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Fieldfisher secure compensation for man who suffered permanent damage to his leg after fall

Our client Mike was unlucky enough to fall into a cellar which had been mistakenly left open. He suffered severe damage to his right leg, which meant he needed three operations. He has been left with a permanent limp and in constant pain, lacking in energy, unable to play fully with is young son or purse the active life he led before 
the accident.

Mike prided himself on the 24/7 service he offered the clients of his high-end residential construction business, mainly based in and around Chelsea. His ex-wife described him as ‘brilliant at what he did, completely committed to his clients’.

The accident meant he was unable to provide such a hands-on service and his business suffered to such a degree, it went into liquidation in April 2015, leaving Mike heavily in debt and very depressed about letting down employees and colleagues. He also had to move rental property to be nearer public transport because of his limited mobility. He has been told he is at high risk of developing post traumatic osteoarthritis and may need an ankle replacement in the future.

Jennifer worked to secure Mike financial compensation  that has meant he is able to pursue limited work.

Mike said:

“I cannot thank you enough for your help, support, time and most importantly belief in me throughout this whole ordeal, there were many times I struggled with it all and could have thrown the towel in and given up, your hard work and conviction has been an inspiration to me and relit a fire when needed most, I always felt in safe hands. You have my utmost respect. Eternally grateful.”

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For further information please call Jennifer Buchanan on 03304606774 or email


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