Hosepipe Hazard

Water and zero degrees temperatures don’t really mix that well, and when they do it tends to result in ice.

That is unfortunately what happen on the pavement that Mr W was walking his dog along, and even more unfortunately Mr W stood on the ice, slipped, fell and broke his ankle. It turned out that the owners of the house the accident happened outside, had run a hosepipe down the drive and onto the pavement to drain water off the garden.Â

The water running out of the hosepipe across the pavement is what had frozen and caused the accident to happen.

The householder denied being at fault when we put the claim, and kept denying things throughout. As a result we issued and prosecuted court proceedings. Eventually the Defendant changed their view, and now Mr W will receive the compensation he is entitled to.

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