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A Woman Claims Compensation After Falling While Walking To Her Car

Irwin Mitchell’s specialised personal injury team has helped a woman claim compensation after a trip while walking to her car.

In November 2008, our client was walking towards her car in a car park when she suddenly tripped over an uncovered circular tree pit causing her to fall.

Immediately after the fall our client felt pain in both feet and had also cracked her big toenail. She later attended hospital where a further examination revealed that she sustained a fracture in her left foot causing the foot to become swollen and painful. She was placed in plaster cast for a month and provided with a walking boot to encourage weight bearing.

Our client enjoyed going for country walks, cycling and swimming prior to her accident, however, was unable to do so for approximately one year after her accident. She was also unable to drive her manual car and had to use her husband’s automatic car for several months. Socialising was difficult and she was unable to do her shopping as she normally would and was off work for two months.

Our client decided to contact Irwin Mitchell’s specialised personal injury team and one of our solicitors, Rosalyn Holmes, was able to deal with her claim. After some lengthy negotiations Rosalyn was able to secure the client £9,500 in compensation in an out of court settlement.

If you've been injured due to a slip or trip, our personal injury solicitors could help you secure compensation. See our Slip & Trip Claims page for more information.

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