Our Public Liability team recently settled a claim for a lady from Rotherham who suffered an accident in September 2002 whilst on holiday in Bridlington, East Yorkshire.
As she walked along a raised platform opposite some chalets, she was caused to fall due to part of the edge of the platform wall being missing. She fell off the platform and landed on the pavement below.
Our client, who was 88, sustained a fracture to her left leg and ankle as a result of which she had to undergo surgery and a lengthy stay in hospital.
We were instructed to investigate the matter and discovered that East Riding of Yorkshire Council failed to repair or replace the missing section of the platform wall and failed to carry out an adequate and reasonable inspection of the area and had they done so the defect would have been identified and repaired prior to our client’s accident.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council denied liability throughout the case, but due to the persistence of our team, a settlement was reached a week before Trial and our client accepted £12,500 for the injuries that she had sustained, without even needing to attend court.
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