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Unguarded Trapdoor Fall Victim Awarded 20,000 Pounds Compensation

Posted on: June 9th, 2011

A London courier, who sustained multiple injuries when falling through an unguarded trapdoor at the Albannach Whisky Restaurant Bar near Trafalgar Square, is to receive 20,000 pounds in personal injury compensation.

Ian Barnes, from Gunthorpe in Cambridgeshire, was completing a delivery to the London pub in April 2009, when he fell through a trap door that had been left open. Crashing heavily into the cellar below, Ian broke his back and tore his cruciate ligament in his knee. His injuries needed major surgery and a long period of rehabilitation.

After seeking legal guidance, Ian, who runs his own delivery company E & C Barnes Courier Services, sued the Albannach Whisky Restaurant Bar for the injuries he sustained in the accident and for lost earnings during his recovery. In an out-of-court settlement, the city bar accepted it´s liability and agreed on the 20,000 pounds settlement.