Fraser Dawbarns has recently settled the personal injury claim of a woman who fell and fractured her hip as a result of tripping on a raised telecoms inspection cover. The client was walking along the pavement in a housing estate which was still partially under construction when the incident and injury occurred.
Neil John, who heads the personal injury team at Fraser Dawbarns, comments: “It was clear that due care and attention had not been given by those working on the site to making the pavement safe. This should have been a priority as some of the houses on the estate had been completed and sold so the pavement was in use by the public. Although the construction company’s insurers didn’t admit liability, they did settle our client’s claim for £20,000 which ensured she was not out of pocket financially for the time it took for her fractured hip to heal.”
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