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Claimants seriously injured at awards ceremony at Blackpool Tower Ballroom secure compensation despite long fight over fault
I represented two Claimants who slipped on foil confetti at Blackpool Tower Ballroom at a business event, both of whom suffered nasty injuries, namely, a fractured jaw and a fractured elbow. The occupier of the Ballroom and the organiser of the event were pursued with both denying liability on the basis that the accident didn’t happen because no accident report form was completed and it was alleged that there was a system in place for clearing the confetti.
Multiple witness statements were gathered to support the fact the accident happened and that one of the Claimants was taken straight to hospital, hence she didn’t report it. These statements also provided evidence as to how and where the individuals fell and the lack of care on the part of the staff who failed to properly clear the confetti.
The claims settled close to Trial for £29,000 and consisted of compensation for the injuries suffered, care provided and treatment costs.