£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.

£6,000 Compensation for Injury in Company Grounds

Injury: knee, back

Following a change in work premises Teresa was required to work temporarily in a portakabin. Access to the portakabin was along a small pathway but because of the building works at her place of employment part of the pathway had been removed which resulted in Teresa falling in the paving ‘gap’. She injured her left knee and lower back and medical evidence showed that the fall had brought forward degenerative change in her knee. A settlement was agreed following Court proceedings.

£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.

£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.

£7,915 for Slip on Ice at work

Injury: elbow

Paula was a bakery assistant at a shop. One of her tasks involved pushing a trolley loaded with crates of bread to the shop floor and then moving the crates to the rear of the store.  On the day that she fell it was freezing cold outside and Paula was in the process of moving a trolley containing collapsed baskets outside to the rear of the store when she suddenly slipped on ice and fell to the ground. She broke her elbow. Paula said that the road at the back of the premises had not been gritted or salted before her accident.

£5,815 for Delivery Driver Slip on Ice

Injury: knee

Charlie is employed as a driver for a haulage company and one of his duties involves collecting water on a daily basis from the premises of customers.  Last winter in the snow Charlie arrived at 3.30 in the morning at one customer’s premises and drove his vehicle into the loading bay. He got out of his vehicle and slipped on the icey ground injuring his knees. The whole loading area at that time was covered in ice and Charlie told us that in the days leading up to the 5th January when he fell he had advised staff on a number of occasions at the loading bay about the danger with the ice on the ground and he recommended that they put salt down on it.

£21,340 Compensation for Bar Injury

Injury: ankle

On the day of the accident Susie went into a bar and at the time she went in the stairs were dry. However, when she left the bar the stairs were wet and they had become extremely slippery as a result Susie had a bad fall and broke her ankle.

£11,000 Compensation for Construction Injury

Injury: arm

CASE-STUDY-HEAD-3.pngEmployed as a labourer, Wayne was operating a jackhammer on a sloping bank and as he was doing this his right leg became entangled in the wire, he tripped and fell approximately 8 feet injuring his arm.

£5,500 Compensation for Fall on Pavement

Injury: ankle

Walking along the pavement Siobhan fell into a pothole and sprained her ankle. She claimed against her council for not keeping the pavement in a good state of repair.

£7,350 Compensation for Shopper in a Market

Injury: knee

While she was looking around the market Irene tripped over a metal bar that had fallen from one of the market stalls and was lying on the ground. She injured her left shoulder and both knees.

£19,000 Compensation for Fall in Office

Injury: hip

Karen, who worked as a Funeral Service Arranger, was just sitting down on her chair in her office when one of the chair arms, which had already become loose through wear and tear, gave way. Karen lost her balance and fell on to the ground and broke her hip.

£12,500 Compensation for Supermarket Employee

Injury: knee

Rosemary was pulling a metal cage of stock onto the shop floor, she went through the double doors but after she pulled the cage around the corner she tripped over some cartons of milk that a work colleague had left in the middle of the aisle. Rosemary fell and injured her knee.