Woman to seek damages for broken ankle

A woman has won the right to pursue personal injury compensation for a badly broken ankle she sustained during an accident in a public place.

Banking executive Louise Pinchbeck shattered her right ankle after jumping a distance of five feet from a low-level climbing wall during a team-building exercise at the Craggy Island indoor climbing centre in Guildford in March 2008.

The 44-year-old was going down a 12-foot bouldering wall at the location when she decided to jump the final part of her descent and suffered compound fractures to the joint.

She subsequently decided to take legal action against the centre on the grounds that while she and her colleagues had been given expert advice and supervision for the rest of the activities, she was not told how to use the wall safely.

A hearing at the High Court in London has now ruled in her favour, meaning she is free to seek damages from the owners of Craggy Island.

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19/03/2012 16:20