Do you need to make a ‘no win, no fee’ West Oxfordshire claim after slipping on a drain cover?
In order to carry rain water away from the pavements and road surfaces, there are a significant number of drain and manhole covers located on public highways. If these weren’t in place, or if they failed to work, it is possible that the road would flood and it could quickly become unusable. As these drains may need to be accessed on a regular basis for maintenance work, the drain covers must be removable. Whilst a member of the public should not attempt to do this, professionals may need to access the drain at any point.
If maintenance work is carried out, it may involve cordoning the road off or using traffic calming measures to stop traffic from passing through the affected area. Once the work is complete, the contractors should ensure that the drain cover is replaced and that the road surface or pavement is safe for members of the public.
If they fail to do this, someone could easily trip or fall and they could suffer an injury as a result. If you, or someone you know, have been hurt in this way, you may want to consider making a ‘no win, no fee’ West Oxfordshire compensation claim. As long as you can show that you weren’t at fault, it’s likely that your ‘no win, no fee’ West Oxfordshire claim will be successful.
Of course, in order to make your ‘no win, no fee’ West Oxfordshire claim, you will need to know who was responsible for your injuries. In many cases, local councils are responsible for drainage services so you may need to direct your ‘no win, no fee’ West Oxfordshire claim at them. However, many private companies do use manholes in order to access pipework under street level. If a private company is found to be responsible for your injuries, you will still be able to make a ‘no win, no fee’ West Oxfordshire claim against them and you could still obtain compensation for your injuries.
If you think that you might be eligible to make a ‘no win, no fee’ West Oxfordshire compensation claim, why not get in touch to find out how we can assist you? Providing your injuries occurred within the last three years and weren’t your fault, it’s likely that we will be able to help you to make your claim. We’ll also provide free, no obligation advice so you will be able to learn more about the claims procedure before you commit yourself to making a compensation claim.
If you want to find out more about making a ‘no win, no fee’ West Oxfordshire claim, or if you want to make a claim straightaway, contact 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 help.
Date Published: 21st November 2014