Mrs S was walking along a pavement in Chesterfield when she stumbled on a metal cover that was lower than the surrounding tarmac. She fell to the ground, hitting her face. She suffered pain and bruising around her jaw, and pain at the back of her neck and in both of her knees. Following the accident, she attended Chesterfield Hospital, where she was examined and given pain relief.
Mrs S then contacted Graysons to see if she could claim compensation for the accident and Jonathan took up her case. He referred her to a medical expert who confirmed that her injuries were caused by the accident. Jonathan contacted Chesterfield Borough Council, who admitted liability for the accident. Within four months, Jonathan was able to negotiate a settlement of just over £4,000 for Mrs S.
If you have had an accident on a pavement or road and you would like to find out if you are entitled to claim compensation, contact our experts now. We will make a free of charge appointment in which we can discuss your individual case and advise on its merits. If we take on your case, we will offer you a no win, no fee agreement. You can also find out more about accidents on footpaths and highways on our webpages.
Author: Jonathan West, personal injury partner.