McGale Kelly client receives £75k compensation after slipping on ice
- January 19, 2018
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With the recent freezing temperatures and icy conditions underfoot, we are hearing numerous reports of serious injuries and broken bones caused by falls.
But are they eligible for compensation for injuries sustained from slips and trips?
Every case has to be treated on its individual merit, but in some instances, a claim may be warranted.
In fact McGale Kelly recently settled a case for a lady who received £75,000 in compensation for a badly fractured ankle caused by slipping on ice in a Filling Station forecourt in Northern Ireland.
We successfully proved that the owner of the property had failed to put in place any systems or take action that would have enabled pedestrian visitors to his property to cross the forecourt safely in icy conditions. Simple measures such as spreading grit or salt, cordoning off particularly hazardous areas and keeping records of action taken may well have exonerated the property owner. In this case no such action was taken and no records kept.
Our client went straight to A&E and it was discovered that she had fractured her ankle very badly and required surgery. Her family and friends helped her with day to day activities including cooking, washing, cleaning and ironing. She was unable to walk long distances and she could not work for many months as her job required her to walk a lot. She experienced constant pain when trying to move around and pain during the night. To treat her pain she had to regularly take Paracetamol, Co-codamol and Ibuprofen.
Eventually her symptoms improved with the help of physiotherapy but it is likely that she will require further surgery in the future and she is likely to develop arthritis in ankle joint in the future.
HERE TO HELP
If you have been injured following a slip, trip or fall, McGale Kelly are here to help you get the compensation you are owed.
Our team have vast experience with a track record of successful results. We are are ready to help you find out if you have a claim for compensation, and answer any questions you might have.