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James’ tripping accident settles for £20,000 (Belfast)

James was walking to his place of work when he tripped over a defective manhole cover inserted in the pavement. He was injured and attended the Royal Victoria Hospital for treatment. The medical examination revealed that he suffered a fracture to his left ankle together with soft tissue injuries to both his elbows and knees.

James reached out to our trip accident solicitors

Shortly after his accident, James contacted Paschal O’Hare Personal Injury Solicitors for assistance.

Once James consulted with one of our solicitors, a letter of claim was directed to the body responsible for the fitting of the manhole cover at the accident locus. Liability was admitted by the third-party insurer.

We arranged for our client to be examined by a Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon and a Consultant Psychiatrist. We gathered our client’s hospital notes along with GP notes and records and provided these to the Consultants who produced a report detailing the nature and extent of James’ injuries.

James was also absent from work for approximately 6 weeks due to the incident.

After medical evidence was served, negotiations commenced between the third-party insurer and our office. The third-party insurer initially offered our client £12,083 which was rejected. We were able to negotiate an increased settlement figure of £20,000 which James was very happy with. 

If you or someone you know was injured in a trip accident in Belfast or anywhere in Northern Ireland, reach out to our team. We’ve been helping people deal with trip accident injuries for over 50 years and we’re confident we can help you as well. Learn about our extensive experience or contact us today.


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