A high-earning HR consultant is fighting for £4.2m in damages after she fractured her wrist tripping over a rope outside one of London’s best-known gastropubs.
Carmen Mazo, 43, was hurt when she stumbled over a low-lying beer garden marker rope at Notting Hill’s The Westbourne, which is run by the artist Sebastian Boyle.
She says the August 2009 injury destroyed her career and that her wrist scars have left her fearing being branded a self-harmer. She is claiming the damages payout in a case now set to go before three senior judges.
The damages should be whatever she has lost from the negligence, of course. But it’s difficult to see how a broken wrist is going to lead to the loss of a career spouting bullshit really.
Be interesting to see what the court says next. So far it’s only that she is allowed to argue for the larger damages one level up.