You’d be surprised just how common slips, trips and falls on pavements actually are. Tripping on pavement can lead to serious injuries which could mean taking time off work, affecting you and your whole family financially. Rather than wondering, “Who’s to blame for my pavement trip?” you could get in touch with a personal injury specialist such as Accident Advice Helpline, to find out who is at fault for your accident and see if you’re entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation. We have been helping members of the public claim compensation since 2000, and our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis.
How do pavement trips happen?
You could trip on a damaged kerb or cracked or loose paving stone and fall, suffering minor or serious injuries. We’ve handled hundreds of claims for pavement trips and here are some of the most common injuries we have come across:
- Fractured hips, wrists, ankles and legs
- Back injuries
- Sprained ankles and wrists
- Neck injuries
- Head injuries such as concussion
- Facial and eye injuries
- Lost teeth
Whilst some of these injuries may not sound too serious, bear in mind that a broken bone can be much more serious for an elderly person than for somebody younger. Hip fractures in particular can take a long time to heal and many elderly people never make a full recovery after a fall. But who is to blame for your pavement trip? Well, the council in your area could be held liable, as it’s up to them to ensure that pavements in your village, town or city are safe and well maintained.
Claiming compensation after a pavement trip
There is a three-year time limit in place to make a claim for compensation after a pavement trip, which is why we recommend getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline as soon as possible after your accident. You might have suffered minor injuries or a more serious head or back injury; either way if you’re wondering who is to blame for your accident, we can help to determine this.
Just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to get advice from our personal injury advisors, free and in confidence. There is no obligation at all to proceed with a claim, but if you do decide to go ahead and claim the compensation you’re entitled to, you’ll find all our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis.
Date Published: August 29, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton
Category: Slips, Trips and Falls Claims