Slip and trip in bingo car park

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Mrs C was visiting the Mecca Bingo in Rotherham. She parked her car in the car park and then went to walk into the premises when her foot caught on a broken drain cover in an area which was unlit. Her foot became wedged in the drain. As well as being in great pain to her foot, she was very shocked and worried that her hip which had recently been replaced would also be affected.

Luckily her ankle was not broken, although it was very painful and her work was affected for some time.

At first, liability for the claim was denied as it was claimed by the insurance company that she should not have parked where she did, and that the company were not responsible for the car park area.  After several months the insurance company did accept liability for the claim. At first they stated that they would be seeking to reduce Mrs C's damages for 'contributory negligence' claiming that she was partly responsible for the accident. However, once pressed, they agreed to accept full liability.

Outcome: The medical evidence showed that Mrs C had suffered a soft tissue injury to her ankle and her compensation was agreed at £3200.

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Julia is an Associate within our Personal Injury team dealing with all types of personal injury claims mainly on behalf of claimants.

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