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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 paving stone


    Hundreds of thousands of pedestrians walk as many miles every day to a variety of destinations in their local areas. While the vast majority complete those journeys safely, some will end up having trips, slips and falls – and not all of them will be their fault. We all know accidents happen and sometimes those accidents are just that – accidents that happen for no particular reason. However there are situations where negligence on the part of another person results in the accident occurring.

    We should reasonably expect our roads and pavements to be kept in good condition by the councils that are responsible for them. For the most part, this is true and they do a good job. However, there are cases where the conditions of the roads and pavements can deteriorate for a variety of reasons. This can potentially occur and if nothing is done in good time, people can end up being injured for tripping on a paving stone. This event can lead to some painful injuries as a trip of this kind can be difficult to compensate for to break your fall in time to prevent injuries from happening.

    Could you claim compensation for this accident?

    Tripping on a paving stone can be painful, as we have already seen. If you have injuries that you suffered because of an uneven or poorly maintained paving stone you do have the opportunity to claim compensation as a result. The best bet is to do this with the help of a professional injury compensation lawyer who has experience in this particular area of law. They will be able to look for evidence that negligence was to blame for letting the accident happen.

    Our team of trained lawyers awaits your call

    With 14 years’ experience to support their professionalism, our team of lawyers has already secured compensation for a variety of individuals just like you. If you call our free enquiry line now, you can speak with one of our friendly team members to see whether you have a good case for compensation too. Call Accident Advice Helpline now or take the fast 30-second online test to get started.

    It is perfectly possible to head out on a normal day and find yourself suffering from injuries as a result of a badly cracked, damaged or uneven paving stone by the end of it. If this sounds familiar, get in touch for more information and no-obligation advice on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.

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    Date Published: July 22, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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