Tuesday 27 September 2022 09:53 AM Top furniture designer sues swanky Chiltern Firehouse for over £200,000 trends now

Tuesday 27 September 2022 09:53 AM Top furniture designer sues swanky Chiltern Firehouse for over £200,000 trends now
Tuesday 27 September 2022 09:53 AM Top furniture designer sues swanky Chiltern Firehouse for over £200,000 trends now

Tuesday 27 September 2022 09:53 AM Top furniture designer sues swanky Chiltern Firehouse for over £200,000 trends now

A top furniture designer who tripped over a step in swanky Chiltern Firehouse and suffered severe facial injuries has sued the restaurant for over £200,000 and denied a bottle of wine he shared over a meal was to blame for the fall. 

David Salmon, 61, from Nacton, in Suffolk, broke his nose and teeth, fractured bone spurs in his neck and was left with injuries to the knee, upper body and both shoulders after the accident in 2018.

Mr Salmon, who now lives in Monaco, has also said that the fall caused PTSD and a 'microscopic brain injury underpinning post-concussional type syndrome'. 

He has blamed the restaurant for failing to put up a 'mind the step' warning sign in the men's toilet. 

The 61-year-old has also claimed that because the colour of the step tiles was the same as the lower floor, there was nothing to indicate a change in level which appeared 'two paces' inside the lavatory. 

Mr Salmon is suing Chiltern Street Hotel Ltd for more than £200,000 damages, claiming negligence in failing to warn of the hazard, failing to install a handrail, and failing to 'clearly demark the edge of the step.'

Although the restaurant has accepted 'primary liability' for the accident, according to court documents it claims that Mr Salmon was partly responsible for his fall because he had been drinking at the time. 

Chiltern Firehouse Ltd has said that they consider Mr Salmon's alcohol consumption during his lunch was a 'contributing factor' to the accident.

David Salmon, 61, from Nacton, in Suffolk, pictured, broke his nose and teeth, fractured bone spurs in his neck and was left with injuries to the knee, upper body and both shoulders after the accident in 2018

 David Salmon, 61, from Nacton, in Suffolk, pictured, broke his nose and teeth, fractured bone spurs in his neck and was left with

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