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Paving Slab Fall Injury Claim
Our client was visiting a rented property when they fell as a result of a dangerously defective paving slab in the front driveway.
Tinsdills’ solicitor: Paul Woolliscroft – Paul joined our personal injury department in February 2010 dealing mainly with employers’ and occupiers’ liability claims.
Our client was visiting a rented property when they fell as a result of a dangerously defective paving slab in the front driveway. A claim was submitted to the local authority who were the landlords of the property as we alleged that this defective paving slab ought to have been spotted at the time that the tenant moved into the property, a few months before the accident, and ought to have been made safe
How Tinsdills Helped
The local authority denied that the area was dangerous. We therefore commenced court proceedings to progress our client’s claim.
We attempted to settle matters without going to court but the local authority would not consider this. The claim proceeded to a trial before a Judge who agreed with us that the paving slab was dangerous and ought to have been fixed before our client’s accident, and therefore found in our client’s favour.
As we had attempted to settle matters without going to court and had been rebuffed, additional damages were awarded to our client along with enhanced interest. Using our knowledge of these types of public liability claims and our expertise in navigating the court process, we were able to obtain an award in excess of £4,400 for our client.