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Slip and Trip

Slip and Trip

The claimant was in a public house when he tripped over staging which was the same colour as the floor, so was hard to see. The claimant sustained a fracture to the neck of his femur, which resulted in the client having to have a full hip replacement.

We obtained the medical evidence for this case which showed that the claimant made a recovery from his hip replacement after six to seven months and that no revision surgery would be required.

After receiving an initial offer for £19,000 was received from the defendant, representing £16,000 for general damages and £3,000 for special damages but we were not satisfied that this covered the full extent of the claimant’s injury and rejected.

Following further negotiations a settlement was eventually reached at £21,500 pre-proceedings and the claimant was happy with the outcome.