The Liberal Democrats have discovered figures that relate to the amount of compensation for pedestrians and motorists paid out by Haringey Council over a year-long period from 2013 to 2014. The total figure was £417,000 and related to nine cases in total. Furthermore the information revealed that a further 123 cases were still outstanding and awaiting a verdict.
The reports went on to reveal that the council has paid out a total of £2,698,547 in a six year period. A significant portion of these compensation claims related to injuries suffered by using the borough’s roads and pavements. A spokesman for Haringey Council stated that the investment in maintaining and repairing the roads and pavements in the area has increased significantly. The current year’s budget was nine times larger than the previous year. In addition 2,400 potholes were repaired in just eight months between 2013 and 2014, which should help reduce the potential for injuries as well.
Have you been injured on a road or pavement?
Potholes can cause damage to any vehicle, especially if they are quite large in size. All councils have a duty of care to maintain their roads and pavements. If there is the potential for an accident of this kind to occur it may cause the driver injury as well, especially if they lose control of their vehicle.
Similarly, slips and trips on pavements can also lead to potential accidents. If an accident of this kind occurs, it is quite common to strain or sprain an ankle or to damage your hands or wrists in breaking your fall. If this sounds familiar and you have suffered in this way and you believe the council in your area could be to blame, it is wise to consult a professional personal injury lawyer.
Claiming compensation for personal injury
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Source: Tottenham Journal
Date Published: June 15, 2014
Author: David Brown