Have you broken your wrist from falling on an iced road and looking to claim?
A broken wrist often occurs from a fall where you land on your wrist, one of the most common places you can fall is on an iced road where the ice makes it easy to slip and fall. You can get injured anywhere, but any accident that happens from a fall on an iced road may make you eligible to make a claim for compensation. Depending on where the slip occurs will determine if you are eligible or how much you can receive from a compensation claim. A fall on a surface that is owned by a resident will give you a reasonable chance for a claim, the occupier or owner of the residence where the fall occurred has a responsibility in most cases to keep their property free from ice or snow. In Scotland this is covered under the Occupiers’ Liability (Scotland) Act 1960.
If you have a fall on a surface while you are at work then you will again have a reasonable chance of being able to make a compensation claim. Falls or slips that are caused by ice and snow are covered in the health and safety regulations although there has been some changes made to the relevant legislation, the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013. It is also important to note that even if you do not fall on a surface that is on work property but occurs during your working hours then you may still be eligible.
Falls that occur in the street or roads when you are not working do not have a good chance of being eligible for a compensation claim and are generally more common than the other two cases previously discussed. It is of course the local council’s responsibility to deal with snow and ice that builds up but due to limited resources every road and pathway cannot be dealt with as soon as the snow or ice develops. The legislation in regards to this issue requires the council to have a winter maintenance policy and a hierarchy of which roads and pavements are treated first, second and so on. However, if you do fall on an iced road then you are much more likely to be eligible as the policy generally dictates that roads should be treated as a priority.
Who can help me if I want to make a broken wrist from falling on an iced road claim for compensation?
If you want to make a broken wrist from falling on an iced road claim for compensation then contact Accident Advice Helpline by calling or texting them on the phone number that is at the top of the page.
Date Published: 18th May 2014
Author: David Brown