A woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, had gone to do some shopping in her local Asda store in Darlington. On the way in she tripped and fell on a cracked paving stone in the car park. The 64-year-old was left badly injured as she fractured her left elbow. Following her injury, she needed two separate operations to try to repair the damage.
Even now she can’t fully extend her arm or lift heavy objects. Her arm has also been left permanently scarred. Following this injury, she was no longer able to continue to work at a local bakery, and had to retire earlier than she had wanted to.
She decided to claim compensation due to the effects of the injury on both her personal life and her employment. It later turned out that there had been previous complaints about the paving stones.
Asda admitted liability as the pavement fell short of health and safety standards, and paid out £45,000 in compensation.
If you have suffered an injury due to a damaged pavement, then you may be entitled to claim compensation. Call Thompsons No Win No Fee lawyers on 0800 0891 331 for legal advice.