Success Story – trip over a broken bollard

Shops, workplaces, restaurants and other public and private venues have a duty to ensure that their premises are safe for visitors and customers and the general public.

Local Authorities also have a duty to make sure that public highways such as pavements and roads are maintained to a reasonable standard and do not present a hazard to pedestrians.

Our client tripped over a broken bollard while walking along the pavement at night.  Liability was originally admitted by the defendant council but then withdrawn. 

He suffered a serious leg fracture requiring surgery and was unable to work for several months. 

Once proceedings were issued in court and the insurer passed the case onto their solicitors, the case settled for £40,000.

Any accident, regardless of its severity can have a long-lasting impact on wellbeing, confidence, mental and physical health and finances.

Accidents can happen anywhere – whether it’s an accident at work, at school, a road traffic accident or a fall, NV Legal’s team of personal injury solicitors are committed to providing an efficient, compassionate and expert legal service.

If you have had an accident at work and would like advice on whether you may be eligible for compensation, call NV Legal. We are experienced in dealing with all types of claims.

Your claim will only be handled by a qualified solicitor from day one and we operate on a no-win no-fee basis. If we are not successful with your case, you do not pay our legal fees. 

Contact us at or call 03330 112732.