Everyday Accidents


Including claims such as:

  • Slip in supermarket injury claims
  • Trip on pavement injury claims
  • Fall on holiday accident claims
  • Dog bite injury claims

£1,600 Compensation for Injury in Shop

Injury: nose

CASE-STUDY-HEAD.pngHelen was walking into a jeweller’s shop when suddenly, without warning, the door shutter fell down and struck Helen on her head and injured her nose. Helen took action against the shop owners and building contractors who were working on the door.

Helen was walking into a jeweller’s shop when suddenly, without warning, the door shutter fell down and struck Helen on her head and injured her nose. Helen took action against the shop owners and building contractors who were working on the door.

Helen was walking into a jeweller’s shop when suddenly, without warning, the door shutter fell down and struck Helen on her head and injured her nose. Helen took action against the shop owners and building contractors who were working on the door.

£29,000 Compensation for Trip on Pavement

Injury: leg, femur

Frances tripped over a broken paving stone in a street in London and she fractured her right femur. The council accepted liability but argued over the level of care required by Frances from her husband and other family members. The case was finally settled and Frances was awarded £29,000.

£11,000 Compensation for Trip in Restaurant

Injury: ankle

Stephanie went out for a meal with her son and husband to a restaurant that had deliberately dimmed lighting to create an atmosphere. In addition, the floor was dark brown and to outline the edge of a step there was a black strip across it.  Because of the poor lighting Stephanie did not notice the step, or the black strip, and she tripped and injured her right ankle. The restaurant refused to accept that it was at fault and completely denied liability. The matter was therefore heard before a Judge at trial who accepted Stephanie’s evidence that she could not see where she was going and awarded her damages in full.

£13,600 Compensation for Fall at Recycling Centre

Injury: shoulder, face

Gordon went to a refuse tip to dump waste for recycling.  After he had put it into the skip he turned to walk away but his feet became entangled in nylon strimmer wire that had been left on the ground. He tripped and lost his balance and fell to the ground landing heavily on his right shoulder and face. Gordon also damaged his shoulder and cut and bruised his face.

£7,000 Compensation for Fall at Bus Station

Injury: knee, hand, ribs

Joyce was walking along a pathway at a bus station when she tripped and fell forwards on to her front injuring her knee, her hand and her ribs. There was a small rise on the ground, in particular a black and yellow “small” hump, which Joyce had not seen.

£2,100 Compensation for Trip on Pavement

Injury: wrist

Dominic and his girlfriend were walking his dog when he tripped on an upraised paving slab and fell, damaging his wrist.

£3,200 Compensation for Shopping Injury

Injury: foot

Lara was shopping in a department store. She was looking at a shoulder height rail of clothes by a wall when she tripped on a glass panel that had been left on the floor. She then caught the side of the rail hurting her foot.

£4,750 Compensation for Fall

Injury: shoulder, soft tissue

On the day of the accident Ian was looking for his cat which had jumped over a garden fence which had recently been erected. He leaned on the fence with his elbows to see where the cat had gone but as he did so the fence panel itself broke and collapsed. Ian fell a distance of approximately three feet into the adjoining school grounds. He fell onto his right shoulder causing a soft tissue injury. Compensation was successful recovered from the insurers of the company that had recently erected the fence.

£10,000 Compensation for Slip in Hotel Bathroom

Injury: leg, stitches, ankle, stomach, shoulder

Dorothy was travelling on a coach holiday for senior citizens. When they arrived at the hotel and she was shown to her room she noticed that there was no light in her en-suite bathroom and that there was only a small light over the washbasin. She also saw that there was neither a mat on the bathroom floor nor a non-slip mat in the bath itself. Dorothy asked about mats at reception but was told that the hotel did not have mats for the bathroom. In addition there were no handrails in the bathroom. The following morning Dorothy took a shower and was particularly careful but she unfortunately slipped on the floor as she stepped out of the shower.  Dorothy injured herself and needed eight stitches in her right leg and she suffered severe bruising on her right side, in particular to her ankle and stomach, and also to her right shoulder.

£4,750 Compensation for Fall at Wedding Reception

Injury: head, unconscious

Jeanette had gone to a wedding with her niece and other members of her family. She had not been drinking during the day and at about 9.30 pm she decided to leave the reception. To make her way out she had to walk down some stone stairs, it was dark and had been raining heavily during the evening. The steps were lit only at the foot by period style lanterns and therefore, in walking down to the lanterns, it was effectively dark. When was half way down the stairs she lost her footing and fell down the 8 or so remaining stone steps before being knocked unconscious. When the ambulance crew arrived they had to request torches because visibility was so poor.

£5,000 Settlement for Fall in Supermarket Car Park

Injury: face, teeth

As he was walking through a supermarket car park on his way back to his car Conrad tripped and fell on some low slung strapping which was surrounding part of the trolley parking area. As a result of tripping he suffered facial injuries and loss of teeth.

£6,250 for Hip Injury in Supermarket

Injury: hip, back

Last year Sonia was shopping at her local supermarket pushing a trolley alongside the refrigerated section when she slipped on a puddle of milk on the floor. She fell to the floor and injured her hip and back.

£20,000 Compensation for Injury in a Supermarket

Injury: head, neck, headaches

Barbara was awarded £20,000 for long-term headaches and neck pain. When she was shopping in the frozen food section at the supermarket Barbara lifted the lid of a chest freezer to reach inside. The lid hit her on the back of the head causing concussion. The supermarket was sued and Barbara was awarded damages.

£1000 Compensation for Beauty Treatment Injury

Injury: vagina

Vanessa goes to a beauty salon on a monthly basis to have a bikini wax. On one occassion during the waxing process a large piece of hot wax dropped onto her vagina and burned her.