The defendant in this matter was undertaking building work at our client’s property and had dug out the ground immediately in front of the main doorway into the house. Our client had noticed that a trench had also been dug on the front of the property and was unguarded. Our client was worried that someone would fall and injure themselves in the trench so went outside to rope of the hole.
What are client was not made aware of was the hole outside the front door and as our client stepped outside she fell due to the uneven ground and into the trench she had gone out to secure and as a result sustained personal injury.
Our client’s injuries
Fractured left wrist which required surgery.
How Hayward Baker helped
Liability was denied for the accident so Hayward Baker collated witness statements as evidence prove the accident happened as suggested by our client and medical evidence by the way of numerous medical experts reports to prove that the injuries were as a result of the material accident.
Hayward Baker also drafted a schedule of losses (special damages) to include:
- Care and assistance (e.g. cleaning and walking dog)
- Medical expenses (pain killers)
- Physiotherapy treatment
Although we had collated evidence in support of our client’s claim the defendant solicitors would not conceded on liability so the matter was taken to Court so a judge could decide.
We did win in Court and our client was awarded just over £7,000 in compensation.