£3,500 Compensation Awarded for an Occupiers Liability Claim


Toe InjuryIn 2010, our client fractured his big toe after he tripped over a raised drain cover in the communal garden area at the block of flats in which he lived.

We issued the claim after the defendant failed to ensure the client was reasonably safe, also failing to display signs, notices or barriers for the attention of the client. Therefore, breaching the Occupiers Liability Act 1957.

Two months after the medical records had been obtained, the matter was settled. The defendant admitted liability at an early stage however, their first offer was an unreasonable £1,250. A considerably higher settlement offer of £3,500 was finally agreed. The client made a good recovery after taking a year for the symptoms to settle down.

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