Are you making Surrey Heath personal injury claims after being injured by road works?
When maintenance and repair works are carried out in public areas, it can often be very inconvenient for those affected. If, for example, road works are conducted in a city centre or on a well-used road, it may mean that the traffic in the area builds up and journey times can be longer.
Whilst this is inconvenient for drivers, things can get far worse if someone is actually injured due to road or repair works. If, for example, warning signs haven’t been placed in the surrounding areas, drivers may be unaware that any maintenance work is actually taking place. They may, therefore, not swerve to avoid any tools or machinery which are in the road which could obviously cause a road traffic accident.
Similarly, if the work isn’t carried out properly, or it’s left in an inappropriate state, people could be hurt as a result. If, for example, the road surface isn’t repaired properly, it could cause cars to swerve across the road which could result in an accident.
Some of the most dangerous types of repair and maintenance works can be when gas companies need to access the main gas pipes in roads. Due to the flammability of the gas, it’s essential that this work is carried out by experienced and qualified professionals. If the work isn’t done correctly, it could potentially cause a fire or explosion which could injure numerous people in the area.
When people are hurt because of this type of incident, they are often eligible to make Surrey Heath personal injury claims against those responsible. If you can show that the construction company were responsible for the incident, it’s likely that your Surrey Heath personal injury claims against them will be successful and you could be awarded compensation.
Of course, maintenance and repair works in public areas aren’t always carried out by private companies. Often, local councils are responsible for these types of works so you may find that you need to make your Surrey Heath personal injury claims against your local council, rather than a company. If so, this shouldn’t prevent you from obtaining compensation for your injuries, providing you can show that you weren’t at fault.
If you’d like to go ahead with your Surrey Heath personal injury claims but you’re concerned about the cost, we can help. At Accident Advice Helpline, we understand that people often worry about how to fund their Surrey Heath personal injury claims but, if you may a claim with us, there’s no need to panic about your finances. We always offer our services on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis so if you make your Surrey Heath personal injury claims with us, you won’t have to pay anything upfront at all!
To find out more now, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.
Date Published: 19th September 2014