Irwin Mitchell's specialist personal injury team recently assisted a woman to secure compensation after she was injured in a fall at a boat show.
Our client, a 68 year old woman, was visiting the Boat and Caravan Show at Birmingham's NEC in 2011.
She was visiting one of the motorhome stands which included a driving seat of a motorhome on a large plinth in the middle of the floor which visitors were being invited to try out. Whilst walking from one motor home to another she tripped and fell over the corner of the plinth which was painted black, the same colour as the floor. She fractured to her wrist in the fall.
She was taken to hospital where a splint was applied which she wore for six weeks. Her symptoms improved over the following months and she had difficulty with household activities for six weeks. She was also unable to play badminton for six weeks, a hobby that she enjoys.
Irwin Mitchell's specialist personal injury department brought a claim against the company who were displaying the motor home and they admitted responsibility for her accident.
Following negotiations we were able to secure £4,500 in compensation for our client.
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