We have won a pub accident claim at trial after the pub’s insurance company refused to pay out.
A rugby fan from Torrington in North Devon won his pub accident claim and received compensation for his injuries after we pursued his claim on a no win, no fee basis.
John Pledger had been having a quiet pint at the Barmy Arms, Twickenham, with his family after watching a rugby match. He went to use the loos and slipped on some water, suffering tendon damage to his knee.
The landlord’s behaviour was quite extraordinary. He attempted to manhandle our client from the pub and refused to call an ambulance even though it was obvious that he was seriously hurt. The pub’s insurers were just as awkward. They refused to accept there had been any spillage on the floor, even when we disclosed photographs that had been taken by a witness within minutes of the accident happening.
The insurers flatly refused to negotiate, so we had no alternative but to take the pub accident claim to trial. However, once the hearing at Torquay County Court got underway the landlord and his insurers realised they were in difficulty with the claim. At the eleventh hour they put forward settlement proposals and an award of compensation for Mr Pledger’s injuries and other losses was agreed.
If you would like to make a pub accident claim then contact us now. We have a network of offices throughout Devon and Somerset. We can see you in our offices at Barnstaple, Taunton, South Molton, Bideford and Braunton. We work on a no win. no fee basis so there is no need to allow worries about legal cots put you off claiming compensation. We also offer a free case assessment service.