By Brett Williams. Last updated July 30th 2021. Welcom to our guide about mud on the road accident claims. Mud on the road can be a serious health and safety hazard as it can create slippery conditions for cars and other vehicles, causing them to to skid or even crash. If there is mud on the road due to a spillage, the person who caused the spillage has a legal responsibility to report it to the local authority or Highways England, who in turn has a responsibility to clear the spillage. According to the highway code, if the mud on the road is not reported by the person who caused it, or the local council or Highways England do not clear the mud on the road correctly, the party that fails to act could be held liable for any injuries resulting from a muddy road crash.
Have you experienced a mud on the road car accident and were you injured as a result? You might be able to claim compensation, for the injuries caused by the crash due to mud on road. Accident Claims UK is a top personal injury solicitors firm, who can help you make your personal injury claim for a mud on the road accident. This guide will advise you on the circumstances under which you can make an accident claim for injuries caused by mud on the road and how to proceed with your claim. We also have a personal injury claims calculator, so you can estimate how much compensation you are owed.
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- A Guide To Mud On The Road Compensation Claims
- What Are Mud On the Road Car Accidents?
- Who Is Liable For Mud On The Road?
- What Should Farmers Do To Avoid Mud On The Road?
- Mud On The Road From Building Sites
- What Should You Do If Mud On the road Caused A Crash You Were Involved In?
- Claiming For Crashes And Accidents Caused By Mud On The Road When Working
- Whiplash Compensation Claim
- What Can You Claim For After an Accident Caused By Mud On The Road?
- Calculating Mud On The Road Compensation Claims – Updated July 2021
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Have you been injured in a car or road traffic accident caused by mud on the road? If the person or organisation who is liable for mud on the road acted negligently, causing you to have your accident, you might be able to claim mud on the road compensation.
If you have legitimate grounds to make a car accident claim, Accident Claims UK would love to represent you in your compensation claim. We can have excellent personal injury solicitors, who can help you to claim compensation for your injuries. Call Accident Claims UK for your free legal consultation. We will talk to you in detail about your accident and if you can legitimately make a compensation claim, we will estimate how much compensation your personal injury claim could fetch. We will be able to supply you with an expert personal injury lawyer to help you make your claim. Call Accident Claims UK on 0800 073 8801 to speak to an advisor today.
A mud on the road accident can occur if there is an excessive amount of mud spilled onto the road. This can make conditions on the road too slippery for car or other motor vehicle tyres to grip properly, causing skids, or worse, a motorist to lose control of their vehicle completely.
What are the common causes of mud on the road?
- Mud on the road from a farm. Farmers can leave mud on the roads if they are using a farming vehicle such as a tractor in a field, then drive it on the road, transferring mud from the field to the road. Bad weather such as rain can make the situation worse.
- Mud on road from building site. Construction mud on the road can occur if a vehicle enters the road from a building site, transfering excessive mud onto the road. Again this can be worsened by bad weather.
- Bad weather. If a road has hills or slopes on either or both sides, bad weather can cause mud to spill off the hills or slopes and onto the road.
- Transportation spillage. If a vehicle is transporting mud, soil or manure, a vehicle spillage can cause road accidents.
Under the Highway Act of 1980 it is an offence to deposit mud onto the road. The act gives the Highway Authority the power to close the road if necessary, clean the road and recover the expenses involved in doing so, from the person or business responsible. What’s more, the Highway Act of 1980 also states that under mud on road law in the UK, if anyone is injured due to mud on the road that has caused a crash, the person or party responsible for the spillage will be held liable for any injuries caused and may also be convicted in a criminal court. Therefore, if by accident or through negligence a person or organisation deposits mud on the road, it is absolutely essential that they report the spillage to the Highway Authority or their local authority immediately, to avoid liability or causing danger to other road users. Of course, farmers, construction workers and drivers transporting mud, earth or manure should take all precautions to avoid spilling mud on the road.
As we have established, farmers can deposit mud onto the road if they have been working in a field and mud is lifted up by the wheels of their tractor tyres, or other agricultural vehicle’s tyres. If they then drive on a public road, the mud can then be spilled onto the surface of the road. The problem of farmers leaving mud on roads can have disastrous consequences. For example, a young man in his early twenties recently suffered leg injuries after he was involved in a motorcycle crash, caused by a farmer leaving mud on the road in North Devon.
