Although many pavements are now constructed using tarmac or similar materials, traditionally paving stones or cobbles were used. Whilst these don’t normally cause a problem, over time paving stones can become loose or crack and this can caused them to be uneven and potentially dangerous. If paving stones are uneven, they tend to gradually get worse and it doesn’t take long before they are causing people to trip or fall. If the pavement is in a public area, it’s likely that the council are responsible for its maintenance. If they fail to repair or replace broken paving stones and someone is hurt by them, they could be held liable and face claims for compensation for fall injuries in Church Village.
Whilst merely falling over or tripping may not seem like a serious incident, it could cause very severe injuries. Someone could easily break a bone or sprain a muscle because of this type of fall and they may require urgent medical care. If someone was to hit their head as they fell, they could even suffer head or brain injuries which could cause permanent and irreversible side effects.
Claiming compensation for fall injuries in Church Village
If you, or someone you know, have been hurt in this way, you may want to contact injury solicitors in order to determine whether or not you will be eligible to claim compensation for fall injuries in Church Village.
If you can show that your injuries weren’t your fault, there’s a good chance that your claim will be successful and you could obtain compensation.
Fortunately, many public areas are now covered by CCTV cameras which means that the incident may have been caught on tape. If so, your solicitors could use the material to prove exactly how the incident occurred which could help you to obtain compensation more quickly.
Of course, if people also witnessed the incident, they may also be required to give their account to your solicitors in case it could help with your claim.
Let Accident Advice Helpline assist you
In order to make a compensation claim, you may want to find out a little more about the claims process and what might be expected of you. If you’re keen to find out more but you’re worried about getting stuck with costly legal bills, why not contact Accident Advice Helpline?
We’re always happy to help claimants and we also provide free, no-obligation advice so you can find out whatever you need to know without worrying about having to pay anything!
To find out more about claiming compensation for fall injuries in Church Village now, just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a land line or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and we’ll do everything we can to assist you with your compensation claim. Call now!
Date Published: 16th November 2014