Pensioner suing council after fall

Personal injury compensation is being sought by a disabled pensioner after she hurt herself tripping over in her own home.

According to the Paisley Daily Express, Mary McLaughlin is taking legal action against Renfrewshire Council - a body led by councillor Brian Lawson - on the grounds that the negligence of its employees resulted in her injuries.

Ms McLaughlin blames the fact that contractors hired by the local authority to renovate her home in Renfrew last summer left her with unsafe and "dodgy flooring" that caused her to fall.

The 68-year-old required hospital treatment for bruising and swelling and insists the workers failed to secure a carpet bar properly.

She told the news source she has had "nothing but bother from the floorboards" since the rewiring work was completed in July and claims the professionals left her home in a "very dangerous" state, meaning she is entitled to damages.

"All this arguing and stress is making me anxious and isn't doing my health any favours," she added.

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14/02/2012 16:49