£2,100 Compensation Awarded for Occupiers Liability Claim in Communal Area


Pavement trip hazardWe recently acting for a lady after she tripped on a walkway over bricks and rubble whilst hanging out washing in her communal washing area. The bricks and rubble had not been removed after a wall had been demolished. As a result, the client sustained injury to her right ankle.

We issued the claim to the defendant due to the failure to bring to our client’s attention the hazardous debris, by means of notices or signs. The defendant also allowed the floor surface to pose a hazard or a danger to the client posing a foreseeable risk or harm.

After the medical report had been agreed our client expressed instructions that she wanted a swift conclusion to her claim. The defendant admitted liability from an early stage however they then argued contributory negligence on behalf of the client which would delay any potential settlement. We argued in favour of our client and 3 months later she received her settlement cheque which was almost £1,000 more than the original offer.

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