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Compensation for Student After Nightclub Fall on Broken Glass

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A student who fell on broken glass in a nightclub and had lacerations to her ankle was awarded compensation of £2,500 when Pearson Solicitors took up her case.

The Claimant was a student at York University and was attending a Halloween party at a York nightclub known as Club Salvation.  The event was ticket only, although reports from witnesses suggest it was over-subscribed.

The girl was walking from the dance floor when she slipped on spilt liquid and broken glass on some steps.  As a result of her fall she suffered lacerations to her ankle requiring medical treatment.

Liability was initially denied on the basis that the nightclub had a system of glass collecting and cleaning every half hour throughout the course of the evening and employed enough glass collectors to ensure the safety of their patrons.

We obtained medical records from the hospital and the Claimant’s GP.  Witness evidence was obtained from friends of the Claimant who suggested that the club was over-subscribed on the night of the incident and that there were no glass collectors present and the floor was a risk.

Court proceedings were issued, liability was again denied with reference to the club’s system of inspections, however an offer of settlement was made and accepted in the sum of £2,500.

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