Case Study: Trip and Fall Claim – Darren’s AccidentOctober 20, 2011
On the night of his accident Darren was lawfully delivering goods to a private residence on the outskirts of Newcastle. Darren walked to the front door via a set of concrete paving stones which were uneven and slanted. After knocking on the door he stepped back onto the defective paving stones causing him to lose his footing and fall onto the garden.
As a result of his fall Darren suffered a painful sprained ankle.
Darren contacted Macks. A member of the Macks Personal Injury Team was able to tell Darren that the owners, as occupiers of the property, owed a duty under Section 2 of the Occupiers Liability Act 1957 to ensure that the premises were reasonably safe for visitors.
Negotiations in relation to fault were entered into and the claim was settled with Macks recovering compensation for Darren in the sum of £6,000.
Darren’s case is representative of nearly all of Macks personal injury claims in that it did not progress to Court. Less than 1 in 300 claims handled by Macks progress to Court, with most Defendants accepting the cases put forward by our team of legal experts.
Macks provide a quality, caring service for all personal injury victims. To find out more about making a slip/trip and fall claim, please telephone 0800 980 9390. Alternatively, you may wish to complete the 30 second claim form.
Please note that in the interests of preserving our clients’ privacy, we alter some factual details, including names. The report is, however, based on a real case.