We acted for a client (aged 69) who had an accident at a public house in Witney, Oxon during February 2011. She stepped out of a toilet cubicle and fell down a step of around 6 – 8 inches which was immediately outside the cubicle. She banged her head on the exit door and broke her left humerus. It was our case that there were no warning signs and there was no marking along the edge of the step in question. These safety measures would have avoided her accident.
Correspondence was exchanged between our firm and the insurers of the public house who vigorously denied liability. Proceedings had to be issued at Oxford County Court and the parties were then able to negotiate a settlement which included a small discount representing our client’s contributory negligence.
S J Edney solicitors obtained compensation of £10,000 for this client in 2012