Mr Sesay was with his brother, walking along the pavement, when a garden fence panel suddenly fell into him and struck him in the face. He was knocked to the ground and believes he lost consciousness for a few seconds. His brother helped him up and took him to the accident and emergency department at the local hospital. He sustained cuts to his head and leg, pain to his neck and shoulders and was suffering from headaches. The hospital cleaned the wounds and gave him analgesics for his headaches.
Following the accident Mr Sesay suffered headaches for some time and, whilst the cuts healed within a couple of weeks, he has been left with scars that are more pigmented than the surrounding skin. He is extremely conscious of this pigmentation. Mr Sesay contacted Graysons to see if he could claim compensation for the accident and Jonathan took up the case.
Jonathan contacted Lakeside Developments Ltd – the owners of the property – saying that it had breached its duty in accordance with the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957, in particular because it had failed to ensure that the fence panel was secure, properly maintained and did not pose a hazard to the public. Lakeside Developments admitted liability within three months and Jonathan was able to negotiate a settlement of £3,000.
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Author: Jonathan West, personal injury partner.