Recent figures have revealed that Sheffield Council has been named in around £16 million worth of compensation claims in the last five years. The period stretches from 2008 to 2013 and covers a total of 3,145 claims. The total amount of successful claims paid out thus far is approximately £1.6 million, one-tenth of the total amount claimed. Other claims have been successfully made but have yet to receive the agreed payout.
The claims vary in size and cover a wide range of injuries. They also cover property damage and damage relating to vehicles, as well as claims for loss of earnings where injuries have led to time off work.
Could you make a claim for compensation from your council?
Regardless of whether you live in the area controlled by Sheffield Council or not, you may still be in a position to make a claim if you have suffered an accident you know was not your fault. It should be noted that the vast majority of services offered by all councils are safe and of excellent quality. For example the majority of roads are in very good condition but there is always the potential for accidents to happen and for potholes to form, for example.
If you think you have suffered an accident due to the fault of your local council, it is wise to get further advice about the situation. The law states that you have three years to consider bringing a compensation claim so even if your accident wasn’t recent you may still be able to claim.
Our 30-second online test could determine whether you are entitled to compensation
No one wants to go through an accident of any kind, whether it is minor or major. However, if there is evidence that your local council has been negligent in its services, you may be able to launch a claim. Here at Accident Advice Helpline we have experience of helping our clients bring no win, no fee* claims for compensation. We are proud to have Esther Rantzen as our patron and we have an excellent team of professional injury compensation lawyers who are here to help. Contact us today by calling our free 24/7 enquiry line to find out more and to take the first steps in finding out if you can make a successful claim.
Source: Brief Report
Date Published: July 12, 2014
Author: David Brown