Sinnott Solicitors have acted for hundreds of Claimants over the years who have sustained accidents on footpaths and pavements. The types of footpath and pavement accidents that we come across are mainly due to a hazard that exists because of the unsafe nature of the area. Generally speaking, work has been done around the area which renders the footpath or pavement unsafe.
In order to prove liability to obtain compensation for a footpath accident case, it is necessary to prove that the accident was not caused by general wear and tear to the area but that the accident was caused because of work that had been carried out which left the area in an unsafe condition for pedestrians.
Types of injuries resulting from footpath accidents
The injuries that we come across from those that have been injured in footpath accidents are generally serious injuries such as sprained ankles, broken wrists and damage to the teeth and mouth area. When a Claimant slips or trips on a footpath, the fall generally happens suddenly and the impact is significant. From our experience of these claims, we have noticed a trend that Claimant’s either trip and fall hitting their face area or get their foot caught in the hazard causing leg and ankle injuries.
Compensation for footpath accidents
Compensation for footpath accidents generally would include general damages for pain and suffering, a claim for loss of earnings if the Claimant is absent from work as a result of the footpath accident and in certain cases, a Claimant may be entitled to claim for psychological injuries as a result of the accident depending on the circumstances.
We have acted for many Claimants who have been involved in pavement and footpath accidents over the years and if you have sustained injuries as a result of a footpath accident for which you require compensation, Sinnott Solicitors can assist you with taking your claim.