Toddler fall case won in High Court


FBC Manby Bowdler has secured a victory in the High Court on behalf of a toddler who suffered catastrophic injuries after falling from a first floor window.

Sue Todhunter, Partner with the firm’s Serious Injury Team, advised the father of the child who made a claim for damages against a local council.

The Judge found that a workman who had carried out repair work to the window shortly before the child’s fall was negligent. The council had steadfastly denied that the workman had left the window unlocked. 

Mr Record Sephton QC, sitting at Manchester District Registry, ordered the council to pay the legal costs of bringing the claim. 

There will be a further hearing to decide the level of damages at a later date

The parties involved cannot be identified for legal reasons.

If you have suffered or someone in your family has suffered injures through no fault of your/their own, please call our dedicate Serious Injury & Clinical negligence department on 0800 977 5177 or email Sue Todhunter:

Alternatively, please visit or Serious Injury & Clinical Negligence website for more information.

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