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Personal injury solicitor at Osbornes helps ‘escalator accident’ victim

Solicitors in London

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.

If you have been injured in an accident, including an accident at work you may be entitled to claim compensation. To find out whether you can make a claim for compensation contact our personal injury department:

Stuart Kightley is a recommended Personal Injury Lawyer in London by legal directory Chambers & Partners. The Personal Injury team is also recommended in the Legal 500 directory. If you have been involved in an accident, Osbornes Solicitors can help you claim compensation on a no win no fee basis.

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