If you suffer a serious personal injury and believe it’s the fault of your local authority, you may be entitled to claim compensation to help with getting your life back on track.
We understand that if you’re seriously injured, you and your loved ones might not automatically think about claiming compensation. Instead, you’ll be quite rightly focusing on recovering from your injuries.
But if you are thinking about claiming compensation, there are several important steps you should take as soon as you can, such as:
- Reporting the accident to your local authority
- Take photographs of where the accident happened if possible, or the specific defect that led to you getting injured, such as a pothole or uneven pavement slab
- If there were any witnesses to the accident, get their contact details if you can, as these people could back up your version of events
- If the police were involved, take a note of their reference number
Taking these steps means you can have valuable evidence to support your claim, which makes it much harder for the local authority to deny responsibility for what happened to you. And that puts you in a much stronger position to get the amount of compensation you deserve.