There’s no getting away from the fact that certain times of the year are more hazardous when it comes to making your way about on foot, with the arrival of winter and the dark nights, wet pavements and fallen leaves making conditions underfoot more dangerous. By far the most risky conditions, however, are those which pertain when either snow falls or the temperature drops below freezing, with icy pavements and walkways presenting a huge risk factor.
If you slip on an icy pavement then there’s every chance that you’ll fall badly enough to injure yourself and, if this is the case, then you may well be in a position to claim compensation for your suffering and for any expenses incurred as a result of your fall. According to the Local Government Association the responsibility for ensuring that pavements and roads are safe to travel on in the event of snowfall or freezing weather lies with the relevant local council.
If you slip on an icy pavement, injure yourself and feel that the pavement in question should have been cleared of ice or gritted to make it safe, then you may be in a position to claim compensation. A personal injury solicitor will listen to the details and give an honest judgement as to whether a no win no fee claim is worth pursuing. If it is, they will put together a case demonstrating that the pavement in question ought to have been made safe and that the resulting fall caused actual injury to your person.
The compensation you receive won’t entirely make up for your pain and discomfort, but it will help you to move on with your life, as well as providing a direct refund of any expenses you’ve incurred via the likes of medical bills and lost earnings.