When it comes to mud on the road, a farmer’s responsibility can be explained as taking proper precautions to avoid transferring mud onto the road. How can farmers take responsibility to avoid mud on the roads?
Mud on the roads, a farmer’s responsibility explained:
- Investing in proper equipment to handle the problem of mud being transferred.
- Farmers should keep to their own farm roads and minor roads where possible.
- To put up warning signs to alert other drivers of potential mud on the road.
- Drive at a low speed and restrict their journeys to short distances to keep any mud on their vehicle from travelling over the road.
Construction mud on the road can be caused by a vehicle leaving the road from a building site or quarry. Lorries and other heavy vehicles can pick up construction mud and then construction mud can be left on the road. This problem can worsen during the autumn and winter months when the weather is likely to be worse.
How should construction workers avoid leaving mud on the road from a building site?
- Firstly, construction companies should be prepared to provide or hire equipment to avoid having mud transfer from their vehicles to the roads.
- If possible travell off road, or keep to farm roads.
- Construction companies should keep records of whether or not they decided to to deploy signs and/or to clean the road if mud was deposited.
It is an offence to deposit mud onto the road. If builders leave construction mud on the road, accidentally or otherwise, the company is legally obliged to inform the highway authority or local authority at the earliest possible opportunity. If they do not do so and there is a crash due to mud on the road, the builder who deposited the mud on the road from a building site, could be held liable for any injuries caused.
The advice below is legal advice to help you collect evidence of your accident caused by mud on the road, to support your accident claim. It goes without saying that if you are injured due to a mud on the road accident, you should seek the appropriate medical treatment as soon as possible.
If you were involved in a muddy road crash that was not your fault and were injured as a result, you could make a compensation claim for a road accident. There are things you can do at the scene of your accident and afterwards to collect evidence about how the mud on the road caused the crash and any injuries you suffered as a result. This evidence will help support your personal injury claim for compensation.
There are several forms of evidence which you should collect in order to properly support your claim:
- Obtain witness contact details, as they may be required to give evidence during your claim.
- Photograph the scene. Photograph the cause of the accident and any injuries that you have, including a date stamp, if you can. These will provide a visual record of what happened.
- As you can, visit a doctor for a medical assessment. The doctor will assess the extent of your injuries, what medical treatment you will need as a result and will determine how the injuries are likely to affect your quality of life going forward. As a result, they will create a medical report for you, which your personal injury solicitor will use to value how much money your personal injury claim is worth.
- When claiming compensation for injuries caused by a muddy road crash it is essential that you keep proof of all your expenses associated with your crash. Firstly because if you win, you will be entitled to claim compensation for your expenses back, funds to cover any future expenses you may require. Your receipts could also provide evidence to support your claim. Expenses you can potentially claim for include: medical expenses, travel expenses, expenses for care at home and expenses for any mobility equipment you may need as a result of the injuries you sustained.
If you have suffered injuries because of a crash due to mud on road, you could be eligible to claim road accident compensation. Call Accident Claims UK and if you have legitimate grounds for compensation, we’ll get you started on the claims process.
Some workers become involved in mud on the road accidents while they are working in construction, farming and are involved in driving vehicles on the road, or are road workers. Employers have a duty of care towards their employees. This means that they are responsible for ensuring that there are no health and safety hazards that could potentially harm their employees. If you have been injured in a crash due to mud on road which was caused or not prevented by your employer, you could be eligible to claim accident at work compensation for your injuries. Call Accident Claims UK now to see if you are entitled to claim.
Whiplash is a type of soft tissue injury commonly caused by car and road traffic accidents. It happens when the head and neck are forced beyond their usual range of motion, causing the soft tissues to become sprained and strained. Although whiplash usually gets better overtime, it causes sufferers considerable pain and impairs their range of movement. If you have suffered whiplash due to a road traffic accident caused by mud on the road, you could be eligible to claim compensation. Call Accident Claims UK today, to talk about your options.
If you claim compensation for injuries caused by a mud on the road accident, your compensation payout will be awarded in two parts. The first part of your settlement is usually called general damages. The second part of your settlement will be special damages. This will account for any expenses that you have had to meet as a result of the injuries sustained, or are likely to experience in the future as a result of the vehicle accident.
