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Slip at Leisure Centre Resulted in Compensation

The claimant’s details have been changed but this is indeed a true case

Phil Mulryne acted for the Claimant Mr S to pursue a claim for personal injuries following an accident which took place on the Defendant’s premises.

The Claimant was attending the Defendant’s leisure centre when he slipped in the changing room area, causing him to fall and sustain an injury to his right shoulder.

It was the Claimant’s case that the floor was unduly wet and slippery.

When the claim was presented to the Defendants responsibility for the accident was denied. It was argued that the proper tiled surface was in place and that an appropriate system of checking and cleaning the area was also in place.

Court proceedings were commenced and responsibility for the accident was once again denied.

Following the commencement of proceedings an offer was put forward to settle Claimant’s claim. The Defendants put forward an offer of £4,000 to represent full and final settlement.

The Claimant had sustained a dislocation to his shoulder which had resolved within a period of around 18 months post-accident.

Whilst the offer represented a reduction in the overall potential value of the claim, to take into account the risks of the case, which included a potential element of contributory negligence on the part of the Claimant, it was decided that the offer should be accepted.


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