A sports club has been ordered to pay £20,000 in compensation to the family of a man who tragically died after falling from a low wall. The family are unhappy with the amount of compensation due to the extent of their loss. The tragic accident occurred when Robert Kemp was attending a party held at Sully Sports and Leisure Club. Mr Kemp walked into the patio area of the club and fell from a low wall causing his untimely death from neck injuries. However, the patio area was unlit at the time of the incident and the family claimed for compensation on the grounds of a health and safety breach. The club retaliated stating that Mr Kemp was sitting on the wall when the accident occurred but the club was found liable for the incident. The club stated that they have suffered financial difficulties which resulted in the breach but the claimants have said that the accident could have been prevented by simply providing lighting in the patio area of the club.
Slips, trips and falls
Although slips, trips and falls can be the result of carelessness or being under the influence, a simple health and safety breach such as inadequate lighting can cause a tragedy like this one. Any building which invites visitors in on a regular basis must continuously monitor the safety of their venue to ensure that accidents can be prevented. Regular maintenance checks and reducing potential hazards can prevent a tragic accident from occurring and can help prevent serious injuries or fatalities. Although no amount of money can make up for the loss of a loved one, Accident Advice Helpline can assist you in making a claim to help you and your family cope financially with the aftermath of an accident like this.
How to make a compensation claim
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm which specialises in helping victims of accidents that were caused by negligence. We also help victims’ families to claim compensation when there has been a tragedy which was someone else’s fault. Where there is evidence that negligence took place, we will represent you during your case and aim to win you enough compensation to help you cope with your loss. You may also lose wages or have to cope with medical costs which we will also help you claim for. Just call our free 24-hour helpline to obtain no-obligation advice. Our no win, no fee* policy means you won’t be out of pocket if you claim with us.
Source: Penarth Times
Date Published: August 9, 2014
Author: David Brown