Another client (aged 50) was working as an agency worker for a gardening/landscape company. In June 2008, he and some of his colleagues were weeding and tidying up a flower bed at a local school. At one point, he stood on a manhole cover beside the flower bed which gave way under his weight. As a consequence, he suffered a number of injuries, the more serious being a fracture to his left (non-dominant) wrist. He was off work for a few months but he made a good recovery from his injuries and the prognosis for the future was encouraging.

Although liability was conceded at an early stage, it took us a little while before we were able to negotiate a fair settlement for our client.

S. J. Edney solicitors obtained £22,000 for this client in 2009