Trip in Sports Direct

Malcolm Horner recently acted in a claim for a client who was shopping Sports Direct when she tripped over a portable clothes rail that had been left sticking out in the normal shopping aisle by an employee of the shop.

The Solicitors for Sports Direct denied liability on the basis that although the rail may have been sticking out it was clearly visible and our client should have seen it and not tripped over it.

We argued that although the rail itself may have been visible, the feet of the rail stuck out even further which is what caused our client to trip.

Malcolm issued court proceedings and although Sports Direct continued to deny liability a settlement was achieved in excess of £5,000.

McHale and Co are an APIL accredited Practice (Association of Personal Injury Solicitors) which means we are recognised for excellence. Malcolm is a fellow of APIL of which there are less than 200 nationally.

It’s really important that the lawyer you choose is the right lawyer for you – so look out for the APIL quality mark logo.

APIL members are accredited individually and by firm. To be accredited, they must satisfy specific and extensive criteria providing evidence of their competency and experience in handling personal injury claims.

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