Tumble and Fall on the Pavement? Find Out If You Can Make a Claim for Compensation
A tumble and fall on the pavement is common and more often than not, we choose to forget all about it as it usually causes more embarrassment than pain. A fall on the pavement can be painful though, and if it is caused by an uneven surface (rather than some ill-fitting shoes) you may be entitled to make a compensation claim in Symington. If you have been involved in such an incident, there are various aspects you should take into consideration before you decide if you have a genuine claim.
Type of Accident
The first point you need to think about is the type of accident and the possible cause. It is important to be honest about the incident, as apart from being illegal, it is also immoral to make false accusations. If you can quite clearly determine that the accident occurred due to an uneven surface or an obstacle in your way, you definitely have a case to make a compensation claim in Symington. At this point, if possible, you should take a photograph of the pavement, as this will really help your chances of a positive outcome.
Severity of Injury
In addition to the recognition of the type of accident, you should also consider the severity of your injury before making your claim. If the injury just involved a tiny bruise or cut, it wouldn’t really be worthwhile making a claim. However, if the injury was more severe and left you seeking medical attention, you should definitely initiate the claim for compensation. You will need to be able to provide medical evidence to support your claims, so there is no way of pretending your injury was more severe.
The responsibility of the accident relating to a fall on the pavement will depend on the cause of it. For instance, if it is caused by an uneven surface, it is more than likely the responsibility of the local council. On the other hand, if it was caused by an obstacle in your way, it would depend on who created the obstacle in the first place. As long as someone else was responsible for your accident and injury, there is no harm in making your compensation claim in Symington.
If you decide to go ahead with your claim, you should initially speak to an advisor at Accident Advice Helpline and they will put you in touch with a solicitor to deal with your case. Accident Advice Helpline operates a ‘no win no fee*’ policy, so you have nothing to lose by making your claim. The advisors are on hand 24/7 to take your call, so you can speak to them whenever it is most convenient for you. If you want to get the justice you need for a tumble and fall on a pavement, you need to make that call to 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile!
Date Published: 28th August 2013
Author: David Brown