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Slippery Footpath Compensation

Injuries from falling or tripping can take place within commercial areas, public roads, pavements, and office areas. It is mandated by law that these areas be made safe for passers-by and the public.

It is the responsibility of local authorities to maintain footpaths and roads. If you have been injured due to a failure in this duty, you may be entitled to receive slippery footpath compensation.

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 favour of you in the county court of law.

You must seek for professional guidance from an expert slippery footpath compensation 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.
Slip in Public House
Mrs C whilst walking towards the bar area slipped on the wet floor of a public house whilst walking towards the bar area. She fell awkwardly causing a complex fracture of her right wrist. The insurers denied liability alleging the floor was dry and that Mrs C was drunk and jumping on the dancefloor. Cooks obtained evidence refuting this and issued the claim at Court. Settlement was reached just prior to the trial when Mrs C was awarded £20,000.00 she said:
"I would just like to say thanks to the staff who have been first class explaining things to me all the way and keeping me informed."
Mrs C from Middlesbrough

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Examples of Compensation Awards for Injury Claims*
Serious Back Injury
Wrist Injury
Serious Neck Injury
Serious Hand Injury
Ankle Injury
Serious Knee Injury
Serious Head Injury

*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