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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

    Tripped on the pavement

    Tripped on the pavement

    Have you tripped on the pavement and broken your wrist? This is a painful injury that can leave you unable to perform everyday tasks such as washing and dressing. It can also mean time off work and loss of earnings.

    Who is responsible when you’ve tripped on the pavement

    If you tripped on the pavement because of a hole or fault in the pavement surface then the Local Authority may be to blame. If you fell because of your own carelessness that might be a different matter. Generally speaking, you can claim personal injury compensation if you’ve been injured through no fault of your own.

    It’s important to know who was responsible for your accident. If you tripped on the pavement because of a spillage then it may not be the fault of the Council. If you fell because of unmarked road works then it will be the contractor who is responsible. If your accident was caused by a shopkeeper leaving something out on the pavement then it will be the shopkeeper who is to blame.

    Evidence for a compensation claim

    If you decide to make a compensation claim then collect as much evidence as you can to support your claim. Witness statements, cctv and photographs are always useful. You should also include your medical evidence as this is perhaps the most important and essential part of your claim.

    Accident Advice Helpline can give you some clear guidance on what you need to make a successful claim.

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    Accident Advice Helpline

    We are a law firm working nationwide to provide a personal injury compensation service to accident victims. If you’ve had a non-fault accident in the last three years then we can probably get you the compensation you’re legally entitled to.

    Our solicitors all work on a no-win, no-fee* arrangement so you don’t have to be concerned about paying to start your claim.

    Call us today for more information

    You can take our 30-second online test to find out if you’re eligible to claim having tripped on the pavement. It will also give you an idea of how much compensation you could be entitled to. This is just a guide but will help you decide your next step.

    Our telephone helpline is manned by trained advisors who will listen to what happened to you and give you some sound advice. This will be free advice and you are under no obligation to proceed with a claim if you’re not ready to do so.

    Our telephone numbers are 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. If you prefer, text ‘claim365’ to 88010 and we’ll call you back.

    If you’ve tripped on the pavement, find out today what your legal rights are.

    Date Published: 2nd May 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Category: Slips, Trips and Falls Claims

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.