NO WIN NO FEE Pothole Injury Claim experts.
If you have sustained personal injury due to an incident involving an uneven pavement or road, such as a pothole, you could be eligible to make a claim for personal injury compensation.
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.
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%.