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If you have been injured in a pavement accident, you may be able to claim compensation from the local authority or landowner responsible for maintaining the pavement.

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Why choose us?

Personal Injury Specialists

We are specialists in personal injury law with a proven track record in securing compensation.

No Win, No Fee

We offer a no-win no-fee claims service to ease the financial pressure on you.

Free Initial Consultation

You can arrange a free no-obligation case review to help you decide if we’re the injury lawyers for you.

Accredited Firm

We are accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), demonstrating our experience specialist expertise in personal injury law.

Personal Service

We will support you throughout the claims process, providing a personal, friendly and compassionate service, with local home and hospital visits if required.

Pavement Accident Claims

Pavement Accident Claims

If you slip or trip on a pavement and are injured as a result, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.

Although pavements are designed to be safe, accidents can happen if they are not well maintained.

If you have been injured in a pavement accident, you may be able to claim compensation from the local authority or landowner responsible for maintaining the pavement.

To be eligible for compensation, you will need to show that the accident was caused by a slip or trip hazard that was not properly repaired or removed.

Pavement accidents can occur for a variety of reasons. They can be caused by weather conditions, poor maintenance, or even accidents that happen on the road.

Pavement Statistics

According to the AA in 2018 a study amongst its members shown that Britain’s pavements are in just as poor a state than the nation’s potholed roads.

Not only do pedestrians have to watch their step on badly maintained surfaces but also encounter hazards such like overgrown vegetation and temporary signs, which can be quite dangerous for them since they may not see these things until it is too late!

Why do pavement injuries happen?

There are many ways a person can get injured from the pavement.

The most common pavement injury is a trip-and-fall accident. These usually happen when there is an obstacle in the path of the runner, such as a crack in the footpath or an exposed root.

Uneven pavements can also cause trips and falls. Other times, people may trip on their own shoelaces or clothing. 

Cracked or missing pavement can also cause problems for runners. Cracks can catch a runner’s foot and cause them to trip and fall.

Missing sections of pavement can create a hole that a runner may not see until it’s too late.

Pavement injuries are also more common in areas with high foot traffic. This is because there are more opportunities for an accident to happen.

Icy conditions can also contribute to pavement injuries. Ice can make pavements slick and difficult to run on. It can also hide cracks and other obstacles.

Pavement accidents can be complicated

Pavement accidents can be complex to assess as there are numerous factors that can contribute to the cause.

It is important to get expert legal advice to ensure you understand your position and who may be held liable.

Generally, the owner or occupier of the land where the accident happened will be held responsible. This includes local authorities responsible for maintaining pavements and highways as well as private landowners.

There are a number of things that need to be taken into consideration when determining liability including:

  • The extent of the damage caused by the accident;
  • Whether the pavement was in a state of disrepair;
  • The cause of the accident; and
  • Whether there were any warnings in place.

If you have been injured in a pavement accident, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible.

You should also take photographs of the scene of the accident and get contact details from any witnesses. These will all help support your case if you decide to make a claim for compensation.

Can I claim compensation for a pavement injury?

If you’ve been injured in a slip, trip or fall on the pavement, you may be wondering if you can claim for compensation.

The answer depends on a number of factors, including who was responsible for the maintenance of the pavement and whether there were any ‘warning signs’ in place.

In some cases, such as when the pavement is in a state of disrepair, it may be possible to make a claim against the local authority.

However, it’s always best to seek legal advice before taking any action. If you did not see the hazard that caused your accident, you may still be able to make a claim if it can be shown that the ‘dangerous condition’ should have been obvious to a reasonable person.

Compensation claims can be complex, so it’s important to get expert advice before proceeding.

What types of slip, trip and fall accidents can I claim for?

Here are examples of the types of slips, trips and falls accident claims Stonehewer Moss can help you with:

  • Cracked, uneven or holes in pavements
  • Wet, slippery floors in public places such as supermarkets, shopping centres, restaurants and airports
  • Uneven flooring in public places such as shops and offices
  • Obstacles that cause a tripping hazard in a public place

We also provide a claims service for slips, trips and falls accidents in the workplace; take a look at our Accidents at Work claims service for more information.

If you have suffered an injury as a result of a slip, trip or fall that you believe wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact us online to see if you have a claim for compensation.

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Why Choose Stonehewer Moss Solicitors?

If you are injured in an accident you will want the best team of experts who know personal injury law and are highly qualified within this area. Its crucial to obtain the very best solicitors as this can be a critical factor in obtaining the maximum compensation you deserve. Selecting the right solicitor will greatly increase your chances of winning your claim. 

At Stonehewer Moss Solicitors we have years of experience dealing with high value complex claims. Our solicitors know the laws and regulations that exist to protect you which is all the more important to choose the very best.

No Win No Fee Personal Injury Solicitors

Stonehewer Moss Solicitors, based in Northwich, is one of Cheshire’s leading personal injury claims solicitors, accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, with vast experience and an extensive record of compensation claims success for accidents at work.

We handle the majority of cases on a No Win No Fee basis. Watch this short video to learn more.

We can help you by

  • Securing early payment of compensation to cover urgent financial commitments such as mortgage/rent, medical expenses etc.
  • Obtaining compensation for your injuries to cover short term and future costs.
  • Recovering any loss of earnings and other expenses you may have incurred.
  • Dealing with the defendant and their insurers.
  • Providing you with access to specialist rehabilitation care.

Thinking of changing solicitors?

You may have already instructed solicitors to make a personal injury claim. However, you may not be happy with either the service and/or advice that you are receiving. We are frequently approached by claimants who are considering a move because they are not happy with how the claim is progressing. If you would like a second opinion or thinking about changing solicitors, why not arrange a free, no-obligation case review to see if we’re the right firm for you?

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