The Case We Had to Win Twice!

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Jobling Gowler recently acted in a personal injury case which has received significant media attention following a court hearing earlier this year.

In this case we represented a boy who suffered a a life-limiting and permanent injury at a leisure venue. Jobling Gowler accordingly pursued legal action on two counts. Firstly, against the venue for failure to comply with health and safety regulation, and secondly against the adults present for substandard supervision of the children during the activity. The court found the owners of the venue guilty for failing to display appropriate warning signs as well as carry out required risk assessments. However, the Judge decided to dismiss the claim against the adults supervising the activity on this occasion.

The owners of the venue attempted to appeal the ruling against them. Subsequently, Jobling Gowler decided to enter a cross-appeal against the ruling which dismissed the role of the supervising adults in the accident. In March 2018 we appeared at the High Court, where our appeal was successful. The Judge reversed the previous ruling and entered Judgment against the adults for failing to adequately supervise the children. Furthermore, the Judge proceeded to dismiss the appeal of the owners and so ultimately, both parties prosecuted by Jobling Gowler were found guilty.

Commenting on the case, our Senior Partner, Simon Gowler, stated: “This was a difficult case, both in terms of the emotions which ran high on both sides, and in relation to the law.” The Judge has since referred the matter back to the local County Court. The Court will now assess the value of the damages, which are expected to run into six figures.

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About Us

Case studies such as these are evidence of our experience and excellence as a firm. Should you choose to work with Jobling Gowler you can be certain that we will handle your claim with the utmost sensitivity and professionalism at all times. We work to achieve the best outcome for your circumstances. We are specialist personal injury solicitors who are passionate about putting your needs at the heart of our work. People may choose to pursue a personal injury claim for many reasons. For example, to recover the costs involved in the form of treatment, recovery and lost earnings. It is important to instruct the right solicitor when dealing with a personal injury claim, in order to have the best chance of success.

Jobling Gowler are accredited personal injury panel members for the Law Society. 

Our serious personal injury team has over the years developed particular specialisms in the following types of injuries:

  • brain and head injuries
  • fatal accidents
  • amputation claims
  • spinal cord injuries
  • orthopaedic injuries
  • injuries resulting from an accident at work
  • brachial plexus (bikers arm) injuries
  • bicycle and motorcycle accident injuries
  • injuries resulting from sporting accidents

Are you looking to make a personal injury claim for yourself or a loved one? Contact us today for a free initial consultation with one of our specialist solicitors. Please call us on 01625 614250 or complete the enquiries form below: