Accidents caused by pavement defects can be more serious than on first thought. While it is true that vast majority of slips, trips and falls end without serious injury, they can lead to sprains, deep lacerations, broken bones, concussions and even worse.
If you have suffered an injury as a result of a slip on a public pavement, you may be eligible to make a compensation claim. This is where Watermans Accident Claims and Care can help. With over a decade of experience, Watermans is one of Scotland’s leading personal injury firms, taking on cases on a no win, no fee basis.
In order to make a successful pavement defect claim, you will need to prove that another person was responsible for the injury – in this case it would be the local authority, council or company responsible for maintaining the pavement.
To help your case, you should report the accident as soon as possible to the responsible party, make any notes about the case available to your solicitor, while securing witness details and, if possible, take photographs of the area where the accident happened.
To take your case further and to find out if you can file for a pavement defect compensation claim, get in touch with our public legalities experts today!