Footpath and pavement erosion is a problem many pedestrians have to cope with on a regular basis. Vehicles over-riding curbs, insufficient maintenance and bad weather conditions lead to an array of damages to footpaths and pavements. The resulting drops, holes and who-knows-what can lead to all sorts of issues, from broken heels and stuck shopping trolleys to sprains, fractures, broken bones and worse. Are you disillusioned with footpath erosion?
Local authorities are supposed to keep pavements safe but all too often nothing is done until someone has fallen and received a serious injury by falling, slipping or tripping.
Why claiming for compensation is important
Many people fail to claim compensation after slipping, falling or tripping on public footpaths. More often than not, a bruise or sprain is disregarded as it is ‘only a minor injury’ and claiming seems like a major, potentially hopeless but costly effort. The problem is, if no claims are being brought forward, the likelihood of something more serious happening remains. Elderly citizens in particular are at risk. Often a little more ‘unsteady’ than younger people to begin with, their risk of breaking bones is often also higher. By claiming for injuries by slips, trips or falls regardless of whether the injury was minor or not, you can make sure that something will be done about the eroded path sooner, rather than later.
Slips, trips and falls compensation
Claiming for injury compensation is not as difficult as it may seem, and it certainly does not have to be expensive. The Accident Advice Helpline, which is available 24/7, can be contacted for a free confidential chat with experienced, friendly advisers. These advisers have years of experience in personal injury claims and will be able to quickly determine whether or not you are entitled to make a claim.
You could also find out whether your injury justifies a claim by using the compensation calculator provided on this law firm’s website. In any case, once it has been decided that you have a good chance of a claim being successful, your case will be handed over to one of the Accident Advice Helpline’s specialist lawyers. This lawyer will be carefully selected to ensure you receive the best possible legal support for your case. If someone asks you the question of, are you disillusioned with footpath erosion? and your answer is yes, due to an injury you have sustained, you should definitely make a claim.
All injury claims dealt with by these legal professionals are worked on a conditional fee agreement. In other words, all cases are conducted on a no win – no fee basis. This means you do not have to pay anything until your claim has been successfully completed.
Date Published: October 21, 2013
Author: David Brown