We’ve all come across damaged pavements at some point – cracked paving stones, broken kerbs or even paving stones sticking up out of the street at an angle. Chances are we haven’t given these things very much thought as we rush to work or go about our daily business. But these hazards could cause an accident that could lead to serious injuries, and you’d be surprised at the injuries you could sustain on broken pavement. Slips, trips and falls can lead to life-changing injuries, with elderly people particularly at risk. So if you’ve been injured after an accident on a pavement that wasn’t your fault, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to claim the personal injury compensation you deserve, on a 100% no win, no fee* basis.
Common injuries sustained after a pavement fall
Tripping on a broken pavement could lead to a range of injuries, from minor to serious, such as:
- Cuts and bruises including facial lacerations
- Knocking out teeth
- Head injuries such as concussion or even brain injury
- Broken bones such as a fractured wrist or ankle
- Hip fractures
- Strains and sprains, including torn ligaments
Whilst some of these injuries will see you back at work within a few days, others are much more serious, and you may need to spend time in hospital for treatment, as well as taking time off work to recover from your injuries. This ultimately means lost wages, which could affect you and your family financially. But you could be eligible to claim compensation which will help you out financially until you’re back on your feet. Accident Advice Helpline’s team of expert advisors can offer confidential, no-obligation advice and answer any questions you have about making a claim for compensation. It’s completely free to call us, and because we’ve been helping people since 2000, you know you can trust us with your claim.
Getting back to work after your accident
We know that after making a full recovery, getting back to work is foremost on most people’s minds after an accident. Making a claim for personal injury compensation will help to make life easier, so you can get back to work faster – and get your life back to normal. Even if you’ve sustained life-changing injuries, such as a brain injury, and are unable to return to work, claiming could help make things easier financially for you and your family, covering the cost of any ongoing care and treatment you might need.
Want to find out more? Just give Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 to speak to one of our expert advisors. But don’t leave it too late; there’s a three-year time limit in place to make a claim.
Date Published: March 29, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton