Slips/Trips/Falls

#1 2020-01-07 13:17:17
ck2

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Slips/Trips/Falls

HI I slipped on a pavement where there were lots of leaves and the pavement was damp. I basically did the splits and fractured my pelvis. It was that bad that none of the Doctors had seen a break like it before. Not just one Doctor about five of them. I was told that my kind of accident was usually caused by a major car accident or falling off a high building. They had to get in touch with specialists because they did not know what to do. When a Traffic Warden (who had stayed with me) went into the Town Hall (which was nearby) to ask about what I should do they said I was the third accident recently that had occured in the same area. I have missed out on a Christmas and New Year holiday and I have lost wages and it has affected my overall well being. Some people are saying it is not worth claiming against the Council but I feel I should because where I fell the area has not been well maintained. Thanks for taking time to read this post.

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#2 2020-01-08 16:01:35
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In answer to your question, it depends.

Councils are under a duty to ensure that pavements do not present an injury risk and slip and trip claims are not unheard of at this time of year. If you have been injured because of slipping on wet leaves whilst walking along a public pavement then you could be entitled to compensation from the council if you can prove they have been negligent in their duty. It depends how long the leaves have been left along the pavement, have others complained and/or written to the Council about this etc.

In light of your injury, this certainly isn't a small claim and in my opinion is worth claiming for. A No win, No fee Solicitor would be your best bet.

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