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Pavement Accident

The Local Authority Can be Held Accountable for a Pavement Accident

If you have been involved in a pavement accident such as a trip or fall and suffered an injury as a result then you may be entitled to claim compensation against the Local Authority.

To make a compensation claim for a pavement accident there must be a defect in the pavement such as a pothole or raised slab. However you may have also had a pavement accident as a result of tripping over tree roots or broken road signs.

Hattons Will Answer Any Questions or Concerns you May Have

Hattons are experienced in dealing with claims for pavement accidents and regularly help those who have tripped or slipped and injured themselves. Whatever the type of pavement accident please get in touch so we can discuss your options and answer any questions or concerns you may have.

The Raised Defect that Caused the Pavement Accident Should be More Than an Inch

If you have been involved in a pavement accident due to a raised slab, cobble or tarmac then it must be more than an inch in order for you to make a successful compensation claim. The Local Authority has a duty of care to the public to ensure that all public pathways are maintained and in a safe state for the public to use.

If the pavement accident happened due to a defect such as a raised or broken paving flag then it is important to try and get a measurement of how deep or raised the defect is. Again, it must be at least an inch deep to give rise to your compensation claim.

Collect Evidence for a Pavement Accident Claim

If you have been involved in a pavement accident it is important to try and get a photograph as soon as possible. It is a good idea to put a ruler next to the defect so that the size is demonstrated.

It is also a good idea to record contact details of any witnesses at the scene of the pavement accident as this may be used to help you make a compensation claim. You should also report the accident to the Local Authority so that they have a record of the pavement accident but only after the photographs have been taken.

However if you don’t have any evidence such as photographs or witnesses please still get in touch so we can discuss your pavement accident and help you decide how you would like to proceed.

If you have been involved in a pavement accident and would like to discuss your options then please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us on 0800 298 9690 or by filling in the Claim Now form to the right of this screen.


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