Member of public wins compensation against railway company

Posted on 02/28/13 in News, No Comments

Mrs B wins settlement of £6000.00 through WE Solicitors.

In December 2009 Mrs B was on her way from work. She alighted her usual bus and then made her way to Liverpool Street Station, where she intended to catch her usual train home. The weather was extremely cold and it had been snowing.

Mrs B was walking towards the escalators when someone in front of her fell over, she therefore carried on her journey with extreme caution. Unfortunately, moments later she was subject to the same fate. Mrs B’s left foot slipped from underneath her and she fell to the floor.

Mrs B attended hospital straight away, she was diagnosed with a triple fracture to her ankle and advised that surgery was required.  She remained in hospital for over a week and her ankle remained in a cast for 4-6 weeks after the accident, following which an air cast was fitted for a further 2 months.

Mrs B could not work for around 6 weeks and had no choice but to work from home the majority of the time. Her usually active fitness regime was also severely affected and she was not able to partake in the fitness activities she once enjoyed for some 18 months.

Mrs B contacted WE Solicitors in January 2010. We Solicitors brought a claim for compensation on her behalf. The rail company denied that they were at fault and initially declined to compensate Mrs B. Despite this, WE Solicitors were able to negotiate an out of court settlement of £6000.00 for Mrs B, in the end avoiding the need for court proceedings. Both Mrs B and WE Solicitors are very pleased with the outcome.

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