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Just to prove that serious accidents don’t necessarily just happen on the road or at work or in potentially dangerous situations, Bennett Griffin has just secured a substantial 5 figure sum for an elderly woman who was injured in particularly freakish and unlucky circumstances.

Our client was walking down the pavement of a road in her locality, on her way to an early morning appointment at the hairdresser, when the next thing she knew she woke up in A&E.  She had been flattened by a fence panel that had collapsed outward onto the pavement at the very moment she walked past.

The fence had been badly damaged by storms in the preceding days.  The house owner was aware of the damage and the precarious nature of the fence panelling, but had done nothing and was therefore liable for our client’s injuries.

Our client suffered life threatening pelvic and head injuries, but thankfully made an excellent recovery.

The personal injury team at Bennett Griffin are specialists in helping people across Worthing and West Sussex who have been seriously injured in accidents .

If you have had an accident and would like some advice on making a claim please contact the personal injury team on 01903 229999 or email

Article by Nick Hind, Associate Solicitor in the personal injury department of Bennett Griffin LLP