We can make an injury claim for compensation on your behalf if you have suffered an accident due to a defect on a pavement or road.
These injury claims usually arise as a result of tripping on a hole in the pavement / road or over an elevation such as a stank.
As always with injury claims, you must proceed within 3 years of the accident.
Your local council may have a defence to the injury claim if they can prove that the pavement / road in question was regularly inspected.
To succeed with such a claim, you need to prove
If you have suffered a tripping accident, you should, as soon as possible, take the following steps to strengthen your claim
Take a photograph of the defect. To provide comparison, place a coin such as a 50 pence piece next to the defect. Take the photograph as soon as you can before your local council repair the defect.
Contact your GP or a Hospital for treatment as a medical report will be necessary to support your claim.
Report the defect to your local council. If, as a result, the council then repair it – that is a sign that they accept the defect was significant.
Obtain contact details of anyone who saw the accident as they could act as an important witness on your behalf.