Mr Callum Baker, an Engineer Assistant from Ellesmere Port, has been awarded £1,500 after a damaged fence at a train station caused a nasty scratch to his arm.
On the day of his accident, Mr Baker was walking along a train station platform towards the exit with a friend. Along the edge of the platform was a wire fence at shoulder height.
Mr Baker suddenly felt himself being pulled back as his jacket became caught on a broken spike that was sticking out of the fence.
After feeling the spike tear his jacket, Mr Baker removed it and saw that the spike had caused a deep and painful scratch to his arm, and had also scratched his upper arm.
As his friend lived close to the train station, they continued walking. Once they had arrived, Mr Baker cleaned the wound and bandaged it up himself.
Mr Baker returned to work the next day but his job involves a great deal of heavy lifting which he was unable to do. However, he could not afford to take time off work so he took paracetamol and carried on as best as he could.
He also had great difficulty sleeping after the accident as he was unable to lie on his injured arm and would be woken by pain if he rolled onto it.
Mr Baker returned to the train station to report the incident a few days later but found that the station was unmanned and that there was no one to report the damaged fence to.
Mr Baker’s accident could have been avoided if damage to the fence had been reported and repaired promptly. Thanks to the dedication and hard work of Catherine Moore, Trainee Solicitor at Express Solicitors, Mr Baker received £1,500 in compensation for his injury.
If you have suffered an accident or injury in public that was through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to financial compensation. For free legal advice from a Public Liability Solicitor and help making your claim, call Express Solicitors on 0845 456 4007.