The East Sussex county council will be spending more money on improving its pavements under a directive by the MP for Seaford Norman Baker. Baker reached this decision after a revelation from the reports that showed close to £700,000 had been paid to people for personal injury claim cases. These personal injury claim cases are attributed to the trips and falls that the claimants had on the pavements in the last five years.
In an answer to the freedom to information request, posted by a liberal democrat MP, the figures have gone on to unearth a total of 536 personal injury claims against the East Sussex county council by people who have tripped, slipped and fallen on the pavements. The reports take into account all the personal injury claim cases between the years 2004-2005.
Out of all the personal injury claim cases, 15% of the cases were awarded compensation while close to 24% still remain unresolved. All in all, the East Sussex county council has paid a figure that is above £700,000 in the last five years. This goes on to imply that each successful personal injury claim was awarded a total sum of close to £8,500.
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After suffering from a slip resulting in a broken leg, having never been in this situation, I was confused, anxious and not sure what I should do with regards to claiming compensation for loss of earnings. The internet is a minefield of varying advise and companies all offering their services and a lot was jargon and unclear. The wording and explanations on the site given by Ian Morris was clear, concise and in plain English. I requested a call back and Ian promptly called me to discuss my case. He was patient and knowledgeable and I felt comfortable talking to him, feeling that he understood my concerns. I would thoroughly recommend anyone who needs to make a personal injury claim to talk to Ian Morris to help point them in the right direction in order to move forward to making a claim.
I’m not one who would look to claiming for anything as I believe that you should earn anything you receive, but for this matter I felt different. Although the compensation settlement can’t take the memory of the nasty accident away, it gives me more freedom to grow my own business, which gives me time with my baby boys. Thank you Ian and your team, I highly recommend them.”
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