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Home > News > Accident compensation for client who suffered a permanent injury to her arm

7th October 2011

Accident compensation for client who suffered a permanent injury to her arm

Visually impaired and registered blind, our client in this tripping accident compensation claim had made several complaints to her local council regarding potholes outside her home.

No action was taken until after her accident, and even then, they denied any responsibility when she wrote to them again to request that they be repaired to prevent further injury to herself or neighbours.

Legal advice on bringing a claim for accident compensation

Having received no satisfaction to her direct approach, our client decided that she would seek to obtain accident compensation in an attempt to force the council to recognise its responsibilities and repair the hazards. She asked for our expert legal advice and help in bringing this claim.

Accident compensation for an injury to her arm

Our specialist accident compensation lawyers used their expertise to investigate and make a claim on behalf of this client. We negotiated strongly with the council’s representatives who subsequently admitted liability and agreed to pay compensation for her injury, and we were able to secure a five-figure sum in street accident compensation.

Repairs carried out to the potholes after the street accident.

Although repairs had been carried out near to our client’s home, the pothole which had caused her injury was not repaired until after she suffered her injury. Had they been carried out when she initially complained, she would not have had to suffer the injury to her arm, which has left her with considerably less independence than she enjoyed prior to the accident. The movement in her arm is much restricted, leaving her unable to carry out even some small tasks around the home, having to rely much more on her family and friends.

Breach of statutory duty and negligence

The local council has a responsibility to inspect all areas and identify and repair those hazards that are defective and causing a hazard. By failing to repair this defect, they had breached the Highways Act 1980.

Making an accident compensation claim

Clear Answers’ specialist personal injury lawyers have extensive experience in all types of personal injury claims, including those that result in accidents involving trips and falls in the street.

Should you decide to instruct us to represent you in your accident compensation claim, Clear Answers has teams of specialist accident compensation lawyers waiting to help you. They will be happy to talk you through the claims process in plain English, will provide you with expert accident compensation claim advice, and will answer any questions you may have regarding your claim.

If you, or a family member, has been injured in any sort of personal injury accident, please ring us on 0800 783 9019 and speak to one of our advisers. Alternatively, you may prefer to complete one of our on-line accident compensation claim forms and one of our representatives will contact you as soon as possible.

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