Compensation Claims Against The Council
Claims Against The Council with the help of the expert solicitors we work with at The Compensation Experts.
Considering Compensation Claims against the Council?
Your local authority has the responsibility to take all reasonable steps to make council property safe. These features include council buildings like schools and parks, council-owned homes, roads, pavements, and street lighting. Did you suffer injury on council property due to their failure to fulfil their duty of care? You may compensation claims against the council with the help of The Compensation Experts.
What is a Compensation Claim against the Council?
Claims against the council can include:
- Damage sustained from a pothole that is more than one inch (2.5 centimetres) deep. Instances can include tripping in the pothole while walking, cycling into the pothole and being hurt in a resulting crash, or a pothole causing a car accident in which you are injured or your car damaged
- Injuries sustained while tripping on uneven paving where a stone is sticking up by at least one inch
- Being injured at work if you are a council employee, including through not being provided with adequate protective equipment or training
- You or your child being hurt by faulty or poorly maintained playground equipment
- Getting food poisoning from a council catering facility like a school canteen or café in a leisure centre
You can request compensation for physical injury; the long term effects your injury will have on your life; loss of income while incapacitated due to your injuries; the cost of medical treatment; and, in some cases, psychological damage.
Claiming Compensation from the Council
Whether you are a resident in their borough or not, local authorities have a duty of care to take reasonable steps to ensure the area is safe. Claiming compensation against a council starts by talking to an advisor at The Compensation Experts who will answer your questions, advise if and how you can make a claim, and give you the legal information you need to make informed choices. This initial consultation is free, and there is no obligation on your behalf.
As with most personal injury claims, the responsibility lies with the claimant to prove their case. We work with leading solicitors around the country and will match you with one in the right area with the most suitable experience to help you. They will collect the evidence to demonstrate that you were harmed, the extent of damages your injury has caused and, finally, prove that your accident could have been avoided if the council had not been negligent.
Once they have compiled your claim, your lawyer will submit it to the council’s legal department who have a set time to reply. They may accept liability in which case your lawyer will negotiate until they reach a fair amount of compensation you are happy to receive, or they may deny responsibility for your injury. In this instance, your lawyer will submit the claim to court and continue to negotiate with the council’s lawyers to reach an agreement before the case goes before a judge.
Get in touch with The Compensation Experts today and let us help you. You can call directly or, if you prefer, fill in our online contact form and ask us to call you at a more suitable time.
Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident. In these cases you may then have a longer period to claim.Find out more
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can also differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure. These include: extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.Find out more
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence. They will then notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be up to date every step of the way.Find out more