been hurt by a manhole cover, Accident Advice Helpline has the knowledge and experience to help you claim personal injury compensation.

    Whether you have sustained minor injuries or someone you love has been killed after an underground explosion, we can help you make a claim, provided it has been three years or less since your accident. We have a great track record of helping people since we were established in 2000 and we’re highly recommended by our patron, Dame Esther Rantzen, who you may recognise from TV.

    What injuries have you suffered?

    Exploding manholes can be caused by gas, electricity or sewage leaks or even a burst water main and the weight of these manhole covers can cause serious injuries, such as:

    • Head injuries
    • Facial injuries
    • Bruising
    • Lacerations
    • Broken bones
    • Cracked ribs or other injuries caused after being struck by a manhole cover
    • Burns – for example if hot water or steam shoots from the exposed manhole

    You could even suffer damage to your property – a manhole cover could break a window or fly through the windscreen of your car, causing a collision that could lead to serious injuries. With years of experience handling personal injury claims, our team of expert advisors will take all this into account when offering you confidential, no-obligation advice, and you could receive a substantial settlement in compensation for your injuries.

    Who’s to blame?

    Our professional personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee** basis and we’ll be able to establish who is to blame for your accident. If the manhole explosion occurred because of a gas or electricity leak, the electricity supplier for the area could be held liable, whilst if it was a water main that burst, it could be the water board who are responsible for your injuries. We’ll support you throughout the claims process and help you get the compensation you deserve, however you’ve been injured.

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    Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 to find out more about how we can help you – it’s free to call and there is no obligation to proceed with a personal injury claim. You deserve to be compensated for an accident that wasn’t your fault, so get in touch now.

    Date Published: July 27, 2015

    Author: Rob Steen

    Category: Accident in a public place

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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