Along with road repair companies, utility companies often dig up roads or pavements to access gas works, sewage pipes, water mains or electricity lines to perform maintenance or repairs. When street works are underway, companies should place fences, signs or detour notices for pedestrians or motorists to prevent accidents or injury. When repairs have finished, they are tasked with returning the surface to its original condition.
Unfortunately, many companies are too hurried or simply careless in replacing tarmac, roads or pavements following major street works. If you as a pedestrian, cyclist or motorist were injured due to poorly guarded street works, Graham Coffey & Co can assist you in making a claim. Our Manchester street works accidents solicitors represent those with claims involving:
- Poorly lit work sites or warning signs
- Unguarded holes or drops
- Work sites that have not been cordoned off to the public
- Uneven surfaces, potholes or damaged pavements following major street works
- Failure to remove all equipment or debris such as bricks, stones or rubble
- Leakages from road repair, such as burst water mains, which can lead to slippery patches or icy pavements in cold weather
Many people are injured in street works accidents because the area surrounding the work site is poorly lit, or fencing has collapsed so individuals do not see obstacles until they are upon them. Injuries sustained in street works accidents range from relatively minor soft tissue injuries or scrapes to more serious broken bones or back injuries caused by falling into open service holes or trenches.
No matter the extent of your injury, we can help you determine your options for pursuing a claim. It costs nothing to talk to us about your accident. Our solicitors' fees will be recovered from the opposing side.
Serving Greater Manchester & North West England: Solicitors for Accidents Caused by Open Trenches, Unguarded Holes or Street Works Equipment
Whatever the cause of your slip-and-fall accident, contact our solicitors on 0161 820 9501 to arrange a free consultation. You may also contact us by email. We represent clients throughout Greater Manchester and North West England, including Rochdale.