Pavement Accidents

A pavement accident resulting from a defective pavement can result in painful injuries, and be an inconvenience in your daily life. You may experience a loss of earnings as a result of your injuries, and could be entitled to compensation.

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The Short of it

  • If you have been injured as a result of a slip, trip or fall involving a defective pavement,

    you could be entitled to compensation.

  • The injuries you sustain as a result of your accident can range from minor to serious,

    where you may experience broken bones, lacerations or concussion.

  • Speak to our expert public liability solicitors at Watermans today,

    to see if you are eligible to pursue a claim for your injuries.

  • Everything we do at Watermans is about getting you the resolution you need

    and providing Straightforward legal advice. It should be that simple.

  • The Long of it

    Pavement defects

    Pavement defect claims

    Accidents caused by pavement defects can result in serious injury. Slips, trips and falls can result in minor injuries, however they can also lead to sprains, deep lacerations, broken bones, concussions and more.

    Sustaining an injury from tripping or falling over a defective pavement can result in you needing to take time off of work, resulting in a loss of earnings for you and your family. Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may find yourself unable to go about your day as normal, which can affect you and your loved ones negatively.

    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. 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.

    At Watermans, we employ expert personal injury solicitors who are experienced in handling claims relating to pavement defects. Speak to one of our team today, to start your claim process.

    Making a claim

    How do I make a pavement defect accident claim?

    If you or a loved one has sustained an injury as a result of a defect in a pavement within the last three years, you may be entitled to compensation.

    Injuries sustained from a slip, trip or fall on a pavement can be serious, and may require you to take time off of work. This can result in a loss of earnings for you and your family. Depending on the severity of your injury, you may require extra care and help in the home, which can be stressful and expensive. If the accident was the fault of another party, you could be entitled to compensation.

    Compensation is important to provide you and your loved ones with financial security as you recuperate. We understand that making a claim for compensation can seem a daunting task, but we are here to help. We offer straightforward legal advice, and take the hassle out of the process for you. Plus, we operate on a no win no fee basis, meaning that you won’t have to pay any solicitors fees if we don’t win your case.

    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. Speak to one of our solicitors today to get your life back on track.

    How much compensation?

    How much compensation for a pavement defect claim?

    Like most personal injury claims, the amount of compensation you could receive for your injuries are largely dependent on the circumstances in which the accident occurred, and the severity of the injuries you have sustained.

    Any loss of present or future earnings will be taken into account, as well as any other undue medical or travel expenses.

    Why Watermans?

    Why should I choose Watermans to pursue my claim?

    Watermans make legal services look and feel easy so people can move forward in life.

    Watermans are one of the leading personal injury firms in Scotland. We act only for people who have been injured in an accident, and never for the at-fault party, nor insurance companies who defend these cases.

    Our expert team are committed to doing everything to make the claims process straightforward for our clients following an accident. We take the hassle from you and fight each case to secure the maximum level of compensation. We also provide access to a range of additional services, such as physiotherapy and psychological treatment to ensure you recover from your injuries as soon as possible and get your life back on track.

    Our expertise in personal injury covers a wide range of areas including accidents at work, public liability claims, road traffic accidents, fatal and serious injury claims and cases relating to child and historical abuse.

    We represent thousands of clients throughout Scotland each year, securing millions of pounds in compensation for our clients. We work on a no win a fee basis, which means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t end up out of pocket.

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    Straightforward Legal Advice

    How much could you claim?

    The figures quoted are a rough guide to show you the amount you could receive as compensation for your injury. Our solicitors will advise you in more detail about your specific claim.

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    Claim Worth

    The figures quoted are a rough guide to show you the amount you could receive as compensation for your injury. Our solicitors will advise you in more detail about your specific claim.

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