07 December 2012
Landlady seeking £975k after accident at work
A landlady is seeking nearly £1 million in compensation after an accident at work left her with multiple injuries.
Mira Bateman is taking action against brewery WH Brakspear & Sons at London's High Court following an incident at The Plowden Arms near Henley-on-Thames which resulted in her sustaining neck injuries, a broken jaw and a missing tooth, the Daily Mail reports.
The 57-year-old - who was the publican and tenant of the bar - knocked herself out when she was climbing a ladder up to the building's attic on January 1st this year.
Ms Bateman claims she fell when an eyebolt securing the top of the ladder to the loft's entrance hatch came loose from the frame while she ascended the steps.
"The brewery was responsible for my accident. It was their fault, as my landlord, for not providing me with proper access to the attic," she told the court.
As such, she is seeking damages totalling some £975,000 from the Oxfordshire-based firm.
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Posted by Trusha Vyas