Pensioner seeking damages for head injury

A head injury sustained during an accident in a public place has led to a pensioner seeking compensation.

According to the Arbroath Herald, Valerie Payne was hit by debris falling from a building occupied by Clydesdale Bank - a financier now owned by the National Australia Bank Group - on Arbroath High Street last July.

The 72-year-old was waiting in the queue to withdraw cash from the machine at the branch when a fist-sized lump of masonry struck her on the head.

"It was only my stick that saved me from collapsing on the ground. The next day I was suffering from shock," she told the news source.

Ms Jenkins was taken to hospital in an ambulance following the incident, where the wound caused by the stone was glued back together and she added that she suffered with severe headaches for around two months afterwards.

She is therefore appealing to witnesses to come forward to help in her pursuit of damages.

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06/02/2012 16:53