Deputy wants road injury compensation

A Jersey politician has said people injured on poorly maintained roads should be able to claim compensation.

Deputy Bob Hill said that while it could lead to more claims, it should mean roads are repaired properly.

Unlike the UK, the island has no provision to help people injured due to a lack of repair or proper maintenance of the roads.

Deputy Hill said that in the past the courts have urged the States to include the right of individuals to claim.

He said that Transport and Technical Services Minister, Constable Mike Jackson, was keen to introduce something.

A change to the law could prevent utility companies digging up roads that have only just been resurfaced.

Deputy Hill said that should also include a provision to make them liable if the work leads to an injury.

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