We are always told that activity is a good way to stay fit and healthy throughout our lives. However, as we get older we may find we cannot do all the same things we always used to when we were younger. Some things may become more difficult or take longer to do, for example. We might also need to be more cautious whenever we are out and about, since a fall can result in more serious injuries than it might have done at a younger age.
The team working at Accident Advice Helpline field a number of calls from people who have experienced pensioner pavement falls. These falls can result in broken bones, severe bruising and facial injuries among other things. If they occur because of a defective pavement, there is a chance that compensation might be in the future for that individual.
The potential severity of pensioner pavement falls
While some pensioners may incur nothing more than bruising after such a fall, it is important to recognise that broken bones can more easily occur when we are older. As such it is often important to get medical assistance whenever such a fall happens. This ensures we will be able to get the proper treatment required in these circumstances.
Recovery can also be difficult, but there is also frustration to contend with. Falling over because of something you did is frustrating enough, but when you fall over because of the condition of the pavement, it may potentially mean someone else was negligent in their duty to ensure that pavement was always in good condition.
Could you claim compensation because of your injuries?
There might be the potential to claim compensation if you can prove your injuries were caused by negligence. While the vast majority of pavements are in very good condition, they do occasionally suffer breaks or uneven paving stones. When this occurs there is the potential for them to be fixed very quickly so they don’t cause a hazard. If this doesn’t happen it could point to negligence.
See if you could make a claim on a no win, no fee* basis simply by calling us at Accident Advice Helpline today. The number is 0800 689 0500 and you could end up benefiting from the years of experience we have in this field. Don’t delay – you are closer to the answers than you think.
Date Published: June 18, 2015
Author: David Brown