Fiona Denial was walking to her car after work when she fell over a pothole and injured her ankle. She suffered soft tissue damage and was unable to walk for two weeks. Although she was able to return to work after three weeks, lack of mobility in her ankle caused her to limp for many weeks afterwards.
The car park had numerous potholes, which had been there for a considerable time. Since the area was used by parents and children as well as staff, it was important that it was a safe environment.
Ms Denial was awarded an out of court settlement of £3,750.
Health and safety legislation requires that premises are kept safe for both employees and visitors alike. When someone is injured in an accident as a result of a failure to maintain premises in a safe condition, not only can the responsible person be found liable for damages, but they can also be prosecuted under the criminal law in certain circumstances.
If you have been injured through no fault of your own – for example by slipping, tripping or falling over an ill-maintained road surface – then you could be entitled to compensation. Contact us now for advice.