Lady Solicitor Personal Injury Claim Lady Justice Old Bailer

Cracked Manhole Cover Leads to Personal Injuries



Our client was walking along a footpath alongside Morrisons supermarket in Faversham, Kent when suddenly a manhole cover that he stepped on gave way causing him to fall and sustain injuries to his knees and shoulders

We were appointed to bring a personal injury compensation claim on a No Win – No Fee basis under our New Deal scheme.

We investigated the accident and discovered that a Morrisons forklift truck had driven along the footpath earlier that day and this had resulted in the cover becoming cracked. The damaged cover had been left unrepaired and presented an obvious danger to Morrisons’ customers.

We sent a detailed Letter of Claim to the supermarket alleging negligence and holding Morrisons responsible for our client’s injuries. Morrisons quickly admitted liability for the accident and agreed to pay him compensation for his injuries and other losses.

Arrangements were made for the client to attend a local medical appointment in Kent. However before an examination could take place Morrisons put forward an offer to settle the accident claim. Given the nature of the client’s injuries it was agreed that it would be in his best interests to settle the claim by accepting the supermarket’s offer.

The accident claim against Morrisons was duly settled with the client receiving his compensation in full in accordance with our 100% compensation guarantee. 

Read some more retail accident compensation claims such as the injury in another supermarket car park where a trip on a ridge lead to a fractured arm and a successful claim for the accident in the supermarket car park. Then there was the case of the defective tiles that lead to an injury as a result of tripping, leading to a claim against a major retailer that was settled. The accident in a DIY store where falling timber lead to a personal injury claim for a leg injury as a result of lacerations where the falling timber hit the claimants leg. Shops and stores should ensure the safety of their customers and another injury claim against a sports shop was successful where a stack of shelving collapsed onto a customer leading to personal injuries. There is also the case of the trip over a shop step leading to a blow to the head and a claim for soft tissue injuries because there was no hazard warning of the step.