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Injury victim wins her pavement trip compensation claim despite inaccurate medical records

Our client lived in a rented property in Orpington, Kent. One evening, whilst walking home from her friend’s flat, she tripped and fell. Her accident was due to the poor state of repair of the pavements outside the flats. The situation was made even more dangerous by the poor lighting in the area. She suffered facial injuries as a result of her pavement trip and as left with a scar above her eye. In view of the seriousness of her injuries she asked for our advice and we agreed to take on her compensation claim under a no win, no fee agreement.

The Defendants admitted legal responsibility for the accident. However they subsequently withdrew this admission when they reviewed our client’s medical records which appeared to cast doubt upon the precise details of how the accident happened.

It is surprisingly common for people’s medical records to contain inaccurate accounts of how an injury was sustained. Insurance companies are always on the look out for inconsistencies and try to use any they find to avoid paying compensation. Although the comments in our client’s medical records were not ideal, we kept faith in the case and continued with the injury claim on a no win – no fee basis.

The defendants refused to back down and we therefore commenced court proceedings. The defendant’s attitude changed when the proceedings were issued and settlement offers were made. The Claimant eventually accepted compensation of £9,000.

If you are looking for experienced solicitors to deal with your pavement trip compensation claim then call our free helpline on 0808 139 1590 or email us at info@sbclaims.co.uk

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All of the solicitors on our team are accredited by the Law Society and are also regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

The right expertise

Your case will be matched to a lawyer who has the most relevant experience in that specific field and will obtain the best outcome for you.

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We appreciate you will want to know where you stand, free from legal and technical jargon, and we promise that's what we'll deliver.

Excellent Track Record

Our team of solicitors has successfully recovered millions of pounds in compensation for many people throughout the United Kingdom.

No Win No Fee

We offer a full no win, no fee service and fund all expenses, which means that if you don’t win, you won’t owe us anything at all.

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We know that accidents don't always happen in office hours - our out of hours call minding service delivers when you need it.

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