Employer Public Liability Claims

Injuries in public spaces land thousands in compensation for our clients

November 14, 2023
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Written by Victoria Marsden, Director of Personal Injury

Woman secures £7,500 in compensation after suffering an injury whilst watching a show 

Settlement figure: £7,500 

Lawyer assigned to the case:  Andrea Higham  

Our client, a retiree, had finished watching a show and was about to leave the venue. She was walking with a crutch, due to a pre-existing back issue, and was therefore using the ramp. The ramp was slippery and the automatic light that should have come on to light the outside area, failed to do so. Our client slipped, and as she lost her balance, put her hand towards the wall to stop herself from falling. However, due to the failing light, she could not see the wall and hit her head.  

The incident resulted in the following injuries: 

  • Lacerations to the right side of the face and forehead  
  • Faint permanent scarring  
  • Sensitivity to the face and head   

The case was handled by Employers Liability and Public Liability Solicitor, Andrea Higham. Reflecting on the claim she said: 

“This has now resulted in a fair settlement for the client, and I am delighted for her.” 

 

Woman secures £15,500 in compensation after suffering an injury at a hospital

Settlement figure: £15,500 

Lawyers assigned to the case: Alex Garven & Faye Close  

Our client, an 83-year-old woman, was visiting a hospital for a routine x-ray.  As our client went to sit down outside the images department, the chair moved suddenly, and our client fell to the floor. This resulted in the following injuries: 

  • Left wrist fracture with scarring 
  • Left knee pain 

The case was handled by Employers Liability and Public Liability Team Leader, Alex Garven, and Trainee Chartered Legal Executive, Faye Close. Reflecting on the case they said;  

“It took a while to get there, but the persistence shown from our team meant that we achieved a fantastic settlement.” 

Following on from this, our client added:  

“Such friendly people, I have already told my friends about your company. Thank you to your staff for all the help they gave me.” 

 

Woman secures compensation after suffering an injury in a supermarket 

Settlement figure: £7,000 

Lawyer assigned to the case: James Hammond  

Our client was shopping in a supermarket, and whilst on her way to the tills, she slipped on sausage meat that had been left on the floor. There was no warning sign out at the time. Our client’s right foot slipped from under her, and she fell to the floor, sustaining the following soft tissue injuries: 

  • Right foot 
  • Both knees 
  • Right shoulder blade 
  • Right elbow 
  • Back 
  • Right hip 

The case was handled by Employers Liability and Public Liability Litigation Executive, James Hammond. Reflecting on the claim. he said:  

“I’m very happy with the settlement on this case, as we valued the injuries between £5,500-£6,000 but managed to recover £7,000 for the client.”  

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