Rossendale Client’s Slipping Accident At A Well-Known Bakers

Vanessa Morton suffered a serious slipping accident at a branch of a national chain of bakery shops on Bank Street in Rawtenstall.

She was walking into the shop early one rainy morning when she slipped on the sloping tiles at the entrance to the shop.

Vanessa fell heavily to the ground and suffered a very serious fracture of her ankle.

She had a very long road to recovery and had to undergo several operations.

The Law

Occupiers of shops and supermarkets (and other buildings open to the public) have a legal duty to take care for the safety of visitors. (Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957)

It was clear that bakers were in breach of their duty in this case.

The entrance to the shop was sloping, slippery and dangerous.

So  We took on Vanessa’s claim and agreed to act on “no win no fee” terms.

The Claim

The insurers for the shop initially denied any responsibility for the accident.

So we brought a claim in the county court on Vanessa’ behalf.

We obtained reports from medical experts about her injury, and details of all her other losses.

Once we presented all the evidence the insurers agreed to negotiate.

We then helped Vanessa reach a final settlement of over £100,000.

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