Lucy McCann was instructed by Anthony Pownall from Bonallack & Bishop Solicitors to represent the Claimant in a personal injury claim.

The Claimant was volunteering at a foodbank distribution centre when she tripped and fell over a raised threshold, suffering a wrist fracture, facial injuries, shock and anxiety, and posterior vitreous detachment affecting her vision. The Judge determined that the Defendant was negligent by failing to undertake a suitable or sufficient risk assessment of the premises, which meant that simple and inexpensive actions weren’t taken minimise or eradicate the tripping risk to the Claimant. The Judge found no contributory negligence on the part of the Claimant. The Claimant’s damages were significantly increased as a consequence of beating two Part 36 offers made leading up to trial.