01 September 2008
Woman injured in fall seeks payout from council
A Yorkshire woman who was injured in a fall is looking to secure compensation from her local council.
Donna Crowther was walking in Huddersfield town centre when she tripped over a piece of metal which was said to be sticking out of a pavement.
She sprained her shoulder as a result, as well suffering bruising and muscle damage to her knees, the Huddersfield Examiner reports.
According to the 46-year-old, she now finds it hard to stand for long periods and time and, consequently, has been forced to take time off work.
She stated: "It's ridiculous. There should be someone to report things like this to the council. It's what we pay tax for."
Meanwhile, Kirklees Council - which serves a population of just under 400,000 people - said that any individual claims for compensation will go through the correct processes for such issues.