We acted for an 11-year-old boy who sustained an injury to his right foot in an accident in June 2008 whilst playing close to his home. Briefly, he and two of his friends were playing on a grass verge beside a new un-adopted road in North Swindon. He accidentally stood on a small metal spike or rod sticking up from the ground which went through his right foot causing a laceration. This had been left in the ground by a landscape company working in the area. The good news is that our client made a full recovery from this injury although he does complain of some mild discomfort in his foot especially in the very cold weather. There was a delay in resolving this case but upon us threatening to issue proceedings, the insurers of the landscape company agreed to settle his claim.
S J Edney solicitors obtained compensation of £5,000 for this client during 2010