Specialist trade union solicitors Thompsons have secured compensation totalling £9,000 for an elderly gentleman who developed a flesh eating disease following an accident.
The gentleman was walking on a public pavement in South Lanarkshire alongside a building site when he slipped and fell into a gap between the pavement and a makeshift fence. The fence had been erected by contractors but had been done so in such a way that it didn’t lie flush with the pavement, therefore leaving a gap.
Due to the fact it was dark the victim was unable to see the gap and stumbled, falling into this resulting in a cut to his hand. The injury itself was relatively minor but unfortunately led to the development of necrotising fasciitis – also knows as flesh eating disease – meaning the victim had to spend a period in hospital.
As a member of Unite the Union, the client was entitled to the full support of Thompsons through the Union’s legal services at no cost to himself.
Thompsons Solicitor Susanne McGraw said: “This case illustrates exactly how a straight forward accident can spiral into a chain of unpleasant events for the victim resulting in huge inconvenience. In this case the client through no fault of his own was left with a serious, not to mention frightening condition which left him hospitalised for some time. I am delighted we were able to help him, through his union’s legal services, bringing this to a swift conclusion where his suffering was duly recompensed.”
If you have been involved in an accident, even if you are unsure whether you would be able to claim compensation, contact our lawyers today on 0800 0891331 and we can investigate matters for you and advise you on your first step towards receiving compensation.