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Compensation for falling through an unlocked door

Personal injuries can happen at any time and anywhere, often when you least expect it. Even the smallest of injuries can have a knock-on effect on your work and personal life. When an injury happens because someone else did not take care, or have proper safety measures in place, then claiming compensation is one way to make them take notice and put things right.

When a young woman was injured on a night out, Bartletts specialist personal injury solicitors in Wrexham helped her claim compensation for personal injuries and compensation for loss of overtime earnings from the bar she was visiting.

The 20-year-old waitress was out enjoying an evening catching up with her friends in a local bar when she decided to step outside for a breath of fresh air. While she was waiting for her friends to join her, she leant against a door at the side of the bar, which turned out to be unsecured. She fell straight through the doorway and onto some concrete steps on the other side.

When she fell, the young woman put her hand out to break her fall and landed on it. She was naturally shocked and in a lot of pain in her wrist. Her friends took her to the accident and emergency department of the local hospital where she was examined. She had suffered soft tissue damage to her wrist and bruising all over.

When she came to see one of Bartletts personal injury solicitors in Wrexham, she was still in pain, with reduced mobility in her wrist and unable to work for extended lengths of time. Therefore, she was not able to do the usual amount of overtime and had reduced earnings as a result.

Our solicitors quickly established that the bar had not secured the side door properly and made a claim for personal injury compensation under their occupier’s liability. We also arranged for the young woman to attend some physiotherapy session to help her restore full function in her wrist. Bartletts successfully secured compensation for personal injuries, compensation for loss of overtime earnings and expenses for the physiotherapy sessions.

If you have suffered an accident or injury that wasn't your fault get in touch with our dedicated personal injury team at our Chester City Centre office on Tel: 01244 405 399 or Wrexham office on Tel: 01978 360056 or Freephone 0800 988 3674 or email