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Footpath Accident

You are entitled to footpath accident compensation if you get injured while walking on an improperly maintained footpath. Footpaths are roadside areas and there are a number of cases when a running vehicle climbs on the footpath thereby causing severe injuries to pedestrians. Children are the most common victims of footpath accidents because they have less knowledge of how to walk on footpath so as to avoid getting injured from broken paths and manholes. The injuries incurred in a footpath accident can be minor bruises or even severe bone fractures. In worst cases, a footpath accident can even lead to death. The death is usual in cases when a person falls into an uncovered deep manhole. If you have incurred injuries due to a footpath accident, then you must sue the negligent party for proper compensation for the treatment of your injuries.

There are several cases when the footpath becomes slippery due to oil spillage on the path. It is up to the civic authorities to keep the footpath garbage free and in proper condition. By not doing so, civic authorities can be sued for neglecting duty of care. It is not possible for an individual to walk looking downwards for avoiding getting injured from potential flaws in the footpaths. As a result, serious footpath accidents happen especially when the walking person is busy talking, is in hurry or is visually handicapped. There are a number of measures that you must adopt while filing for footpath accident case that includes getting photograph of the flawed area. You must gather contact details of the eye witnesses so as to present them for making statements in favor of you in the county court of law.

You must seek for professional guidance from an expert footpath accident solicitor working on a no win no-fee basis. These lawyers will take their legal fee only after winning the footpath accident compensation claim case for you. The personal injury lawyer will first try to make an out of court settlement with the defendant but in case the defendant denies accepting guilt, the lawyer will take the footpath accident case to the county court of law. It is essential to prove the negligence of the civic authorities for getting the footpath accident compensation and that is why you must collect details of those who got victimised on the same footpath. The court can definitely grant you high compensation in case of getting convinced of your innocence in the footpath accident case.

Testimonials
Accident at work
Mr G is a fitness instructor, using military style training techniques. His employers insisted that he cover 4 lessons per day covering at least 14 miles whilst carrying army packs and wearing marching boots. As a result of his excessive workload he suffered an injury to his hip which required surgery and prevented him from participating in contact sports.Within a year of being instructed Cooks settled his claim for £11,500. Mr G commented:
"an extremely professional service, who utilized every avenue to enhance my claim. Thank you very much"
Mr G from North Yorks

See how much your claim could be worth.

Examples of Compensation Awards for Injury Claims*
Serious Back Injury
£30,000
Wrist Injury
£3,000
Serious Neck Injury
£30,000
Serious Hand Injury
£10,000
Ankle Injury
£3,000
Serious Knee Injury
£20,000
Serious Head Injury
£50,000

*damages for loss of earnings and other losses and expenses are commonly paid in addition to the injury award and will vary in each case