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Hamilton Ross
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Serving Clients in Lanarkshire for over 15 Years.

Compensation for Pavement Trips and Silps

UK councils paid out over £2m in compensation claims to pedestrians who tripped or slipped on pavements in the year to 31st May 2018. The figures provided by 365 of Britain’s 421 local authorities show 10,572 claims were made over the period. Only Shetland Islands Council received no claims. A total of 46 claims were submitted in Aberdeen, but none were successful. Some 12 claims were submitted to Aberdeenshire Council and a total of £3,238 paid out. In Moray, two claims were made but just one was successful, with the council handing over £5,000. Orkney Islands Council paid no compensation. There was no data for Highland Council.

Compensation for injuries caused by trips on slips due to defects innpavements can be due in cases where the relevant council can be shown to be negligent. We are able to act in compensation claims on a no win no fee basis and legal aid where appropriate.
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