Some people resent having to pay council tax, or at least don’t like paying as much as people who they deem to use more public services that they do. If you don’t drive, use libraries, go to council-run leisure facilities, have occasion to avail yourself of the police or think you don’t use any council services at all, it can be tempting to think that you’re getting a raw deal, especially if you compare yourself to somebody who pays less council tax than you and uses more of these types of services and facilities.
If you stop to think about it though, you probably benefit a lot more from services provided by your council than you think. For example, you probably have your refuse collected on at least a bi-weekly basis and benefit from your surroundings being kept in a decent state of upkeep.
If your local council stopped looking after the general environment, you’d probably soon notice. One example of what your local council does to keep your surroundings in a decent condition is communal area grass cutting.
When spring rolls around every year you probably notice council workers out cutting grass in communal areas, either while riding sit-on cutters or using handheld strimmers. While using the latter, these workers will wear some form one eye protection to make sure no foreign bodies fly up and hit one of their peepers.
This is all well and good, but what if something a strimmer struck were to hit you in the eye, or elsewhere, while you were passing a council worker cutting the grass? Well, you might be able to take Northampton claims action.
Grass cutting mishaps and Northampton claims
One bright summer’s morning, you’re making your way down your road to the railway station, with thoughts of Northampton claims not troubling you in the slightest. As you approach the station, you notice that some council workers are cutting the grass verge at the side of the path leading up to it. You’re pleased to see this, as had been thinking it was looking a little overgrown for a while now.
Just as you’re passing the workers, you hear one the strimmers they’re using hit something, and almost instantaneously feel excruciating pain in your left eye. One of the strimmer’s had hit a small stone which they flew straight into your eye. You require hospital treatment, and it looks as though you could face lasting damage to your sight.
Under these circumstances, there will be a chance that you might be able to retain the services of a top 100% no win, no fee solicitor from Accident Advice Helpline with a view to seeking the Northampton claims compensation you deserve from your local council.