Settlement secured following workplace stairs accident

A woman who was injured when she slipped on stairs while at work has been supported in securing a settlement by serious injury specialists at Sintons.

As she was preparing to start her shift, the woman slipped on debris left on the stairs – the fact she was holding the handrail helped to break her fall, but she still slipped and struck her knee on the metal stair frame.

Her left knee immediately swelled up and subsequent medical examinations revealed a meniscal tear requiring surgery.

The woman, a Polish national, turned to law firm Sintons for support in pursuing a claim against her employer.

The firm is known on a national basis for its capability in serious injury work and is continually highly-rated by both Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners independent legal publications.

It also has an in-house specialist Polish personal injury team, offering an additional layer of support for clients for whom Polish is their first language.

David Knipe, an associate with more than 20 years’ experience of personal injury litigation, led the claim.

The claimant praised the team for being “amazing and very professional”, adding: “Thank you very much for your help and support with my case. I am very satisfied.”

“Our client sustained a nasty injury through a fall on the stairs at work that could easily have been avoided with a proper system of inspection and cleaning. The injury had long-standing consequences in terms of limitations and rehabilitation required,” said David Knipe.

“Our team is known for its commitment to fighting hard on our clients’ behalf to secure the very best outcome for them and our Polish team increases the support we can offer further still.

“We are very pleased to have been able to support our client to a positive outcome in this case and wish her the best for the future.”

David Knipe is an Associate in the Claimant Personal Injury team at Sintons in Newcastle upon Tyne. Contact him at or on 0191 226 7926.

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