Council admits pothole street ‘beyond repair’

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Nottinghamshire County Council could face a raft of public liability ‘slip and trip’ personal injury claims after admitting that the repairs which they have been carrying out on a residential street are actually causing more problems than they solve.

Despite the repeated complaints of the residents of Brynsmoor Drive and Queens Drive in Brinsley, Nottinghamshire, the County Council have failed to deal with the problem adequately and safely and the occupiers of the streets are now fed up after two years of battling with the Highways Department.

Unfortunately, despite their best efforts, the residents are now exposed to the risk of falling in one of the numerous holes in their street and therefore, the council could well be forced to answer slip and trip personal injury compensation claims.  As we’ve previously stated in the ‘How do I know if I can claim after tripping on a disrepaired pavement‘ article, the failure of the County Council to adequately repair the street has left them likely to be liable for any injuries sustained.

The residents have done all they can do in respect of reporting the dangers to the Council.  Letters have been sent, inspections have been undertaken and still the road is littered with hazards.  Therefore, should one of the residents or a visitor suffer an injury after falling in one of the many potholes, as long as they ensure that they properly report and record their accident, they are very likely to have a successful claim for personal injury compensation.

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