Accident in public place leads to £3k compensation

An accident in a public place that left an elderly man with broken bones has resulted in a personal injury compensation settlement of £3,100.

According to the Essex Echo, Terence Wakefield sustained a fractured wrist when he fell over a pothole at Wickford Market, which led to him seeking damages from Basildon Council.

The local authority has now settled the pensioner's case, but he has told the news source that nothing has been done to improve safety at the location and there are now three other claims in process for compensation with the council after more falls.

Mr Wakefield, who required physiotherapy to aid his recovery, commented: "The potholes have got worse since my accident because of the snow during the winter ... I can't believe nothing has been done."

Recently, the Ealing Gazette reported that 75-year-old Derek Woodward is seeking damages from Ealing Council after he fell over broken paving slabs and hurt his ankle.

Posted by Craig Williams

24/06/2011 17:03