Accident at hotel £12,500

One of our clients (aged 58), who is registered disabled, stumbled on some defective steps while attending a social occasion on 18th September 2010 at a hotel in Cheltenham. The steps in question gave way under his weight, causing him to fall and land on his right knee. Unfortunately, this accident aggravated a pre-existing condition of arthritis in his right knee by a period of about 18 months. He now needs knee replacement earlier than would have been the case but for his accident.

A letter of claim was sent on his behalf to the insurers of the hotel and we were able to agree upon a settlement figure.

S. J. Edney solicitors obtained compensation of £12,500 for this client during 2011

S. J. Edney are a small firm (out of choice) and we believe that the key to our success is to provide all our clients with an excellent service at all times – if we don’t, we simply will not survive.

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That is very good news and many thanks for pursuing my case with such diligence – I am very grateful. I would say that if I come across anyone else in a similar situation I would certainly recommend you to them.

Very honest and professional. Made to feel relaxed and Seamus was honest of how my case could go.

Excellent communication and service since first contact until case was successfully closed.

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