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When the weather turns wintry, Accident and Emergency departments brace themselves for an influx of slip-related injuries.
In the same way, personal injury solicitors anticipate enquiries about possible compensation claims arising from these injuries.
Slipping accidents in conditions of ice and snow can be “runners” as far as personal injury claims are concerned but this episode of the podcast aims to discuss the class of winter slip claims which is the hardest to win: slips and falls on icy roads and pavements.
This episode – lasting only 10 minutes or so – includes coverage of:
- The types of slipping on ice accidents we’re NOT dealing with in our discussion today;
- The structure and reasoning behind local authorities’ winter maintenance policies;
- Why claims arising from injuries due to slips on footpaths and roadways are such difficult claims to make successfully;
- Steps you can – and probably should – take to minimise your risk of suffering an accident of this type.
This podcast is based on an article on this website. If you prefer to read about this topic, that “pedestrian slipping accidents” article can be reached by clicking here.
How can we help you?
If you have any questions stemming from this podcast or perhaps relating to some aspect of our personal injury claims services, please get in touch with us. All initial enquiries are free of charge and without obligation to take things further with us.
Moray Claims / Grigor & Young has specialist, accredited personal injury solicitors – Marie Morrison and Peter Brash – and you can contact them via 01343 544077. Alternatively, send us a Free Online Enquiry.
Potential claims due to slips on icy roads and pavements resulting in personal injury generally need “emergency” legal advice and investigation, so don’t delay in contacting a solicitor for help.
Peter mentions articles referring to the Scottish employers’ liability slip-on-ice case of Kennedy -v- Cordia: this one about the initial decision and this one about the final, appeal decision from the Supreme Court – in favour of the employee.