Pothole compensation claims
Damage only claims
If your vehicle or bike has been damaged due to a pothole your claim must tell us why you hold Liverpool City Council responsible for the incident.If you're a solicitor acting on a client's behalf, please note that Liverpool City Council is not registered on the personal injury portal. You must send a CPR compliant letter of claim or a hard copy of the CNF1 to Liverpool City Council, Pre-Proceedings Unit, Cunard Building, Water Street, Liverpool, L3 1AH.
Information you need to provide
You'll be asked to provide the following information as part of your claim:
Name, address and contact number.
Time, date and exact location using static landmarks, such as house numbers or road junctions and your direction of travel.
Describe what happened and include photographs of the pothole and surrounding area to help identify the exact location. You must also confirm or deny any previous knowledge of the defect.
Description of damage and repairs needed
Tell us what damage was sustained and how exactly it was caused. Photographs of the damage may be useful. Provide a full copy of the invoice for repairs, or two estimates if they have not yet been carried out.
If the damage is to a relatively new tyre please provide a copy of the original receipt or invoice, or we may have to make a deduction for wear and tear if we subsequently accept responsibility.
Vehicle related claims
You must include a copy of your MOT certificate if the car is over 3 years old, including any advisory notice at the time of the test.
We’ll also need a copy of the most recent service invoice or schedule. This is required where mechanical damage is alleged to suspension or drive train components.
We’ll need to see proof that the driver of the vehicle was appropriately insured to drive the vehicle at the time of the incident.
How to submit your claim
Liverpool City Council is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers, and to this end may use the information you provide for the prevention and detection of fraud. It may share this information with other public bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds, in particular insurance companies and Merseyside Police. The information will be used as part of the National Fraud Initiative data matching exercise.