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.
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