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Potholes are a blight on road users and pedestrians alike. Not only can they damage our property, they can cause serious injuries in the form of trip and fall accidents. Most councils have their own criteria for assessing the need to fill potholes. However, budget constraints can play a hand in the maintenance of them. If a council has overlooked a significant pothole that has caused you injury, you may be entitled to claim personal injury compensation from them — if they are liable for the accident.


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Road injuries cost council £417,000 in compensation

Posted in: Foot InjuriesPedestrian InjuriesPothole InjuriesPublic Place AccidentsRoad Traffic Accidents

Last year alone, Haringey Council paid out over £417,000 in compensation to pedestrians and motorists injured on the borough’s roads.  The figures, which were released by the Liberal Democrats, found that a total of 19 people were awarded compensation in 2013/14, totaling at £417,635.  Haringey Council received 194 claims for personal injury and damage, of which only 52 were settled without payment and 123 were outstanding. The borough’s roads have been repeatedly criticised by the public for not being poorly maintained. In the last six years, Haringey Council has paid…

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Pothole claims all time high

Posted in: Pothole InjuriesRoad Traffic Accidents

New figures have revealed that the number of claims for injuries related to potholes has risen by 750% in the worst hit areas.  This is most likely due to having just endured the wettest winter in England and Wales since 1766, with winter flooding causing significant road damage.  The AA said that despite the Government’s emergency help, totalling £383million, this is just a “drop in the ocean” compared to what is needed to help the problem.  Campaigners argued that pothole damage has already cost drivers £730million, with a firm belief…

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£70,000 compensation after pothole crash

Posted in: Arm InjuryBicycle AccidentsHead and Brain InjuriesPothole InjuriesRoad Traffic Accidents

A cyclist has been awarded £70,000 in compensation after a pothole threw him off his bike in 2009.  Alan Curtis from Bushey in Hertfordshire suffered a “severe head injury” in the crash on The Drive in Rickmansworth.  The 57-year-old sued Hertfordshire County Council for failing to fill-in the pothole, which he described as being a “real source of danger” to road users.  The council said that they were “disappointed” in the High Court for ruling in Mr Curtis’s favour. The charity fundraiser had been cycling with his two best friends…

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New app allows cyclists to report potholes instantly

Posted in: Pothole InjuriesPublic Place AccidentsRoad Traffic Accidents

The Cyclists’ Touring Club (CTC) is due to receive £30,000 from Whitehall to improve their website, “Fill That Hole”, and develop a new app to enable cyclists to report potholes at the click of a button.  The new app will provide cyclists in Leeds with an easy way to report dangerous potholes on the roads, alerting the council of their need for repair.  The new app is due to be available to more than twenty-six million iPhone users in February, replacing the old app that is only available to nine…

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