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According to the findings of a Freedom of Information request by the East Anglian Daily Times, Suffolk County Council has awarded some £331,546 in compensation to such claimants since 2007.
The news source suggests that this could be linked to the fact that the authority - which is led by chief executive Andrea Hill - has made "massive cutbacks" across Suffolk in the wake of the global economic downturn.
The largest successful claim made was by a local resident who fell over in Needham Market and was subsequently awarded more than £70,000, while another person won a settlement of around £10,000 for broken bones.
A spokesman for Suffolk County Council commented: "We have a robust inspection and repair policy, but on a small number of occasions the courts find that we have fallen short of the high standards which we wish to continue meeting and exceeding."
Posted by Helen Jones
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