A cleaner who fell over on an unlit path whilst working at the Arriva Trains Canton Depot has received an accident compensation payout following a successful injury claim against their employer. The lady from Pwllypant Caerphilly was on her way to start the night shift cleaning trains, when she fell over building debris, turning her ankle and suffering a stress fracture to her foot. The path’s usual lighting had been disconnected whilst building work took place nearby, making it impossible for the cleaner to see the rubble.
The cleaner continued on to work her shift, whilst trying to keep the weight off her painful foot. Shortly afterwards though, as the pain intensified, she visited her local A& E department where she was told of the fracture, and the foot was put in plaster. It took a full seven months before her foot had recovered sufficiently to enable her to return to work. Arriva admitted liability for the injury and settled the claim out of court.