A guest who skated on the dance floor at a friend’s wedding won nearly £ 32,000 in damages from the groom’s family.
49-year-old Gothia Anthony broke his hamstring when he slipped a spilled drink at Ania Richardson’s reception.
Her injury required surgery, leaving a 5-inch scar and pain with the three screws used to reattach the tendon.
She sued a pub operator owned and operated by the groom’s family, Chris Richardson.
Currently, the judge has awarded her £ 31,871 and told the pub operator to pay the attorney’s fees of about £ 50,000.
Anthony was injured while slipping in a puddle at Whitehorse in Welwyn, Hertfordshire.
The spill was from a water dispenser without a drip tray.
Anthony, a Plymouth council worker, said:
“I felt something crackling.”
“The venue operator’s cellar door pub denied responsibility, but his boss did not attend a hearing in a county court in central London.
The judge dismissed allegations that Anthony might have been drunk or saw something spilled.
Wedding guests won £ 32,000 in damages after snapping a hamstring on the dance floor
SourceWedding guests won £ 32,000 in damages after snapping a hamstring on the dance floor