Damages awarded for injury at stately home
Posted: January 22, 2013
Posted in: Foot Injuries Public Place Accidents
A grandfather has been awarded £8,750 in damages after he injured his ankle falling into a ditch in the grounds of Hopetoun House, reports the BBC.
The court had initially awarded John Cowan damages of £35,000, however the judge reduced this amount by 75% to reflect the contributory negligence on the part of the Mr Cown.
The accident happened when Mr Cowan and his grandson went on a guided bat walk in the grounds of the Hopetoun House. At the end of the walk, he took his grandson to the toilet, and therefore missed any instructions that were given on how to get back to the car park.
Mr Cowan set off back to his car in the dark, and fell into the ditch of a ‘ha-ha’, which is a historical feature designed to prevent animals from straying. He fractured his ankle in the fall, and needed a number of operations to treat it.
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