Mother’s public liability claim
A mother of 2 from Birmingham has recently been successful in her public liability compensation claim following an injury which she sustained after a fall.
The woman, 32, was on her way up the steps to her local council building, when she slipped and fell, severely injuring herself. It seems that the steps had recently been cleaned; however, no signs or warnings of any form had been erected to warn the public of this fact.
The woman had to go to hospital, having suffered a broken hip, which required surgery, in order for a metal plate to be put into place, as well as having suffered a head injury which required stitches. Later, the woman had to attend hospital again for a second operation in which the plate was removed from her hip.
The woman realised that all of her injuries, and the personal stress which ensued as a result of them, could have been avoided if the council had taken the proper safety measures. She decided to begin a public liability compensation claim. She got into touch with a firm of no win, no fee solicitors, who agreed to represent her in her case against the council.
She has since seen success in her case; the council admitted liability, and have been ordered to award her compensation.