Local councils face a constant struggle to balance the books, so it’s all too easy for basic things to be overlooked. This is one of the reasons why the danger of slips, trips and falls in Peterhead are on the rise. Accident Advice Helpline can help you to make a claim.
About slips, trips and falls in Peterhead
The local Council has a responsibility to maintain any areas it is responsible for. This means making sure pavements and roads are in good condition and that repair works are done on time. Although they take every measure to reduce risks, mistakes can happen which is where compensation claims come in. If you were to be injured because of something they had done, or not done, then it’s possible that you might be entitled to compensation.
To cover them for this, the council will take out public liability insurance which protects them for any claims brought by the public against them. If you make a claim, you will be making a claim against this.
Assessing your case
The first thing you need to do is work out whether or not you are entitled to claim compensation. You can do this by asking these simple questions:
Was the accident my fault? In order to claim compensation, you must be able to show that you were not to blame for the accident.
Was it someone else’s fault? Many people assume this is the same thing as the first point. However, just because an accident isn’t your fault, it doesn’t mean it’s necessarily someone else’s. In order to claim compensation you’ll have to be able to prove who was to blame.
How bad were the injuries? Generally speaking, if you did not require medical assistance, the chances are we will not be able to help you.
When did it happen? To claim for slips, trip and falls in Peterhead, you must start a claim within 3 years.
Getting advice from Accident Advice Helpline
If you want to find out about a compensation claim, you need to speak to one of our expert advisors at Accident Advice Helpline. We’ll tell you if we think you have a good chance of winning a case and, if so, what you can do about it.
Talking to Accident Advice Helpline means that you are getting specialist legal advice, as we have been specialising in personal injury for over 15 years. We won’t burden you financially either. All of our solicitors work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis. so you won’t have to make any upfront payments.
So if you’re looking for information on slips, trips and falls in Peterhead, give us a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
With our help you will get the best compensation possible so call for advice today.
Date Published: 20th April 2015
Author: David Brown