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Key facts

NAME OF CLIENT Tony*
AGE 45
INJURY SUMMARY Sustained a complex break of the right tibia (shinbone) and an avulsion fracture of the femur, along with surgical scarring
CASE RESOLUTION Case settled in January 2013 and £45,000 was awarded
SOLICITOR Nadine Elkin

Just before Christmas, our client Tony slipped on a footpath outside his apartment on his way to work. As he fell, his left leg slipped suddenly on the ice and he landed heavily on his right side with his leg stuck out at an angle.

Despite the icy conditions, the path he was walking on had not been gritted or treated in any way to prevent accidents and residents of the apartment complex had not been alerted about the dangerously slippery pathway.

As a result of his accident, Tony sustained a complex break of the right tibia and, after being taken to hospital by ambulance, underwent surgery the following day. He was in hospital for five days over Christmas and on crutches for four months.

He was unable to work for six months and continued to suffer pain and discomfort, especially when going up and down stairs, for a year and a half after the accident. What’s more, the findings of a medical report carried out by an orthopaedic surgeon showed that Tony is likely to require a knee replacement within five years as a direct consequence of the accident.

One of our solicitors Nadine Elkin looked after Tony’s case:

“The third party were negligent in their duty to warn residents about the icy footpath and had taken no precautions to ensure it was safe for use. As a result of this breach of duty, our client suffered a severe leg injury which prevented him from working for six months.”

In January 2013, the property management company responsible for the apartment complex admitted primary liability and Tony received £45,000 in compensation.

In addition to claiming for his injuries, the settlement monies awarded compensated for Tony’s loss of earnings as well the future losses associated with the knee replacement surgery he will require prematurely.

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