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Winter Weather Accident Claims
If you have been involved in an accident including snowy and/or icy conditions, and your accident can be traced to somebody else’s negligence, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation. At JMW, our specialist solicitors are here to help you recover the compensation you deserve if you have suffered an injury that could have been avoided.
The majority of accidents that occur as a result of winter weather are unavoidable. However, there are times when an incident takes place that could have been avoided, were it not for the negligence or mistake of a third party.
- Slipping on ice while working, after your employer failed to ensure the area was gritted
- Slipping outside retail outlets or other public areas, after the third party responsible failed to ensure the area was safe for customer access
- Being involved in a road traffic accident because the road was icy but not gritted
- Being hit by another vehicle due to negligent driving in the dark during what would be daylight hours in the summer
Regardless of the circumstances of your accident, if the accident was caused by somebody else’s negligence, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Determining responsibility for your accident depends on where it occurred. For accidents that take place in work, your employer can be held accountable for not taking appropriate measures to ensure your safety. If you have been injured in a shop, restaurant or another public place, then the owner of the establishment will be liable for your injuries.
Local councils are responsible for maintaining the roads and pavements in their authority, and may be held liable if it is proven that they failed to take the appropriate measures to prevent an accident from happening on their highways.
Our solicitors have years of experience handling winter weather accident claims and will therefore be able to determine the party responsible for your injuries to pursue for compensation on your behalf.
We understand just how frustrating suffering an injury can be, especially if you are having to take time off work to recover and attend medical appointments, as it means you may have been left out of pocket. Our aim is to ensure the impact of your injury on your day-to-day life is reduced as much as possible and secure you compensation that, financially, puts you back in the position you were in, prior to the accident.
Our team will ensure your compensation award covers the cost of any lost wages, medical bills, transport expenses and anything else needed to aid your recovery. Our solicitors will do all of the hard work so you can focus on getting better. But don’t worry, we will still provide regular, easy-to-understand updates on the progress of your case.
Miss L slipped on ungritted ice while walking on the platform of her local railway station, causing multiple injuries to her right foot and back.
Miss T experienced a laceration to the back of the head, whiplash symptoms and disturbed sleep after being involved in a serious road traffic accident caused by an icy, ungritted road.
Janet L suffered a major sprain on her right ankle after slipping on an icy layer of snow outside her local supermarket, on her way into the store.
Seventy one year old Mrs B was involved in a head on collision on the run up to Christmas that resulted in a number of serious injuries.