Croftons Solicitors have helped secure £125,000 for a woman who suffered a serious knee injury after tripping over unsafe decking at a party.
The victim was attending a party at the defendant’s premises when she went outside at around 9:30pm to have a cigarette. The defendant had provided a raised decking for guests to use as a smoking area, and as the victim was climbing the steps she caught her foot on a tap that was attached to a metal planter and protruding onto the staircase.
This caused her to fall forwards and land heavily on her left knee, causing a severe lateral tibial plateau fracture to the left proximal tibia. Her injuries required two operations to replace the knee, one of which involved the removal of metalwork. She also needed to undergo a course of physiotherapy.
Our experts gained an admission of liability from the defendant, which allowed us to ensure the compensation settlement covered all of the victim’s medical treatment on her journey back to health.
The victim was delighted with our services, particularly as she had taken her case to another firm prior to speaking to Croftons and was told she “would get laughed out of court”.
Personal injury advice from Croftons Solicitors
If you are injured in an incident that was not your fault, there is always the chance you could be eligible to make a claim.
Many people who suffer a trip or fall outside are unsure of whom they should claim against, and this is one of many questions our personal injury experts will be able to answer. We will fully assess your case and work hard to ensure you receive the practical support you need, from medical expenses to lost wages caused by enforced time off work.
If you would like to speak to us about your accident, call 0800 2800 094, or alternatively use the enquiry form on this page to let us know your circumstances.