A care assistant suffered a fractured wrist after slipping on a wet dance floor at a pub in Worksop.
Karen Woodhead, who was 50 at the time of the accident, was on a night out with some friends. As she headed to the dance floor she suddenly found herself slipping and fell heavily. Instantly feeling severe pain in her hand, Karen got a taxi to take her to hospital where x-rays confirmed that she had fractured her wrist.
Following the incident she instructed leading Doncaster law firm Atherton Godfrey who helped her throughout her battle for justice. Eventually liability was admitted by the insurers acting for the bar and an out of court settlement was agreed.
Karen who was in plaster for 6-7 weeks after the accident said: “My wrist had to be manipulated and I was placed in plaster. This was a difficult time for me; the injury had a significant impact on my ability to carry out every day household tasks and for the first 8 weeks or so afterwards I even had to have help with my personal tasks, such as dressing and bathing, which also had an impact on my family and friends.”
Katrina Elsey, a legal representative working in Atherton Godfrey’s personal injury department, said: “I see lots of accidents involving slips on dancefloors as a result of wet and slippery floors. This incident had a large impact on Karen and restricted her ability to carry out basic day to day tasks.
It was alleged that the bar did not have any inspection and cleaning measures in place so as to ensure that the floors were checked regularly for spillages and hazards.
It is important that lessons are learnt from accidents of this nature which could so easily be prevented.”
Karen was awarded over £7,000.00 in full and final settlement of her claim.