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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Trip on the road


    Uneven road surfaces are a major hazard, posing a high risk of trips and falls. Such accidents could cause you to sustain a wide range of personal injuries, from mild facial lacerations to multiple broken bones.

    If you have already suffered an injury in a nasty trip on the road, it may be possible for you to make a compensation claim against your local council. Generally, the roads around the UK are maintained by your local highways authority, which forms a part of your local council. They have a responsibility to ensure that the roads are maintained in a reasonable condition. This means that they must repair any defects within a reasonable period of time. If you can prove that they have failed in their legal and moral obligation to fix the roads, you may have grounds for a claim.

    If you are considering making a claim, a trained claims adviser here at Accident Advice Helpline will be able to assess your case and determine your eligibility to compensation. If we advise you that legal action is necessary, we will evaluate each aspect of your claim with you and take steps to protect your rights. This may include investigating your case, collecting evidence, conferring with medical experts, researching similar personal injury cases, preparing and filing all the necessary paperwork, and negotiating with your local council – all with a view to obtaining the best possible outcome for your trip on the road.

    Recoup all your losses – make a trip on the road claim

    If you win your claim, the level of compensation you receive will depend on a range of factors, including the type and severity of the personal injuries you have sustained, the prognosis for your injuries and your age and state of health at the time of your accident.

    Regardless of the type of injuries you have sustained, your legal team will be able to claim for two main types of damages: general damages, which will reflect the pain, discomfort and distress posed by your injuries, and special damages, which will reflect the financial losses incurred as a result of your accident. The money you receive from your claim can go towards helping you to rebuild your life and pay for all the out of pocket expenses you have incurred through no fault of your own.

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    Do not delay – make your claim today

    If you require more information on trip on the road claims, please fill out our 30-second test or give us a call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no-obligation advice about making a claim for compensation.

    Date Published: 10th July 2014

    Author: Jan Newell

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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