News article published on: 20th June 2012
Our client instructed Osbornes after the escalator she was walking down at a tube station stopped suddenly, causing her to fall down several steps.
As a result of the accident she sustained a deep laceration to her leg and soft tissue injury to her left ankle
A claim was brought made in negligence and under section 2 of the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957. Regulation 19 of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, dealing with escalators and moving walkways, was also raised.
Liability was denied by the Defendants on the basis that they operated a reasonable system of inspection and maintenance at the location. Inspection records were reviewed and it was identified that there were problems with the escalator which had been identified pre-accident and repairs.
Osbornes issued court proceedings and following the issue of proceedings the Defendants admitted a breach of duty. The Defendants made an offer of compensation settlement which our client accepted.
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