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Runaway Bale Of Hay Causes Injury

Irwin Mitchell has recently acted for a woman who received £5,000 in compensation, after she was injured whilst sitting in her own garden.

The incident occurred at our client's home at around 2.30pm in the afternoon. She was sitting on her patio having a cup of tea when she noticed that a very large bale of hay had rolled down a nearby hill and was on a course towards where she was sitting.

She was startled and jumped up to escape the bale and in doing so, tripped up over the patio doorway and fell. Luckily, she escaped being hit by the bale but suffered injury when she fell.

She visited both a hospital and her GP, where it was found she had fractured her foot. She was placed in a plaster cast for six weeks and then had physiotherapy. It took between three and four months for her fracture to heal and she still suffers with some pain. Medical evidence in the case concluded that any symptoms beyond 12 months were due to underlying degeneration in the foot.

A local farmer admitted liability for the incident and she received £5,000 in an out-of-court settlement, together with payment of her legal costs.

Our serious injury claims team could help you claim compensation if you have suffered a fracture or broken bone as the result of an accident. Visit our Broken Bone Or Fracture Claims page for more information.

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