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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

    What to do if you trip on a pavement


    Wherever you see a road, you’ll usually see a pavement. In some cases, there may simply be a grass verge, but in most towns, cities and even villages you’ll see pavements marking the boundary between the road and the area where pedestrians can walk.

    Most times we’ll use pavements without consciously thinking about it. However, there are situations where you could trip on a pavement, and then you could end up being injured. If this happens, you can suffer injuries to one or more parts of your body.

    How could you be hurt from a simple trip on a pavement?

    A trip doesn’t sound too dangerous, does it? Yet it can completely throw you off-balance. You could end up falling over, hurting yourself more seriously and even knocking your head against the ground. People have suffered concussions and more serious head injuries from a simple incident such as this.

    While most people trip and catch their balance or at least manage to get away without any injuries, some are not so lucky. Broken fingers or wrists, bruised knees and facial injuries could all potentially be suffered in these situations. This is why it is important to be aware of how such an accident can happen. If it has already happened to you, you should consider whether the pavement was properly maintained. If not, you could have a chance to claim compensation.

    How can you find out more?

    Every situation – and every trip and fall – is different. This is why it makes good sense to speak to a professional with a greater understanding of trips, slips and falls and who is to blame in each individual case. While some such instances are mere accidents, others can potentially be caused through negligence. It is these cases that could potentially result in a compensation claim being made for damages.

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    If you think you might have a chance to claim, make sure you give our team a call today on 0800 689 0500. This will put you through to us here at Accident Advice Helpline. We’ll ask a series of questions so we can understand what happened and how. We can then assess your chances of being successful with a claim. We could provide you with a lawyer who can fight the case on your behalf, so you can stand a chance of winning compensation.

    Date Published: February 16, 2016

    Author: Allison Whitehead

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