The weather can affect people in a variety of different ways. For some, the thought of winter actually affects their mood, and it can be linked to depression and anxiety. For others, it is the summer that makes them uncomfortable since they don’t enjoy the heat and their allergies can be exacerbated.
For most, however, the weather isn’t usually a problem unless plans need to be cancelled or snow and ice cause a nasty personal injury. If that happens, it could indeed be time to research a no win no fee in Helland Bridge claim, and discover what Accident Advice Helpline can do to help you.
No win no fee in Helland Bridge due to snow and ice
Snow and ice can make a normally safe road or path dangerous. It becomes slippery and can lead to many accidents. It is, therefore, down to the local authority to ensure that the pavements remain safe. It is even written down in the Highways Act of 1980. Therefore, if you slip on snow or ice that the relevant local authority should have made safe, you could indeed have a personal injury claim.
This may not extend to freshly fallen snow that the authority has not had time to make safe yet. So, if there has been plenty of time and the pavement or path is still unsafe, this could be seen as negligence.
If the injury occurs on what is considered ‘private’ land (such as a shop doorway, a private car park or within the grounds of a school) then it is not the local authority who is responsible for the negligence claim; it is the landowner, or the person or institution who is known as the ‘occupier’. This means that whoever is responsible for the upkeep of the path is also responsible when someone is injured using it.
Injuries that can occur from falling on slippery pavements include head injuries, whiplash, broken bones and sprains, amongst other things. Any of these injuries can mean that you will have to take time off work and, therefore, lose earnings because of it.
In order to establish whether compensation is due, it must be considered whether the occupier or local authority took reasonable steps to ensure that the path was safe. If there had, for example, been multiple warnings that snow would fall, but no one had been out to grit the paths, this could be considered negligence – they should have been prepared.
This is where a no win no fee in Helland Bridge claim via the services of Accident Advice Helpline may come in.
Accident Advice Helpline
Snow can be fun for some, an annoyance for others and disruptive for most, but for a minority it can be extremely dangerous. If you have been injured because of snow or ice contact Accident Advice Helpline about our no win no fee in Helland Bridge claim policy.
We have plenty of experience – over 15 years – when it comes to personal injury claims. When you call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, you will be able to speak to our excellent team. Knowing the right questions to ask means that we get to the heart of the matter quickly.
Date Published: 28th January 2014
Author: David Brown