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Gloucester man succeeds in personal injury claim against garage

A Gloucester man won compensation from his local garage following a knee injury suffered as he exited the company’s car showroom.  The man had visited the garage to buy parts for his car.  The showroom door was heavy and swung at incredible speed.  As he exited the premises, shutting the door behind him, the door swung at such a speed it caught the back of his ankle and knocked him to the ground.  

We were appointed on a no win fee basis to bring a compensation claim against the company. We alleged that the company was at fault because the door closing mechanism had not been properly adjusted.  

After a battle with the company’s insurers our client accepted some contributory fault for the accident, but succeeded in establishing that the garage was primarily liable for the accident. He was awarded compensation for his injuries and out of pocket expenses. He already suffered pre-existing problems with his knee but these were made worse as a result of the fall and his compensation reflected that.

Read other retail compensation claims won under the New Deal Fair Deal including the Exeter child showered with glass from an exploding bottle of sparkling wine that lead to a personal injury claim for the child and an agreed compensation package. The case of the hair removal product that lead to an extreme reaction and blistered skin resulting in compensation for the hair removal product to our clients satisfaction. The accident in a Swansea nightclub that resulted in a compensation award from insurers despite the fact that the defendants had gone into administration. Also view the case study of the hair gel that lead to burning sensations and subsequent scalp injuries and a compensation award for temporary hair loss as a result of using the hair gel.