One of the great things about living in a social democracy is that you can take to the streets and protest about anything that you don’t agree with. As least that’s the theory. Many demonstrations these days appear to be quickly shut down by police, regardless of what they might be about. The fact is that police have legal powers to break up or control demonstrations, regardless of where they take place or what they are about, be it fracking, austerity or cruelty to animals.
The police do this because they are trying to keep everyone safe and make sure that no one is injured through no fault of their own. Demonstrations along streets could result in injuries from slips, trips and falls, one of the most common causes of injuries in the UK. If this has happened to you, and you would like some ides of how much compensation you could be entitled to, use our personal injury claim calculator in Newcastle-under-Lyme.
Demonstrations and our personal injury claim calculator in Newcastle-under-Lyme
Picture the scene; you’re at a demonstration for one thing or another and it’s all getting a bit passionate, as these things should be. You are more concerned with what is happening around you than what is on the ground and do not notice a paving slab is broken and protruding. You trip over this paving slab and land very awkwardly with a thump.
You are very quickly picked up and feel OK so just move on. But a few hours later you start to feel pain and stiffness in your neck, and as time goes on it gets much worse. A visit to the local A & E is in order and they tell you that you have sustained a whiplash injury.
Under these circumstances, there will be a chance that you might be able to take some form of personal injury action against the local council concerned, as they should have repaired the pavement.
Speak with Accident Advice Helpline
If this sort of thing has happened to you, not only will it be a good idea to use our personal injury claim calculator in Newcastle-under-Lyme to find out how much compensation you might be able to win, you should also call one of our friendly and professional claims advisors on either 0800 689 0500 from your landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to find out if we might be able to offer you the 100% no win no fee* representation you need.
Date Published: 16th May 2015
Author: David Brown