Special damages often claimed when mud on the road has caused a crash:
Medical expenses: You can claim for any medical expenses you have required to treat your injuries, or expenses for future medical treatment you may need.
Transport expenses: This can include expenses for transport to and from the hospital or doctors appointments and alternative transport you may have had to seek, if your injuries left you unable to drive for a period of time.
Loss of income: If your injuries caused you to take time off work to recover, or you had to leave your job entirely, you can claim expenses for loss of income and loss of future income. If you were no longer to work in your field because of your injuries, you can also claim expenses for retraining in a new field.
Compensation for care at home: If you have had to pay for care at home as a result of your car accident injuries, you could claim the cost of this care. Similarly if a friend or family member took it upon themselves to care for you, you could claim compensation for them on their behalf, to compensate them for their hard work.
Mobility equipment: If your road traffic accident left you with a disability, you can claim compensation for the cost of any mobility equipment, physiotherapy or adaptations to your home that you may now require.
If you wish to make a personal injury claim for injuries caused by mud on the road, you could be eligible to claim thousands of pounds in compensation. You are likely to be concerned with how much money your compensation payout could be worth. Use our personal injury claims calculator to see how much your claim could be worth. It is based on the average amount of compensation our clients receive for an accident like yours. Use our personal injury claims calculator today to see how much compensation you could receive.
|Type of injury and how serious it is||Amount||Futher information|
|Modest injuries of the ankle||Up to £12,900||Injuries to the soft tissues. Will heal quickly.|
|Moderate injuries of the ankle||£12,900 to £24,950||Less serious fractures and more serious soft tissue injuries.|
|Severe injuries of the ankle||£29,380 to £46,980||More serious than above, might include several fracturs.|
|Very Severe injuries of the ankle||£46,980 to £65,420||Again much more serious injuries and reduced function of the leg/ ankle.|
|Less serious injuries of the leg||£16,860 to £26,050||Breaks and fractures which prevent you moving whilst healing.|
|Moderate injuries of the leg||£26,050 to £36,790||Dislocated parts of the leg, damage to the soft tissues.|
|Serious injuries of the leg||£36,790 to £51,460||Might include several leg fractures.|
|Very or extremely serious injury to the leg||£51,460 to £85,600||When you have healed or recoverd there will still be some damage left.|
|Severe injury to the leg||£90,320 to £127,530||The most extreme or severe injuries will leave your witha permanent disability.|
Please note, our compensation calculator is an automated tool. For a personalised estimation of how much compensation you could claim for a mud on the road accident, call Accident Claims UK today to see how much you could claim. We will give you an accurate estimation, based on your individual circumstances.
Whether you were injured by construction mud on the road, or mud on the road from a farm, we can offer you the expertise to make a no win no fee claim for a car accident caused by mud on the road. No win no fee means that you won’t have to pay any upfront fees when you make your claim. Instead, you will only pay your fee if you win your compensation claim, so there is no risk to you financially. Call our experts at Accident Claims UK today to enquire about making a no win no fee claim.
If you have experienced a road traffic accident that was not your fault, you could be eligible to claim road traffic compensation for your injuries. Trust Accident Claims UK to provide you with the best personal injury lawyer to represent your muddy road crash claim. Our no win no fee solicitors have up to 30 years of experience practising personal injury law, are well informed on mud on road law in the UK, and will always fight to get you the largest compensation award that you are entitled to.
How solicitors can help with mud on the road accident claims
Proving who was to blame for a mud on the road accident can be quite a tricky process. Normally, the claim will be handled by the defendant’s insurance company. If you can’t clearly show them why their client was liable for the accident, they are highly unlikely to award compensation no matter how serious your injuries were.
For that reason, we believe it’s best to have a personal injury solicitor on your side. Not only will they make your claim easier, because they’ll do all of the work for you, but they could also achieve a higher compensation amount for you.
If you decide to make a mud on the road accident claim with us, and it is accepted, your solicitor will begin by gathering evidence to show what happened. They will also arrange for a local medical assessment so that the extent of your injuries is documented. So that you don’t need to worry about the legal complexities of claiming, they’ll manage all communication for you. Ultimately, they will do everything they can to try and make sure you are paid the maximum level of compensation.
Call Accident Claims UK for your free consultation today, and if you have legitimate grounds for claiming compensation for a muddy road crash, we will proceed with your claim right away.
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