A 26 year old woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, received compensation after tripping in a public place.
At the time of the accident she had been walking to a friend’s house to borrow some nappies as she had run out. She was walking on a public footpath and as she walked her right foot became caught in a hole in the path. This caused her to fall and then land on a piece of broken fence post which was protruding from the ground.
She rushed to hospital in a great deal of pain and was treated for her injuries. She had a large cut above her eye which required stitches, a fractured cheekbone and cuts and bruises down the right side of her body.
Because of the seriousness of her injuries, she decided to seek compensation from the local authority which was responsible for the maintenance of the path. The local authority admitted liability and agreed to settle her compensation claim. She received £3,000.
If you have suffered an injury due to a damaged pavement or footpath, then you may be entitled to claim compensation. Call Thompsons No Win No Fee specialists on 0800 0891 331 for legal advice.