Unfortunately, slips, trips and falls on roads can be a fairly regular occurrence. A lot of the time, you won’t even be hurt, and you’re simply left feeling a little embarrassed. However, in some cases you can be left with a serious injury, from sprains to broken bones, or even worse. Such injuries can have a huge impact on your life, preventing you from going about your daily activities, and in some cases affecting your ability to work. You might find yourself having to spend a lot of money on medical treatments, along with travel to and from doctors appointments, and may be out of pocket from not being able to work. In such instances, you may be wondering, ‘will I get compensation for a fall on the road?’
Depending on the circumstances of your fall, the answer might be yes.
Under what circumstances will I get compensation for a fall on the road?
You can claim for compensation if you’ve fallen on the road so long as you can prove that the blame lies with another party. In most cases, if you’ve tripped due to a pothole or other damage on the road, this blame lies with the local highway authority. They are responsible for maintaining and repairing the roads and they owe you a duty of care to ensure the roads are in a fit state and safe to use.
If you can prove that the road you fell on was in a dangerous condition of disrepair, and that your accident was caused by this, you could be eligible to claim compensation. In order to prove this, it helps if you are able to take pictures of the condition of the road at the time of your accident and to take the details of any witnesses that saw you fall.
The accident also has to have happened within the last three years, so make sure that you don’t leave it too late to claim.
How can I claim compensation?
If you’ve had an accident and have been asking ‘will I get compensation for a fall on the road?’, the best thing to do is call Accident Advice Helpline. We’re specialists in personal injury claims and have been claiming compensation for people like you for over ten years.
It’s easy to find out if you’ll eligible to make a claim with us, simply take the 30-second test online or call our 24-hour freephone helpline to talk to one of our friendly and experienced advisors. You’ll quickly find out if you’re able to make a claim, as well as a receiving an estimate of how much you might receive. Just dial 0800 689 0500 from your land line, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.