Accident in the Snow
Contrary to common misconceptions, if you have an accident because of snow or ice on the public highway, it is entirely possible to seek compensation for personal injury.
Accidents on the public highway will include most roads, pavements and footpaths. The highway authority responsible for maintaining the public highway is under a duty to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that safe passage along a highway is not endangered by snow or ice.
If an accident occurs on private land due to snow or ice, you may be able to claim compensation for injuries and losses sustained, from the owners or occupiers of the land.
These could include accidents occurring at supermarkets, outside shops or on someone else's property. The landowner/occupier has a duty take reasonable steps to ensure that you are safe.
If you are involved in an accident in the workplace due to snow or ice then you may be able to claim compensation for injuries from your employer. Your employer has a statutory duty of care to keep workplace traffic routes free from substances including ice and snow, which may cause a person to trip, slip or fall.
If you've been injured in an accident due to snow or ice, contact Accident Injury Solicitors today to receive free advice on your individual case.