Accidents happen, but if that accident was caused by the neglect of a third party, you may be entitled to compensation.
The Highways Authorities and occupiers of premises are under a duty to ensure that paths and walkways are safe underfoot.
Continuing cut backs and the sheer scale of the maintenance of miles of pavements and footpaths, often makes it impossible to keep every walkway or building free from hazards. Inevitably, accidents will happen. Highways Authorities or occupiers of premises may have a valid defence to your claim. It’s important to instruct a specialist solicitor who can gather the appropriate information to investigate your accident thoroughly.
In slipping, tripping or falling accidents, it is particularly important to gather evidence of the cause of the accident as soon as possible. Try to take photographs of the defect and the surrounding area. The defect may be repaired or altered over time.
If your accident has occurred in our local area, it may benefit us to visit the scene of the accident ourselves, saving you the time and inconvenience of providing your own evidence.
Come and speak to us if you think you may have a claim and we will be happy to advise you. We may also be able to arrange rehabilitation for your injuries.