Our team of experts here at Hampson Hughes Solicitors recently secured a total of £1,250 in personal injury compensation for a client who suffered a non-fault injury in 2013.
At the time of the incident our client, Mr Anthony Dix, was shopping at a local store in his home town of Newport when he tripped on a raised area of carpet. Mr Dix fell over and struck his elbow on a piece of wooden furniture.
Mr Dix sustained soft tissue injuries, swelling and severe discomfort to his right elbow which lasted around 2 months. Our client also reports that following the incident, his domestic duties were restricted.
The Defendant initially denied liability. However, Hampson Hughes Solicitors’ team of personal injury experts managed to secure a total of £1,250 compensation for the Claimant.
Following the successful outcome of his personal injury claim, Mr Dix said:
“I didn’t think I would get compensation as they [the third party] kept denying liability. Hampson Hughes Solicitors kept on [pursuing the case] and then the other side finally made an offer. Thanks.”
Expert personal injury advice from Hampson Hughes Solicitors
Hampson Hughes Solicitors specialise in recovering personal injury compensation in cases of slip, trips, and falls. If you believe you may be eligible to claim following a non-fault accident, contact us today.
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We were recently instructed after a slip, trip or fall incident in which a client fractured her leg when she slipped over at a private residence.
At the time of the incident our client, Mrs Dianne Johnson, was enjoying a short break at the Defendants log cabin in North Devon when she slipped on decking outside the premises.
During the fall, Mrs Johnson sustained fracture injuries to her right leg. As a result of her injuries, our client was admitted to hospital and was required to take a leave of absence of around 5 weeks form her place of employment.
On this occasion our expert Personal Injury Solicitors secured a total of £7,756.55 for Mrs Johnson.
Commenting on her experience with Hampson Hughes Solicitors, Mrs Johnson said:
“Patrick and his support team have been brilliant. They have kept me informed throughout. Thanks Hampson Hughes!”
Slip, trip or fall incidents – expert compensation advice
If you have been injured in a slip, trip, or fall that was not your fault, you could be entitled to maximum personal injury compensation. Whatever the circumstances of your slip, trip, or fall claim, speak to our expert team of personal injury solicitors today to discover how we could help you.
We are currently suffering one of the worst spells of weather in living memory. As the wind and rain continue to take a toll, people must remain ever vigilant when making their way around public places – unfortunately, accidental slips do happen. The question is: what are your rights following a fall of this nature?
Occupiers’ Liability Act
Your rights can be found under section 2 of the Occupier’s Liability Act 1957. This section provides that an occupier of a property is obliged to take reasonable steps in order to ensure visitor safety.
The legislation contains two separate phrases using the word ‘reasonable’ – the reasonableness of each case will be judged on an individual basis. This provides a balanced duty for all Occupiers. Should a potential Defendant fail to comply with this duty, a Claimant will be successful in pursuing a claim against them.
As with Arsene Wenger, cases of this nature involve wet surfaces. The matter was most prominently considered in the landmark case of Laverton v Kiapasha (2002). This case provides guidance as to the level of care required in order to ensure visitor safety, and is an example of how all the relevant circumstances were taken into account by the Court of Appeal.
The case involved a Claimant slipping on a wet floor inside a takeaway. However, the Defendant had installed non-slip tiles and had provided a mat in the entrance. The Judge therefore ruled that the Defendant had taken reasonable steps towards ensuring visitor safety.
The verdict in this instance serves to highlight the level of care owed by Occupiers. The same can be applied to all slipping cases – where a Defendant is unable to prove reasonable care for a visitor safety, a Claimant will be successful in bringing an action against them.
Slip, trip and fall compensation claims
If you have recently been involved in a slip in a public place, and you would like further information and advice, speak to Hampson Hughes Solicitors today. Please call 0800 888 6888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our approach in advancing each Employers’ Liability (EL) and Public Liability (PL) claim is all encompassing – meaning that we will take care of everything. Due to the often complex nature of these claims, seeking expert assistance from trained professionals could mean the difference between the eventual success or failure of the case.
The first step in bringing a successful claim is to establish liability. In the case of an accident at work, there is the potential for a culture of blame sharing to arise between a company and its subsidiaries – locating a solvent and viable insurer that is willing to accept that its corporate client is at fault could prove difficult.
However, through a combination of gathering information from Companies House and from the Employers’ Liability Trading Office (ELTO) – alongside carefully analysing information supplied by the Client – locating the correct party against which the claim may be brought could take less time than you might think.
Recently, my colleague Andrew Fairman wrote a blog on a case that focused on establishing liability – the study raised the question of landowner liability in cases of trips or falls on adjacent unadopted highways. Another recent case involved tracing the history of a highway to 1835, so as to raise a presumption of a local Council’s liability. One further example involved applying the Montreal Convention to an accident involving a multinational airline, so as to establish the boundaries of the duty of care owed to its passengers.
The above examples serve as evidence of our ability and determination in successfully settling your claim.
Personal injury compensation claims
If you have been involved in a non-fault accident, and you believe that you would benefit from the creative thinking that sets us apart from our competitors, contact Hampson Hughes Solicitors today. Call 0800 888 6888 for a free and confidential consultation with one of our experts.