Thompsons Solicitors were able to secure a highly successful outcome for our client who was badly injured in a fall caused by poorly maintained pavements. Our client who has asked not to be named was having a meal out in Glasgow’s Southside with friends. After her meal was finished she made her way home but tripped over a missing paving slab in the Battlefield area of the city. She fell badly injuring her hands and wrist. As a trade union member our client knew that she could call on Scotland most experienced team of personal injury lawyers at Thompsons. This service is included as part of her trade union membership.
Laura McGee one of Thompsons specialist lawyers immediately raised proceeding against the people she believed were at fault for her clients injuries, Glasgow City Council. Laura obtained in-depth and authoritative reports for a series of medical experts which showed the serious nature of our clients injuries.
When presented with this medical evidence the council admitted liability and began negotiating with Laura to compensate her client for the injuries sustained. The case was settle for just over £23,000. Our client commented “I’m very happy with the outcome of my case. Maintaining safe pavements and street is one of the councils most basic duties. They failed in that duty and I was very badly injured. Laura McGee and her team at Thompsons took care of everything for me and I’m very grateful for the help all the more so as it came through my trade union membership. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Thompsons to friends and family.”
Laura McGee said “It was a real pleasure to help this lady. Like many of our clients she didn’t want to make a fuss but knew that the councils shoddy pavements had cost her a lot in lost earnings and a painful injury. We got this case wrapped up for her in good time and managed to get a settlement figure that both Thompsons and our client were happy with.”