Recent figures have suggested that during the last four years, a council in the South of England have paid out in excess of £40,000 for injuries caused as a result of members of the public slipping and injuring themselves on steps.
The latest figures have also suggested that the council have paid out roughly £30,000 for injuries caused by potholes during the same period.
According to the council, they receive on average five personal injury compensation claims per 1,000 residents; whilst the average for a council of their size is seven claims per 1,000 residents.
They have also suggested that the amount paid out in compensation is about a third of the average for a council of their size; with only ten percent of injury claims relating to potholes being successful.
The council have stated that the reason only ten percent of the personal injury claims resulting in potholes are successful, is because they can only be held responsible for such injuries, if they could reasonably be expected to have known about the issues – and had a chance to rectify it before an injury could occur.
Whilst the latest figures have revealed that personal injury compensation payouts made by the council in the South of England, for those who have been injured as a result of a slip or trip in public; or as a result of a pothole, our personal injury solicitors will be able to help you make a personal injury claim.
To find out how we can help you, contact us today.