We have achieved another trial success, winning a claim for compensation for a Devon woman who was injured in a trampoline accident.
A former pupil at a Torrington school in North Devon has been awarded compensation by a judge at Plymouth county court for a personal injury she suffered in a trampoline class.
Our client, who was then aged 14, was helping other pupils to fold away a large trampoline after a PE class at Torrington Secondary School (now Torrington Community School). The pupils lost control of the heavy leaf of the trampoline and it crashed down on her left wrist, breaking it in three places.
The trampoline accident claim was handled at our Bideford office on a No Win – No Fee basis. The solicitor who dealt with the case commented on the trial victory, saying:
“This young woman’s injury took over two years to heal completely and she was lucky not to have been left with any permanent problems from what was a nasty set of fractures. We argued that the one teacher in charge of the class was not paying sufficient attention to the folding operation, which was in direct contravention of the council’s own guidance to schools in the area. We also discovered that there had been several previous accidents in Devon schools involving pupils stowing trampolines and the council had specifically warned head teachers about the risks. Despite this evidence, Devon County Council denied liability for the accident, forcing us to start court action for recovery of compensation. We had to apply to court twice during the accident claim to force the council to show us relevant documents that it refused to disclose.”
Slee Blackwell’s personal injury team cover the whole of Devon and Somerset as well as surrounding areas from a network of offices located in Exeter, Taunton, Bideford, Barnstaple, South Molton and Braunton.