Slip/Trip Case Study – £11,500 in Compensation

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£11,500 in compensation for a client involved in a tripping accident.

Our client tripped on raised flagstones on a public footpath. Unfortunately, she suffered multiple injuries to her face and also injured her shoulder.

We pursued a claim against the Local Authority, who contested, suggesting that they regularly inspected the area. If a Local Authority can prove that they have a reasonable system of inspection and that when they last inspected the area the defect was not present, then they may be able to avoid liability. However, a witness said that the defect had been present for a few years. He also said that he had pointed it out to the Local Authority in the past.

The case was settled out of court for £11,500.

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