Woman needed hip replacement after falling down covered hole


A woman who was seriously injured after falling down a hole which had been hidden during building work has been supported by law firm Sintons in securing a settlement.

The claimant sustained a broken hip after visiting her daughter’s home, where work was being carried out. As she was walking towards the gate, she stepped onto tarpaulin lying on the ground – which, unbeknown to her, was covering a hole.

As a result of the incident, she required a hip replacement, which left significant and permanent scarring, and she will require a further hip replacement in the future.

The woman turned to serious injury specialists at Sintons in securing a settlement after her injury, with senior associate David Knipe handling her claim.

Sintons, known nationally for its legal and client service excellence in its personal injury work, was able to secure a financial settlement, as well as access to bespoke rehabilitation. The package also factored in costs of future surgery and rehabilitation.

The claimant said: “I am extremely happy with the outstanding service, support and guidance from David Knipe at Sintons. David dealt with my claim in a sympathetic, knowledgeable and professional way.

“Thank you for achieving a great outcome for me. I would highly recommend Sintons.”

David Knipe, who has more than 20 years’ experience of personal injury litigation, added: “Our client was left seriously injured in this very distressing incident, which should have been a pleasant day of visiting her family but instead has resulted in her needing surgery and extensive rehabilitation, with more yet to come.

“We are very pleased to have been able to support her in securing the compensation and bespoke rehabilitation which have enabled her to look to the future.

“At Sintons, we are renowned for fighting hard for our clients, to secure the best possible outcome for their unique circumstances, and are absolutely committed to achieving that in every case.

“We are delighted to hear our client in this case was so happy with the service she received and the outcome, and wish her all the very best for the future.”


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