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Blame/claim procedure

jonesytheblade Avatar
6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
A family member was out on Christmas eve and went to flush the toilet which snapped and caused a deep cut in their hand. It caused hassle over the xmas period obviously, and went to hospital on boxing day refusing to let it spoil xmas day. the hospital just bandaged it up as it had already begun to heal but it caused them to have a week off work because they could not use their hand and a scar is still clearly present today.

The pub it happened in was very unsympathetic assuming they had been fighting until they saw the amount of blood and the sharp flush handle, at this point they were much more sympathetic

The family member is wondering whether to take any action about this now, there was also obvious damage to clothes and bedding as their was a lot of blood, a photo was taken at the time on a phonee of the hand, but not of the flush

any advice from anyone with experience or in the know is greatly appreciated
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6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
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#1
wey aye stick in a claim
#2
It was an accident.

(and if it was that bad they should have gone to the hospital straight away imo!....oh, and if they had gone to hospital and it was bad then they would have stitched it up and bandaged it so there probably wouldn't have been damage to clothing and bedding due to blood, or am I missing something?)

Oh, and trying for a claim over 2 months later looks a bit odd too.
#3
I would have thought that you would have to prove that the pub was negligent in some way - in other words, demonstrating that perhaps the toilet handle was poorly maintained or already cracked or whatever.
Or to its extremes, showing that the toilet handle was defective in some way or of such a poor design that it was inevitable it was going to break.
#4
what pub in sheff?
#5
Suppose it cant be proved that pub was to blame, and would probably be wiser to contact the landlord/lady

boothy
what pub in sheff?


Royal Oak, Killamarsh
#6
I would stick in a claim if this happened to me. The compensation would make me feel flush.

The standards of pub toilets these days I tell ya, going down the drain.
#7
sloth_frattelli;8006352
I would stick in a claim if this happened to me. The compensation would make me feel flush.

The standards of pub toilets these days I tell ya, going down the drain.


:giggle:
#8
Oh dear
did you fill out an accident report?
#9
jasonrat
Oh dear
did you fill out an accident report?


they took their details but never got in touch as far as im aware, this may have been an accident report form, it probably was though, i know that where i work its important to fill these in for any accident
#10
phone a no win no fee solicitor they will advise. You will be advised correctly
#11
this sound like a load of *****
#12
jamstaruk1972
this sound like a load of *****


thanks for the helpful input, it isnt sh*te at all, its me using a helpful web forum to ask for advice so i can give them advice. its more than likely no action will be taken, but its always worth getting the opinions of people who may have been in similar circumstances
1 Like #13
Its 2 months later and tbh i doubt you have any chance any more.

You took a photo of the hand, not of the handle.
The handle is going to be well repaired by now, so no proof it was them at all.

Then its 2 days later after the incident you went to the hospital, when it was already healing.
If it didnt even need stitches then its not going to be seen as serious.

Personally think you have no chance, if you had done something at the time, then you may have had a case.
#14
HaggisHunter
Its 2 months later and tbh i doubt you have any chance any more.

You took a photo of the hand, not of the handle.
The handle is going to be well repaired by now, so no proof it was them at all.

Then its 2 days later after the incident you went to the hospital, when it was already healing.
If it didnt even need stitches then its not going to be seen as serious.

Personally think you have no chance, if you had done something at the time, then you may have had a case.


cheers haggis, rep left
I thought it had been left too long anyway to be honest
#15
Moral of the story,don't flush the loo whilst out lol
#16
jonesytheblade
thanks for the helpful input, it isnt sh*te at all, its me using a helpful web forum to ask for advice so i can give them advice. its more than likely no action will be taken, but its always worth getting the opinions of people who may have been in similar circumstances


was a joke *****/toilet???

but to be honest whos to say the pub wont say they have vandalised their toilet??
#17
jamstaruk1972
was a joke *****/toilet???

but to be honest whos to say the pub wont say they have vandalised their toilet??


ah sorry, misunderstanding

ye its fair to say they could easily say that, probably been left too long now without contact
1 Like #18
3 years to bring claim, that is why I suggested a no win no fee. You need to be questioned properly to gauge Werther there is a claim and the extent of blame.
On TV during the week guy received £6000 for a cut with a faulty razor.
here is a small article on claiming and how to
http://www.thelegalline.co.uk/questions_answered/answers-time-limits-bring-your-claim.htm
#19
tonyd19565
3 years to bring claim, that is why I suggested a no win no fee. You need to be questioned properly to gauge Werther there is a claim and the extent of blame.
On TV during the week guy received £6000 for a cut with a faulty razor.
here is a small article on claiming and how to
http://www.thelegalline.co.uk/questions_answered/answers-time-limits-bring-your-claim.htm


thanks for that tony, good article, repped
#20
tonyd19565
3 years to bring claim, that is why I suggested a no win no fee. You need to be questioned properly to gauge Werther there is a claim and the extent of blame.
On TV during the week guy received £6000 for a cut with a faulty razor.
here is a small article on claiming and how to
http://www.thelegalline.co.uk/questions_answered/answers-time-limits-bring-your-claim.htm


This is your best bet

Irwin Mitchell in Sheffield have a good reputation

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