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