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Woman sues after being injured in a fall at work

The claimant, a 31-year-old woman, received £26,000 for the knee injury she sustained when slipping at her place of work in March 2016. She underwent an arthroscopy and might require a further operation in the future but was expected to make a full recovery within 13 months from the date of the arthroscopy.

On 1 March 2016 the claimant employee (C), whilst working for the defendant employer (D) at a restaurant, crossed over an area of floor that had just been mopped and she slipped. There were no warning signs displayed about the wet floor.

As a result of fall, C attended an accident and emergency department. Her knee subsequently continued to repeatedly give way and so she underwent an MRI scan and was referred to undergo an arthroscopy.

After the accident C experienced difficulty bearing weight and the lack of stability in the leg made it difficult to lift heavy items. Her mobility was limited and, after the operation, she required care.

C recovered from the operation within eight weeks.

A further MRI scan was carried out after the operation in order to assess any future risk to C's mobility and any ongoing recovery. It was considered that a further operation might be required and that she should undergo physiotherapy to help with the recovery. She was expected to make a full recovery within 13 months from the date of the arthroscopy.

C brought an action against D alleging that it was negligent in:

  1. failing to sufficiently mark or clean up the spillage;
  2. failing to suitably train members of staff in its cleaning processes;
  3. allowing her to walk in the area when it was unsafe to do so.

Liability was admitted. An out of Court settlement was agreed in the sum of £26,000.


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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