Compensation claims against the Council

If you’ve been injured due to the Council’s negligence, you may have a compensation claim. Talk to First4Lawyers to find out.

Request a Callback

Request a callback from us at a time that is convenient to you or call us 24/7 on 08005677866

Fill in your form below and our experts will be in touch for a free, no-obligation consultation about your situation

People are injured each year in slips, trips or falls caused by uneven pavements, potholes, poorly maintained surfaces, and falls in public places. Local authorities have a duty to maintain the buildings, roads and areas for which they are responsible.

What are claims against the Council?

If the Council has been negligent and that has caused you harm, you may have a claim for personal injury compensation.

You will need to be able to prove that the accident happened and your injuries were a direct result of a failure in the Council’s duty of care to the public.

How can First4Lawyers help?

We are specialists in No Win No Fee* personal injury claims. Our solicitors are here to support you in building a case that will get you the maximum compensation – whether it’s an out of court settlement or something that needs to proceed to the courts.

We are here to do all the legal legwork, so you don’t have to. That way you can relax and focus on recovering from your ordeal.

More about making a claim

How much compensation will I receive?

It depends on your injury and how severe it is. Our compensation calculator gives an idea of the amounts you could be awarded, but a chat with our legal advisors will give you advice tailored to your individual circumstances.

Is there a time limit for making a claim against the Council?

There is usually a three-year period from the date of the accident.

I think I have a claim, what do I do next?

Make sure you get medical treatment for your injury. This will make sure the accident is in your medical records.

You should ensure you keep photos and written details of the accident, including the date, location and any witnesses. Don’t worry if you’re not sure about what to do – our solicitors will help you with that as part of the claims process.

Then just get in touch with us for a free consultation. We’ll ask you about your situation and help you work out what your options are.

Meet the expert

Meet Jax
Jacqueline Speight

Jacqueline Speight

Head of Claims

Jacqueline is our head of claims.
She is a qualified solicitor and has practised as a specialist in personal injury cases. A recent addition to our team, Jacqueline has moved to a managerial and coaching role with us, where she is keen to continue the team's training and development to ensure every customer continues to get a first class service.

Get in touch today - we can help with your claim 08005677866

It seems you are using an outdated browser.

This will impair your browsing experience around the web. Please visit one of the links below to update to a modern browser then re-open the site with the new browser.

Thank you


Can't find what you are looking for?

We are open as normal during the Coronavirus lockdown and are able to help with all your legal needs.

Call us free of charge

0800 567 7866

Request a Callback

Continue browsing