Secretary seeks injury compensation from personal injury solicitors

A Scottish secretary is claiming personal injury compensation from her employer, a firm of personal injury solicitors, after she fell down the office stairs and broke her wrist.

Quantum offer no win no fee services to people who suffered a personal injury at work. The 56-year-old secretary from Aberdeen had to undergo two operations to have plates fitted in her wrists in the aftermath of the accident that occurred in March 2007.

She has now lodged a personal injury claim for £13,500 at Edinburgh’s Court of Session. The woman says the staircase was steep and narrow and the banisters were inadequate. She told the court that she was in so much pain that she could hardly speak after the accident and a colleague who saw her shortly after the fall thought her neck was broken.

An inspector from the council visited the premises after the incident and discovered that one of the steps on the staircase was loose and required nailing down.

Speaking on behalf of Quantum, Gerry Hanretty QC said the victim’s high heeled shoe might have got trapped in the leg of her trousers causing her to fall but the victim denied that saying she would have been aware of that happening.

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