A third of all people over the age of 65 fall each year, increasing to half of the people over 80 years old. In a society where the population of over 65 year olds is expected to increase by 50 percent within the next ten years, these are quite...
Pauline Smith, associate and personal injury claims handler recently settled a case for a claimant who had sustained injury due to a defective chair giving way when he was eating in a restaurant
The claimant was sat down eating in his local fast food restaurant when the back of the chair he was sat on gave way, resulting in his falling to the floor. On attending the hospital, the claimant was diagnosed with suffering from soft tissue injuries to his cheek, left leg and lower back.
The claimant recovered from all of his symptoms within three months post accident.
After Stephensons proceeded with the case against the property owners, the case was settled and the claimant received £1,850 compensation.