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Home > News > Hospital worker receives accident compensation after a fall on her way to work

12th November 2012

Hospital worker receives accident compensation after a fall on her way to work

Our client in this accident compensation claim suffered a fall on her way to work, on a route she had used for years and was used by many others every day.

Our specialist accident compensation lawyers were able to secure several thousand pounds in compensation for her very obvious facial injuries. They entered into strong negotiations and advised our client to reject an initial offer before agreeing a sum appropriate for her injuries.

Council negligent in inspection and maintenance of public area

Our client’s route included crossing a sports field that was the responsibility of the local authority. It involved using a stile which has been replaced following our client’s accident. The conditions were damp on the day of her accident, and measures which had been introduced to prevent slipping in such conditions, had been allowed to fall into disrepair, actually making it more slippery when wet.

As our client crossed the stile, she lost her footing on the uneven surface, slipped and fell heavily to the other side, suffering substantial injuries, including to her nose, eyes, neck and shoulders. When she recovered sufficiently to continue to her nearby place of work, colleagues thought she had been attacked, such were her injuries.

Fortunately, medical examinations confirmed that she had not broken any bones but had suffered injuries that required months of treatment and has left her very nervous of falling again.

Breach of Regulations

In admitting liability, the local authority agreed that they had breached their duty under the Occupiers’ Liability Act. They had a duty of care to make sure that any lawful visitor was safe and their failure to inspect and maintain the stile had failed to protect our client.

Making a claim for accident compensation after a fall

Clear Answers’ lawyers are waiting to help you. We specialise in all types of personal injury claims, especially those involving slips, trips and falls.

If you or a family member has been injured through no fault of your own, please ring us on 0800 783 9019 and speak to one of our advisers. They will be happy to talk you through the claims process in plain English and answer any questions you may have regarding your claim. Alternatively, please complete one of our online compensation claim forms and a representative will contact you as quickly as possible.

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