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Man received compensation following back injury

The claimant, a 54-year-old man, received £4,750 for the back injury he sustained whilst using a disability seat in a changing room in May 2018. He suffered pain and his activities were restricted but all symptoms were expected to resolve within nine months from the date of the accident.

On 9 May 2018 the man, who was disabled, fell whilst sitting on a leisure centre's disability seat which had been fitted by the defendant contractor (D) in the disability changing room. The seat became detached from the wall whilst the man was sitting and as he fell to the floor he hit his back.

As a result of the accident, the man suffered back pain and mobility problems. Before the accident he had walked using two crutches. After the accident the back pain was exacerbated when using crutches.

Before the accident he did not have any back problems. He had been able to drive himself and required some help with household chores but not with his personal care. After the accident he required help with personal care tasks such as dressing and bathing and also with driving.

The man was expected to return to his pre-accident state within nine months from the date of the accident.

The man instructed a specialist personal injury solicitor to pursue a claim for compensation. The man alleged that D was negligent in using the incorrect fixtures and thereby failing to take any or any reasonable care to ensure that he would be reasonably safe when using the disabled changing room as a lawful visitor.

Liability was admitted by D and an out of Court settlement was agreed in the sum of £4,750.


Johnathan Steventon-Kiy, specialist personal injury lawyer, says:

“Claims for personal injury are very complex and input from specialist solicitors is required to ensure that the Claimant receives the compensation that they deserve. If you, or anyone you know, has suffered injuries as a result of an accident that was not your fault, contact Biscoes Solicitors for a free consultation and advice. We are able to pursue claims on a no win no fee basis.”

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