On any given day, there are thousands of people walking around their local high streets, or along pavements that are maintained by their local councils. And for the most part they reach their destination with no problems. Sometimes though, things can go wrong. Just as anyone can be guilty of negligence, so can a council if someone falls by tripping over a paving stone. If that happens, contact Accident Advice Helpline first before trying to find injury solicitors in Banknock – it will save you time and ensure that experts are managing your case from start to finish.
Problem paving slabs
If you have ever seen loose paving slabs on a pavement – and it is likely you have since they are quite common – you may have wondered what would happen if you or someone else tripped over it and hurt themselves. Although for the most part tripping over a paving slab only causes some embarrassment, in some cases it can lead to nasty injuries including broken bones, especially amongst elderly people whose bones are possibly more brittle. And for those pushing prams or in a wheelchair, these accidents can have serious consequences.
In order to be able to claim for an injury sustained by tripping over a paving slab, the injury must be ‘reasonably serious’. A graze is not considered serious, but sprains possibly are and broken bones definitely are. Anything that causes loss of earnings and pain or suffering, now or in the future, will be able to be claimed for.
If you do trip up on a paving slab then you only have three years in which to make a claim so you should act quickly. You must also have as much documentation as possible in order to make your claim more likely to be successful. The height of the raised paving slab may prove significant in determining liability and risk – so taking your own measurements as soon as possible after the event is a good idea.
Another good idea is to keep everything regarding the injury, such as medical reports, receipts for prescriptions and any treatment received, etc.
Injury solicitors in Banknock may not be able to help you with a specific claim such as tripping over a paving slab – but Accident Advice Helpline has all the experience you need in a lawyer.
Looking for injury solicitors in Banknock? Contact Accident Advice Helpline instead
You can contact Accident Advice Helpline no matter where you are in the country, and that includes Scotland since we work with specially selected partners there who understand Scottish law.
Just one phone call to our freephone number, 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, will ensure you have access to a 24/7 helpline, lawyers with over 15 years of experience dealing with personal injury claims and the ability to discover exactly how likely your claim is to succeed thanks to our 30-second online test. Calling us is a much better option than looking for injury solicitors in Banknock who may not be able to help. So pick up the phone now and call Accident Advice Helpline.
Date Published: 28th December 2013
Author: David Brown