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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."

    Esther Rantzen

    Manhole fall accident claim

    If you were injured in an accident falling down a manhole that was not your fault, you may be able to start a manhole fall accident claim for compensation for your personal injuries.

    Do I need money to start the claim process?

    Accident Advice Helpline provides advice to people who were injured in accidents they did not cause. Since our establishment in 2000, we have helped thousands of people to claim financial compensation for personal injuries they suffered, but which were caused by others. One of our experts will be able to tell you within minutes if you have a potential claim. They will then pass your details on to one of our specialist personal injury lawyers, who works on a no-win, no-fee* basis. Your personal injury lawyer will advise you about your best course of action.

    What do I need to do?

    You may be able to start a claim for financial compensation if you can show that somebody else caused your accident falling down a manhole. Your claim could be helped if you document everything that you know about your accident, including the date, time and location. Try to recall whether there were any witnesses and see if you can establish contact with them to check if they would be willing to speak on your behalf. Take photographs if these are relevant to your case, including some of the manhole itself and the faulty or removed manhole cover. Your personal injury lawyer will probably be able make a better case by knowing as much about the circumstances around your personal injuries after you fell down a manhole.

    Should I try to settle a claim for financial compensation?

    After your personal injury lawyer has contacted the other person or persons involved in your falling down a manhole accident and they have admitted they are at fault, your personal injury lawyer should be in a position to tell you how much your compensation claim could be worth. In many cases, if you are happy with the claim amount, you will be advised to settle in order to avoid a lengthy court process. Such a process may not lead to an increased claim amount.

    Contact us

    Contact Accident Advice Helpline by calling 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. You could also check your claim by trying our free, online, 30-second claim calculator.

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    Date Published: May 4, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.