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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 mobility scooter falls


    Owning a mobility scooter is a great way to regain your independence and get from A to B if you are affected by limited mobility. Whilst mobility scooters are designed to be safe to operate, mobility scooter falls can happen, and you could be seriously injured if you fall out of your scooter.

    Mobility scooter falls have the potential to happen anywhere, at any time. With around 300,000 mobility scooters in the UK, these scooters are used every day by thousands of people and can reach speeds of 4mph to 8mph.

    This may not sound very fast, but when you consider that there are plenty of hazards in the environment which could cause a mobility scooter to topple over, it’s easy to see how accidents can happen.

    Perhaps you have been thrown from your mobility scooter after it hit a pothole, struck a high kerb or toppled over on uneven pavements or cracked slabs? You could even be injured due to a faulty mobility scooter – for example issues with the steering, brakes or controls could cause the vehicle to come to a sudden stop, and you could fall out.

    It’s not uncommon for those involved in mobility scooter falls to be seriously injured – broken bones are one of the most common injuries, and for many elderly people, these can take a long time to heal.

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    Making a claim

    So, are you eligible to make a claim for compensation after your mobility scooter fall? It really depends on the circumstances of your accident. If it has been caused by an uneven pavement, for example, your local council could be held liable – it’s their job to ensure pavements are in a good state of repair.

    If your scooter has developed a fault, the manufacturer could be held liable for your accident and ordered to pay you compensation. To find out whether you could make a claim for personal injury compensation, it’s a good idea to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after your accident – they’ll be able to offer you advice.

    Accident Advice Helpline is here to help

    If you’ve been injured in a mobility scooter accident, you can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. We’ll be able to tell you whether you have a viable claim and offer you confidential, no-obligation advice.

    If you decide to go ahead with a claim, you can take advantage of our 100 % no win, no fee service, so there’s no need to worry about expensive legal fees.

    It’s good to know somebody’s on your side, and when that somebody is a personal injury lawyers with over 14 years’ industry experience, it’s even better.

    Date Published: April 8, 2015

    Author: Rob Steen

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