Fencing is designed to keep animals or people out of certain areas, to designate property divisions or to prevent individuals from falling into holes or off ledges. Broken fencing, overgrown stiles or rusted wire, however, may not just serve these purposes, but also cause significant injury to those passing by or climbing over them.
If you or your child was injured by faulty fencing, Graham Coffey & Co can assist you in making a claim for your injuries. We represent those who have been injured by any type of fence, from stonewalls to wooden slats to chicken wire or barbed wire fencing. Common accidents include:
- Injuries from buried fences or hidden wires
- Loose fence panels
- Crumbling fence crossings or defective stiles
- Burns from unmarked electric fences
- Fence posts with exposed nails or hardware
- Poorly maintained fencing
Property owners have a duty to prevent injuries to lawful visitors on their premises. When they do not, they may be held accountable for any injuries you or your loved one sustains. Contact our Manchester solicitors specialising in broken fence injuries to learn more.
Broken wires or exposed nails can cause serious lacerations or eye injuries. Soft tissue injuries, back injuries or broken bones can also result from crumbling fences or falling off a defective stile. We are experienced in handling all of these injuries, seeking maximum recovery from all parties responsible for your accident, including private landowners, commercial property owners or occupiers, or local councils.
Broken Fencing Poses Dangers to Children Especially
As most children are adventurous and curious, they are often the victims of broken fencing accidents. Our firm represents children and their families who have been injured by buried fencing at the playground, by climbing through fencing holes, by crumbling stiles, or by unmarked electric fencing, among other accidents. We specialise in the care of children during the claims process, and seek to make the process as efficient and stress-free as possible for parents.
Whilst most claims for injury must be brought within three years, children have three years from their 18th birthday to bring their claim. If you were injured as a child and are now an adult, call us and we can advise whether you have a claim.