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When you work with MG Legal's pothole injury solicitors, you get:
Free, no-obligation consultation with a specialist solicitor
The maximum financial compensation in your pothole injury claim
A designated solicitor with up to 30 years of experience
What is a pothole injury claim?
Most marked roads in England and Wales are maintained by the Highways Agency section of the Department for Transport. Through this agency, your local council authorities receive government money from taxes to pay for any repairs that need performing, and to keep the roads safe.
Still, this does not always happen. We are all well too aware of the seemingly increasing number of potholes on our roads, and many of them seem to be remaining for months, and even years, before anything is done about them. In this time, anybody who walks, drives, or rides along these roads, are at risk of sustaining injuries. If a person does fall because of the pothole, and is subsequently injured, then they are entitled to make a personal injury claim for financial compensation for their injuries. Read on to learn more about the process.
Can I make a claim for a pothole injury?
If you are reading this page, you may be wondering, ‘can I sue for my pothole injury?’, ‘I Fell due to a Pothole, is it Worth Making a Claim?’, or even ‘do I have enough evidence to make a claim?’. The answers to all of these questions will depend on the injuries that you have sustained, and how exactly the accident took place.
If the incident took place at a pothole on a public road, and you have sustained clear injuries from the incident, then the process will be fairly straightforward. However, if the accident took place on a private road, or was an accident at work, then the process could be slightly different. If you have any queries or questions about your specific case, then do not hesitate to contact MG Legal’s expert personal injury solicitors today for a no-obligation discussion of your case.
How much is my slip, trip and fall pothole injury claim worth?
As with all injury claims, the amount of compensation that you could be entitled to depends on your injuries and how severe they are. The claim will also be broken down into a number of different damages, many of which are calculated on an individual basis. See more on this here.
In terms of your injuries alone, and the pain and suffering that they have caused, our personal injury solicitors have put together the below table using relevant guidelines.
Severe shoulder injuries in a pothole fall accident
Moderate shoulder injuries caused by a trip on a pothole
Less severe leg injuries after tripping on a pothole
Less severe arm injuries after a pothole trip
What can I claim for in a slip, trip and fall pothole injury claim?
If you find yourself injured after a pothole accident, you have three years to pursue a claim for financial compensation. However, this claim can cover much more than the injuries themselves.
As outlined by the Judicial College in their guidelines for personal injury compensation, you could receive money for:
The injury itself- known as general damages. This will vary depending on the injuries that you have sustained as well as the severity of them.
Travel expenses- If you have had to travel to any medical facilities for appointments regarding your injuries, you could receive compensation to reimburse you.
Loss of earnings- If your injuries from a pothole accident are severe in nature, you could well suffer financially from a loss of earnings due to needing time off work to recover. On top of this, if the injuries were to leave you permanently impacted and unable to perform your job, then you could also receive financial compensation for future loss of earnings.
These payments are often known as special damages. See a full overview of both general and special damages, here.
How can MG Legal help me with my slip, trip and fall pothole accident injury compensation claim?
MG Legal are specialists in personal injury, and injuries for accidents involving defective pavements and roads. We are ‘hands on’ in our approach to all cases, and like to visit the incident site in person if possible, ensuring that we can put forward each client’s claim with confidence having seen the cause of it personally. Our expert solicitors accept all personal injury claims, on a no-win no fee basis, and we have a success rate for obtaining personal injury compensation for our clients, in excess of 99%.
Uneven pavement case study:
Our expert personal injury solicitors have, in recent months, settled a claim for over £11,000 on behalf of a client who sustained a personal injury when she fell over a metal support structure on the canal path she was running along. Our client, Mrs W, suffered damage to her shoulder ligaments during the incident, and due to the intensity of the pain, had visited her local A&E department regarding her injuries.
While there, Mrs W’s arm and shoulder were placed in a sling in order to aid with the healing process, and was advised, by the hospital’s medical team, to begin physiotherapy for the subsequent months. After the injury pain and discomfort continued, and Mrs W struggled to make a recovery and return to her daily work and activities, she underwent surgery to repair her ligaments and tendons in the shoulders. This extended her recovery period for numerous more months.
Shortly after, Mrs W got in touch with MG Legal’s expert team of personal injury solicitors. After a no-obligation discussion with Mrs W, her designated personal injury solicitor accepted her case on a NO WIN NO FEE basis, and immediately got to work with building the case to be as strong as possible. To do so, they got in touch with a number of expert orthopaedic specialists who MG Legal have close working relationships with, in order to obtain extensive and convincing medical reports, detailing Mrs W’s injuries.
Along with the medical reports, MG Legal’s personal injury solicitors worked on securely establishing liability, meaning that we had to prove that it was the negligent actions of the local authority in charge of the maintenance of the canal path, that had caused the incident, causing our client to suffer a personal
After investigating the circumstances of the incident as fully as possible, our personal injury solicitor established that the local authority had acted negligently in numerous ways, including:
Failing to ensure that the path was safe for public use
Failing to maintain the path properly
Failing to carry out the maintenance in line with their duty outlined in Section 41 of the Highways Act of 1980
Our team made the local authorities aware of our findings, as well as how MG Legal intended to go forward with our claim. Not long after this, the local authority admitted liability, as the case that we had built against them was simply too strong to fight. Mrs W’s designated personal injury solicitor was then able to carefully establish the amount of financial compensation that Mrs W was entitled to for her injuries, using the medical report we have in our possession, to start negotiating our client’s personal injury compensation award.
The local authority at fault quickly accepted this, and paid the financial compensation amount in full within a matter of weeks, allowing our client to get on with her life and put the incident behind her.