Employee falls down the stairs £14,000

Another client (aged 37) suffered an injury at work during December 2005. She was coming down some metal stairs, which were difficult to negotiate. She was carrying a file. She is not sure exactly what happened but she fell down the stairs (from half way up all the way down to the bottom), landing awkwardly on her left side and twisting her left knee. It was our case that the stairs were dangerous making this type of accident foreseeable. She damaged the cruciate ligament in her knee which has left her with some minor symptoms although fortunately it has not prevented her from returning to work.

The insurers of her employer admitted liability for her accident but were only prepared to settle her claim for the sum of 11,135. As a consequence, we had no option but to issue proceedings and shortly afterwards they increased their offer to £14,000 which our client accepted.

S J Edney solicitors obtained £14,000 for this client in 2009