Are you wanting to make a highway trip claim?
Trips and falls can happen to anyone. It doesn’t matter how careful you are. If a pavement has a dangerous crack or protruding slab, then it can be easy to fall over. This type of accident can lead to fairly major injuries.
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It’s important to be aware that you can claim compensation after tripping or falling in the street.
According to The Highways Act 1980, local authorities have a duty to ensure that pavements are routinely checked for any defects and are safe to use.
If they fail to do so and you have a slip or trip as a result of these inadequacies, then you could be entitled to make a highway trip claim for compensation against them.
An accident in the street can happen because the surface was unduly wet or icy, unclean, uneven or cracked.
If you need to make a highway trip claim, then it’s useful to try to gather as much information as possible at the time of the accident or soon after. This can be hard if you’ve suffered significant injuries, but trying to note down all the details will help later in the process.
This can include photos of the accident site and defect, measurements and the details of any witnesses. Keep all information about any medical treatment and the extent of your injuries. Keep your wage slips and any additional expenses you have incurred.
The amount of compensation for a trip or fall in the street will be determined by the severity of your injuries and the impact these will have on your life both immediately and in the future.
Always use a solicitor for your highway trip claim. For more information on a slip trip claim on the highway click here
We are in your corner when it comes to highway trip claims. Call us on 0845 676 9228 or contact us or utilise our enquiry form on the right today!