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Compensation Claims Against the Council for Injuries
Councils and local authorities are responsible for maintaining their property and ensuring public safety. If they fail to do so and you suffer an injury as a result, you may be entitled to make a compensation claim. This guide provides an overview of compensation claims against councils and the eligibility criteria for such claims.
- Roads and highways
- Public parks
- Public transport
- Waste disposal
- Sports and leisure facilities
As experienced personal injury solicitors in Manchester, we handle most of our personal injury compensation cases on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that you won’t have to pay any legal costs if you don’t win your claim.
- The council had a duty of care, which they breached through negligence.
- An accident occurred as a result of this negligence.
- You suffered an injury during this accident.
- Tripping on a pavement or other defect on a public road where the defect is deeper or higher than 1 inch.
- An accident in a public playground or park due to inadequate maintenance of equipment
- Workplace accidents for council employees where suitable protective equipment wasn’t provided.
- Injuries suffered by tenants in council houses due to inadequate wiring or maintenance. Where a passenger in a vehicle suffers injuries due to the council’s failure to grit icy roads
Following the accident, it’s vital to provide evidence to show how it occurred, what injuries were sustained, and who was to blame. You can do this by taking photos of the incident location and the cause of the accident. If the accident was caught on CCTV, you can also request a copy of the tape to help us manage your claim efficiently.
It’s also helpful to obtain the contact details of any witnesses, photos of your injuries, and a medical report from where you received medical treatment. This will enable us to prove the extent of your injuries and help you get the compensation you deserve.
The compensation for council accident claims is usually split into two types of damages.
- General damages, which compensate you for pain and suffering experienced due to negligence.
- Special damages, compensate you for financial losses such as loss of earnings, medical expenses, home modifications, and travel expenses associated with your medical care.
If you have suffered an injury due to the council’s negligence, you may be entitled to make a compensation claim. At Primus Solicitors, we are specialist medical negligence solicitors, and our medical negligence experts can help you with your medical negligence claim. As medical negligence specialists and clinical negligence solicitors, we are well-versed and experienced in any and all types of medical negligence claims.
Hire our specialist immigration lawyers to help you through this process and ensure a successful outcome for your compensation claim against the council application. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you with your personal injury matter.