Tripped over Pavement

If you have tripped on a pavement and been injured then you may be due compensation

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Tripped over a Pavement?

Injured Tripping on a Pavement?

If you have been injured after tripping over a pavement, kerb or on a road itself then you could find that you may eligible for compensation. Tripping on a pavement and falling over can result in many injuries ranging from minor bumps and bruises to more severe injuries such as broken bones.

Certain individuals, such as the elderly can be particularly vulnerable in these situations and are more likely to suffer from serious injuries after a trip or fall. The physical consequences from such an accident can have an adverse effect on someone's confidence to leave the safety of home and go outside.

At Accident Helpline Scotland, we understand that suffering such an accident and living with the injury can be a traumatic experience for the victim and effect their day to day life. You could find that you are entitled to compensation for your injuries and it is our goal to ensure that you receive the maximum amount available to you.

Making a Claim for a Pavement Trip

Compensation claims for pavement trips that have resulted in an injury are subject to some specific requirements. The pavement must be a public road or footpath. The incident in question must have been someone else’s fault, or that of the authority responsible for the pavement. The accident must have happened in the last 3 years. The claimant must have been injured and visited a hospital, GP or obtained other professional medical advice, to provide the required proof of the injury sustained. It should be noted that trips caused by paving defects under 2.5cm are likely to be unsuccessful. It is therefore useful to gather some evidence about the hazard that caused your trip, such as a measurements and photographs.

Our accident claims advisors are available and waiting to listen to your account of the accident, provide advice on the next steps you should take and confirm whether you could be eligible for compensation. Pick up the phone and give us a call on 0800 009 3311 for more information regarding your eligibility. 

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