£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 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.

£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.

£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.

£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.