Simon acted on behalf of a claimant who was employed as a carer and visiting a property she had not been to before. Upon entering the premises she lost her footing on a step and fell forward and suffered a fracture of the radius. The claim was a little complex due to the fact that the employer did not own the property but simply supplied the carers. The property was owned pursuant to a tenancy at will by a different organisation. The tenants themselves were a different party too, hence there were many potential parties and all denied responsibility.
Proceedings had to be issued and a primary case was made against the employer.
Although the claim was of relatively limited value this included the claimant’s loss of earnings, which for a low income carer was important, together with compensation for her injury. The case settled following a brief period of negotiations post issue of proceedings.