Council Pay Out £190k in Pothole Compensation

Gwent councils give out 190k in pothole compensation 2364

Personal injury claims have made up a large portion of compensation given out by Gwent councils in the last three years due to potholes.

Between the five local authorities - Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen - in excess of £190,000 has been handed out for injury and damage, the Campaign Series reports.

Monmouthshire had to deal with 55 successful claims and nearly £64,000 was given to residents - with the worst seeing a person handed £15,732 for tripping over one of the holes.

Caerphilly was also forced to give over £4,000 after a member of the public suffered injuries.

There has now been significant investment in the infrastructure of the area in an effort to reduce the number of claims the bodies have to face.

This has resulted in the introduction of Project 21, which will see £21 million spent over a three-year period to try and eradicate pothole accidents on footpaths and roads.

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30/12/2011 11:55