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Man Who Suffered Accident in a Public Place Receives £27,000

11 March 2014

My client was an elderly gentleman who was visiting London with his wife. He fell down a set of steps close to Victoria Embankment and hit his head on a handrail post. A section of one of the steps was missing and he lost his footing.

My client sued the City of Westminster who admitted liability once proceedings were served.

My client suffered a compression fracture of his C1 cervical vertebra, and endured considerable pain, reduced function and loss of mobility. Medical evidence suggested that 50% of his symptoms were incident related, with the remainder due to pre-existing changes, despite the fact that he had enjoyed ballroom dancing to a highly proficient level pre accident. My client had other health issues, such as heart disease and kidney failure - not linked to the accident.

Compensation in the amount of £27,000 were awarded following the Defendants previous £15,000 and £20,000 Part 36 proposals.

Tracey Graham is a Personal Injury Solicitor at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Manchester.

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