Missing Grid Claims - Claimant receives compensation despite council defending claim.

Below is a note from one of our solicitors here at Manners Pimblett about a trail he has recently won, thanks to sheer determination and assistance from the local residence the client received the compensatoin she deserved.....

Miss D suffered a nasty accident when her leg went down an uncovered grid in Stockport. The lighting nearby was poor, and so she did not notice that the grid cover was missing as she crossed the road. It later turned out that a number of grid covers in the area had been stolen, and that the Council were aware of this, but they had placed traffic cones over them as a precautionary measure. The Council deemed this sufficient action to warrant defending the claim as far as trial.

The Claimant succeeded at trial, partly due to the fact a number of local residents were willing to testify that there had been a series of grid thefts in the area, and that the temporary traffic cones that had been placed over the drains were being moved or knocked over, thereby leaving the grids exposed again. The Claimant was awarded significant damages for what was a permanent injury to her leg.

Can Manners Pimblett help with my claim?

It can be quite a long and stressful process trying to make a successful claim for compensation and in a number of cases people have been known to drop proceedings because of it. Here at Manners Pimblett we feel that you should get what you are entitled to, which is why we will work with you every step of the way to ensure that you recieve the compensation you are entitled to.

For more information on how the team at Manners Pimblett can help you, simply speak to one of our advisors today on 0845 072 0772. 

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