Slipping Accident – £7000 For Rossendale Client
Mr Wilson from Loveclough asked Joanne Smith from Mulderrigs represent him in a claim for compensation for a slipping accident.
He visited a local garden centre shortly before Christmas.
The weather had been cold and icy.
But the car park at the garden centre hadn’t been gritted and the lighting was very poor.
Mr Wilson slipped on a patch of ice.
As a result of the accident he suffered a nasty shoulder injury.
The operators of the garden centre had a legal duty to take care for the safety of their customers, including Mr Wilson.
They should have gritted the icy car park and provided suitable lighting.
So we were satisfied that this was a good case and we agreed to act on “no win no fee” terms.
We sent a detailed Letter of Claim to the garden centre.
But the insurers for the garden centre denied liability.
They even tried to suggest that the accident had never happened, even though our client had reported it immediately.
So we issued court proceedings.
We delivered detailed witness statements.
And a medical expert prepared a detailed report about the injury.
The insurers then agreed to negotiate.
Mr Wilson then accepted an offer of £7000.