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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 tripping on a dangerous pothole


    While all the councils throughout the UK have budgets to cope with repairing potholes in roads and pavements, there is still a potential that exists for accidents to occur in ones that have not yet been repaired. Thankfully very few people trip or fall when encountering an unexpected pothole, but there is the potential for this type of accident to occur in some circumstances.

    A dangerous pothole could be deemed to be one that is particularly large in size, or perhaps one that has quite a significant depth to it. As a pedestrian you may not think you are at particular risk of tripping over a pothole. However, you will have to cross the road from time to time and you may even encounter one if you are getting into or out of your car. As such there is still a potential there to have an accident that involves a pothole of a reasonable size.

    Of course most of us try to keep our eyes open for any hazards that might be present in our immediate vicinity. However, it may not always be easy to watch for such hazards.

    What might happen if a person ends up tripping on a dangerous pothole?

    All kinds of factors can potentially play a role in the outcome of such a trip or fall. For example, some people may fall as a result of tripping in the pothole. Others may be able to save themselves from falling, preventing more serious injuries as a result. Anyone who is elderly or frailer than the average person might sustain an injury more easily than someone else, which is something to be aware of. There may potentially be cases where broken bones, torn ligaments or other more involved injuries may be experienced.

    Contact Accident Advice Helpline today if you think you might have a chance to make a claim

    Here at Accident Advice Helpline we can provide no-obligation advice if you have tripped over a pothole within the last three years. Regardless of what happened, we can determine the facts and see whether there is evidence of negligence that might support your case. If we can support you, we can provide a chance to start a no win, no fee* case that seeks compensation for any injuries you suffered. Take the 30-second online test today or call on 0800 689 0500 to see whether this might be a possibility for you.

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    Date Published: February 6, 2015

    Author: David Brown

    Category: Slips, Trips and Falls Claims

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