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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."

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    Health and Safety News

    Council pays out over £50,000 to victims of Andover pavement falls

    By David Brown on May 11, 2015

    Those injured in Andover pavement falls have received a total of £49,635.50 in compensation, a Freedom of Information Request has revealed. Andover pavement falls caused by deteriorating pavements in the area led to the high payouts between October 2013 and October 2014 – a figure that’s £20,000 more than the total for Romsey.

    This payout was for 4 separate incidents caused by various pavement defects including cracked steps, a defective kerb and uneven surface. 55-year-old Richard Kidd, a local resident, expressed his concerns about the town’s paving, “If the problem had been remedied then people would not have to be paid off and they wouldn’t need NHS treatment, which is also costing national government. It could be even worse because there are people out there who have fallen over and injured themselves but won’t claim because they don’t agree with the compensation culture.”

    Councillor Sean Woodward spoke of the ‘unfortunate incidents’ and said, “Although this is a large amount of money, it is for four claims that relate to four different causes. We know that there has been a historical issue with the paving slabs in Andover, but this would suggest these were unfortunate incidents of which only a possible two could be related to paving slabs.”

    If you’ve been injured in a pavement fall in Andover, or anywhere else in the UK, you may be eligible to make a claim for personal injury compensation.

    Claiming for a pavement fall

    If you have been unlucky enough to be involved in a pavement fall, perhaps on a defective kerb or a cracked pavement slab, you may have sustained serious injuries. The risk of serious injury is even greater for elderly people, whose bones are more brittle. Many elderly people have been left with serious hip or leg fractures after a pavement fall – arm, hand and wrist injuries are also common as you brace yourself against the fall. But you could make a claim for personal injury compensation, no matter how you have been injured.

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    Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 and we’ll be able to tell you whether you have a viable claim. Or you could visit our website and take the 30-second test, to find out how much compensation you could receive. We want to make the claims process as simple as possible, so we’re here to offer confidential, no-obligation advice, however you’ve been injured in a pavement fall. Get in touch to find out more about making a claim and benefit from our 100% no win, no fee* service.

    Source: Andover Advertisement 

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    Date Published: May 11, 2015

    Author: David Brown

    Category: News

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