An 84 year old pensioner who fell due to a missing drain cover, suffering a large cut and bruising to his face, as well as a shoulder injury, has been awarded £6000 in injury compensation from his local council.
He has been left with a large scar on his face and continues to need physiotherapy at Hospital to help him with his injuries.
His Personal Injury Solicitor explained the basis of the case: “The council showed negligence and a breach of statutory duty in failing to maintain the highway in accordance with the Highways Act 1980.”
“The council initially tried to deny responsibility for this accident, and argued that it hadn’t been reported prior to the accident. This was very hard to believe given the location of the missing drain cover.”