A man injured after tripping on a pavement located within a recently completed housing estate, has received £7,700 in accident compensation from the building company responsible. A section of the pavement had fallen significantly, leaving an unexpected ‘step’ which caused the tripping injury.
The housing estate had only recently been completed, and so the injured man’s solicitors contacted both the local authority and the building company to establish who was responsible for the maintenance for the pavement. When both parties denied any wrong-doing, court proceedings were commenced to determine where the responsibility should lie.
A compensation settlement was achieved before the end of the trial, with the building company granting the accident victim £7,700 in compensation for his injuries.