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Pedestrian hit by falling metal hoarding wins damages


We recently secured damages for a pedestrian who sustained injury while walking past a building site.

The site was enclosed by metal hoarding which bordered onto a public pavement. As our client walked by, the metal hoarding became detached from its mountings and hit our client with such speed and force that he was knocked to the pavement and then fell into the road.

As a result of the impact and fall, our client suffered a fractured elbow and ligament injury to his left arm but subsequently made a full recovery.

Following investigations, the correct defendant was finally identified. The situation was complicated by the fact that the owner of the site had subcontracted out the development so the upkeep and maintenance of the area was therefore the responsibility of an alternative occupier.

Following quantum investigations, a settlement of £13,200 was achieved.


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