someone fell down my manhole……..what will happen?

i am having work done outside the front of my house and have had a drive dug out,where a manhole used to be we discovered the hole under the manhole was double its size and was being covered by a slab,the manhole was broken so we put two 2x3ft 2"thick,slabs over this hole,one of the slabs cracked but i had nothing els to replace the 1slab.
a door2door sales man stood on the crack and fell,i have had a letter from a solicitor,he says his food went down,and caused injury.
my neighbor went to help hin up as i opened the window to him,i couldn’t understand why of all the places to walk he had to walk across it.on opening the window to him,i said…..what did you stand on it for??he has probably had my neighbor as witness(we do not get along)after he fell…..he continued to work(door2door)i saw him!
will i get sued?
i live in a council property….can they evict me?i did ask permission 4 drive to be done.
i have heard that if i dont have money he cant get any if it goes to court.
door2door sale people work at there own risk(does anyone no this for sure?
i am more concerned about being kicked out my house!
i dont work,my partner does but a low wage,plus our benefits,but house is in my name as he moved in at a later date.so i dont have a penny!
also…..someone told me to say that i saw him purposely step on it!
drive is being done by me and my partner as a cheaper option,cant afford a company drive.
i do not live in a privat house it is council owned.
i have no money what so ever.
anyone can see there is work being done.

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3 Responses to “someone fell down my manhole……..what will happen?”

  1. zanevorhis Says:

    Manholes might be city property if so then you need not worry.

    If it is your personal man hole he can sue. The court will get money out of you somehow if he wins, even if it means wage garnishment or repossition of property to pay.

    best case, pay for his medicle bills, he probably wont sue you if you do.

    Don’t say he purposly stepped on it, because you have no proof he did and if you put it in a report and its found false your creditablity takes a hit.

  2. RandomNames Says:

    He can sue you. And just cuase you don’t have money they won’t get whats right.

  3. dakota97slowpar Says:

    You need a lawyer and you might need the city you live in to furnish that, in the mean time do not discuss or put on the internet anything that compromises your position, or whom ever put the manhole there, and the contractor who is putting the drive way in is supposed to have his own insurance and they have their own lawyer, so listen to my advice and lawer up, thanks and no comment