We all trip sometimes and sometimes it can be a funny sight. We may even end up with a few bruises and feel a little embarrassed. But tripping on a pavement can be quite serious especially if you fall badly and injury yourself. We all have a responsibility to be careful and watch where we are stepping, however some accidents happen and it is simply not the victim’s fault. Pavement trip claims are on the rise following both minor and serious injuries where proper maintenance or care has not taken place on the pavement, which has unfortunately led to an accident which could have been avoided.
Clumsiness or fault?
You may not think you are eligible to claim for your own fall on a pavement outside or on private property but we would urge you to consider what specifically led to your fall. Was there uneven or cracked paving? Was there an obstruction in the path, roadworks signs or barriers? Was there a spillage on the path which led to your trip on the pavement? Pavement trip claims may be the best option for you to correct the improper care taken to keep you safe from injury, and it may also compensate you and give you peace of mind for any pain and misery caused by the trip leading to your injury.
No laughing matter
Some pavement trips can lead to severe head injuries including concussion and fractures. Victims of pavement trips may break their glasses or even their bones. If you’ve been injured after a pavement trip there is more to worry about than any embarrassment of falling over in public; you could have permanent scars or even long recovery times following an injury. Pavement trip claims may help alleviate costs incurred in your injury or recovery and also aid with any emotional distress caused by your fall.
How we can help
If you believe your pavement trip could have been avoided and you have sustained an injury as the direct result of a pavement trip in the last three years, we may be able to help you and give you all the advice you need. Pavement trip claims may be the answer to your painful experience and we can discuss whether this is the right option for you. Call Accident Advice Helpline to speak to our professional advisors today on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: July 8, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton