Slip and trip accidents can happen to anyone but, when someone else is at fault, you may be able to make a claim for compensation for personal injury. This was the case for one man who came to see Bartletts expert personal injury solicitors in Chester after a slip and trip accident at a motorbike show.
The 63-year-old gentleman and his friends were all motorbike enthusiasts and had attended a motorbike show at a large indoor showground which spread over two levels. The man and his friends were making their way down one of the showground’s metal staircases which were muddy due to the wet October weather. The man slipped on the unclean stairs and tumbled down to the ground.
The gentleman had a cut to the right elbow that was bleeding so was treated at the scene by a first aider from St John Ambulance service. Throughout the day, his elbows became swollen and bruised, causing him a lot of pain so he went to the accident and emergency department at his local hospital.
Although he has now fully recovered, the gentleman suffered from severe pain in his elbows for over four weeks after the accident, so he decided to come and see one of Bartletts personal injury solicitors in Chester. Our expert personal injury lawyer quickly set about helping him make a claim for compensation for personal injury.
Our lawyers got straight to work, and established that the owners of the indoor showground were responsible for the accident by not properly maintaining the required cleaning standards on the day.
The venue owners produced documents to support their system for cleaning the stairs, which involved inspections at two hourly intervals. However, as the stairs were muddy, this system was clearly not being followed. Our lawyers investigated further and discovered that no inspection had taken place between 10am and 4pm on the day of the accident.
Due to the evidence presented by our team, the venue owners accepted liability for the accident and decided to settle the case outside of court. The injured man was awarded compensation for personal injury and out of pocket expenses.
For free and impartial legal advice regarding your personal injury, please contact Bartletts Solicitors on Freephone 0800 988 3674 or Chester - 01244 405 399 or from a mobile on 0333 200 4465 or email firstname.lastname@example.org