Do you need to make a claim with an accident solicitor in Midlothian because of a broken pavement?
Due to their continued and constant use, pavements and paved areas do need to be replaced fairly regularly. In addition to this, they should be properly maintained and repairs should be conducted as soon as they are needed. If paving stones aren’t maintained properly, they could become dangerous. If people are injured or fall because of a broken paving stone, they may even go on to make compensation claims with an accident solicitor in Midlothian.
If you’re walking in a public area and you trip on a loose or broken paving stone, there’s a good chance that an accident solicitor in Midlothian will be able to help you to make a claim. As local councils are often responsible for maintaining public highways, you may need to direct your claim at them.
However, in some cases, private companies may be responsible for paved areas. Many shopping malls, for example, have outdoor areas and mall and shop owners are responsible for ensuring that the public are safe whilst using them.
If their paving is damaged in some way and someone gets hurt as a result, they could face compensation claims and they may be forced to pay claimants a considerable amount of compensation.
How badly have you been injured?
If you’ve slipped or tripped on a damaged paving stone, you could have suffered a number of different injuries. For example, you could have hurt your ankle as you tripped or injured yourself as you landed on the floor.Open Claim Calculator
Although you don’t have to have sustained a specific type of injury in order to make a claim with an accident solicitor in Midlothian, you will need to have received some kind of medical treatment in order to be eligible to obtain compensation.
If you have been hurt whilst walking in a public area and you’re interested in making a compensation claim with an accident solicitor in Midlothian, why not get in touch?
At Accident Advice Helpline we’re always happy to assist new claimants and our personal injury team will even provide free no obligation advice so you should find it easy to access all the information you need.
To find out more about making a claim now, just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and we’ll do everything we can to provide the help you need.