Oliver Chapman, specialist personal injury lawyer based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) offices, has secured £2,000 for a child who suffered a laceration to his philtrum following a tripping accident at Chessington World of Adventure.
The claimant was five when, whilst leaving the theme park, he tripped over an exposed section of power cable which supplied electricity to a mobile pancake stand. The power cable lay across the footpath. He hit his face on the side of the pancake stand and lacerated his upper lip.
He underwent a temporary repair at Epsom Hospital and the following day surgical repair at St George’s Hospital.
We were instructed pursuant to a conditional fee agreement and the defendant admitted liability. Having obtained medical evidence which confirmed that the claimant had experienced an excellent recovery with very minimal scarring, the case settled for £2,000 subject to the court’s approval.
We subsequently attended an infant settlement approval hearing where the court approved the settlements and, whilst the majority of the monies were invested by the court until the claimant turned 18, an immediate payment from the damages was allowed to enable the claimant to purchase a laptop which would assist him with his schooling.
Oliver Chapman specialises in slipping and tripping claims. If you would like to ask Oliver a question about a potential case, or have a general query about any personal injury, please contact him on 01892 701234 in confidence.