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£2,850 for Client Who Slipped on Icy Pavement

Hampson Hughes Solicitors have successfully secured £2,850 for a client who slipped on ice that had formed on a slope on the pavement during bad weather.

John fell while walking along Severn Road in Wigan. He didn’t believe the public pavement had been gritted and as a result it represented a serious trip hazard.

In the accident John suffered broken ribs to the left side of his body. This led to excruciating pain and breathing difficulties that lasted four months. He was also unable to perform all of his duties as a Grounds Maintenance Officer as his ability to lift heavy items was restricted.

Settling the Case

The defendant, Wigan Borough Council, originally denied liability as they stated that gritting had taken place. Unfortunately, the case was made more difficult by the fact that there were no witnesses to the accident. In spite of this Hampson Hughes Solicitors chose to proceed with the case and issued court proceedings against the council authority. Wigan Borough Council subsequently made an offer to settle the case before it went to court – awarding the client £2,850.

John was happy with the compensation that he received from the accident and commented:

“Thank you for taking my claim on as it was my word against the council and I had no witnesses.  Thank you for believing in me.”

Had a similar accident?

If you’ve had a slip, trip or fall accident you could be entitled to compensation. Contact Hampson Hughes Solicitors for a free, no obligation chat on 0800 888 6 888 or send an email to

Why use Hampson Hughes

At Hampson Hughes Solicitors we believe that if you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault you deserve access to legal support. Our objective is to ensure we recover the maximum amount of personal injury compensation you deserve. We can help secure access to expert rehabilitation services to ensure that you have the quickest recovery possible. We can ensure you are compensated for any losses you may have suffered, from out of pocket expenses to loss of enjoyment and loss of earnings as a result of your personal injury.

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